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Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Director of Corporate Communication Department Khalil Saqer bin Gharib won the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) in the award ceremony held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown... Read more
Come and treat your taste buds to the delightful flavours of the world at Lulu. . See how delicacies and specialties are made at the live cooking demonstration.. Grab a taste at the sampling stations. Enjoy big discounts and amazing offers on ready to eat items, pastries, bread, fresh food products and more.Offers valid from 22nd March to 4th ... Read more
Legendary aircraft is aiming to become the oldest aircraft to circumnavigate the globe, as it marks its 77th birthday  500-piece Navitimer limited edition series is accompanying the aircraft on the tourDubai, 23rd March 2017:  The legendary Breitling DC-3 aeroplane has landed in Dubai as part of its record-breaking world tour. This histo... Read more
Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  The Ministry of Interior added two more new e-services to its mobile app Metrash 2 and the website of the Ministry, thanks to the commitment of the Ministry to make its electronic services accessible for the public easily and with least effort and time.The new service facilitates automatic renewal of residence perm... Read more
Doha, Qatar – March 23, 2017:  HEC Paris, one of the world’s top three providers of Executive Education programs, has officially welcomed its latest batch of participants for the HEC Paris Executive MBA in Doha.The new participants were greeted by Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO, HEC Paris in Qatar, who gave the participants an ove... Read more
The new range of slow press juicers is the first step towards Fresh ThinkingDubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Making your own juice is a healthy choice. So it makes sense to choose an appliance that juices anything and extracts every bit of goodness from every ingredient. Today, consumers are becoming more conscious of what they eat and how they pr... Read more
Regional regulators, policy makers and telecoms experts from around the world gather in Doha for the two-day forum Doha, March 23, 2017:  The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is co-hosting the International Institute of Communication’s Telecommunications and Digital Media Forum (TDMF) in Qatar from March 22 to 23. The Forum... Read more
Announcement Malabar Gold & Diamonds receives ‘Best Jewellery Brand Award’ from India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd. (IBJA) Mr. Abdul Majeed – Group Executive Director, Malabar Gold & Diamonds received the award from Mr. Mukesh Mehta, President – National, India Bullion and Jewellers Association at an event h... Read more
New platform for cyber intelligence sharing is among the steps proposed to make the banking system more robustDubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The CEOs Advisory Council of the UAE Banks Federation (UBF), a professional representative body comprising 49 member banks operating in the UAE, met in Dubai today (March 22, 2017) to discuss latest develop... Read more
Reactor Coolant Loop (RCL) pipe welding completed, establishing new quality benchmark for global industry Concrete pouring for containment building dome structure successfully completed Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 March 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed the welding of Reactor Coolant Loop pipi... Read more
Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actor revealed as the new face of Nissan’s electric vehicle and zero emission programme In first mini-movie, Robbie takes Nissan BladeGlider for a midnight spin around Monaco as company moves to attract new audience to the electric revolutionDubai, United Arab Emirates: March 22, 2017:  Actor Ma... Read more
Amity University Dubai offers four top students dream ticket to a university degreeDubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  Students visiting GITEX Shopper Spring 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this week will have the opportunity to submit their best report cards to win four university scholarships offered by Amity University Dubai.   W... Read more
LG and Renowned Japanese Designer Create Immersive “S.F_Senses of the Future” OLED Exhibit Focusing on Beauty of Nature in Design, Art and Architecture  Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  To commemorate its 70th anniversary, LG Corp. announced plans to unveil a large-scale light art installation during 2017 Milano Design Week, the w... Read more
A DIFFERENT VISIONDubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  In April 2017, the eyewear retailer and eyecare specialist Grand Optics is celebrating 20 years in the Middle East.  Since Grand Optics’ inception in 1997, by the founder & CEO Shawqi Ghanem, the company has been fully dedicated to their clientele and focused to further strengthen i... Read more

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Eight GCC media won the Gold Hospitality Package to attend the 2017 UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff Dubai, 24 March 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA announces eight winners of its UEFA Champions League competition for GCC journalists that was held in Kuala Lumpur over three days, from 16-19 March 2017.  23 select GCC journalists participated in a series of challenges and competitions including an amazing race, a treasure hunt and a bubble football challenge. They also attended a briefing on new Sony Mobile smartphones including Xperia XZ Premium, awarded the Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017; Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra; and previewed its latest mid-range smartph ......read more

Organised by the United Nations, Session Draws Participation of Government Communication Specialists  Sharjah, UAE: March 24, 2017:  Held under the partronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the 6th edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) hosted a specialised workshop on ‘Global Media Trends in Coverage of Sustainable Development’ for government communication specialists on day one of the Forum. Organised by the United Nations, the workshop attracted government communication specialists from different public sector entities across the UAE. Two main objectives were ......read more

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan named Influential Media Personality in Government Communication  Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017:  His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, last night (Wednesday, March 22) honoured the winning government entities and individuals in the fourth Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA 2017) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council. The winners received their trophies during the closing ceremony of GCA 2017 that took place at Al Majaz Amphitheatre on the first day of t ......read more

Starting March 25th 2017, Huawei’s latest flagship devices will be available for pre-booking both online and in-store Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 March 2017:  Today, Huawei announced the pre-booking of its latest flagship devices, the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus short after the global launch in MWC Barcelona. Starting March 25th 2017, consumers can pre-book their long-awaited P10 across select retailers in the United Arab Emirates.  Either in-store or online, customers can pre-book the smartphones co-engineered with Leica Camera AG to ensure the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 will be ready for collection upon availability. Starting from AED 1,949 for the HUAWEI ......read more

Free data and minutes for customers impacted by the degradation of some mobile services DUbai, UAE, MArch 24, 2017:  Our customers’ satisfaction is a key priority, and we constantly look to raise our  standards, to ensure that our customers are able to enjoy a superior and seamless user experience. As a token of appreciation for du customers affected by the degradation in some mobile services on 19th March 2017, we are offering our postpaid customers 2GB data and 75 national minutes, and our prepaid customers 2GB data and 25 national minutes for free! To activate the offer customers have to SMS ‘FREE’ to 5050, from 23-27 March 2017. Prepaid customers c ......read more

Timetable of events; Dressage starts 8am, Show Jumping 9.30am and Cross Country 2pm Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017:  The grand finale of the 11th edition of Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship, organised by Emirates Equestrian Federation, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Desert Palm Equestrian Centre, Dubai. The prestigious Equestrian Championship is organized in association with Dubai Police, Dubai Tourism and MASERATI.  Known as one of the largest equestrian shows in the region, this show has grown in popularity and registered numbers since its inception. More than 3,000 visitors registered to attend the show, which incorporates three Olympic disciplines - namely D ......read more

Media, private sector play crucial role in changing current situation Women, children require special attention  Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017:  The impact of conflict on refugees, host countries and the Arab region in general was discussed at an afternoon session on day two of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah. Titled ‘Impact of Conflicts and Refugees on Arab Development’, the panel discussion, chaired by Houssam Chahin, Senior Private Sector Partnerships Officer for the MENA Region at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), discussed the issues facing the millions of displaced peo ......read more

Panel discussion urges unified vision between governments, schools Mishal Kanoo: Private sector can support development by creating opportunities for youth Hanan Al Hroub: Technology has redefined teachers’ role Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017:  In recent years, the Arab world has placed unprecedented emphasis on development with a special focus on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, amidst an increasingly challenging economic and political climate, how can governments ensure that key stakeholders, such as the media, civil society and non-government organisations are collaboratively participating in this development journey? ......read more

Richard Pattinson:  Governments must be authentic - if you have a problem, talk about how you’re tackling it.  Singapore increased tourism from 9 million to 16 million in the last decade, positioned itself as a hub for arts and culture  Sharjah, UAE, March 24, 2017:  In a world dominated by the forces of marketing and advertising, even countries and cities are considered global brands today. The phenomenon of nation branding, whereby governments manage their country’s global image, has emerged as a popular and effective commercial practice in recent decades. In fact, nation-branding experts have found that the benefits of a strong national brand a ......read more

Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017:  An interactive session entitled ‘Youth Energy’ discussed initiatives that support and empower youth in the UAE on the second day of the International Government Communication Forum 2017 (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah.  Attendees included His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah, and Sheikh Theyab bin Khalifa bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, as well as Saeed Al Nuaimi and Amira Al-Marzouqi, participants of the South Pole Energy Challenge. The UAE Armed Forces team that climbed Mount Everest was also among the guests. His Excellency Sheikh Moham ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017:  Tezenis once again names Rita Ora as the face of the coolest underwear brand. This time, the iconic singer stars in the basic collection latest underwear campaign for the MIAMI bra, an underwired lace balconette with natural looking padding and plunging cleavage. Young, absolutely on-trend style with a distinctive contrast colour half cup. Rita Ora is the undisputed star of the video and campaign photos, where the theme ‘MY’ underlies a play on words which reveals the world of Tezenis with rhythm and originality:  MY WORLD, MY STYLE, MY BRA, MIAMI. My World is a real Tezenis underwear world tour, since each bra in the basic colle ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Director of Corporate Communication Department Khalil Saqer bin Gharib won the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) in the award ceremony held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.    Khalil won the award under the category:  best graduation project/research on government communication in 2017.   His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman, Sharjah Media Centre presented the award to Khalil Saqer bin Gharib.  Khalil bin Saqer entered the com ......read more

Come and treat your taste buds to the delightful flavours of the world at Lulu.  See how delicacies and specialties are made at the live cooking demonstration. Grab a taste at the sampling stations. Enjoy big discounts and amazing offers on ready to eat items, pastries, bread, fresh food products and more. Offers valid from 22nd March to 4th April 2017 #HappyAtLulu Lulu’s New Achievements 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. Following the announcement Chairman for Lulu Group, Yusuffalli M.A. said: “Toda ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Bottega Verde, one of Italy’s leading Natural Skincare and Cosmetics brand recently launched its new skin care line Splendida, in their Flagship store at City Centre Deira amongst much celebration! The launch included a LIVE Demonstration from the Bottega Verde Skincare Cosmetologist, Tania Acconciaioco, Makeup Tutorials, and Fresh Flower Giveaways. The media and customers were given a tour of the store, educating them on their beauty needs and providing them beauty solutions from Bottega Verde. The store concept revolves primarily around the customer, with the aim of providing a refreshing shopping experience that allows them to breathe in the natural ......read more

Growing demand for personalized content spurs increased demand for mobile video  Abu Dhabi, 23 March 2017:  Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, shared its vision video cloud solutions at the 2017 edition of CABSAT, the region’s leading broadcast, satellite digital media event, taking place March 21-23 at the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai.  On day 2 of the event, Huawei experts highlighted the wealth of opportunities the region has to offer in the video market, which continues to be fragmented. Huawei also demonstrated how the company’s video cloud solutions will offer both telecom operators and content providers in the region with the necessary ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  For the past ten years, Deloitte has organized a yearly tax conference in the Middle East to update practitioners and clients on global and regional tax updates and tools.  The 2017 edition was held in Dubai on the 22nd and 23rd of March. The tax conference’s aim was to help attendees in regaining a sense of control and keeping pace with an ever-evolving tax landscape and in assisting them in mapping change in real time, offering senior business and tax executives the opportunity to interact with leading practitioners and industry peers from across the Middle East and the world.   A number of Deloitte senior partners and tax experts includ ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai (CUD) and Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) have joined hands to boost engagement of youth talent in the development of Dubai’s growing design community, by extending DDFC’s activities into the student community and to cultivate wider networks that will help to build a global market for regional design.  The collaboration was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between DDFC Chairperson and Group CEO TECOM, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, and CUD President Professor Karim Chelli, in the presence of  DDFC CEO, Jazia Al Dhanhani, and select academic and administration staff from CUD.  &n ......read more

Legendary aircraft is aiming to become the oldest aircraft to circumnavigate the globe, as it marks its 77th birthday  500-piece Navitimer limited edition series is accompanying the aircraft on the tour Dubai, 23rd March 2017:  The legendary Breitling DC-3 aeroplane has landed in Dubai as part of its record-breaking world tour. This historic aircraft, which is aiming to become the oldest plane to circumnavigate the globe, arrived at Jetex FBO Terminal, Dubai World Central on Tuesday (21st March) ahead of the next leg of the trip which will take it to Karachi, Pakistan. Having crossed the Arabian Gulf from Qatar, flying low over Dubai’s world-famous landmarks, the ......read more

The show will highlight and provide details on waste management, water management, green building, sustainable cities and communities, economic growth and clean energy. Dubai, UAE March 23, 2017:  The UAE has become a pioneer in environmental and sustainable work, under the wise vision of its leadership that foresees the future and believes in the ability to achieve the impossible. In lieu of the same, the inaugural edition of ‘Future Cities Show’ in Dubai, UAE, which runs from April 2nd - 4th at Dubai World Trade Centre, will shed light on six core elements of sustainability. Held under the theme ‘Sustainability, Innovation and Happiness’, Future Cities Sh ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  An unintended consequence of mandatory health insurance has been the commoditization of health plans. What was once seen as an additional benefit for some key employees has become mandatory for all employees – naturally leading to a massive increase in demand for the health insurance industry. This is particularly relevant for employers with less than 100 employees, dependents of employees and domestic help. Under the Compulsory Health Insurance Law in Dubai, which aims to build homogenous health services for all, every employer is mandated to offer medical insurance to their employees.  Keeping up with a demand hike of this level is no small f ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 March 2017:  ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”), a Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited (the “Fund Manager”), has announced that its ordinary shares have been admitted to the Official List of Securities of the DFSA and to trading on Nasdaq Dubai (“Admission”) under the ticker symbol ENBDREIT.  ENBD REIT offered 94,594,595 ordinary shares (the “Offer”) to institutional investors at a price of US$ 1.11 per ordinary share. Gross proceeds of the Offer amounted to approximately US$ 105 million, before the deduction of commissions and oth ......read more

MBA students to benefit from an improved personalised learning journey, content innovation, new electives, personal career advisors, a culminating capstone and a leading-edge digital start  Abu Dhabi, Fontainebleau (France), Singapore 23 March 2017:   INSEAD, the business school for the world, has announced that after an extensive two-year review, the faculty has approved a new MBA curriculum to be rolled out in September 2017.  Steered by the MBA Curriculum Review Committee led by INSEAD’s Deans and senior faculty members, the new curriculum is constructed with active participation from major stakeholders including faculty, students, alumni, staff, and recruiters, ......read more

25 local real estate companies promote Dubai as an attractive investment hub for China Dubai Land Department presents its latest technologies and projects to highlight its leading services in the real estate sector Dubai - United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) highlighted several of its pioneering initiatives during the first day of the Dubai Property Show in Shanghai as the strategic partner of the event, which was inaugurated today on Friday 24th March and will run for three days until Sunday 26th of this month. DLD’s participation is taking place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center under the theme ‘Dubai, ......read more

Foreign direct investment in Russia surged to $8.3 billion during 2016, more than the $5.9 billion as reported for 2015, according to central bank data Explore big investment opportunities in the Russian capital city of Moscow at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2017 Dubai, March 23, 2017:  Foreign direct investment in Russia surged to $8.3 billion during 2016, more than the $5.9 billion as reported for 2015, according to central bank data. The country is becoming a safe haven for investors amid economic and political uncertainty in Europe. It’s relatively low sovereign debt to GDP ratio and large gold and foreign currency reserves, have enabled the country to retain the in ......read more

Exclusive offers on a large Lexus line-up  Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, proudly presents the Spring Edition of the Lexus Select Event, giving customers the opportunity to purchase their preferred Lexus at exclusive prices starting at AED 122,000. “The much anticipated Lexus Select Event brings to our customers a host of exclusive offers and benefits, giving them the chance join the world of luxury by choosing their preferred car from a selection of Lexus vehicles, all while enjoying amazing experiences that extend well beyond the car,” said Christopher Buxton, Managing ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  The Ministry of Interior added two more new e-services to its mobile app Metrash 2 and the website of the Ministry, thanks to the commitment of the Ministry to make its electronic services accessible for the public easily and with least effort and time. The new service facilitates automatic renewal of residence permits of the employees in companies and institutions in addition to the facility to subscribe for direct debit service through the Metrash 2 account. The new automated residence permit renewal will help a lot to save time and efforts of the company representatives and can avoid fines for delay in renewal. To avail this service it is required t ......read more

Senior doctors from HCA Healthcare UK are participating at the 3rd Latifa Hospital International Pediatric and Neonatal Conference Dubai, UAE, March 23rd, 2017: UK’s leading hospital group, HCA Healthcare UK is here to extend support to the healthcare industry stakeholders in UAE. Having already established their Middle Eastern headquarters in Dubai Healthcare City, HCA’s senior consultants are here to present their innovative solutions at the ‘3rd Latifa Hospital International Pediatric and Neonatal Conference’ (LHPNC 2017) starting today till 25th March 2017 in Dubai – UAE. “Our conference aims to unite clinicians, international and regional expert ......read more

IMPACT BBDO Dubai awarded Agency of the Year and BBDO Worldwide named Network of the Year Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 23, 2017:  The world’s foremost digital advocates gathered at the Westin Hotel on 22nd March to attend the fourth edition of the MENA Digital Awards (MDA) and honour digital talent, efforts and innovation in the region. The awards ceremony followed the successful conclusion of the sixth Digital Media Forum (DMF), which was held earlier that day.  Najla Semaan Mazboudi, CEO of SpotOn Media Services and Events and Founder of DMF and MDA, commented: “MDA was launched to recognise and celebrate those responsible for creating digital marke ......read more

March 23, 2017 - Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, announced its participation to the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) 2017 which will be held from March 26 to 30, 2017 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC). The Kingdom’s leading travel and tourism provider looks to strengthen its position across the country and expand its markets at the regional level, following the country’s bold plans to boost tourism - particularly tourism for religious purposes - as one of the key pillars in diversifying the national economy as embodied in the Saudi Vision 2030. Ela ......read more

UAE, March 23, 2017 – The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) released a statement declaring that it is closely following the developments of operation Carne Fraca, which is the ongoing investigation on meat processing plants. “In the capacity of an organization that for 65 years has been responsible for the close ties between importers and exporters from Brazil and the 22 countries of the Arab League, the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce states that it is following closely, step by step, the developments of the operation by Brazilian Federal Police, launched last Friday, March 17, involving Brazilian meat processing plants,” said the organization. “We&rsqu ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 23, 2017:  HEC Paris, one of the world’s top three providers of Executive Education programs, has officially welcomed its latest batch of participants for the HEC Paris Executive MBA in Doha. The new participants were greeted by Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO, HEC Paris in Qatar, who gave the participants an overview on HEC Paris locally and globally. The Executive MBA Class of 2018, consisting of 13 nationalities of which almost 50% are Qataris and 30% are women, then received an orientation of the program from Matthew Gibb, Director of New International Programming and Academic Partnerships, HEC Paris. The EMBA participants come from a range of i ......read more

Abu Dhabi, March 23, 2017: For the second year in a row, the Ministry of Economy is organizing a promotional roadshow under the slogan ‘Visit UAE’ in the People's Republic of China from March 27 to 28, 2017 in Shanghai and Beijing to showcase the UAE's world-class tourism destinations. The delegation will be headed by H.E. Mohammed Khamis Al Mheiri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and Advisor to the Minister for Tourism Affairs. Accompanying him are H.E. Abdullah Saleh Al Hammadi, Director of the Ministry of Tourism’s Tourism Department, representatives of tourism agencies in the UAE, hotel and tourism and travel companies. H.E. Al Mheiri said that the ......read more

UAE, March 23, 2017- As part of the celebration of the International Day of Happiness, and in line with the efforts to achieve its goals and objectives to provide a happy work environment conducive to creativity and innovation, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has launched the pioneering edition of the 'Happiness Cup' annual contest, a quality initiative aimed at encouraging SLC personnel to develop projects and initiatives that promote the culture of happiness and positivity within the work environment.   The first edition of the contest witnessed wide participation from the SLC employees who were divided into six grou ......read more

The new range of slow press juicers is the first step towards Fresh Thinking Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Making your own juice is a healthy choice. So it makes sense to choose an appliance that juices anything and extracts every bit of goodness from every ingredient. Today, consumers are becoming more conscious of what they eat and how they prepare their food. Social media is heavily populated with healthy eating topics such as juice detox smoothies, protein shakes, lean living, and insanity workouts.  Retaining maximum nutrition is the thinking behind the design of Kenwood’s new juicers, PureJuice’s new range of slow press juicers and part of their Fresh Thinkin ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017: TechAccess, the leading value added distributor in the Middle East, North Africa, LEVANT, Pakistan and Afghanistan held a sales and pre-sales training session in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for partners of data management vendor, Commvault. The training was designed to educate partners in how to transform customers’ data into powerful and strategic assets with Commvault’s data protection and information management solutions. The training covered topics such as Commvault’s high level design, protecting virtual environments, data profiles and policies, core architecture design, mobile endpoint and advanced data protection, IntelliSnap integration, data ......read more

Regional regulators, policy makers and telecoms experts from around the world gather in Doha for the two-day forum  Doha, March 23, 2017:  The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is co-hosting the International Institute of Communication’s Telecommunications and Digital Media Forum (TDMF) in Qatar from March 22 to 23. The Forum has brought together regional and international policy and decision makers in Doha to exchange ideas and experiences that will help the industry to evolve.  The aim of the Forum is to consider best practice policy and regulatory decision making to drive accessibility, affordability and competitiveness, while ensuring that the digital e ......read more

United Arab Emirates – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced today that is has expanded its footprint across the region following the inauguration of its new scientific office in Qatar. The new opening comes as part of the company’s overall expansion efforts, and commitment to drive robust partnerships throughout the region with an aim to develop stronger healthcare outcomes. Arjen Radder said, ‘‘Qatar is an important market for Philips. The new office opening reflects Philips’ growing commitment towards investing in the wider region.  Our underlying vision is to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation.” &ldq ......read more

UAE, March 23, 2017– Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional engineering and services leader, signed today the sale deal of its ownership share in the ONE PALM development in Dubai.  The ONE PALM development, a joint venture project between Omniyat Properties and DSI, was launched in 2014. The flagship project is located on the left trunk of Palm Jumeirah and is considered as one of the most iconic and upcoming residential developments in Dubai. Omniyat Properties, the developer of the project has agreed to purchase DSI’s stake in the project. The joint venture partners concurred to a provisional settlement plan ......read more

Wintershall continues on growth course Robust portfolio ensures profitability Positive free cash flow despite low prices  Kassel / Abu Dhabi, March 23, 2017:  Wintershall is on a growth course despite the difficult conditions in the industry and attained an historic level of production in 2016 of 165 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). This means the company has increased its oil and gas production in the last ten years by around 50 percent. At the same time, Wintershall more than doubled its commercially recoverable oil and gas reserves in the same period from 814 million BOE to 1.62 billion BOE. “Solid foundations for further profitable growth in future too ......read more

Type 2 diabetes may double the risk of death [1] Diabetes complications are divided into microvascular (damage caused to small blood vessels) and macrovascular (damage caused  to larger blood vessels) [2] In diabetic patients over the age of 65 years, 68% of deaths are from coronary heart disease and 16% are from stroke[3] By: Dr. Arif Abulla Abdulrahim Al Nooryani - CEO of Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah | Head of Cardiac Cath Lab at Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah – UAE United Arab Emirates – 23st March, 2017: The increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the Middle East region has made it a key priority to the region’s governments’ health agendas. &n ......read more

HH Ruler of Sharjah Urges Societal Participation for Inclusive Development International Government Communication Centre, Government Communication Fund Launched Guest of Honour Emphasises Contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Sharjah, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) was officially inaugurated with keynote speeches from His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, and HE Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. Present on the occasion w ......read more

Veteran consumer electronics professional Taro Kimura outlines growth strategy across television, camera and headphones segments  Dubai, UAE, 23 March 2017:  Sony Middle East and Africa (MEA) has unveiled a new business strategy that aims to increase its regional presence and grow business by 20 per cent in 2017. Driving Sony MEA’s strategy, new managing director Taro Kimura will achieve this vision through new product launches and a refreshed business development strategy that will place the company and its business partners in a strong position to gain market share in the company’s focus categories, which are television, digital imaging and audio products. ......read more

Prominent panellists discuss joint capabilities of public, private sectors in creating sustainable change, generating opportunities  Dr Muhammad Yunus: Youth should be job creators, not job seekers Jeffrey Sachs: UAE has excelled at placing people at heart of public policy, global governments must develop effective public sector leadership Badr Jafar: Private sector, entrepreneurs can be change-makers through understanding sustainability, corporate governance business case Sharjah-UAE: 23 March, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today attended the second session of the opening day of the sixth ......read more

Announcement Malabar Gold & Diamonds receives ‘Best Jewellery Brand Award’ from India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd. (IBJA) Mr. Abdul Majeed – Group Executive Director, Malabar Gold & Diamonds received the award from Mr. Mukesh Mehta, President – National, India Bullion and Jewellers Association at an event held in Mumbai recently.  Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the BIG 5 jewellery retailers globally receives ‘Best Jewellery Brand Award’ from India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd. (IBJA). Mr. Abdul Majeed, Group Executive Director, Malabar Gold & Diamonds received the award ......read more

New platform for cyber intelligence sharing is among the steps proposed to make the banking system more robust Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The CEOs Advisory Council of the UAE Banks Federation (UBF), a professional representative body comprising 49 member banks operating in the UAE, met in Dubai today (March 22, 2017) to discuss latest developments in the banking sector in UAE. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of UBF.  Sharing his views on the state of the banking industry, H.E. Al Ghurair said, “The banking sector continue to adapt fast to both global and regional economic challenges and new opportunities, and relative slowdown witnessed ......read more

The hospital performs the highest number of mini-gastric bypass procedures in the region. The hospital is currently expanding its bariatric services due to a high-waiting list. Hospital follows stringent selection criteria and only those patients who medically need surgery and have exhausted other methods of weight loss are selected.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority run Rashid Hospital recently received international recognition as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery. The Surgical Review Corporation presented Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei, CEO of Rashid Hospital and her team with the certification.  In 2016, the general surge ......read more

Reactor Coolant Loop (RCL) pipe welding completed, establishing new quality benchmark for global industry Concrete pouring for containment building dome structure successfully completed  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 March 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed the welding of Reactor Coolant Loop piping and the Reactor Containment Building (RCB) dome structure for Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.  The completion of pipe welding for the Reactor Coolant Loop has set a new global benchmark for quality in pipe welding, and the RCB dome structure marks the completion of the major construction activities for the building ......read more

March 22, 2017: Envirol, a joint venture initiative between Dubai Municipality and BLUE (a member of Alserkal Group), has revealed its plans to expand and upgrade its current recycling facilities in Dubai. The announcement was made today (March 22, 2017), during a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion at the Envirol Recycling Plant in Al Aweer. The expansion work for the recycling plant, which is the MENA region’s first grease trap waste treatment plant, is expected to be completed before the end of the year. Present during the ground breaking ceremony were Talib Abdulkarim Julfar, Assistant Director General for Environmental Services and Public Health, Dubai Municipality; Ahma ......read more

TKD Lingerie celebrates fifth birthday with five year trend retrospective   Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  TKD Lingerie, the D-K cup expert, has revealed how the lingerie design has changed over the past five years since its inception in 2012.  The lingerie retailer has seen two distinct and opposing trends emerge over the past five years. There has been a clear ‘50 Shades of Grey’ effect, with a steep increase in demand for more provocative and playful styles. Scantilly, a new raunchy range launched by Curvy Kate in 2015, has seen sales soar along in the UAE with double digit growth year-on-year.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, lingerie and ......read more

  ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced its strategy for advancing the state of IT management and aligning IT with business objectives. Parent company Zoho Corporation plays a key role in the plans as ManageEngine will integrate Zoho’s cloud-based business apps with the industry’s broadest suite of IT management software. ManageEngine will continue to evolve its applications based on lessons gained from managing the Zoho Cloud, one of the largest public clouds in the world, and will continue to work on the contextual integration of the ManageEngine suite. Relentless advances in cloud computing, mobility and other technologies are creating n ......read more

Smartworld hosts the inaugural CIOMajlis Annual Conference  Region’s first of its kind annual ‘Student Innovation Award’ for Emirati and expat university students launched by CIOMajlis Winners of Student Innovation Award to get jobs in leading UAE companies Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  CIOMajlis launched the region’s first annual innovation award for university students, which will give them an opportunity to work in the largest IT companies in the UAE. The ‘Student Innovation Award’ was launched at the first CIOMajlis Annual Conference, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil A ......read more

Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actor revealed as the new face of Nissan’s electric vehicle and zero emission programme In first mini-movie, Robbie takes Nissan BladeGlider for a midnight spin around Monaco as company moves to attract new audience to the electric revolution Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 22, 2017:  Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight. The prototype 190km/h Nissan BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the convention ......read more

Medcare initiated a unique direct engagement campaign to help women in UAE proactively seek guidance for breast cancer checks. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2017:  Breaking the silence and taboo around breast examination, Medcare has initiated a ‘discreet’ campaign to help women directly reach out to healthcare specialists for screening and mammography, with an opportunity to have their questions on the disease answered. As part of the effort, a pebble was placed inside the shoes of women who went for prayers and attended religious education sessions. Upon coming back, the women felt a lump inside their shoes, and were compelled to examine the small stone that gav ......read more

Global Infrastructure Investment of AED112 trillion Required Over Next 20 years to Ensure Sustainable Urban Future Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 March, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, and the British Council, the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, today jointly announced scientists and innovators from research institutions and start-up companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the UK will be gathering for the GCC-UK Science Collaboration Symposium 2017 in Abu Dhabi on ......read more

UAE, March 22, 2017- The Commercial Control and Consumer Protection Department of the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) will launch tomorrow (March 23, 2017) an event that is aimed towards increasing awareness on the promotion of a key culture of consumption among consumers and investors. The event, which coincided with the celebrations for 'Gulf Day for Consumer Protection,' will be under the theme, 'Towards secure electronic shopping for consumers'--complementing the efforts of DED-Ajman in its continuous commitment towards safeguarding the rights of consumers and investors. The move demonstrates the high priority it has placed on consumer protection, w ......read more

Amity University Dubai offers four top students dream ticket to a university degree Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  Students visiting GITEX Shopper Spring 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this week will have the opportunity to submit their best report cards to win four university scholarships offered by Amity University Dubai.    With a value of AED37,500 each and applicable to any Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree offered by  the University, one scholarship will be awarded to the student submitting the report card with the highest marks, each day of the four day event.  Dr. Vajahat Hussain, CEO Amity Middle East, said: “GITEX Shoppe ......read more

March 22, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE):  The Board of Directors of Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries recommends the distribution of 16 percent cash dividends and 3 percent bonus shares for the year 2016 – subject to the formal approval of the company’s shareholders during the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held on April 16th, 2017. Commenting on the Board’s decision, Julphar’s Chairman His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi said: “Last year witnessed economic and political challenges impacting the region. However, we managed to maintain a strong performance, which demonstrates our solid and stable foundation. We are deeply ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; March 22, 2017:  EDF Group, via its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles, a market leader in renewable energy electricity, has joined the Masdar-led consortium developing the 800-megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The agreement formalising the company’s entry into the consortium was signed today by Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO of EDF Group, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company.  His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), His Excellency Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to the UAE, a ......read more

New laws to come into force soon, setting ethical standards for fair trade practices The new regulations, approved by the Directors of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) encompasses all areas of the auto spare parts industry, from manufacturing and packaging right down to transportation and sales and use of these products. It is expected to be announced by ESMA once approved by the cabinet. Mr. Asad Badami Managing Director of A-MAP, welcomed the announcement “This is great news for genuine dealers. It was time that a regulatory board set strict new laws that enforce ethical standards in the auto spare parts industry. We are now confident that this author ......read more

Dubai, UAE– March 22, 2017– Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a leading analytics solutions company,  announced a new and important contribution to the open source community that will deliver unprecedented efficiencies for companies creating data lakes. Teradata is introducing Kylo™, a data lake management software platform built using the latest open source capabilities such as Apache® Hadoop®, Apache Spark™ and Apache NiFi™. Kylo is a Teradata sponsored, open-source project that is offered under the Apache 2.0 license. Kylo evolved from code harvested from proven data lake engagements led by Think Big Analytics, a Teradata company, which will provide services ......read more

LG and Renowned Japanese Designer Create Immersive “S.F_Senses of the Future” OLED Exhibit Focusing on Beauty of Nature in Design, Art and Architecture   Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  To commemorate its 70th anniversary, LG Corp. announced plans to unveil a large-scale light art installation during 2017 Milano Design Week, the world’s largest design exhibition. Titled S.F_Senses of the Future and hosted at Superstudio Piu, the display will mark LG’s debut at Milano Design Week and is intended to highlight the brand’s longstanding passion for design and innovation.  LG is partnering with world-renowned designer Tokujin Yoshioka, known for his ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  Finnair is making changes to its traffic program for the summer 2017 season, due to operational reasons which relate to a temporary shortage of crew and aircraft. Finnair will suspend its flights between Helsinki and Miami between May 4th and September 29th and will also cancel two of its weekly frequencies on its Helsinki-Chicago route during the month of May. “We are very sorry about the disruption this is causing our customers, and we are doing our best to offer suitable alternative routings for them,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “We are contacting all customers with bookings on the affected flights t ......read more

A DIFFERENT VISION Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  In April 2017, the eyewear retailer and eyecare specialist Grand Optics is celebrating 20 years in the Middle East.   Since Grand Optics’ inception in 1997, by the founder & CEO Shawqi Ghanem, the company has been fully dedicated to their clientele and focused to further strengthen its position as the trend-setting and most trusted optical services provider in the region. Throughout its twenty years, Grand Optics has captured the imagination of customers across the UAE, Oman, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Qatar – and has offered the latest styles in eyewear and the most advanced technology in eyewear. ......read more

Dubai, March 22, 2017:  Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana, the 5 star hotel and deluxe hotel apartments, hosted a Nowruz event to showcase the true essence of the Persian New Year. The two stunning Rotana properties in Deira invited valued media partners and bloggers in the hotel. During the event, an overview of its enticing offers was introduced.  With prices starting from AED 120* per person; come along with your family and friends to spend a splendid time at Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Arjaan by Rotana as Festive Nowruz is back at the Shayan specialty restaurant. Book your table now, as Nowruz will be from 19th March, Sunday serving dinner buffet, 20th March, ......read more

INSIGHT is 100% made in ITALY. Products formulation are from active main ingredients derive from organic agriculture from certified crops. A blend of oils and butter of natural origin work in synergy with these extracts, increasing the action of nourishment of the hair. INSIGHT is SLS/SLES free, Petrolatum free, Silicon free, Paraben free, Colorant and Allergen free.  DAILY USE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER Description: Shampoo & Conditioner is a daily care of every kind of hair. The delicate formula that restores the vitality of the hair leaving it soft and shiny. It also increases the strength of the hair fiber and nourishes the hair deep down to the roots. Key Ingredien ......read more

UAE, March 22, 2017 – Falconcity of Wonders LLC, the developer of Falconcity of Wonders (FCW), the multipurpose megaproject currently being built in Dubai, has confirmed its participation at the upcoming Dubai Property Show (DPS) – Shanghai running from March 24 to 26, 2017 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre in Shanghai, China. The developer will connect China’s leading entrepreneurs, investors, and high-net-worth individuals with Dubai’s dynamic real estate community with a focus on its ‘The World in A City’-themed development. Dubai’s property sales have increased since the beginning of 2017, largely due to increased i ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  This season, the design team has presented its ideas and brought its sketches to life on a catwalk that will become the showcase for the creations of fashion’s future trends. Their legacy for the upcoming season: a series of new, timeless pieces that will serve to strengthen the brand’s position among industry leaders. Warm weather is just around the corner and with it a return to life lived outdoors, long days and laughter; a time of making up stores and experiencing exciting adventures…an ode to good weather with a single purpose: to have the best time possible. And Massimo Dutti presents its Boys&Girls Spring/Summer ’17 cam ......read more

A group of 22 young dancers, from 14 different countries set to represent UAE in front of Disneyland crowds on 28th March 22 March 2017, UAE, Dubai:  Step Up Academy, a homegrown dance school from Dubai, has announced that it is the first and only group from the UAE to be chosen to perform live at one of the largest and most high profile venues in the world, Disneyland Paris. On 28th March, the unique group of 22 young dancers from 14 different countries will showcase their talent at the ‘Perform in the Magic’ show in front of an audience of more than one thousand spectators – proudly representing the rich diversity of the UAE as well as its position as a hub for hi ......read more

In presence of a number of stars such as  the star Walid Tawfic , the Star Abdullah Bel Khair ,the star Aryam and the icon of beauty Joelle Mardinian and a lot of high society activist ,influencers and media coverage , Sababa Lounge opened in Four Season Resort and hotel , Jumaira Dubai. ...read more

Winners fend off competition from UAE teams comprising over 900 participants Team of 4 students to vie for international title in Doha next month UAE to host Global Finals of the Global Management Challenge in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  An all-Emirati girls team comprising of students from the Higher Colleges of Technology, has been declared the winner of the 4th edition of the UAE Global Management Challenge, the world’s largest strategy and management competition for students and professionals.  After several rounds of intense challenges, team United Spirits came out on top fending off competition from eight teams in the final round. T ......read more

Dubai, 22th March, 2017:  Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, participated in the ‘International Day of Happiness’ celebrations in the UAE, with its own festive line up of exciting activities.  The Happiness Welcoming Team: Global Village’s front line staff wore specially designed ‘smiley’ t-shirts to welcome guests on this special day. The guests were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the happy bunch! “Ring A Gong” Guests expressed their happiness by ringing an actual gong which was specifically set up by Global Village near the Gate of The World, where a plaque stated: “If You ......read more

Femininity, elegance and sensuality with a certain ’90s feel, are the inspiration behind the look for Oysho women this SS17.   The collection features new long-line designs, turning bras into tops and other garments that break away from their definition as underwear to take over the streets and become a trend that will stay with us throughout summer.  Minimalist-style sleepwear is also a feature along with kimonos, cropped tops with tulle embroidery and lingerie-style jumpsuits.     Underwear sets and bodysuits join this new alternative range which can be worn with casual streetwear. Their finishes, details and shapes perfectly define the feminine figure as well ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The clock is ticking for UAE entities as they look forward to taking their place in the UAE Pavilion – one of the largest – at the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017 "Future Energy", which will be held in less than 80 days’ time. “With less than three months remaining until EXPO 2017, we are happy to announce that the preparations for the exhibition are almost over, and the participating countries are already starting to organize their pavilions”, said Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the Chairman of the Board of JSC National company Astana EXPO-2017. The United Arab Emirates will host one of the largest pavilions ......read more

Cracking Art comes to Spain as part of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village, a platform that discovers, promotes and sustains talent and creativity Challenging the norms of contemporary art, a multicoloured invasion of super-sized animals will surprise visitors to the Village from 1 March to 31 May Talent, creativity and innovation. Fashion and art come together once again this season at La Roca Village in a blaze of colour and light to convey the essence of spring. The artistic movement Cracking Art presents its first exhibition in Spain, at the invitation of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village. From 1 March to 31 May, La Roca Villa ......read more

RSM reports 7.6% fee income growth in 2016, after its first full year operating as a unified, global brand 20% increase in cross-border services to internationally-active middle market clients Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  Leading audit, tax and consulting network, RSM, has reported growth in global fee income of 7.6% for the year ending 31 December 2016. Total fee income for the period increased to US$4.87billion. Following its successful global brand launch in late October 2015, RSM firms around the world have used the past year to embed and strengthen the RSM brand in their national markets, focusing on a unified vision to be the provider of choice to mid ......read more

Abu Dhabi, March 21, 2017 - The Ministry of Economy launched an interactive and smart online application to strengthen the UAE’s economic and foreign trade relations with countries across the world. The platform will provide updated information on each country in relation with the UAE alongside its economic indicators, key figures, foreign investment agreements, and joint trade committees. This will also enhance the speed and accuracy of obtaining information with regard to federal and local government agencies and the domestic private sector.   H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, led the launching of the interactive application on the Ministry’s ......read more

Region outgrows global average of 2.2%  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2017:  The petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region grew at 3.7%in 2016 reaching 150 million tons of capacity, according to an annual study by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), outpacing the global average growth of 2.2%. The figures emerged from ‘Arabian Gulf Industry Year in Review’ part of GPCA’s recently released Annual Report.  Released today by GPCA, the go to resource for industry data in the region, the study highlights that the industry’s growth is largely due to new capacity added in Saudi Arabia, the region’s largest pet ......read more

A surge of mega deals is approaching and will accelerate the “merger endgame” in multiple chemicals markets. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 21 March, 2017:   Record-high M&A activity is set to transform the chemicals industry in 2017, according to A.T. Kearney’s new Chemicals Executive M&A Report. More than $300 billion of chemicals M&A deals are in the pipeline of which four pending mega deals represent 75 percent. Each of these large deals (Dow-Dupont, Bayer-Monsanto, ChemChina-Syngenta, Praxair-Linde) is valued between $40-70 billion, two to three times larger than any single deal seen in the past 10 years. “The planned mega deals highlight a b ......read more

Panel to discuss ‘See Now, Buy Now – Can It Work?’ at Fashion Forward Dubai Season 9 on March 23rd  Dubai, 21st March, 2017:  The Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC), in partnership with the Chalhoub Group, will be hosting a panel discussion on the future of fashion retail, titled ‘See Now, Buy Now – Can It Work?’, on March 23rd, as part of the Fashion Forward Season 9 programme.  Moderated by Ritu Upadhyay, the Middle East correspondent for New York’s Women's Wear Daily, the panel will feature Etienne Cochet, General Manager of Who's Next, Premiere Classe; Rania Masri, General Manager of Level Shoes District; Bong Gu ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Today, Citychamp Watch & Jewellery announces the appointment of Mr Davide Traxler as interim CEO of Eterna in addition to his current and continuing responsibilities as CEO of Corum Group. This strategic appointment demonstrates the support of the group towards its European brands and the confidence of both partners in pursuing longstanding development & growth of both Houses. Mr. Tao Li, Executive Chairman of Citychamp European Board, commented: "The European board is joining forces to build optimal synergies amongst their continental companies. Our focus is long-term & strong commitments applied to each entity. In short, Mr. Tao & ......read more

Dubai, 21st March, 2017:  People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, a market leader in the leasing and finance industry in Sri Lanka successfully raised a USD 35 million Medium Term Facility from the Middle East market.  The three year US Dollar term loan facility has been funded by way of a Club Deal by the National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (RAKBANK) for USD 20 million and Union National Bank PJSC for USD 15 million. Alpen Capital (ME) Limited, an investment banking advisory firm, also based in the UAE acted as the sole financial advisor to the transaction. People’s Leasing & Finance PLC will utilise the funds to support general business development and growth.   ......read more

Commission elects new steering committee for two-year term Emirates Islamic CEO Jamal Bin Ghalaita appointed to ICC Banking Commission’s Executive Committee  Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  The International Chamber of Commerce UAE chapter’s (ICC-UAE) Commission on Banking recently held a meeting in Dubai, where its members approved the ICC-UAE’s programme of action for 2017. During the event, plans and objectives for 2017 were presented and discussed, while members elected a new steering committee for a two-year term.  In his opening speech, Mr. Hassan Al Hashemi, Secretary General of ICC-UAE, highlighted the ICC’s mission to promote trade ......read more

Mr. Bin Sulayem: Jafza provides commercial and logistical support to US companies to ensure growth and prosperity Commercial Attaché: UAE’s strategic location and infrastructure unmatched. US-UAE Business Council: $25.74 billion of trade between US and UAE in 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March, 2017:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa has organised a business forum for US companies operating in the free zone to strengthen cooperation and to explore opportunities in a range of major sectors in the Middle East and African region. Details of the companies’ expa ......read more

Company’s Core Technology Provides Exceptional Performance, Energy Savings and Less Noise Dubai, March 21, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) today announced the sale of its 15th million refrigerator worldwide powered by its proprietary Inverter Linear Compressor, the appliance division’s most successful core technology. LG saw sales of its premium refrigerators increase 8 percent last year compared to the previous year and expects to sell four million more units this year, an average of seven refrigerators sold every minute.  LG’s Inverter Linear Compressor is a critical component of every premium refrigerator and is considered a core technology behind the suc ......read more

Land Department and 25 Dubai real estate companies set to participate at Dubai Property Show being held from 24th -26th March in China 21th March 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Dubai developers are all geared to showcase the best of Dubai real estate opportunities to the Chinese investors at the upcoming Dubai Property Show that will be held in Shanghai, China from 24th -26th March, 2017 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. This will be the 6th global edition of the popular exhibition which has been instrumental in promoting Dubai real estate to key investor markets which include London, Mumbai, Hongkong and now Shanghai. The exhibition is being organised by Sumansa Exhibit ......read more

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 21, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun the implementation of its much-awaited RoboDoc project. The first patient to undergo treatment using this advanced technology was based in Hatta Hospital. Doctors from Rashid Hospital’s respiratory department communicated with the team of doctors at Hatta Hospital to provide specialised consultation and respiratory management for a 40-year-old patient with respiratory complications. DHA is the first government health organization in the region to implement telehealth. RoboDocs have been placed at Hatta Hospital’s emergency department and DHA’s 24-hour primary healthcare centr ......read more

QNET is committed to providing safe drinking water with its NSF-certified HomePure Water Filtration Systems Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2017:   Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right. On the occasion of World Water Day 2017, prominent Asian direct selling company QNET pledges to continue its efforts to provide clean, healthy, and great tasting drinking water for all through HomePure, the NSF-certified home water filtration systems. At a media roundtable held in Dubai to mark this special day, QNET shed light on taking the essential steps towards water sustainability, and the importance of water filtration at home. The Managing Director of NSF Middle East ......read more

Dubai, March 21, 2017:  Doha Bank, one of Qatar’s largest private commercial banks, was honored “company of the year award” by Qatar University on 20th March. On receiving the Award from Dr. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham, President of Qatar University, Dr. R. Seetharaman, Doha Bank CEO said the award was given for Doha Bank’s contribution to sustainable development in Qatar. He said” Doha Bank believes in Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030 which aims to direct Qatar towards a balance between developmental needs and the protection of its natural environment, whether land, sea or air. The QNV 2030 includes an emphasis on establishing an effective legal framework and ......read more

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 21, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and Chairman of the Board held a meeting today at the DHA headquarters to felicitate the members of the scientific committee of the 22nd edition of Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference & Exhibition – (DUPHAT) which took place recently at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.  The aim of the meeting was to appreciate the dedication of the members of the committee, headed by Dr Ali Sayed, Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the DHA, in chalking out the latest scientific program for the DUPHAT con ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, participated in the Dubai Medical Tourism Roadshows organized in Nigeria and Ghana recently. The roadshows brought together healthcare facilities and travel operators specialized in medical tourism to meet with Dubai-based facilities to sign agreements and begin referring on patients for treatment in Dubai.  ...read more

Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has launched two new food products as part of its acclaimed salma Humanitarian Relief Program that distributes ready-to-eat halal meals to those affected by wars and disasters worldwide. With this move, the Foundation seeks to expand the available food options to increase the scope and number of its beneficiaries as well as the program’s geographical footprint.  AMAF unveiled the products at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD 2017), held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 21 to 23. The Foundation’s exhibition stand ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 21st March, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the agenda and keynote speakers for Red Hat Summit 2017, the industry’s premier open source technology conference. The 13th annual Red Hat Summit is expected to welcome thousands of attendees from around the world to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 2-4.  Red Hat Summit has become a must-attend event focused on advancements in open source, with customers, partners, and open source industry leaders from around the world coming together for a high-energy week of innovation, education, and collaboration. Open source is transform ......read more

Siemens signs MoU with Ministry of Transport and Communications in Qatar Agreement focuses on ICT development and adoption among youth, entrepreneurs and start-ups Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Siemens and the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance tech capabilities among Qatari nationals. Under the agreement, Siemens will endeavor to provide mentoring and training to the Ministry’s Innovation Lab, its staff as well as start-ups affiliated with its innovation and incubation programs. The collaboration will focus on knowledge transfer and building skills that support Qatar’s national Information and Com ......read more

Kuwait Government adds $1 billion promotional campaign to its projected tourism industry investment Country prepares to welcome 440,000 visitors by 2024, up from 270,000 in 2014 Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  With ambitions to welcome 440,000 visitors a year by 2024, the government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in projects and a further $1 billion budget earmarked to promote the Gulf state over the same period.  Plans are in place to establish a Supreme Commission for Tourism to initiate its tourism strategy as the country prepares to showcase at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, which takes place at Dubai Worl ......read more

ESC WITH ASSOCIATION OF EMBASSY OF INDIA, MUSCAT ORGANISES EXCLUSIVE B2B BETWEEN INDIAN PARTICIPATING COMPANIES AND OMANI IT COMPANIES Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) is repeating it’s member exporters participation at “27th  International IT, Telecom & Technology Exhibition COMEX BUSINESS 2017” scheduled during March 28-30, 2017 at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The exhibition is endorsed by Information Technology Authority of Oman, (ITA) Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Oman and UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Organizers). ESC has been fa ......read more

UAE, March 21, 2017- Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East region's leading training service provider and think tank, is set to highlight the significant role played by stakeholders across many of today's organisations in a special one-day workshop to be held on April 9, 2017 in Dubai. The workshop will cover key sessions aimed at throwing the spotlight on the importance of stakeholder engagement and the many benefits and advantages to be gained from it.  According to Arabia CSR Network, the workshop is intended for professionals working in the fields of CSR, sustainability, marketing, communications and those with direct interactions with stakeholder constituencies. Participan ......read more

UAE, March 21, 2017– The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) is confident that the vibrant trade relations between the Arab region and Brazil will continue this year as reflected by the considerable growth in Brazil’s agribusiness exports to the Middle East during the first two months of 2017. According to the recently released data by the South American nation’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), the value of Brazil’s agribusiness exports to the region stood at USD 1.336 billion, up 22.8 per cent over the same period last year. MAPA’s report showed that the share held by the region in total foreign sales by the sector climbed to 11.3 ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Infomineo, the leading market research company has just released a new report that focuses on multinationals looking at entering or are already present in the Middle East and Africa region. Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Dubai being the leading destination for regional HQs by far.  ...read more

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  For the last 50 years, the third week in March has been celebrated as International Animal Poison Prevention Week. Dr Sara Elliott at British Veterinary Hospital in Dubai explains the week (19-25 March, 2017) is all about bringing knowledge and awareness to all pet owners regarding the many poisonous hazards in and around homes and what to do if you know or suspect your pet has ingested something potentially harmful.  Dr Elliott says: “It’s important pet owners are aware of the potential poison hazards - a little bit of knowledge can go a long way and it could save your pet’s life. This time of the year is still cool enough for pets ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  “Working women never had it easy; their forays into career building are often interrupted or put in hold to fulfil their traditional roles as wives and mothers” says Houda Naji, CEO of younoh media. Four years ago, after my second child was born, I decided to take a small break to be with my daughter for the first few months of her life. When I was ready to go back to the workforce, no one gave me a decent chance. They preferred to hire a woman with no children or a man for the jobs I applied for. It was a very frustrating time for me, as I was willing to work and excel and was not able to land a good job because I was a mother of two young gi ......read more

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