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Waterproof MKE 2 elements microphone can go anywhere a GoPro HERO4 goes for amazing audio – even in extreme conditions The retail price for the MKE 2 ELEMENTS mic is AED 800. The MKE2 ELEMENTS mic will be available in the UAE by July 2017.Dubai, UAE, 16 April 2017 – If you’re going on an adventure, you probably already have an... Read more
UAE & QATAR, April 16, 2017:  Home-grown swimwear brand COÉGA Sunwear has teamed up with leading sports retailer GO Sport to create an exclusive Spring / Summer collection to be sold in stores across the Middle East region from April 2017.Combining COÉGA's high-quality UPF50 swim fabrics with eye-catching designs and fresh... Read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: April 16, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, announced the kick off of their annual Stakeholders & Partners Football Tournament 2017. The tournament, which is the second to take place, has become known to... Read more
Professional agency support delivered in preparation for start of commercial shipmentsDubai, UAE, 16 April 2017 – GAC Russia has marked an important milestone with its successful handling of the first LNG carrier designed to withstand harsh Arctic conditions at the icy Russian ports of Murmansk and Sabetta. The “Christophe De Marge... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2017 — HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), the global leader in printing, today announced its new A3 multifunction printers (MFPs) in the UAE. This next generation portfolio is designed to provide qualified channel partners the ability to offer higher levels of customization that meet a wider range of customers’ ... Read more
15 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Getting off to a good start, this is precisely the purpose of this groundbreaking regatta chronograph – with a patent to prove it – equipped with a sweep countdown timer that can be set from 1 to 10 minutes. Victory comes down to those crucial minutes before the starting gun goes off while maneuvering to... Read more
April 15, 2017 – Dubai, UAE – duFC, a partnership with LaLiga, which created the only international scouting platform in the Middle East and featuring the UAE’s Schools and Streets Cups, received a Gold award for the Best Sport Marketing Campaign of the year at the 2017 SPIA awards last night.This latest award follows earlier... Read more
Can’t be bothered to diet or exercise? No sweat. The Ice machine that can transform your body is here!Cryolipolysis Fat Freeze - widely recognized as one of the most effective non-invasive inch loss, cellulite and fat reduction technologiesDubai, April 15, 2017:  Modern day technology makes the concept of non-invasive lipo available to... Read more
Olimpia Carmen. Head of Laser and Skin Care at wellbeingmedicalcentre.com. with vast expertise in Anti-Aging & Cosmetology . (wellbeingmedicalcentre.com)Best and latest Anti-Ageing treatments1) What are the latest ways we can shave off years from our appearance with minimal downtime. How has this revolutionized the cosmetic surgery... Read more
Engineered for excellence: the innovative range creates a new, revolutionary dimension of office seatingDubai, UAE; 15 April, 2017: Leading German workplace seating innovator, Interstuhl, has taken its next step in the GCC market with the launch of the new VINTAGEis5 product line. The spectacular launch event took place at Armani Hotel Dubai... Read more
The first Emirati in 25 years to create history at the FIA calendar-marked challengeDubai, April 15, 2017 – The PEUGEOT 3008DKR scorched the best time on the fifth and final stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, with UAE’s celebrated racing driver on the wheel, Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, who claimed an historic overall... Read more
Dubai, April 15, 2017JOHNSON’S® adds a new skin-loving formula to their Vita-Rich range, with nourishing cocoa and shea butter, these new products are sure to become a beauty shelf staple.  .  . Johnson’s Vita-Rich ranges are a favourite amongst women of the GCC and offer benefits from effective ingredients like raspberry,... Read more
Parisian brand announces its first boutique in Qatar as well as an additional boutique opening in Dubai.Dubai, April 15, 2017:  Parisian brand, Sandro, is proud to announce its expansion within the Middle East with two new store openings. As part of its continued international expansion, the brand will launch its f irst retail location in Qatar... Read more
Show throws spotlight on Occupational & Industry, Professional Development & Continuing Education Dubai, April 13, 2017 – His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi Minister of State for Higher Education, opened today (Thursday, April 13, 2017) the 29th edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition... Read more

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•    League-leaders du LaLiga HPC defeat UAE juggernauts Al Ain FC 8-0 in match of the season •    du LaLiga HPC remain undefeated in inaugural season with 11 successive wins 24 April 2017, Dubai, UAE – This week has seen the culmination of the first season of the UAE FA Academy League (FAAL), the official youth football league that has enabled UAE national clubs for the first time to play competitive matches against top private football academies. The deciding match of the season took place between Al Ain FC and du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC), in a much anticipated first face-off for both teams.  The opening minute s ......read more

Number of active hospitality projects reached 1,153 as 62 projects with a combined value of Dh9.1 billion were added to the list in the first quarter of 2017, according to BNC Network 24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: News Announcements 1.    The total estimated value of 1,153 active projects in the GCC's hospitality industry exceeded US$148.4 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to BNC Intelligence  2.    GCC hospitality sector constitutes 7 per cent of all active projects in the GCC 3.    Six hospitality projects with a combined estimated value of around US$390.5 million were completed during the month 4.   ......read more

Dubai, April 23, 2017:  Doha Bank hosted a knowledge sharing session “enhancing customer value through wealth management” on 19th April 2017 at its Doha Bank Auditorium in Doha Qatar. The Guest of honour at the event was Qatar Exchange CEO, Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori. The Speakers at the event include Mr. James' Robertson, Head of Corporate and Wealth Managing Partner Taylor Wessing LLP, Mr. Fahmi Algussein, CEO, Amwal, Mr. Rami Jamal, Portfolio Manager, Amwal and Mrs. Nicole Perry Associate Director of Investment, Grant property. Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank gave the concept note. He said “According to IMF April 2017, Global growth is projected to rise ......read more

Dubai, April 23, 2017:  SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is looking to gain further impetus from the Middle East, even as the Indian Ocean island nation increasingly reaps the positive dividends of rapidly growing tourist numbers. The airline will be making fresh forays into the region, which is one of its significant source markets, through its presence at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai (April 24 to 27). The airline is uniquely positioned to serve as a seamless connector between the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Far East and Southeast Asia, as a result of its strategic location and strong route network. ......read more

Focus on growing ‘Halal Tourism’ trade with new standards for hotels to better serve Muslim travelers, at Dubai’s ATM exhibition Dubai – The Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in the UAE has confirmed its participation at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai this month with a 750 meter-square stand. The announcement comes as Turkey sets its focus on ‘Halal Tourism’ as the country introduces new Halal standards for hotels to better server Muslim travelers. “According to recent studies[i], by 2020, more than 160 million Muslim tourists are expected to travel globally, spending upward of US$200 million,” said Salih Ozer, Attaché of Cu ......read more

Over 40,000 industry professionals expected from more than 152 countries throughout four-day event Dubai, April 23, 2017:  Travel trade professionals from across the world’s hospitality industry will descend upon Dubai today (Monday 24th) for the opening of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, the region’s leading travel industry showcase. Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, ATM, said: “We have visitors registered from all corners of the globe and all facets of the hospitality industry for what promises to be the biggest show yet in the event’s 24-year history. “The growth and scale of ATM 2017 is testament to the buoyant travel and tourism indus ......read more

HMH - Hospitality Management Holding is all set for a strong presence at Arabian Travel Market 2017 (ATM). Mr Ferghal Purcell, COO of HMH, said, “We have a number of strategic announcements lined up for ATM this year that is the MENA region's largest B2B travel and tourism show. It gives us the perfect opportunity to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business with the global travel trade. Twenty-three years in the running, ATM 2017 promises to be bigger and better bringing together travel professionals from 86 countries and regions to Dubai, and we are proud to be part of it again - for the 14th year in a row.” Experiential Travel, encompassing the adventure, culture ......read more

Aims at Enhancing Sharjah Exports Sharjah, 23 April 2017: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed an agreement with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its capacity as the representative of the International Certificates of Origin Council, according to which CoOs issued by Sharjah Chamber will be awarded international recognition. The agreement aims to allow scaling of international commercial exchange, facilitating investments, and allowing national products to enter international markets. The agreement was signed at Dubai Chamber by His Excellency Khaled bin Butti Al Hajri, Director- General of SCCI, and Atiq Juma Faraj Nasib, Senior Director of Commercial Servic ......read more

Dubai, April 23, 2017:  Maté tea, a superfood, fat-burning miracle, stress-reliever, and all-natural energy drink has hit Dubai and made its way to Hala, the recently opened Lebanese organic café in the World Trade Centre. Yerba Maté tea is the tea trend you can’t miss out on – be one of the first in the region to sample its unique flavor and experience all the health benefits it has to offer.   Maté tea not only has the nutritional powerhouse benefits of green tea, but also the strength of coffee, and the feel-good euphoria of chocolate; what more could you want! Maté tea, also known as Yerba Maté, is a hot South American beverage made by soaking the ground leaves a ......read more

Meinjtes and Ulissi set sights on General Classification at Tour de Romandie Saturday, 22 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ duo  Louis Meinjtes and Diego Ulissi are focused on achieving strong results at this week’s Tour de Romandie which starts on Tuesday, April 25 with a Prologue time-trial in Aigle (Switzerland), and finishes five days later in Lausanne.  The Tour De Romandie takes place throughout the Romandie region, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The race began in 1947 and traditionally starts with an individual time trial Prologue (an individual time trial of usually less than 8 km before a stage race, used to determine ......read more

To be held on April 26th, 2017, in Dubai Knowledge Village, the invitation-only event is a hub for food service industry experts to showcase their know-how and engage with owners and operators in the field, addressing pressing industry issues and brainstorming key innovation points at the turn of the HORECA segment  The event is targeted towards Franchisors and Franchisees, Restaurant General Managers and Food Service business owners and operators Ms. Anishkaa Gehani, MD of Yardstick Marketing Management will be hosting the opening note on The Secret Ingredients to Marketing Success  Mr. Kris Haggie, CEO of Roundup World, will deliver an address on everything one needs to ......read more

The Regal Floral collection from Ritu Kumar is an array of light, pretty and sleek garments, which personify the beauty of florals - whether through prints or embroidered tactile flowers.   Silhouettes reminiscent of English dresses merge with Indian kurta cuts, creating a new Indo-Western take on elegant Spring/Summer fashion. A mixture of floral prints and embroideries are found across garments, and their restrained nature adds a regal feel to the line.   Fabrics like chambray, cotton, chanderi and organdy help bring life to the pieces, making them move and embrace the body in the loveliest way. A range of jackets, dresses, kurtas, and bottoms can be seen in muted shades of i ......read more

Inimitable. Immediately recognisable, it escapes all limitations of time and trends. The most sought-after bag has a history, its own characteristics and cult. The savoir faire concept shines forth in unique and exclusive pieces like this bag that serves as a master class in perfection and exquisiteness that defines the brand. These elegant crossbody bags feature two-tone colour schemes creating unexpected combinations and incorporating buckles as a luxury detail exclusive to this model. Its size, shape and structure make it ideal to be used day & night. In SS17, the must-have bag of the collection will be available in three different types of leather and a variety of colours; a ba ......read more

Series of celebratory events being held on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival  Sharjah, 22 April 2017 To mark 10 years of success in publishing, Kalimat Publishing House – a Kalimat Group subsidiary, chose World Book Day 2017 to organise a series of celebratory events under the slogan, ‘Growing Together’ at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017). The celebrations were as much for the generation of readers who have grown up reading Kalimat’s titles, as well as authors; some of who debuted with Kalimat in 2007. Kalimat organised a series of activities showcasing its experiences in the children’s book m ......read more

Step to strengthen ties with one of East Europe’s best public libraries  Sharjah, 22 April 2017:  In a bid to exchange literary prowess and build cross-cultural bridges, Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and National Library of Serbia (NLS) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pave the way for effective strategic collaborations in cultural and literary areas. This landmark step was taken at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017), running at Sharjah’s Expo Centre until 29 April.  The agreement is a culmination of a series of meetings between SBA and NLS officials over the past years – all aimed at boosting collaborati ......read more

FROM TAILORED SERVICES TO EXPANDED VILLAGES, THE COLLECTION OF VILLAGES BY CHIC OUTLET SHOPPING® OFFER  GUESTS SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY EVERY DAY™   New partnerships, tailored services for Middle Eastern guests and an expanding Bicester Village are unveiled at this year’s ATM Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Chic Outlet Shopping® extends a warm summer welcome to Middle Eastern guests as it showcases its continued commitment towards expanding hospitality and services. Over the summer, new boutiques will open across the Collection of Villages, together with exclusive pop-up boutiques and late night opening hours with live entertainment. In autumn 2017 ar ......read more

Ulissi finishes 10th at The Walloon Arrow and looks ahead to Liège–Bastogne–Liège Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates’, all-rounder Diego Ulissi finished in top 10 at - La Flèche Wallonne – on Wednesday 18 April 2017 which was won by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). The 200.5 kilometers race starting from Binche concluded on the steep Mur de Huy. The dramatic finale saw Bob Jungels (Quick-Step) attempting a solo breakaway that was quickly neutralized by the other teams when they caught up with him in the last kilometer. Ulissi maintained his performance and was consistently in the front of the peloton.  Reflecting on the race, the Italian a ......read more

Joyalukkas, world’s favorite jeweller, in it’s sparkling growth story, has reached another important milestone. The Al Ahsa showroom of Joyalukkas is 9th showroom in KSA and will be opening on 26th  April, 2017 at AL AHSA, KSA. A grand opening with amazing inaugural offers like Free 2 gram gold coins on purchase of Diamond, Polki and Pearl Jewellery worth SR 5,000, Free 1 gram gold coin on purchase of Diamond, Polki and Pearl Jewellery worth SR 3,000 and Free quarter gram gold coin on purchase of gold & precious Jewellery worth SR 3,000. Making the opening even more special will be the 0% deduction on Gold Exchange.  The Joyalukkas AL AHSA, KSA showroom wil ......read more

By Ole Hansen   Head of Commodity Strategy / Saxo Bank Commodities markets have seen big swings during the past month Farm commodities under pressure from supply overhang and speculative selling Precious metals surged around Easter on spike in geopolitical concerns Gold is back testing key resistance, but could be in for short-term correction Surprise jump in US gasoline stocks rattled oil-market bulls Big commodity swings have been witnessed during the past month, not least in the farm sector where bloated global stocks and the prospect of another bumper year — weather permitting — have led to heavy selling by hedge funds across both soft commodities and ......read more

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan The tenth Autism Week is held at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi In collaboration with Emirates Center for Autism and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry  22 April 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the UAE, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD), the community mall in the heart of Abu Dhabi, has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Emirates Autism Center to host its tenth Autism Week, from 20th-24th. The aim of the interactive five-day ......read more

Mobile exhibition unit provides delegates with unique experience of cabin product and services Middle East showcasing follows highly successful 18 month, 60,000km, tour of Europe Mobile exhibition unit is part of Etihad’s strategic objective on innovation Etihad will also host fashion model, Halima Aden, and UAE ice hockey player, Fatima Al Ali Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Etihad Airways will debut its innovative mobile exhibition unit at next week’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, providing delegates with a first-hand experience of its award-winning cabin products and inflight service.   The 16m long mobile exhibition unit, weighing approximately 22 to ......read more

Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Anjana Kumar from GN Xpress Newspaper went on to win Best Coverage in English Publications, Derek Baldwin of Gulf News won Best Article in an English publication, Prince B. Naiyer from Malyalam Manorama won Best Coverage in Asian Media while Firos Khan won Best Article in the Asian Media category. Christopher Maxwell from Time Out Dubai won the award for Best Coverage of a Global Village Experience and Faisal Bin Ahmed from Asianet News won the Best TV Coverage award. Khaleej Times won the award for Media Innovation in Online Coverage.  “Media plays a big role in communicating our vision and highlighting our achievements to our visiting guests &ndas ......read more

Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Roderer, the Dubai-based manufacturer of exclusive luxury leather goods and accessories, have unveiled a range of finely-crafted wallets with RFID blocking technology, that keeps your credit cards and vital biometric information safe from electronic snooping. RFID stands for radio frequency identification. Although not new technology per se, it has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Essentially it involves the use of radio waves to process information stored on something like a tag that may be attached to an object.  RFID chips are now commonly found in credit cards, passports, enhanced driver’s licenses and global identity card ......read more

Keynote remarks offered by His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of State for Higher Education Abu Dhabi, April 22, 2017:  NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) Office of Campus Life hosted the 11th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference from April 18-20 at NYUAD’s campus on Saadiyat Island . The conference offered 175 student affairs professionals the opportunity to discuss new approaches, challenges and ideas across higher education in the region.  As part of the annual program for NASPA, a professional association based in the United States for student affairs administrators, the event featured a two-part agenda that provided participants with a diverse platform f ......read more

Abu Dhabi on target to reach record 4.9 million guest arrivals during 2017 Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Department for Economic Development, Tourism Police and Department for Residence and Foreign Affairs attend ATM for first time Abu Dhabi, April 22, 2017:   Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is leading the largest delegation it has ever taken to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) later this month in a bid to capitalise and increase on record numbers of guest arrivals into the emirate. The Authority will be joined by 67 stakeholders representing 115 products at the region’s biggest travel and tourism fair, which is being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirat ......read more

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is excited to announce the launch of its fashionable collaboration with the W Café at the W Doha Hotel & Residences! From April 18th to May 20th, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is taking over the W Café and will be serving an exclusive alice + olivia afternoon tea. During the takeover guests will be immersed in the world of alice + olivia.  W Café will be fully decorated with alice + olivia signature elements: black and white stripes, red accents and staceface – from the café entrance logo to cushions, table mats and even waiters’ uniforms! Delicious staceface sweets crafted exclusively for alice + olivia takeover and served on an e ......read more

The Malaysian Minister of Tourism and Culture Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz will be leading a delegation of 142 Malaysian sellers from 71organizations to participate in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), scheduled from April 24 to 27, 2017 in Dubai. The Malaysian delegation will comprise a concoction of different hotels, resorts, travel agents, tourism product owners, and Malaysian states tourism offices representatives. During the 4-day event, they will be highlighting their respective tourism products and services that are tailored carefully to cater for the Middle Eastern market. It is noteworthy that Malaysia’s tourism industry has recovered fast in 2016 from the decl ......read more

Dubai, April 19, 2017: His Excellency Sheikh Fahad Bin Mohammad Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Doha Bank, announced Doha Bank's financial results for the first quarter of 2017. Net profit for the first quarter of 2017 recorded an impressive QAR 364 million as compared to QAR 354 million for the same period in 2016 showing an increase of 2.9%. H.E. Sheikh Fahad said “This is another outstanding result and is clear demonstration that Doha Bank continues to perform consistently.” The Bank increased net operating income by 1.0% to QAR 724 million. Total assets increased by QAR 6.1 billion, a growth of 7.2%, from QAR 84.6 billion as at 31 March 2016 t ......read more

Ajman, April 20, 2017- The Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory has revealed its participation in the coming Riyadh Real Estate & Urban Development Exhibition 2017 (Restatex Riyadh 2017), the largest annual Real Estate event of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will be held from April 23 to April 26, 2017 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. During their participation, Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory will be showcasing potential investment and growth opportunities in the emirate's real estate segment--while also throwing the spotlight on Ajman's growing reputation as an ideal real estate investment destination. His ......read more

Dubai, 20 April, 2017: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has concluded its third and final workshop in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) within the framework of the ‘2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)’. Right after culmination of workshop, the CEO of HHC, H.E. Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, announced putting into action immediate work plans on inventorying the country’s elements of intangible cultural heritage in collaboration with the respective local communities. The 5-day workshop was held from 16 to 20 April 2017 at the JW Mariott Marquis in Dubai. The t ......read more

•    New high-performance technology delivers acceleration of 0-100KM/h in under 4 seconds •    Model stands alongside new Liverpool customised version of the MG ZS (Middle East, 20th April 2017) : The new MG electric supercar concept - MG E-motion, made its global debut on the MG stand at the 17th Shanghai International Auto Show. With 94 years of history, this legendary British brand is enjoying a significant revival thanks to recent scientific and technical innovation, delivering a stunning new concept model that combines high standards in design and performance that marks an exciting new era for the manufacturer.  The MG E-motion c ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April, 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its participation in Arabian Travel Market 2017 (ATM) – the leading global platform for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry – as part of Dubai Tourism’s stand at the event. Now in its 24th year, the show will see the Authority shedding light on the Emirate’s cultural, artistic and heritage highlights from 24th to 27th April at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Hall 3, Stand ME3110. Moza Suwaidan, Director Projects & Events at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, commented ......read more

The property developer’s second project in the UAE capital receives significant interest ahead of its anticipated launch 20 April 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: RAK Properties PJSC, Ras Al Khaimah's largest property developer listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, has concluded another successful year at Cityscape Abu Dhabi creating a buzz ahead of Abu Dhabi project’s official launch in the coming months. Expected to be officially announced during the next two months, RAK Properties showcased to visitors what to expect from its upcoming development in the United Arab Emirates’ capital at Abu Dhabi’s largest international real estate exhibition. Featuring 266 apa ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah – UAE- 20 April 2017: According to a report published by the Studies & Commercial Cooperation Department at the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, based on data from the Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department, foreign trade in the Emirate grew by 11.8% in 2016 compared to 2015.  Dr. Ahmed Rashed Al Shemaili, Assistant Director-General of Commercial Service and Business Development Sector at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber said that foreign trade in the Emirate grew by 11.8% in 2016 to reach a value of AED 10 billion compared to AED 9.04 billion in 2015. Exports had the lion’s share and reached AED 3.78 billion, or 37.4% of total foreign trade, followed by imports which reached ......read more

Her Excellency Mona Al Marri inaugurates the luxury lifestyle exhibition; Her Excellency Majida Ali Rashid graces the occasion as the guest of honor. Emirati and international designers to showcase their latest collections ahead of Ramadan and Eid. Hi-end niche brands of handmade jewellery, artisanal chocolates, premium handbags, perfumes, accessories and finest home-ware to dazzle at the show Scintillating Fashion Shows, Beauty Demos and Exclusive launches to enthrall the visitors Dubai Design District and Dubai Design and Fashion Council are Strategic Partners of the event Dubai, UAE, April 20, 2017:  The 2nd edition of Dubai’s elite and luxurious exhibition, Mo ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2017 - The first ever TRESemmé Hair Academy was launched on April 18th in Warehouse Four, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE. Exclusive invites were sent to senior hairstylists from elite salons all across Dubai to attend a full day workshop conducted by TRESemmé experts/ambassadors - Georges El Mendelek - one of the most sought-after celebrity hairstylists from Lebanon and Alanoud Badr (Fozaza) - a hugely popular fashion designer and fashion influencer. The TRESemme Hair Academy aims to bring all those hairstyles we see at NYFW, and the likes, which seem so hard to achieve, easily accessible in 7 minutes through this initiative.  The workshop consisted of masterclasses hel ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 20, 2017:  Jewel Corner, a fine jewellery brand from UAE, opened its new store on April 19, 2017 at Mega Mall, one of the leading retail destinations in the UAE. The upcoming jewellery kiosk will be situated in a prominent place in one of the busiest malls in Sharjah. Mega Mall enjoys huge footfall because of its strategic location as it is surrounded by residential areas inhabited by locals and expats.    The opening of the kiosk will be followed by a grand activity, Queen’s event in which Jewel Corner makes their customers feel special as they wear a 20-carat diamond studded tiara with 11 pieces of blue topaz, of which one is a big central piece. T ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 20, 2017:  Beards look awesome! And there are a number of good reasons why men should sport a beard. It’s a fact that beards enhance facial features, impacts self-perception, increases confidence, ramps up romance, and offers one the aura of a higher social status, but science has proven that having a beard has health benefits too. So it’s worth your while styling and caring for it.  Three important beard care products that will help with your grooming process are the beard wax, beard oil and the beard wash. While there are a number of brands offering grooming products, one truly stands out. The Art of Shaving is a leading luxury men's grooming ......read more

Dubai. UAE, April 20, 2017: The access control market in Saudi Arabia is witnessing rapid growth as governments and large enterprises increase investments in securing smart infrastructure projects and aim to create smart connected environments. The Kingdom’s access control market is forecast to reach US$1.2 billion by 2020, according ‘Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020.’ Businesses in Saudi Arabia are rapidly leveraging mobile technology in their workplaces. The freedom of choice to enable access control from smartphones and wearables is driving organisations such as financial institutions, transport, oil and gas, and SMB’ ......read more

Dubai, UAE - April 20, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has extended the performance, automation, visibilty and management of the Fortinet Security Fabric into all types of cloud environments, spanning private and public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. Fortinet delivers unmatched cloud security scale, performance and value for private and public clouds with expanded virtualized FortiGate capacities. Enabling enterprises to pay for cloud security as needed, Fortinet solutions are now available on-demand in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Optim ......read more

20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Today concludes F8 2017, our annual two-day event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology. In the opening keynote, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer talked about our goal to develop technology that will help everyone build global community. To do that, we're investing in three foundational technologies over the next 10 years: connectivity, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Schroepfer and other keynote speakers — Head of Connectivity Lab Yael Maguire, Director of Applied Machine Learning Joaquin  Quiñonero Candela, Chief Scientist at Oculus Research Michael Abrash an ......read more

•    Chairman of Vnesheconombank leads delegation on visit to gain understanding of DIFC structure  •    Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar in attendance  •    Visit explores ways to strengthen relations between UAE and Chechen Republic  Dubai-UAE: 20 April 2017 – His Excellency Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), welcomed a senior delegation yesterday from the Chechen Republic led by Gorkov Sergey Nikolaevich, Chairman of Vnesheconombank, the Russian state-owned development bank. His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC ......read more

20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Chronoswiss’ Flying Regulator mechanical wristwatch, won the coveted Red Dot award for outstanding design 2017, which is the most sought-after seal of quality recognized globally. The Flying Regulator plays with horological traditions and takes them to a new dimension. A regulator clock shows hours and seconds in a decentralized manner, which was popular in the late 19th century, in particular for wall clocks and standing clocks.  Due to the first Régulateur wristwatch created by Chronoswiss in 1988, this watch type quickly became popular and developed into the flagship of the brand. Now Chronoswiss is presenting the Regulator dial in a &ldqu ......read more

April 20, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The UAE Banks Federation (UBF), a professional body representing 49 member banks operating in the UAE, today hosted a high-level delegation from SWIFT, the global provider of secure financial messaging services. The delegation – led by Mr. Alain Raes, Chief Executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific for SWIFT – met with UBF’s executive management and chairmen of concerned technical committees to discuss key issues and challenges facing the UAE’s banking industry including cybersecurity and the future of cross-border payments. During the meeting, Mr. Raes updated UBF members on the SWIFT 2020 Strategy which aims a ......read more

20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: In an exclusive world first, BOVET 1822 is presenting an innovative technique that brings a new dimension to the decorative arts. For almost two centuries, the miniature paintings adorning the cases and dials of BOVET’s timepieces have fascinated and charmed the most demanding enthusiasts of art and fine watchmaking. To complement its 195th anniversary, BOVET is demonstrating just how much potential for innovation still remains, in complete respect of the tradition and rules of their art. This choice attests to the unremitting desire of Pascal Raffy, owner of BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1738, to perpetuate and reinforce the watchmaking arts. The innovat ......read more

•    Sales: +3.5% to 18,714 million euros (organic: +3.1%) •    Emerging markets sales growth: organic +6.8% •    MEA region sales: +3.7% to 1,378 million euros (organic: +5.6%) •    Strong increase of operating profit*: +8.5% to 3,172 million euros  •    Excellent earnings per preferred share*: +9.8% to 5.36 euros •    Double-digit dividend** increase: +10.2% to 1.62 euros per preferred share 20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: “2016 was a very successful year for Henkel. In a challenging market, we achieved again new record levels for sales and earnings an ......read more

Popular Film Actress Ms. Tamannaah Bhatia  inaugurated the showroom. 10th Showroom in Tamil Nadu, India  Malabar Gold & Diamonds extended its presence in Tamil Nadu by launching a new showroom in Nagercoil on 17th April, 2017 175th showroom at Avvai Shanmughi Salai, Meenakshipuram, Nagercoil was inaugurated by popular Indian Film Actress Tamannaah Bhatia in the presence of Mr. M.P. Ahammed, Chairman – Malabar Group, Mr. O. Asher, Managing Director – India Operations, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, invited guests, media & well-wishers.   Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the world’s leading jewellery retailers and Flagship Company of ......read more

Sharjah – April 20, 2017: The Conares Golf Society League 17 final held at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club with the last two golf societies from around the Emirates left to decide who could become the winners of the best amateur tournament in the Middle East (2013-15). KEGS and Sport2Business (2) lined out their best squad of players to compete in this double match play betterball format. Match one saw Chris Redley & Mike Townsend from the KEGS take on Michael Lennon & Peter Donaldson of Sport2Business (2) in the opening match. This match was led most of the way by the Chris & Mike. After the front nine the KEGS duo had a comfortable 3 hole advantage. Michael and Peter di ......read more

Dubai, UAE - April 20, 2017:  Mobile Doctors 24-7, a state-of-the-art population health management control center available 24-7 at the click of a button, has announced a unique digital healthcare solution that combines teleconsultation, telemonitoring and home health to provide healthy, acute and chronic condition management for the UAE residents. The service was introduced in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, at the recently concluded the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) program in Dubai.     Mobile Doctors 24-7’s family medicine specialists and general practitioners, ......read more

Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI), a global hotel management company with over three decades of strong track record, has a number of strategic announcements lined up for Arabian Travel Market (ATM) taking place in Dubai from 24 to 27 April, 2017. With over 3500 rooms under development in key markets such as Jordan, Egypt and Bahrain, the group has emerged as a major player in the region’s hospitality sector. Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We have more than 17 hotels under development in the Middle East, in addition to our existing properties, and some of these will be officially announced during the ATM. We are pleased to ex ......read more

Over 96 hotels and 240 food shops across the UAE sign on Dubai, UAE: 19 April, 2017 The first branch of the UAE Foodbank opened today in the Al Quoz area in Dubai. At the opening, Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Chairman of the UAE Foodbank Board of Trustees said, “I am extremely proud to see the first branch open only three months after the announcement of the UAE Foodbank initiative in January. The site is equipped with all the necessary technical and logistical amenities to provide support and sport the launch of the foodbank’s operations.”  Sheikha Hind praised the effort put into ensuring the success of the UAE Foodbank, and ......read more

Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners Egypt: 19 April, 2017: Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Tarek Al Shawki and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi. His Excellency honoured Abdullah Ammar, the Egypt ARC champion who is in the 5th grade at Al Noor School for the Blind in Ismailia, Fathia Sayed Abdel Razzaq, the winner of the distinguished supervisor award and Hassan Abu Bakr School, the winner of the best school award for the state. ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi said, “We are pleased with the sheer size and level of participation that we ......read more

•    We think GCC Islamic banks' financial profiles will continue to falter in 2017-2018.  •    We foresee weaker growth prospects, higher cost of risk, and lower liquidity for GCC Islamic banks.  •    Still, most of these banks have built sufficient capital buffers to weather the sluggish operating environment. DUBAI (S&P Global Ratings) April 19, 2017--The weak economic environment will continue to dampen the financial performance of Islamic banks in Gulf Cooperation Council countries in 2017 and 2018, said S&P Global Ratings in a report published today, "GCC Islamic Banks Stay On Course Through Glu ......read more

Dubai’s youth female champions witness an unforgettable match at Old Trafford as their heroes Manchester United take on league leaders Chelsea in electric atmosphere with over 75,000 fans Winning girls team recognized for their superior skills and pro-attitude by Manchester United coaches Dubai, UAE – 19 April 2017 – The duFC’s UAE Girls Challenge winning team from Go Pro Sports were given the trip of a lifetime to Old Trafford over the weekend, where they participated in a exclusive training clinic led by Manchester United coaches and watched live one of the most anticipated matches of the season the Manchester United v. Chelsea match, courtesy of Chevrolet ......read more

School of Engineering Green Jam Team Heads to PAN MEA Semi-Finals Dubai, April 19, 2017:  We have our winners! The School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai AUD is proud to announce its students Jamil El Helou, Abdulrahman Bin Haider and Mohamed Hassan, Green Jam team members, winning 1st Place at Microsoft’s UAE Imagine Cup 2017, and receiving a $15,000 cash prize and a place in the semi-finals in Beirut. Their project “Dubai Recycling Initiative” aims to turn recycling into second-nature for citizens of the future, through a reward system that encourages users to recycle on a daily basis. By placing automated recycle stations at target areas, us ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 19 April 2017: Al Qudra Real Estate, the real estate investment arm of Al Qudra Holding will be showcasing authentic and modern future projects including the Traditional Souq project in Abu Dhabi, Barari Ain Al Fayda project and Kasr Al Bahr Hotel in Rabat, Morocco, at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2017. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the exhibition will run from 18 to 20 April 2017 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) bringing together local, regional and international real estate specialists under one roof.  Mohammed Bin Thaaloob Al Derei, the ......read more

The Belgian Chocolatier always keeps its followers in mind, its popular Soft Serve is ever so delicious, the only downside is, you will have to enjoy it right away. GODIVA Cup ice cream collection is the answer to your problems. This summer, GODIVA is adding the new delightful Milk Chocolate Cup Ice Cream that combines the perfect balance of silky milk and rich flavor to give layers of summer tastes deliciously. The velvety Cup ice cream collection comes in an abundance of flavors, so that you can enjoy them all, in the comfort of your home. Relish in these rich, creamy extravagances, Strawberry and Chocolate Chip, Milk Chocolate, anytime, anywhere this summer. ...read more

UAE ranked 7th globally in per capita spend on beauty products as countdown begins to Beautyworld Middle East 2017 Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2017:  The Middle East and African (MEA) beauty and personal care market is estimated to be worth US$34.5 billion by 2021, with the UAE climbing the ladder as one of the highest per capita spenders in the world on beauty products, new research has revealed today (19 April).  According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), MEA consumers spent nearly US$30 billion on fragrances, haircare, skin care, colour cosmetics, men’s grooming, and other wellness products in 2016, 3.4 per cent more than in 2015 (US$29 billion). The UAE and ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 April 2017: Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced today that 60% of the units has been sold  after unveiling a compelling selection of residential units on Saadiyat Island at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2017, taking place from April 18 - 20 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).  TDIC released 109 residential units for sale at Cityscape Abu Dhabi through its 3 major projects in Al Saadiyat Island, including 50 distinctive apartments in Mamsha Al Saadiyat, 29 contemporary villas on sale in the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club-facing Jawaher S ......read more

Dubai, UAE April 19, 2017 – The Nautica Spring 2017 Collection is inspired by the luxurious Modern Riviera. This season celebrates both sport and leisure with key heritage pieces designed with a modern, sophisticated edge. The Nautica Men’s collection is a modern take on iconic maritime style. Sea-inspired details can be found everywhere, from the sail stitching on the back of crisp polo shirt collars to the luxurious hand-feel of breezy linen button-downs. Deliberate function in fabrication proves just as important, with standout pieces featuring high-recovery yarn and moisture-wicking fabric. These details can be found in key collection pieces like the performance polo ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2017:  The steel consumption of the UAE market in 2017 is set to increase by 10 per cent as compared to 2016, while the domestic production capacity to address these volumes is already in place, say members of ‘Magnet’, a UAE-based platform to discuss and disseminate insights on the steel industry. Key industry stakeholders including Emirates Steel Industries, Conares, Hamriyah Steel and Union Iron & Steel participated in the ‘Magnet’ session held recently in Dubai for the rebar producers. The session covered discussions based on the current steel market outlook, which is very stable in terms of demand and supply. The rise in the ......read more

Hospitality firm secures its third project in the country in just two years as agreement to manage Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore is finalised Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 April 2017 – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has expanded its footprint in Pakistan after finalising an agreement to operate its third property in the country. The Swiss hospitality firm has signed a deal with the Orient Group of Companies to manage the 310-key Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore, part of a new mixed-used development the government has earmarked as the city’s new commercial hub. Set to be one of the tallest buildings in Pakistan when it opens in 2021, the pro ......read more

Abdulqader Obaid Ali: Technological transformation to change the future of internal auditing More than 700 internal auditing professionals, decision-makers participate in the conference  ABU DHABI, UAE, April 19, 2017: The UAE Internal Auditors Association is playing a key role in facilitating education of internal auditors in our country by offering an invaluable training and education to its almost 2,000 members and working effectively to increasing the number of Emirati auditors.  These words came from His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, who inaugurated the 18th Annual Regional Conference, organised by the ......read more

UAE, April 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and the Drug Department, organized at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai the 6th National Conference of Continuum of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety in the UAE being held under the patronage of H.E. Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention and in cooperation with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licenses and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Pharmacovigilance, noted the rising global awareness of pharmacovigilance in light of the growi ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2017: Cardiac surgeons from Dubai Hospital have successfully performed a complex emergency cardiac surgery that lasted more than 12 hours. The surgery was performed on a 41-year-old Sri-Lankan expatriate who was first admitted to an emergency department of a private hospital. Upon diagnosis, the hospital requested a transfer to Dubai Hospital for immediate surgery. The patient had a Type A Aortic Dissection, which is a life-threatening condition that needs immediate surgical intervention.  Dr Abdelrahman Al Jassmi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, said: “Aortic Dissection is at the forefront of complex operations, in terms of risk and direct t ......read more

- Visiting delegation led by Azerbaijan’s Deputy Minister of Economy H.E. Sahil Babayev -Meeting focused on enhancing economic cooperation and potential to expand trade ties in agriculture, retail, logistics, transport and tourism sectors 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a high-level delegation from Azerbaijan on Wednesday (April 19th) at its head office, which was led by H.E. Sahil Babayev, the country’s Deputy Minister of Economy. The visiting delegation, which included 28 representatives from the country’s public and private sectors, was received by H.E. Majid Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber, and H.E. Moham ......read more

The special six-week program illustrates how to effectively manage the disease and helps patients live life to the fullest Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation has developed an interactive Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) aimed to help chronic illness patients, particularly those afflicted with various forms of Arthritis, ‘self-manage’ their condition. With two-hour long sessions taking place every Saturday for six weeks, Arthritis patients can sign up for the free-of-charge program to be hosted at the Towers Rotana Hotel in Dubai from 29th April until 3rd June 2017. The six-week workshop sessions will cover a range of topics and ......read more

•    AED310 million facility provided by ADIB, which was the mandated lead arranger and sole bookrunner •    Facility to finance final phase of Paragon Bay Mall construction •    Macquarie Capital Middle East acted as sole financial adviser •    Msquared Shopping Centres to lease and operate the Mall Abu Dhabi, 19 April, 2017 – Tamouh Investments, the largest master developer on Reem Island and leading Abu Dhabi based real estate developer, is pleased to announce the signing of a AED310 million facility to fund the final phase of the construction of Tamouh’s Paragon Bay Mall in Marina Square, Re ......read more

•    Dubai Science Park co-hosts event as part of its business series with leading regional law firm Al Tamimi & Company •    Presentations outline how businesses in the Energy and Environment sector can best protect themselves in terms of IP, showcasing best-practices  •    Energy and environment sector witness significant increase in patent fillings in the past years says Head of Patents  and Designs, Al Tamimi & Company Dubai-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and a business community focused on serving the science sector, hosted a Business Breakfast this week at i ......read more

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-    30% of UAE respondents considered resigning from a job due to concerns over unethical conduct at their company -    32% of UAE respondents felt under pressure internally to withhold information or concerns about misconduct rather than report it -    Only 9% of UAE respondents are aware of whistleblowing hotlines used for monitoring compliance with anti-bribery and corruption laws Dubai, 19 April 2017: According to the EY biennial Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey, 42% of UAE respondents think that regulatory activity has had a positive impact on ethical standards in their company compared to only 28% of glo ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April 2017:  Etihad Rail employees visited the Wahat Al Karama memorial site in commemoration of the sacrifices made by the UAE’s brave martyrs. Wahat Al Karama, which means “the oasis of dignity”, is a permanent tribute to the Emiratis who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation. A group of staff members toured the national landmark to learn more about the heroes through the Memorial, the Pavilion of Honour and the Memorial Plaza which embody the values of unity, solidarity, and synergy that are deeply embedded into the UAE’s culture. The tour began at the central memorial piece, comprising of aluminium tablets that lean on ......read more

•    The United Arab Emirates returns to the top ranks (21st spot) of the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index® •    Investors see FDI as a growth opportunity globally amid rising anti-globalization sentiment and geopolitical tensions Dubai 19th April 2017: The United Arab Emirates returns to the A.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index, ranking 21st. FDI inflows have remained steady in recent years, reaching $11 billion in 2014 and 2015, and greenfield investments nearly tripled to 129 announced projects in that period.  The IMF forecasts Emirati economic growth will strengthen to 2.5 percent this year and 3.1 per ......read more

UAE, April 19, 2017- Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Managing Director of Prime Healthcare Group, has been conferred the ‘Business Excellence Award 2017’ by the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) - Dubai, the only recognized representative organization of the emirate’s Indian business and professional community. He was recognized for his outstanding role in successfully leading the growth of the Group network of 12 medical centers, one super-specialty hospital, one state-of-the-art laboratory, and eleven pharmacies across the UAE in less than two decades. An orthopedic surgeon trained in India and Germany, Dr. Ahmed founded Prime Healthcare Group with the opening of the first ......read more

The rankings are finalised on the basis of listed statistics and numbers, making it the most credible system in the Gulf Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2017:  The winners of the Top CEO Awards 2017 have been announced, following the successful conclusion of the Top CEO Conference on April 11. The awards ceremony was hosted at the Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina, King Abdullah Economic City, where the event made its Saudi Arabian debut. It is is organised by TRENDS magazine in collaboration with expert auditors and leading business organisations.  The Top CEO Awards celebrate the region’s 100 best-performing CEOs based on an evaluation of their companies’ listings on GCC stock ......read more

Day 1 Newsroom Roundup Today marks the first day of F8 2017, our annual event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology. More than 4,000 people attended the event at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and millions watched the keynote via Facebook Live. Mark Zuckerberg opened the conference to talk about how technology can help us build stronger communities — from the local level, up to the global level. For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families. Now, with that foundation, our next focus will be giving people the power to build community. Technology gives communities new ways to conne ......read more

•    LYNK & CO tested its in-car, app-based sharing feature live for the first time in Shanghai on April 16, 2017 •    Digital keys are spawning new ownership and collaboration models •    With Ericsson cloud technology, LYNK & CO delivers on their core brand promise of enabling new services through connectivity 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: LYNK & CO, which has been hailed as the world’s “most connected car” after its launch in October 2016, has partnered with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to help shape the future of car connectivity. Thanks to Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud service and its ......read more

2016 witnessed a decline in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in all regions of the world except the Middle East. Stronger results expected in 2017, as oil prices head towards $60 per barrel 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Middle East was the only global market to witness an increase in demand in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in 2016 of 2.6%, indicating that regional government investment continues to support the sector’s performance since the fall of oil prices in 2014. The positive news comes ahead of the region’s biannual Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) event, which takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNE ......read more

Saudi Arabia based Ma’ather for Real Estate Management LLC invests in Asteco’s proven franchise brand, the first in the country  Dubai, April 19, 2017:  Asteco, the Middle East’s largest independent full-service real estate company, has added its first franchise in Saudi Arabia to its growing integrated network, taking the tally of franchises to 15 in the GCC. Following the signing of the agreement with Asteco’s licensing division, Ma’ather for Real Estate Management LLC, the main real estate division of the Rabiah & Nasser Group (RANCO), a leader in the Saudi construction, industrial and real estate industry, will now operate under the Astec ......read more

“This is another important milestone in reinforcing our presence and progress. These contracts will further support our commitment to increase environmental efficiency,” says H.E Bin Shafar. Dubai, UAE, April 19 2017:Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contracts valued at AED 62million in the first quarter of the year. According to Empower, the main reason behind the increase in the number as well as the value of contracts is the customers’ growing trust in the district cooling service, in terms of its efficiency compared to conventional cooling services. Th ......read more

Dubai, 19th April 2017:  The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will participate for the fourth consecutive year at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from 26th April to 2nd May. The Center's pavilion will display a wide range of publications and books, including ‘The Judicial System of the Reconciled Coast’, ‘Social Values in the UAE Proverbs’, ‘Multilingualism in UAE Society’, ‘The UAE-Egypt Relations 1971-1981’, Eastern Region, Grammar for General Education in Schools in the United Arab Emirates between Theory and Practice, as well as the new version entitle ......read more

Free of charge transfers with zero remittance fees  Dubai, UAE – 19th April 2017: Mashreq, one of UAE’s leading financial institutions, announced the exclusive launch of Quick Remit service to Pakistan. Mashreq customers can transfer Pakistani rupees free of charge either - via MashreqOnline or Snapp and enjoy instant credit to all bank accounts in Pakistan.  The new service is unique as it offers immediate transfers as opposed to the regular remittance transfer which could take up to 2 days.  Quick Remit offers convenience and fast services to Mashreq customers using its award winning mobile application – SNAPP available 24/7 with zero remittance fees ......read more

Document by EDA’s Tom Fletcher highlights role of technology in delivering on UN’s mandate in 21st century Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, unveiled a consultation report titled ‘United Networks: Can Technology Help the UN Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century?’ The document enlists a set of 20 recommendations to the UN Secretary-General on managing the shift to a hyperconnected world without compromising the values upon which the institution was founded. Tom Fletcher, Special Advisor to the President of ......read more

- Workshop aimed to raise awareness about key legal and practical matters related to UAE residency and employment  - Discussions covered a variety of topics, including short and long-term visit and employment permits, business travel, residency compliance, and residency violations 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a one-day legal workshop on Tuesday (April 18th) at its head office in cooperation with Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP and Fragomen (UAE) LLC to provide local businesses and employers with more clarity on key legal and practical aspects related to UAE residency. Entitled ‘Key Legal & Practical Aspects of UAE R ......read more

Participants Experienced Hands-On Labs on Mini-Satellites, 3D Printing, Fuel Cells, Waste-to-Energy and Carbon Capture Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, hosted a group of 20 UAE national undergraduate students who learned cutting-edge research techniques as part of the Institute’s yearly Ektashif Spring 2017 internship program. Masdar Institute is part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology, The one-week residential program that targets talented undergraduate students majoring in science, engineerin ......read more

April 19, 2017: Recent industry reports have shown that the continuously growing rate of technological change has been identified as one of the major drivers in the evolution of the global transport landscape. Looking to increase more awareness on this evolving phenomenon, TRL, the global centre for innovation in transport and mobility, is set to showcase the emerging and upcoming trends in the Future of Transport for the UAE during its participation at the coming Smart Infrastructure Summit, an event aimed at discussing and debating on the various technologies and systems that bridge the gap between ‘Now’ and the ‘Future,’ which will be held from April 26, 2017 at th ......read more

New shopping mall expands over 2.3 million square feet and comprises 300 shops and a family entertainment centre Dhs. 1 billion project to be ready for Expo2020 Dubai-UAE: 19 April, 2017 - His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, today unveiled the commemorative plaque and laid the foundation stone for Silicon Mall, the new 2.3 million square feet shopping mall by the LuLu Group International (LuLu Group), one of the top retailers in the Middle East, at the hi-tech park. The total investment on this new project is expected to be around Dh ......read more

UAE, April 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American University of Beirut as part of its partnership with international academic institutions to share and exchange experiences in the field of vocational training for the health sector.  The agreement, which is renewable for another year, was signed at the Ministry’s office in Dubai by H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services of MOHAP, and Professor Hassan Diab, Vice President of the American University of Beirut (AUB), in the presence of Saqr Al Hemeiri, Director of Training and Development Center, MOHAP. H.E ......read more

•    Swiss Government Export Finance Agency backs one of the largest foreign direct environment investments in UAE •    AED120 million e-waste recycling facility with 39,000 tons processing capacity to span 228,000 square feet •    Region’s first renewable energy-powered recycling facility with zero air, liquid emissions Dubai-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Enviroserve UAE, a global leader in the delivery of niche waste and environmental solutions, has signed an agreement with Dubai Wholesale City for the construction of a 228,000 sq ft electronics and specialized waste recycling plant at Dubai Industrial Park, the dedicated ......read more

UAE capital’s leading real estate event returns as research reveals the Emirates tops the charts for Middle East investment Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April, 2017: The 11th edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi opened its doors today to thousands of local, regional and international visitors who flocked to the capital’s largest real estate event to meet more than 100 exhibitors and see a host of new project launches. The three-day property exhibition comes as new regional market research studies reveal that the UAE is the most appealing country to invest in real estate in the Middle East.   Figures from a new YouGov survey, commissioned ahead Cityscape Abu Dhabi revealed that 88% o ......read more

Blissful summer days spent by the sea… Hi, my name is Nola, I’ll be all you need As featured in Chloé’s latest sun-drenched Spring-Summer 2017 campaign, the new Nola sunglasses draw from the Maison’s guiding 70s spirit and effortless tomboy style. Elegant and versatile, the sporty, graphic lines of the frames are emboldened by a double upper bridge and cast in gold metal that is embellished with distinct engravings. Available in two striking silhouettes, tear-drop or square, the lenses are available in five unique gradient shades, including subtle mirroring, perfect for endless summer days. ...read more

Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2017 convenes at a time when construction activities are in full swing at key Bloom projects Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Bloom Properties, a Bloom Holding business specializing in the development of integrated and sustainable communities, has provided investors and home buyers with updates of the ongoing construction activities across its diverse range of projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai during its participation in the 11th edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi currently underway at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The developer said it has recently commenced the main construction works of its developments Stella Maris in Dubai Marina and Bloom Heights in ......read more

With a world-class collection of hospitality and dining offerings, as well as the Capital’s most exciting celebrations, Al Maryah Island is establishing itself as Abu Dhabi’s most vibrant business and lifestyle destination  Abu Dhabi, 19 April, 2017: Having recently marked a plethora of milestones, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, will showcase its expanding collection of dining and hospitality offerings, alongside its array of celebrations, at this year’s Arabian Travel Market. From the official opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi in October 2016, to the announcement of The Galleria’s Dining Collection, to its im ......read more

No signs of slowing down; exhibitors report high number of sales on opening day of capital’s largest real estate show Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April, 2017: Investors and buyers are out in full force at Cityscape Abu Dhabi this week, as exhibitors reveal hundreds of new property launches, special promotion rates and payment plans for a host of local, regional and international real estate projects across a range of price points.  Taking place until 20 April at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Cityscape Abu Dhabi is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. ......read more

April 19, 2017– Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities management (FM) company based in Dubai, recently entered into a three-year-agreement with Emarat, one of the largest suppliers of petroleum products in the UAE, to deliver innovative, sustainable, and integrated general waste collection services. The scope of the contract includes Emarat’s 47 stations, atrium building, head office, central workshop, and staff accommodation.  Imdaad’s newest partnership with one of the country’s major players in the oil and energy industries is the latest addition to the growing list of the FM company’s value-added and prestigious portfolio of clients a ......read more

UAE, April 19 2017. The 17th Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG) conference, the latest edition of the international forum featuring key players from the region’s internet network operations field, officially opened today (Wednesday, April 19 2017) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Muscat, Oman. Running until April 20 2017, the conference will bring together global Internet and communications leaders, pioneers, and stakeholders to share expertise and knowledge as well as tackle pressing issues facing the sector. High-level representatives from key local, regional and international organisations – including the Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Omantel, Oor ......read more

UAE, April 19, 2017- The Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) private equity industry (PE) is poised for significant growth led by the GCC’s six member states in light of intensified MENA-wide economic diversification and development efforts. This was the key finding of the report on ‘Challenges and Opportunities: Reinforcing the Private Equity Market in the MENA Region’ released by Orient Planet Research, an Orient Planet Group venture, on the sidelines of the inaugural Private Equity Forum & Awards 2017 held today (19 April 2017) at the St. Regis Hotel, Dubai. The research investigated some promising factors driving the regional PE industry as well as major ......read more

Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi to tackle notorious climb of the 'Mur de Huy' 19 April 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates, led by in-form Portuguese rider Rui Costa, is heading to the second Ardennes Classics of the season and first of two Belgian races- La Flèche Wallonne – this Wednesday 18 April 2017 with hopes of a top ten result following the climb of the iconic Mur de Huy (which translates to 'Wall of Huy').    Costa, who has participated in La Flèche Wallonne across the years placed in the top ten in last year’s edition. Commenting ahead of the race, UAE Team Emirates’ Captain Rui Costa said: “La Flèche Wallo ......read more

•    Majid Al Futtaim is the first company from the Middle East to commit to Net Positive  •    Company aims to become Net Positive in water consumption and carbon emissions by 2040  •    Majid Al Futtaim joins other leading global corporations in Net Positive movement Dubai, 18 April 2017 – Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has today launched its Net Positive strategy in the presence of Dr. Thani Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The strategy aims to significantly reduce the company’s wa ......read more

UAE, April 18, 2016– Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) received a high-level delegates from the Community Development Authority headed by Director General H.E Ahmed Jelfar at the university campus to discuss areas of collaboration and future partnerships in matters of common interests. During the meeting, HBMSU representatives also took the opportunity to showcase the university’s smart learning system, online learning platform Cloud Campus, international research works, and academic programs and professional diplomas – all of which have been designed to instill a culture of quality, innovation, excellence, and research in Dubai ......read more

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