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Dubai, UAE – 23 January, 2020 –  Western Digital, a leader in data infrastructure, has collaborated with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) for the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to deliver innovative solutions for customers to capture, preserve and easily access their memories from the exciting sea... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; January 23, 2019:   Berkan Steakhouse has launched their special edition menu ‘A Romantic Meat’ for Valentine’s Day this year. Heading to a new decade, our menu was designed and created with love and passion for everyone to celebrate the special day. Located in City Walk 2, Berkan Steakh... Read more
SPECTACULAR BESPOKE COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTION CARS REAFFIRM ROLLS-ROYCE’S STATUS AS THE WORLD’S FOREMOST MANUFACTURER OF LUXURY PRODUCTS . Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   2019 saw The Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective, a team of engineers, designers and craftspeople residing at the Home of Rolls-Royce in G... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   Did you know that a driver in the UAE spends an average of 21 hours a week in traffic and typically 42 days a year behind the car wheel? While drivers may feel protected from the sun, research shows that UV rays can penetrate your car windows, increasing your risk of skin damage, and even e... Read more
Dubai, 23rd January, 2020:   Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood have teed off on the first day of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, as the 31st edition of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic gets underway.  Both golfers are part of OMEGA’s prestigious sporting family and will be looking to make t... Read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 23, 2020 –   Global smartphone brand HONOR, today confirmed that its brand new personalizable smartwatch, the HONOR MagicWatch 2, will soon be available in the United Arab Emirates. Awarded in the ‘Best of CES 2020’ category at the recent global event, the brand’s second-generat... Read more
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ feat was achieved under the category ‘Highest Altitude Achieved in an Electric Car’  Dubai, January 23, 2020 –   Hyundai KONA Electric has made it to the prestigious GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for being driven at the highest altitude by an electric car. Hyundai KONA Electri... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   Brighten up your wardrobe with a touch of pink this January.Team this Autograph suit with a simple jumper or tee and trainers and tackle  the blues in style.  Read more
• The bank is positioned to become one of the largest Islamic Banks in the world with total assets exceeding AED 275 billion • Acquisition will reinforce Dubai’s position as a global centre for Islamic finance.• DIB enhances capital through issuance of 651,159,198 new shares• The new DIB shares have been listed and ad... Read more
Initiative by Customs World brings together DP World and Emirates Group to connect markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Pilot roll-out increased trade by participants by 10 percent Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   Dubai is bringing together Government leaders and heads of major corporations from Asia, Latin Amer... Read more
Ajman, United Arab Emirates (January 22, 2020):   Ajman Free Zone has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mashreq Bank, the oldest privately-owned bank in the UAE. . The agreement, spanning two years, will entail any business that chooses to set up in Ajman Free Zone being recommended the services of Mashreq Bank during t... Read more
 Kia to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share   Kia to launch a dedicated EV model in 2021  Kia to reach 25% share of its sales from eco-friendly vehicles by end of 2025  Global annual sales target of 500,000 EVs, 1 million eco-friendly vehicles by 2026  Mobility products and services to priori... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   Beleaf, the ultimate nutrition and wellness destination in Dubai has just opened its fifth store in The Springs Souk. It’s just the beginning of an exciting year for the retailer with other new stores in the pipeline, doubling their footprint in the UAE by the end of 2020. With t... Read more
Written by Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise at CommScope Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   2019 saw the introduction of Wi-Fi 6 CERTIFIED products, the deployment of shared spectrum, availability of 5G handsets and service in select cities in the region, and an uptick in interest for private networks. These ne... Read more
 

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JLL’s City Momentum Index combines socio-economic and commercial property metrics of 130 markets to identify the world’s most dynamic urban centers   January 25, 2020 –   Cities in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are gaining momentum, with Dubai, Riyadh and Nairobi all ranked within the top 20, according to JLL’s City Momentum Index 2020 which identifies the world’s most dynamic cities from a real estate perspective.  Now in its seventh year, the annual Index combines socio-economic and commercial property metrics to provide new insights into 130 major established and emerging business hubs across the globe. With Dubai (14th) ran ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2020:    Implementing its plans for the electrification of its range, as previously announced, Maserati has started the testing phase of its new full electric propulsion systems that will equip the future models of the Brand.   Some experimental vehicles have now been built equipped with the new innovative powertrain, 100% electric with 100% Maserati technology, developed at the new Innovation Lab in Modena. During this experimental phase, the sound that will characterise the electric engine will also be developed. The next full electric models will have a distinctive signature sound, already a unique attribute of all Ma ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2020:   As a professional fighter and trainer in martial arts-based fitness, Rafat Shawe is always keeping up to date with the martial arts industry trends to stay ahead of the game. Whilst martial arts may be thousands of years old, in recent years it’s been one of the hottest fitness trends in part due to the unprecedented popularity of the UFC and champions Anderson Silva and Ronda Rousey, but fresh new takes on martial arts training are always on the rise. So, what are we seeing in 2020?     1. Self Defense Many see martial arts as a violent combat sport, forgetting that it began as a way for people to protect ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 25, 2020: Professor of Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Claude Desplan has received the 2020 Edwin G. Conklin Medal in the field of Developmental Biology. Presented by the Society for Developmental Biology, the Edwin G. Conklin Medal, established in 1995 and awarded annually, recognizes a developmental biologist for continuously making extraordinary research contributions, and for being an excellent mentor who has helped train the next generation of outstanding scientists.  Desplan studies how the brain develops, and in particular how the many different types of neurons acquire their distinct properties and connect to each other to form neural circui ......read more

Compared with 2018 Abu Dhabi, 23 January 2020: Consumer prices declined by 0.8% in 2019 compared with 2018. As the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report of Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) indicates, the CPI averaged 110.7 points in 2019, down 0.8% from 111.6 points in 2018.  Comparison of monthly price data shows a 0.7% fall in the CPI to 109.6 points in December 2019, down from 110.3 points in November 2019. The index also dropped by 1.0% in December 2019 compared with December 2018. SCAD’s CPI report presents the contribution of each of the main 12 expenditure groups to the overall change in consumer prices during 2019. The groups are categorized according ......read more

These are our future F1 and rally stars – Ben Sulayem   Dubai, UAE, 25 January, 2020:   Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Emirates Motorsports Organization (EMSO), has announced a strong UAE team to represent the country in next month’s inaugural FIA-supported MENA regional Karting Championship in Oman.  The event, taking place in Muscat from 10-14 February and run by the Oman Automobile Association, features teams from the 20 countries making up the Middle East and North Africa region. “This is an exciting new event, the first of its kind in the world where the best young karters in a region compete against each other “explai ......read more

Dubai, UAE – 23 January, 2020 –  Western Digital, a leader in data infrastructure, has collaborated with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) for the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to deliver innovative solutions for customers to capture, preserve and easily access their memories from the exciting season. Centered around the theme of Creating Memories in Dubai, visitors to the shopping festival will be treated to great product offers and retail experiences hosted by Western Digital up until February 1, 2020.     “Dubai Shopping Festival is a world-renowned festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; January 23, 2019:   Berkan Steakhouse has launched their special edition menu ‘A Romantic Meat’ for Valentine’s Day this year. Heading to a new decade, our menu was designed and created with love and passion for everyone to celebrate the special day.  Located in City Walk 2, Berkan Steakhouse will serve its Valentine’s Day signature meals starting February 13 to February 15, 2020   “Valentine’s Day is a special day. Each year, people celebrate the day and embrace the love they hold for each other. This year at Berkan, we would love to be part of this special occasion you spend with your family and f ......read more

SPECTACULAR BESPOKE COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTION CARS REAFFIRM ROLLS-ROYCE’S STATUS AS THE WORLD’S FOREMOST MANUFACTURER OF LUXURY PRODUCTS   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   2019 saw The Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective, a team of engineers, designers and craftspeople residing at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, create more Bespoke motor cars than ever before in the marque’s 116 year history. Unprecedented levels of creativity, craft and imagination have brought the unique visions of the marque’s global patrons to life. Almost every one of the record 5,152 motor cars created in 2019 was respectfully tailored by this ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   Did you know that a driver in the UAE spends an average of 21 hours a week in traffic and typically 42 days a year behind the car wheel? While drivers may feel protected from the sun, research shows that UV rays can penetrate your car windows, increasing your risk of skin damage, and even eye problems.  Many people do not realize that exposure to UV light can pose a risk to the majority of the UAE’s working population. UV radiation is always present - all year round, all day, in summer and winter, in sunny and even overcast conditions. Most of us are aware that UV rays can damage the skin, but UV exposure can also be ha ......read more

Cloudvisory technology to expand cloud security capabilities of FireEye Helix, allowing customers to monitor multi-cloud environments, manage hybrid-cloud firewalls and integrate security for container platforms     Dubai, UAE, Jan. 23, 2020 –   FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced the acquisition of Cloudvisory. The acquisition, which closed on January 17, 2020, will add cloud workload security capabilities to FireEye® Helix®, offering customers one integrated security operations platform for cloud and container security.   “Customers need consistent visibility across their public and ......read more

• Ministry signs MoU with Merck Serono Middle East to enhance public awareness on diabetes • Al Rand: The launch of the app comes in line with the ministry’s strategy to counter diabetes    Dubai, January 22, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a mobile application for diabetes to enhance public awareness on ways of preventing diabetes among the community members and highlight methods of reducing complications caused by diabetes. The Sugar App was launched following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was inked today (Wednesday) with Merck Serono Middle East FZ-Ltd.   The MoU was signed at the Ministry’s ......read more

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank   23rd January 2020: Global commodities face a potentially volatile 2020, given the combination of growth concerns, geopolitical tensions, climate change and inflationary pressures. While global growth — and with that demand for key cyclical commodities — remains weak, we see the supply side also facing multiple challenges due to social unrest and climate change.    Climate change became top of mind in 2019 and we expect this focus will only continue to strengthen as the real impact is felt across the world. Whether these developments will be viewed as a temporary blip 50 years from now is irrelevan ......read more

UAE Team Emirates | Thursday 23 January   Following the success of the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy launched last year, UAE Team Emirates have announced their partnership with Abu Dhabi Cycling Club to establish a clear development pathway for children interested in cycling in the UAE.   The Academy was created with the aim of introducing young people to the sport of cycling. The academy provides children from the age of 8 – 11 with cycling coaching, designed to build confidence and fitness as well as improve bike handling skills. Launched exclusively for school children living in the UAE last year, over 1,000 children have already taken part in over 80 hours o ......read more

United Arab Emirates January 23, 2020:    Founded in 1988, EVOLUCARE Technologies is a French Healthcare IT company, leader in the development of medical information systems. The Group is offering a wide range of services satisfying the clinical, operational and financial needs of all healthcare institutions and facilities.     A dual ambition for Evolucare: artificial intelligence and the international market     The Group serves nearly 4,500 healthcare institutions, mostly in France, and has now the strategic aim of extending its reach to the international market. Drawing on its expertise in managing patient data and organizing care ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2020:   Carlos Sainz won his third Dakar Rally title in Saudi Arabia but the countdown to yet another exciting motor rally extravaganza is on for the 2020 season.   Preparations for the current year’s first three, eagerly awaited regional rally championships are on high gear, following the announcement of the respective dates.   According to Dubai based, motorsports marketing experts and marketing and sponsorship partners for key brands at Qatar Manateq Rally, Dubai International Baja and the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, BrandingWiz Consultants, this year’s rallies among others, are expected to boost once again the rallying popularit ......read more

Dubai, 23rd January, 2020:   Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood have teed off on the first day of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, as the 31st edition of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic gets underway.    Both golfers are part of OMEGA’s prestigious sporting family and will be looking to make their mark on the leaderboard, which includes a field full of the world’s most talented golfers. The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, a part of the European Tour, is considered the top professional golfing tournament in the Middle East and in recent years has risen to become a widely recognised and reputed tournament on the world circu ......read more

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 23, 2020 –   Global smartphone brand HONOR, today confirmed that its brand new personalizable smartwatch, the HONOR MagicWatch 2, will soon be available in the United Arab Emirates. Awarded in the ‘Best of CES 2020’ category at the recent global event, the brand’s second-generation smart and health assistant with a 14-day battery life, promises to deliver precise health insights for smarter living.      In addition to the wearable, the HONOR 20 smartphone, with an iconic glass design and quad camera system, will also be made available in the UAE market this month. A photographer’s delight, th ......read more

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ feat was achieved under the category ‘Highest Altitude Achieved in an Electric Car’     Dubai, January 23, 2020 –   Hyundai KONA Electric has made it to the prestigious GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for being driven at the highest altitude by an electric car.   Hyundai KONA Electric, the first fully Made-in-India long-range Electric SUV, was driven to an altitude of 5,731 meters to Sawula Pass in Tibet comfortably breaking the previous record of 5,715.28 meters altitude by an electric car.   Commenting on this remarkable achievement, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India said, “H ......read more

• Based on a self-disclosure survey, the index lists 325 companies that have publicly demonstrated their commitment to equality and advancing women  in the workplace • Schneider Electric’s strong performance highlights its leadership and commitment to gender equality and to ensuring its employees have                equal opportunities everywhere    January 23, 2020 –  Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has for the third year in a row been ranked in the  Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI is open to all companies, fr ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   Brighten up your wardrobe with a touch of pink this January. Team this Autograph suit with a simple jumper or tee and trainers and tackle  the blues in style.  ...read more

• The bank is positioned to become one of the largest Islamic Banks in the world with total assets exceeding AED 275 billion  • Acquisition will reinforce Dubai’s position as a global centre for Islamic finance. • DIB enhances capital through issuance of 651,159,198 new shares • The new DIB shares have been listed and admitted to trading on the DFM     Dubai, January 23, 2020:   Having secured necessary approvals from the relevant regulatory authorities, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has today announced the completion of the acquisition of Noor Bank in a transaction structured through a share swap. As part of this agreement, DIB ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:23 /1  /2020: Ibrahim Shawki Gohar, Secretary General of Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration Chairman Center met yesterday Sven Otto Littorin, former Minister of Labour in Sweden, and Adviser of the Minister of Labour and Social Development in Saudi Arabia at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The Secretary General briefed the delegate with the goals and responsibilities of Ras Al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation & Arbitration  Center; the meeting also discussed the way of reinforcing the cooperation between the sides, to enhance the role of the centre in future, and to develop a mechanism to establish the coope ......read more

Initiative by Customs World brings together DP World and Emirates Group to connect markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa Pilot roll-out increased trade by participants by 10 percent   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   Dubai is bringing together Government leaders and heads of major corporations from Asia, Latin America and Africa for the Davos launch of the World Logistics Passport, a major initiative to boost South-South trade. The World Logistics Passport links Customs World, DP World, and Emirates Group to enhance connectivity through Dubai and, through expertise sharing and process development, directly between partner countries. A pilot project o ......read more

Dubai, January 23, 2020:    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has categorically confirmed that the UAE is completely free of the mysterious virus emerging in China (Coronavirus). The National Committee for International Health Regulations and the Control of Pandemics stated that the UAE has an effective integrated system and plans for emergency and crisis to address public health risks and that the country is in constant touch with the World Health Organization (WHO) to find out the latest updates, recommendations and procedures taken in this matter. The committee made this announcement during today’s meeting chaired by the Ministry of Health in the presence ......read more

• 4 French pavilions specialized in World Food, Dairy, Meat & Poultry, Beverages  • 80 French companies unified under “Taste France”   From February 16th to 20th 2020, DWTC   United Arab Emirates, 22 January 2020 – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be supporting business opportunities between French producers and importers, key buyers and food industry experts visiting Gulfood. This year, 80 French exhibitors will be part of Gulfood, the world's largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition. This show will be the opportunity to announce the internation ......read more

With a 150% increase there were   Dubai, 22 January 2020: The Department of Islamic Knowledge Programmes of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that there were 29,954 beneficiaries of Al-Mizhar and Umm Al-Sheif Islamic Cultural Centres in 2019 - an increase of 150% compared to 2018. As many as 1,763 students - in both centres - were females, according to the department’s statistics.    Hamda Ahmed Al Muhairi, Director of the Department of Islamic Knowledge Programmes, applauded the lecturers, employees, and all those who collaborated with the centres. She also praised the students at Al-Mizhar and Umm Al-Sheif I ......read more

Dubai, UAE; 22 January 2020:   Returning to pre-holiday life can be an adjustment not only for children but for adults as well. After a marathon of celebrations, it is now time for the daunting task of balancing the books and still find compelling activities for the family. Helping parents not to break the bank at this time of the year, QiDZ, a go-to mobile app for family activities which can be downloaded for free from App Store and Google Playstore, recommends activities at venues where families can spend less and spend time together in nature: Farm Tour at Emirates Bio Farm (Al Ain) Inspire kids to live a healthy and active lifestyle and hop on to a tractor tour around the ......read more

Ajman, United Arab Emirates (January 22, 2020):   Ajman Free Zone has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mashreq Bank, the oldest privately-owned bank in the UAE.  The agreement, spanning two years, will entail any business that chooses to set up in Ajman Free Zone being recommended the services of Mashreq Bank during the registration or licensing process.  This agreement also applies to businesses already registered under Ajman Free Zone Authority.  When applying, companies will be prioritised by Mashreq Bank, which has allocated resources specifically for this, allowing for a quicker account set-up. Businesses will undergo the same standard v ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 January 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved 75 million safe work hours at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, reflecting ENEC’s commitment to the highest standards of safety, security and quality in the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, Mark Reddemann, Chief Executive Officer of Nawah Energy Company, Nasser Al Nasseri, Chief Executive Officer of Barakah One Company, Mr. HoPyeong Lee, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), and a number of senior management of ......read more

A new range of EO sterilizers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:    The market of single-use medical devices shows steady growth over the past 10 years. Experts say this fast-growing trend is far from over. Medical practices using disposable devices move sterilization upstream as a result, from healthcare facilities to the industry. It is estimated that 50% of all MD in the world are sterilized by ethylene oxide (EO) gas.  SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures state-of-the-art industrial EO sterilizers. SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO technical committee that developed the ISO 11135 norms. They also contribute to other work groups of expert ......read more

 Kia to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share   Kia to launch a dedicated EV model in 2021  Kia to reach 25% share of its sales from eco-friendly vehicles by end of 2025  Global annual sales target of 500,000 EVs, 1 million eco-friendly vehicles by 2026  Mobility products and services to prioritize customer value  Kia to enhance profitability by improving existing businesses and leadership in future businesses  Kia to enter PBV market for corporate customers, offer customized PBVs   Kia to invest 29 trillion won (US $25bn) by 2025  Company targets 6% operating margin and 10.6% ROE in 2025 &nbs ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   Beleaf, the ultimate nutrition and wellness destination in Dubai has just opened its fifth store in The Springs Souk. It’s just the beginning of an exciting year for the retailer with other new stores in the pipeline, doubling their footprint in the UAE by the end of 2020.  With the best offering of natural, organic and eco-friendly products from hair care to supplements, protein powders and organic sun care, Beleaf brings an exciting new presence to the neighbourhood mall in the heart of the Emirates Living community.   In today’s modern fast-paced world, ensuring you and your family are nourished bo ......read more

Written by Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise at CommScope   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   2019 saw the introduction of Wi-Fi 6 CERTIFIED products, the deployment of shared spectrum, availability of 5G handsets and service in select cities in the region, and an uptick in interest for private networks. These new standards, products and services will give enterprises more choices in 2020 as to how they meet increased demands for both capacity and coverage, as well as meet increased end-user expectations. Wi-Fi 6 shipments to ramp across multiple verticals Let’s start with Wi-Fi 6. Shipments of Wi-Fi 6 access points (APs) will incre ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   Fernando Gaviria will kick start his season in Argentina at the Vuelta a San Juan on 26th January as he aims to add to his record of five stage wins in the 2.Pro ranked event.   The sprinter will be in good company as fellow South American and Argentine local Maximiliano Richeze will be back at his service as the last man in the lead out train this season. The seven-stage event will also see Brandon McNulty make his UAE Team Emirates debut as the team’s designated GC leader.     Sports Directors Marco Marzano and Simone Pedrazzini will lead the following riders: - BOHLI Tom (Switzerland) - ......read more

● Stefan Gesing, CFO to leave Grohe AG ● Thomas Fuhr and Jonas Brennwald to lead GROHE brand and focus also on international LIXIL role ● New executive teams for Commercial and Technical operations established to accelerate progress     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22th January 2020. GROHE, a leading global brand for full bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, today announced a new organization structure to accelerate progress and drive a deeper focus around commercial and technical operations.   The new management team for Grohe AG within LIXIL EMENA will consist of Thomas Fuhr and Jonas Brennwald, serving on the management board of Gr ......read more

Samsung customers can now enjoy enhanced access to instant cashless transactions, making life easier     UAE, 22 January 2020:   Samsung is further enhancing UAE customers’ mobile payment experience by collaborating with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) to enable access to Samsung Pay, the leading digital payment and digital wallet solution.   The two new issuer partnerships extend Samsung Pay’s partnership ecosystem to offer greater flexibility, access, and choice for customers, while also accelerating mobile payment adoption.   As part of the agreement, all FAB’s Mastercard and Visa Credit ......read more

135, 829 vehicles sold worldwide – best result in the almost 50-year old company history – BMW M GmbH assumes leadership position among manufacturers of performance/high-performance automobiles.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   The BMW M GmbH has concluded the 2019 financial year with a new sales record. 135,829 performance/high-performance automobiles were sold. Compared with the previous year, the number of newly registered BMW M automobiles increased by 32.2 percent. With this result, the BMW Group subsidiary, which has the status of an independent automobile manufacturer, assumes the leading position as the most successful company in its c ......read more

• The Damascus-based band TAKKAT performs for the first-time in the UAE • Over 15,000 fans gathered to attend TAKKAT’s rendition of the Arabic folklore songs      Abu Dhabi; January 22, 2020:  Dalma Mall was filled with euphoria and merriment as thousands of spectators gathered to attend the performance of the YouTube sensation, TAKKAT band. For their first international debut performance, TAKKAT witnessed an overwhelming gathering of over 15,000 fans who lined up in the mall hours before the concert began.   Originally from Damascus, TAKKAT claimed its global popularity with its most popular song “Yum Alhob” with nearly ......read more

• Combining latest performance-enhancing technology in a cost-effective and lightweight device  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, Wi-Fi 6, SSD/HDD dual storage and up to10-hour battery life      22nd January 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dynabook Europe GmbH recently announced the launch of the Satellite Pro L50-G – the perfect combination of cost-effectiveness and cutting-edge technology in a lightweight business laptop. The new device offers businesses, especially SMBs, the performance, reliability, flexibility and connectivity they need to be productive in the office, or out on the road.   Superb per ......read more

•         Increases in brand value to $8.5bn as the most valuable consumer brand in MEA •         Portfolio of brands now touching $11bn •         Most valuable telecom brand in MEA for 4th consecutive year •         The only telecom brand in MEA to retain AAA brand rating    Abu Dhabi 22 January 2020: Etisalat today set another milestone by coming out on top again as ‘The Most Valuable Consumer Brand’ and ‘The Most Valuable Telecom Brand’ in Middle East and Africa (MEA) by Brand Finance as a recognition for the success and growth of t ......read more

• PAN Emirates Unveils Its Winter 2020 Collection • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 22, 2020:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has unveiled its new winter collection across its showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah.   PAN Emirates brings shoppers yet another opportunity to give their homes a fresh new look from a wide range of options that include Victorian, Rustic, Country, Spring, Boho, Classic, Transitional and Modern desig ......read more

Organised by Dubai Women Establishment, Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 announces DEWA as Strategic Sustainability Partner • Saeed Al Tayer: GWFD’s goals align with DEWA’s efforts to enhance women’s participation in vital sectors, with a particular emphasis on the energy field, as well as areas of innovation and creativity. • Mona Al Marri: DEWA’s collaboration reinforces the Forum as an exemplary platform that mobilises joint efforts to advance women’s positive impact.  Dubai, UAE; 22 January 2020: Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) has announced Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) as the Strategic Sustainability Partner of Glo ......read more

Dubai, 22 January 2020: Leading global workspace provider Regus predicts a promising year for the flexible workspace industry in the UAE.   For many employers and employees, flexible working is now the norm. A Global Workspace Survey conducted by leading flexible workspace provider, IWG, shows that half (50%) of those surveyed mention that they work outside their company’s main location for at least half the working week or more.  Kory Thompson, Country Head Middle East at IWG said: “As the UAE looks to a new decade of growth and development, spurred by events like Expo 2020, flexible working will prove to be invaluable. It will provide new businesses with th ......read more

Dubai International Academy earns top spot at World School Games Year 13 student wins Middle East Youth Expo Young Leader of the Year   Dubai, UAE, 22 January 2020:   Dubai International Academy (DIA), an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, is celebrating the start of the year with two awards under its belt.  DIA has been ranked first in the 2019 World School Games (WSG) leader board, receiving a total of 263 points and besting other schools from the UAE and around the world, including from countries such as England, Scotland, Greece, Nigeria and Egypt. The school had an impressive start of the year at Under-11 WSG and Under-1 ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   Day-to-night dressing can be tricky, however there are some pieces that work perfectly for both including the much loved crossbody bag. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece from Gedebe or an understated bag from Furla – Robinsons has you covered with their wide selection of accessories.  ...read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   Swedish skintech brand FOREO stepped up their game and reveals the top Valentine’s Day steals for that special man in your life. Meeting all of your skincare needs has never been this easy. FOREO aims to brighten your life and the way you feel has a profound impact on how you approach the world and on your well-being. For that reason, FOREO strives to promote self-confidence. But with so many products on the market it’s hard to find what works for you. FOREO is here to help you do just that with the collection of men’s skincare products for Valentine’s Day.   LUNA 2 for MEN (AED 998) Show him ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:   Etihad Aviation Training, the specialist training division of Etihad Aviation Group, has become the first aviation company in the Middle East to gain approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to train Boeing 777 and 787 pilots for European operators and carriers elsewhere which adopt Europe’s air safety standards. The approval to train pilots for these two wide-bodied Boeing aircraft types expands the global capabilities of Etihad Aviation Training, which in 2018 also became the first Middle Eastern aerospace business to gain EASA designation as an Approved Training Organisation for pilots of Airbus A320, A330 ......read more

Another initiative to honour teachers with the opportunity to participate in the competition held as part of the GEMS Awareness Programme in 2019       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:    GEMS Rewards, an exclusive rewards programme for the GEMS Education community, has announced the winners of a competition held in partnership with banking group Emirates NBD. Prizes included a brand-new Toyota RAV4 as well as iPads and smartphones.   The competition was launched during GEMS Awareness Day, an annual event held to introduce new teaching staff to the organisation as well as the many opportunities available to them through partners s ......read more

• 2 French pavilions: Za’beel Hall 2 for “Medical equipment & devices” & Sheikh Rashid Hall for “Orthopedics & physiotherapy/rehabilitation” companies • 80 exhibiting companies on the national pavilions   United Arab Emirates- January, 2020 - With over 80 French companies - including 14 new exhibitors - France will once again be participating at the Arab Health 2020 show in Dubai from January 27 to 30 dedicated to the latest innovations in the health sector. Gathered on the French Healthcare pavilion organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, these companie ......read more

From 8x8 vehicles to firefighting via VR – three-day show sets agenda for global security sector     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:    Intersec, the leading security, safety and fire protection trade show wrapped up on Tuesday, 21 January, following a three-day run which has brought the latest products and services for the industry under the spotlight.   NAFFCO, a Middle East manufacturer of firefighting solutions, and one of the show’s founding sponsors, turn attention on the future, with a range of high-tech specialised vehicles and products designed to combat fires. Taking centre-stage was the Falcon-8, an 8x8 drive vehic ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2020:   In partnership with Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE), Dubai Festival City Mall is gearing up to celebrate Chinese New Year with a special IMAGINE show and an impressive firework display to precede this auspicious Lunar New Year on 25 January at 8:30 PM.  Dubai Festival City Mall will be hosting captivating roaming entertainment for guests to partake in the fête, from the famous Chinese Lion Dance to bring in good fortune, graceful sleeve dances that originate from the Han dynasty to a traditional fan dance which has been part of China’s heritage for over two hundred years. In addition to exclusive offers and discounts by ......read more

The sixth edition of the UAE’s popular inter-school quiz competition witnessed record participation   DUBAI - January 21, 2020:   The Sheffield Private School won the sixth edition the annual UAE Credence Quiz Masters Tournament, organized by the Credence High School, Dubai. The 2020 edition the UAE’s largest inter-school quiz competition was held recently in the school auditorium in the sprawling Credence campus in Al Khail, Dubai.   Sharjah Indian School, Juwaiza, and Our Own English High School Sharjah (Boys) took home the trophies for the first runner-up and the second runner-up respectively.   Nearly 30 schools from across the UAE p ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:   The Traversetolo Vitre from Eberhard & Co. is truly magnificent in its simple lines and elegant finish that gives the timepiece an altogether winning charm. The manually wound 43mm Vitre, now comes with a striking blue dial, to add to the white and black dial versions available earlier. The brilliant blue of the Vitre dial comes with “soleil” finishing. With snailed finishing setting off the seconds counter, white superluminova on the minute profile and rhodium-plated applied indices, makes for easy readability in any light conditions.   Like its previous iterations, the blue Traversetolo Vitre has a s ......read more

Dora the Explorer and other much-loved Nickelodeon characters will host a ten-day music and dance party at the mall   Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2020: This month, City Centre Deira will welcome the stars of the Nickelodeon world as the mall hosts Nickelodeon Singalongs!  From 20 to 29 January, Dora the Explorer, the Paw Patrol, and Shimmer and Shine will lead mall visitors through a number of catchy tunes and dance moves. After each performance, shoppers can then pose for a picture with their favourite characters during meet and greet sessions.  The fun continues with a full programme of workshops at the Nickelodeon activity area. Kids can colour with Dora and Boots, g ......read more

• AED 431 million of sales across 21 DSMG participating malls in the first 3 weeks of Promotion • 2 more weeks of exciting promotion and chances to win cash rewards   Dubai; 21 January 2020:   The 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) started with the popular campaign, “Spin & Win” by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), and has became an instant hit amongst the shoppers this year, as well a major reason for celebration for the much-awaited shopping festival across the globe. With a chance to win up to AED 200,000 every week, shoppers have shown immense interest, and the participation has been ever increasing at all the participating ma ......read more

Dubai, 21 January 2020:   The future of Emirati heritage sport is bright as falconers, as young as five years old, proved their mettle at the Fazza Championship for Falconry – Juniors Category, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) over the weekend at Al Ruwayyah desert area.   Eight races were held and at least 220 birds saw action as the youngsters proudly carried the falcons on their arms before releasing them for the competition. The annual competition for junior falconers also capped off the Fazza Championship for Falconry-Telwah, which registered a record participation of over 3,500 birds during its three-week run.   Rashid bin Markhan ......read more

 Eolis Air Manager: An Innovative device to support patients suffering from respiratory problems  First appearance as an exhibitor (French pavilion, booth Z2F03, Za'abeel Hall 2)   United Arab Emirates; Dubai, January 21, 2020:  EOLISAIR, Middle East leader in indoor air quality treatment (IAQ), will be exhibiting at Arab Health Medical Exhibition Dubai 2020, from January 27th to 30th 2020, on the French pavilion, at booth Z2F03, Za'abeel Hall 2, Dubai World Trade Center.       With the patient acuity on the rise and many hospitals trying to extend the life of aging facilities through renovations and expansions has made th ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:   The New Lacoste Paris Collection Combines Urban Elegance and Streamlined Design in a Full Range of Sun and Optical Styles Balancing Lightness, Comfort and Everyday Utility. Enhanced With a Timeless Retro Flair, the Minimal Shapes in Metal Are Characterized by Distinctive Elements Including Double-bridge Constructions and Geometric Profiles That Give a Striking Visual Impact to the Look. The Frames Are Designed With a Cool Color Approach Made of a Variety of Shiny Finishes and Tinted Lenses in Natural and Warm Hues. ...read more

Comprehensive range of services to serve individual, business and family travellers          Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai - Reception featuring image of Dubai city skyline Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai – Family Suite for a maximum of six guests with butler service   Highlights of Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai:   1,260-square-metre Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai with a maximum capacity of 300 guests, the largest independent pay-per-use airport lounge at Terminal 3 in the busiest transit hub in the Middle East  Special features:  Four Family Suites, dedicated Playroom, “first-class” enclosed private napping s ......read more

January 21, 2020:   This Valentine’s Day skip the flowers. Skintech brand FOREO rounded up their selection of Valentine’s Day gifts that are perfect whether you’re buying a treat for someone special or simply showing yourself some much-needed TLC Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it all the chocolate boxes, restaurant options and stuffed teddy bears our hearts (and stomachs) can handle. This Valentine’s Day give the gift of beauty and bring a little love into your loved one's daily beauty routine. FOREO are firm believers that confidence is key to feeling good. After all, who doesn't want that fresh glow from within? Co ......read more

• The Consortium wins the project with the record-breaking lowest bid to develop a 55-megawatts electric ac plant • The solar power plant will significantly contribute to the Bangladesh government’s agenda towards sustainable use of energy-mix   21 January 2019 – The Government of Bangladesh has awarded the Rangunia 55-megawatts electric (MWe) ac grid-tied solar power plant project to the Consortium led by Metito Group together with Jinko Power and AlJomaih Group (the Consortium). The project will be developed on a Build Own Operate (BOO) basis under a 20 years concession agreement, which is in line with the Government’s vision to secure a more balan ......read more

  • The Group is ranked in the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ‘A-List’ • The rankings were announced on the opening day of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos    January 21, 2020 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been given two significant rankings - including a top place on among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking of Clean Capitalism magazine Corporate Knights, and a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “A-List” for the ninth consecutive year. The rankings were ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:   Oris returns to its long-running series of jazz watches with a piece inspired by the American jazz drummer and bandleader Art Blakey. Art was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1919, and made his name in the 1940s and 1950s playing alongside fellow icons of jazz Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, all of whom Oris has previously celebrated with limited edition watches. In the 1950s, Art formed the Jazz Messengers and would go on to play with them for more than three decades. He died in 1990 and won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. The watch, which is a time-only automatic, features a dial decorated ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:    A senior delegation of officials from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, visited Washington, DC last week to highlight progress around the development of the country’s peaceful nuclear energy program. Their visit to the United States also coincided with the ten year anniversary of the signing of the U.S.-UAE Agreement for Peaceful Civilian Nuclear Energy Cooperation (also called a 123 Agreement).   Led by ENEC CEO H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, the delegation met with U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, and ......read more

Whether an online travel agency, travel Management Company, travel agent or any other business operating in the travel industry, automation saves time, reduce costs and allows resources to be diverted elsewhere. Most of the Travel Agencies are still running their business with so many complex manual processes which involve high human resource cost, complex processes, less customer satisfaction, no clear insight and less control on their business. A typical large TMC is dealing with Retail, Corporates, B2B and on lines sales channels for revenue. There are so many solutions in the market which automates sales and booking management and most of them are focused on B2C, B2B and CBT soluti ......read more

Advancements in reproductive medicine are helping more and more difficult cases start their parenthood journey    UAE, 21st January 2020:   The not-so-talked-about secondary infertility is defined as a situation where couples who have previously experienced pregnancies but are now struggling to conceive naturally again. Both male and female factors play a role and this condition may arise due to various causes. One of these causes, according to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, is genetic problems.  This was the case for two married women, both in their 30s, who sought the intervention of IVI Middle East to have healthy babies. One was 35 years old and t ......read more

The new brand vision to attract more tourists, investors, trade partners, and best talents   Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2020:    The new logo that will represent the unique and inspiring journey and values of the UAE and its people on the global stage to the world has been recently released. The project launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will set the stage for the Emirates to bring its international standing, image, and reputation to new heig ......read more

Dubai, UAE, Sunday, January 20, 2020:   Azur Drones, Europe’s leader in autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), has launched its drone-in-a-box surveillance solution, Skeyetech, at Intersec. This move is expected to boost the security monitoring for high-risk private and public sites in the Middle East.   Skeyetech is a ready-to-fly surveillance system, which has been designed to monitor and confirm events, conduct perimeter patrols and provide support operation to ground security personnel. This new autonomous security system, which is already deployed in France, can be used directly by security agents as it needs no remote pilot skills or certification. &n ......read more

Dubai – 20 Jan 2020:   Under the title "Dubai Customs driving sustainability" Dubai Customs is geared up to launch its “3rd Dubai Customs Week" from 26th to 30th January. The event will focus on raising awareness around customs role in enhancing sustainability.  The activities will kick off with a celebration of the International Customs Day, which is celebrated worldwide on 26th January every year. There will be 30 awareness activities, run by different customs departments in Dubai Customs, that target partners, clients and society at large.   Commenting on the event, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication D ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:   Huawei recently launched its latest flagship, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G. Packed to the brim with a wide range of innovations, ranging from a powerhouse performance to iconic features and even heavy security, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is all set to take smartphone innovation to the next level. Here are the top 5 innovations that give the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G the King of 5G smartphones title.   Super 5G performance The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is the world’s first second generation 5G smartphone, and furthermore what makes this phone stand out from the 5G crowd is its ability to support both Non-Standalone (NSA) and ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:   The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is celebrating 20 years of the WTA tournament this year. From that first exciting year, the tournament has always attracted the very best and it was fitting that the first champion would be the world number one, Martina Hingis. See below for a full round-up since then.  ...read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with United Eastern Medical Services to Train Medical Students at Danat Al Emarat Hospital, HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers and Moorfields Eye Hospital in Abu Dhabi   • MOU includes clinical training at UEMedical’s hospitals and clinics  • Both parties to collaborate on creating residency program in medicine and health sciences    UAE, 20 January 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in Dubai signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) in Abu Dha ......read more

Amman, Jordan: SunTrust Bank Nigeria, a privately held commercial bank in Nigeria, has recently conducted an executive incentivised meeting with ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, to revamp its partnership and roadmap. The meeting was held at ICSFS’ Jordan Center of Excellence, where the new executive management team of SunTrust discussed its historically strong partner relations with ICSFS, the adoption of new products and the latest features of ICS BANKS, and conferred its roadmap and future growth. SunTrust Bank Nigeria is poised to create value for its customers by leveraging on its competenci ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:   top 5 vegan supplement picks from Beleaf that would be great to include in any vegan health & lifestyle features and/or guides.    A whole food, plant-centered diet offers tremendous advantages to your health as well as having a positive effect on the environment.    1. Country Life Maxi-Skin Rescue – AED 187   2. Nature’s Answer Echinacea – AED 123   3. Country Life Aller-Max – AED 130   4. Country Life Vegan D3 Gummies – AED 205   5. Nature’s Answer DermaBrite with Glutathione – AED 410 ...read more

• Two luxury brands collaborate on fourth exclusive Zenith Land Rover timepiece  • Defy 21 Land Rover Edition is dedicated to the new Defender – an icon reimagined for the 21st century   • Like new Defender, limited-edition timepiece reinterprets the past in a forward-looking way  • Defy 21 Land Rover Edition limited to 250 pieces, available at the same time as the new Defender this year   20th JANUARY 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Zenith has worked with Land Rover to create a special edition watch celebrating the reimagining of the Defender as a motoring icon for the 21st century.   Like the legendary SUV that ......read more

• High-performance work chair at exceptional value • Scientifically-backed comfort • Minimal environmental impact – 97% recyclable     UAE, 20th January 2020:    Herman Miller, the global design and furniture manufacturer has launched their latest work chair, Lino, in the Middle East, UK and Europe, following it’s successful introduction in the United States in 2018. Charged with designing a high-performance work chairs at exceptional value, award-winning designers Hecht and Colin found inspiration in constraint. Thanks to their design prowess and Herman Miller’s ergonomic expertise – including their patented PostureFi ......read more

Emaar Entertainment’s KidZania® Dubai has announced healthy new recipes at their popular culinary school.  The Mum Mum Culinary School in KidZania®, run by the pioneering, locally-owned company providing healthy and nutritious meals to schools across the UAE, instructs students on the art and science of food preparation that include the mastery and appreciation of the culinary arts and techniques.  From sweet potato pancakes made with whole wheat flour and honey to sugar-free banana muffins, the new dishes are delicious, nutritious and fun to make, according to nutritionist Magdalena Scriabine of Mum Mum. Other recipes that kids can try their hand at making ......read more

Dubai, UAE – 20 January 2020:  Given the huge turnout for registration in the 2nd batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) extended the deadline for application submission until March 31st. The extension aims to provide Emiratis aspiring to engage in scientific exploration and manned space missions the opportunity to enroll in the programme.   Since announcing it last December, registration for the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme had a huge interest from male and female Emiratis of all ages, specialties and sectors, thanks to the great impact of “Zayed Ambition” mission, the first Emirati manned space mis ......read more

Champions Crowned at Dubai Kartdrome    Dubai, UAE, 19 January 2020:   Superstars of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) racing scene challenged some of the best kart racers in the world and came out on top in the 2020 Dubai O-Plate this weekend (17-18 January) at Dubai Kartdrome.   2020 IAME X30 Shifter Dubai O-Plate Champion The Al Qubaisi family has been making a lot of news in motorsport in the last week, with Hamda Al Qubaisi claiming pole position in the opening round of the F4UAE Championship, Khaled Al Qubaisi’s Black Falcon Team winning the 2020 Hankook 24H Dubai and now Amna Al Qubaisi winning her first Dubai O-Plate by demolishing the IAME ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:   It’s finally that time of the year where dazzling ballgowns and stunning accessories come out to play as Hollywood prepares for the most prestigious awards night, the Oscars.  And they are not the only ones who can dress up! This season, Robinsons has a gorgeous array of gowns which are perfect for those special occasions.   From Needle & Thread to Zeena Zaki and many more – one will be spoilt for choice at Robinsons. ...read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:    As Dubai residents and visitors continue to embrace everything on offer for the milestone 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF); a new competition has launched!  The #DSFTurns25 challenge will reward members of the public who share their DSF moments using #DSFturns25 in celebration of the biggest festival to date. Recognising that it is the people who live in Dubai and the tourists who visit the city that make DSF so memorable and significant each year, the DSF Hashtag Challenge was created to highlight the voice of those who attend the concerts, watch the daily fireworks, shop in the malls, visit the outdoor markets ......read more

HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren Director General – Dubai Land Department At Dubai Land Department (DLD), we followed with unprecedented care the results of the Government of Dubai Customer Happiness and Mystery Shopper Index surveys. We support and value the Dubai Executive Council's Government Excellence Program under the supervision of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. we would like to emphasize the constants that guide good leadership. We would like to affirm the constants that drive our wise leadership, especially those that aim to raise customer happiness and their satisfaction with the services p ......read more

Annual Report of 2019   • Al Shamsi: Sharjah recorded over 61,000 real estate transactions last year • Al Shamsi: Sharjah has become an attractive market for investors in the Middle East and worldwide thanks to the directives of the prudent leadership.   Government Communication Department - Real Estate Registration Department - Sharjah 19/01/2020: - Real estate transactions valued 24.2 billion AED in the Emirate of Sharjah in 2019 increasing by 7.3 in comparison to 2018. 61,357 transactions were recorded in 2019, increasing by 13.4% in comparison to 2018, according to the annual report of the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department (SRERD).   ......read more

January 19, 2020- The Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd. announced the successful conclusion of the 2020 editions of the Saudi Plastics and Petrochemicals and the Saudi Print and Pack (Saudi PPPP), which witnessed the participation of more than 424 exhibitors from 26 countries. The latest edition of the largest specialized exhibition hosted eight international pavilions and showcased the most recent innovations and technological advancements in the industry, which plays an important role in driving the growth of the national economy, garnering overwhelming response and great local and regional interests. It was held with the diamond sponsorship of SABIC and Advanced Petrochemical Company, suppo ......read more

Global ports, shipping, maritime trade logistics and supply chain event will be held 7 - 9 December in Dubai and co-located for the first time with the Seatrade portfolio of maritime events 19 January 2020 – TOC Middle East returns to Dubai in 2020, taking place for the first time as part of UAE Maritime Week  at the new Dubai Exhibition Centre, co-located with Expo 2020 Dubai – promoted as “the world’s greatest show”. As part of the global portfolio of TOC conferences and exhibitions that champion ports and terminals as key enablers of maritime trade and supply chains, the 5th TOC Middle East will bring together cargo owners, ocean and land carriers, ......read more

Leveraging cooperation and cross-border e-commerce among topics of discussion 19 January 2020. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Customs will host a series of high-level panel discussions during the 5th World Customs Organization (WCO) Global AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) Conference in Dubai. Set to be held from March 10 to 12, 2020 at the Festival Arena, the conference, which is taking place in the Middle East for the first time, will be hosted by Dubai Customs in cooperation with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Federal Customs Authority. The event will feature key sessions and round table discussions covering timely topics, including customs work and the development o ......read more

As part of its CSR commitment to make a difference in society 19 January 2020 – Complementing one of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals; quality education, Tafawuq Facilities Management, a leading facilities management company in the UAE and a subsidiary of Eltizam Asset Management Group, has announced that it will offer FM support services to Al Noor Training Centre, an establishment that provides care and support to children with determination while nurturing their potential and independence. CSR is an important pillar under the company’s ‘Get Wonky’ program as it strives to make an impact on the communities it operates in. This is just one of 15 CS ......read more

DUBAI, JANUARY, 2019: A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health shows berries offer heart health benefits if included as an important part of the daily diet. Now, available online and across all the stores of Organic Foods and Café, Biokia is bringing to the UAE, the delicious natural berries, straight from the Finnish forests. Finland’s fastest-growing organic berry products’ brand, Biokia has introduced a comprehensive range of authentic and FSSC 22,000, Kosher and Halal certified organic berry products to the UAE food market, providing a more convenient option for daily shopping needs, from the organic or naturally grown and produced range. With a mission t ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, ‘Union Coop’ recently signed 2 memorandum of understanding with ‘Dubai Foundation for Women and Children’, the first non-profitable authorized humanitarian organization that provides shelter and care in the UAE to the victims of domestic abuse, violence, child abuse and the victims of human trafficking. The first MoU states golden sponsorship for the World Day Campaign to reduce the violence against women and raise awareness about the issue, and the second concerns the expansion of green homes project that will contribute to providing a sustainable source of income ......read more

The Kalpa collection was one of the very first women’s collections created by Parmigiani Fleurier. This standard-setting series of watches has evolved into a number of sub-brands including:  Kalpa Kalparisma, Kalpa Donna and Kalpa Piccola.  Made specifically for the elegant woman of style, the collection has moved away from Parmigiani’s characteristic round dials and instead sports a decidedly trendy rectangular outline which adds to the collection’s appeal.   The design is narrow and handcrafted for women, in a timeless studded strap construction.  The stunning newcomer in this collection – the Kalpa Kalparisma with white gold snow ......read more

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 19, 2020:   Medical Experts from Dubai Health Authority’s Innovation Centre have collaborated with Sinterex, an additive manufacturing healthcare specialist firm, to bring 3D Printing to the point-of-care at DHA Hospitals-Rashid, Latifa, Dubai, and Hatta Hospital. The newly opened 3D Printing Lab located at the DHA’s Innovation Centre provides medical professionals at DHA with patient specific anatomical models allowing them to conduct detailed pre-operative analysis and to improve patient communication.  The workflow starts with patient data acquisition, typically from a CT or MRI scan. This patient data is then brought i ......read more

Agreement aims to provide best maintenance and services to ensure smooth operations of Dubai Government Workshop’s Toyota vehicles operations    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:  Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al-Futtaim Toyota for the maintenance of its fleet of Toyota vehicles.  The agreement illustrates the shared commitment of both parties to ensure the delivery of safe vehicles and provide leading services in the emirate, in line with Dubai Plan 2021.  H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, Deputy CEO of Dubai Government Workshop, said, “The MoU with Al-Futtaim Toyota is an integral ......read more

To honour this special anniversary, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is introducing the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition – with a design from the 1960s powered by a 21st-century watchmaking innovation.     Dubai, U.A.E – 19 January 2020:   In 1860, TAG Heuer – known as Heuer at the time – was founded by Edouard Heuer in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Over the past 160 years, much has changed but the brand’s commitment to innovating and developing cutting-edge watchmaking creations has remained constant. One collection that is set to receive special attention this year is the TAG Heuer Carrera line, which features the brand&rs ......read more

Over 485,536 sq ft of retail space has now been occupied since opening The shopping destination is already home to IKEA, Marks & Spencer and Pan Emirates amongst many more       Dubai, 19 January 2020: Since opening to great fanfare just a month ago, Al-Futtaim’s Festival Plaza has added a further 18 stores to its offering, kicking off the year as it means to go on. This means that the GLA now stands at 485,536 sq ft.    The 18 new stores cover a range of offerings from food, beauty, accessories and home and leisure and will further strengthen the mall’s existing -strong retail collection of Home, F&B and conveniences. A ......read more

United Arab Emirates January 19, 2020:   Founded in 1988, EVOLUCARE Technologies is a French Healthcare IT company, leader in the development of medical information systems. The Group is offering a wide range of services satisfying the clinical, operational and financial needs of all healthcare institutions and facilities.   A dual ambition for Evolucare: artificial intelligence and the international market   The Group serves nearly 4,500 healthcare institutions, mostly in France, and has now the strategic aim of extending its reach to the international market. Drawing on its expertise in managing patient data and organizing care, Evolucare recently began ......read more

Dubai, 19 January 2020:  Emirati camel rider Yahya Al Malai Al-Ketbi duplicated the achievement of his brother, Khamis Ali Saeed Al Malai Al Ketbi, by dominating the second preliminary race of the 5th National Day Camel Marathon held at Al Marmoom Camel Race Track on Friday.   Organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in cooperation with the Dubai Camel Racing Club, the National Day Camel Marathon is held annually in conjunction with the Arabian Camel Festival under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin  Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.   Two preliminary races were held for camel riders above 30 years old prior to ......read more

  ** An indulgent natural cosmetics brand on a mission to bring traditional luxurious wellness rituals into modern everyday life **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:   The Zeitun brand of natural cosmetics and perfumes is the direct legacy of traditional beauty & wellness rituals. Drawing inspiration from ancient Arabia, our products are a true combination of cultural heritage, exotic natural ingredients, delightful aromas, sophisticated design aesthetics and highly efficient modern technologies. Launching in the UAE this January on Amazon.ae, Zeitun Cosmetics will be available to all women and men in the region with the simple click of a button. ......read more

Corporate Sports Championship 2020 officially launched at Dubai Sports Council   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2020:   After winning awards and breaking records in 2019, the most prestigious corporate sporting event in the UAE, the Corporate Sports Championship 2020, returns to Dubai on February 27-29, 2020. The blue-ribbon event, presented in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council and empowered by Great Place to Work, unites more than 28 of the UAE’s top companies, including many Government entities, to compete in over 22 sports and activities over three action-packed days at the state-of-the-art Swiss International Scientific School.  Over ......read more

  Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cloud-enabled cybersecurity solutions, today introduced enhancements to MSP Connect, a program that makes it easier for MSPs to deploy, manage and sell Sophos’ entire product portfolio. New security offerings for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and cloud security, as well as new professional services automation (PSA) and remote monitoring and management (RMM) integrations, will help MSPs unlock revenue opportunities, increase productivity and lower operational costs. Sophos MSP Connect supports more than 8,000 global and regional MSPs worldwide. MSP billings increased 83 percent in the first half of Sophos’ ......read more

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