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Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha are the two major festivals in Islam. Eid al-Adha, also called the "Sacrifice Feast", is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's command and i... Read more
RAMADAN 2017Spoil your loved ones this Ramadan with Chopard’s limited edition sets of your favourite fragrances, Oud Malaki and Happy Spirit. The special sets come complete with a 75ml fragrance as well as a perfumed body lotion.Price List:. Oud Malaki: UAE 490 AED - KSA 500 SR - KWT 38.7 KD - BAH 50.2 BD - QTR 500 QR - OMN 51.4 OR - LEB 133 ... Read more
Honor 8 lite and honor 6x make the perfect gifts for Eid!Honor, the number one smartphone e-brand by Huawei, has the perfect gifting solutions for you this Eid: two of its latest models, honor 6x and honor 8 Lite, with unrivalled design features at fabulous price points.The honor 6x, embodying the motto “Double the Experience” that mill... Read more
An action packed calendar of events to play out over the Eid weekend at Dubai Festival CityDubai, UAE, 22 June 2017: Visitors to Dubai Festival City this Eid-al-Fitr will be treated to a raft of family-friendly events and activities, including a spectacular fireworks display, to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr. Thousands of residents and tourists are expecte... Read more
Offering up to 90 per cent off Dubai – June 22, 2017:  Dubai Outlet Mall, the ultimate value shopping destination and the first outlet concept mall in the UAE, has launched a spectacular shopping extravaganza for customers during this Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. The bargain shopping experience is combined with various other activities and... Read more
(Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE –June 22, 2017) – Starbucks’ summer favorite S’mores Frappuccino is back on popular demand in the MENA region, following its successful introduction in the summer of 2016..  . The S’mores Frappuccino® is a delicious fusion of sweet, chocolatey, and creamy elements:  marshmallow-i... Read more
Discover a month-long programme packed with live entertainment and activities  Incredible prizes, with an Italian Vespa up for grabs each week through a spectacular ‘spend and win’ competitionDubai – United Arab Emirates, 22 June 2017: The Outlet Village, Dubai’s premiere outlet shopping destination, has announced a sp... Read more
Dubai, UAE; June 22, 2017: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE has launched Martin bedroom collection with unique statement headboard design. This collection is perfect for the master suite or guest room. Transforming space into restful retreat, the Martin bed has frames covered in linen like fabric upholstery tha... Read more
Latest poll from DIFC Wills & Probate Registry reveals people in Dubai acquire more assets than expected – including a family – and consider children as their most valuable assetDubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2017:  Long gone are the days of Dubai being a place people came solely to seek their fortune, according to the mo... Read more
Dubai, UAE, 21th June 2017:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation highly applauded the UAE’s achievement of topping the world’s Efficiency of Customs Procedures Index at the annual report of the Global Competitiveness of 2017.. The book is issued by the Globa... Read more
Introduced in 2007, this new and unique shape, that combines the square and the circle, is embellished with three new dials that enliven the model revised and launched in 2016 with a thinned watch case. The Saqra watch is a unique timepiece with a strong character, a bold design, away from stereotypes and standards. It is the perfect balance b... Read more
Marks Dubai’s Year of Giving by helping feed families throughout 2017Dubai, UAE – June 21, 2017:  Emirates Modern Poultry Co., also known as Al Rawdah, has donated over 70 tonnes of food products since the start of the year to Dar El Ber Society – an NGO that looks after families in need across the Middle East and Africa.Al R... Read more
Malabar Gold & Diamonds’ announces the first sixteen lucky customers who won 100 gram gold each of their ongoing campaign. Campaign- Be a Gold Bullionaire Participating Outlets- All outlets in the GCC Main attraction- Win up to 75 Gold bars across GCC Offers in UAE: Customers get one raffle coupon for every gold jewelry purchase of AED ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced the July workshops of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017, including three that will be hosted from 2 to 23 July in collaboration with the Higher Institute of Theatri... Read more
 

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24 June 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirate – Evonik, one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, recently launched in the Arabian Peninsula a school campaign aimed at re-awakening the interest in science. “We always look for ways to contribute to the communities that we operate in. This was the reason we launched Young Spirit school campaign almost fifteen years ago in Germany where the company is headquartered” said Michael Wring, President of Evonik Gulf FZE, Middle East and North Africa. “As our global presence became more prominent, the concept of Young Spirit travelled from Germany to different locations across the world, and we are v ......read more

Season of generosity translates to more remittances to friends and family back home  Dubai, June 24, 2017:  Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands has recorded a 12% increase in remittances in the first two weeks of Ramadan as compared to the same period last year (first 2 weeks of Ramadan last year). The increase is reflected in outward remittances to South Asia, the Levant and other parts of the MENA region.  “Ramadan is the month of giving, and we traditionally witness that remittances back home to friends and loved ones increase during the month. This year, we have registered a 12% increase in remittances in the first ......read more

Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha are the two major festivals in Islam. Eid Al Fitr, or the 'festival of breaking fast', marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawaal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. The religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day o ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 24, 2017:  Throughout its twenty years, Grand Optics has captured the imagination of customers across the GCC – and has offered the latest styles in eyewear and the most advanced technology in eyewear. Grand Optics has become a powerful household name in optics – the retail concept integrates a portfolio of luxurious and trendy eyewear brands with a focus on providing innovative vision solutions.  The Grand vision is to be the region’s leading luxury eyewear retailer and provider of innovative vision care. Grand Optics represents an extensive variety of luxury, designer, bridge and exclusive brands for clinical eyewear and sunglasses – ......read more

Orpic B wins 6:5 over IMCO after penalty shoot out  More than 60 matches played over three weeks with 32 company teams participating Annual SOHAR Cup celebrates teamwork and health during the Holy Month  Orpic B fought their way to glory last night at Al Arabi field in Suhar, to be crowned 2017 champions of the annual SOHAR Cup football tournament. Now in its tenth year, the tournament has grown from small beginnings to become one of the key fixtures in the North Al Batinah region’s sporting calendar. After an exciting match, the B team from the national petrochemical and refining giants Orpic, defeated International Maritime College Oman, the Port’s vocatio ......read more

The 9th edition of the Halal Expo Dubai that takes place from Sept 18 and 19 at Roda Al Bustan Hotel, will focus on Halal standards, services and other human health benefits Date: June 24, 2017 Key Announcements: More than 100 organisations are expected to participate at the 9th Halal Expo – Dubai 2017, to take place at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel from Sept 18-19, 2017. Global Halal sector records an 8 per cent growth year-on-year to US$2.3 trillion Halal Expo to boost the UAE’s drive towards creating a Halal Economy and a centre of the global halal movement for clean, green and healthy life Annual spending in halal products and services is expected to touch $1.6 t ......read more

Yas Mall celebrations will include a 24 hour Mega Sale plus giveaways including, a chance to win 1 million Etihad Guest miles by ADCB, Yas Mall Gift cards and more Abu Dhabi, UAE June 24th, 2017: Yas Mall, the leading destination for entertainment, retail and dining will launch the first ever 24 hour Mega Sale in Abu Dhabi this Sunday. To celebrate Eid Al Fitr Yas Mall will delight residents and tourists alike by opening from 10:00am on Sunday 25th June until 10:00am on Monday 26th. Opening around the clock, Yas Mall will be the place to celebrate Eid Al Fitr with its incredible mix of live entertainment, amazing prizes and 24 hour Mega Sale. During Yas Mall’s Mega Sale over 340 ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 24, 2017:  The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is the brand’s first watch to combine the hour and minute counters with the moon phase in a single subdial. Achieving this called for a development of the IWC-manufactured 89630 calibre. A silver-plated or gold-plated disc depicts the full moon in all its glory. At the same time, the rounded, dark blue section of the disc – representing the earth’s shadow – rotates to show the waxing or waning moon. With white gold particles sprinkled across the dark blue background, the subdial has the appearance of a star-studded night sky. The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph (Ref. IW392101/IW392 ......read more

Families can enjoy the Eid al-Fitr weekend together, with The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall offering a host of fun activities for learning, discovery and play!  Virtual Reality Experience incredible VR amusement park rides, using Oculus goggles; you’ll be transported to feel like you’re riding on a crazy rollercoaster, or experience the thrill of skydiving, without your feet ever leaving the ground! This, and an opportunity to take a family portrait, will be at The Dubai Mall, between Grand and Souk Atriums, across the entire long weekend.  Arts & Crafts  Visit the Souk Atrium at The Dubai Mall for fun activities including, ceramic tile painting and ......read more

Accelerators dedicated to improving financial efficiency of humanitarian organisations; adapting advanced technology to serve the humanitarian sector. Dubai, UAE: 24 June, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today launched the Humanitarian Accelerators, a first of its kind initiative in the Arab World which aims to gather skilled professionals in the cause of aiding the humanitarian sector. The accelerators will be dedicated to improving the financial efficiency of humanitarian organisations and leapfrogging conventional technology approaches in order to enhance the work of the humanitarian sector.  ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 24, 2017:   Maqta Gateway a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, and the developer and operator of Maqta Port Community System (MPCS), has announced the launch of new innovative solutions including Maqta Payment Solution and Maqta License Management System.  The reveal took place during the Ramadan iftar hosted by Maqta Gateway, in the presence of representatives from the port community to celebrate joint achievements over the past year and the deployment of Maqta Gateway’s new solutions.  The company welcomed guests from Abu Dhabi Customs,  Abu Dhabi Terminals, government agencies, shipping agents  ,shipping liners, and ke ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 24, 2017:  With the end of the school year upon us, many families will be planning to leave Dubai’s hot summer until the cooler start of the school year in September. Dr Sara Elliott, at British Veterinary Hospital in Dubai, explains the restrictions pet owners will face with the increase in travel plans for pets. She said: “With the inevitable mass exodus over the summer we always have a huge increase of enquiries about pet travel arrangements. While it’s wonderful for your pets to be able to enjoy the great outdoors with mum, dad and the kids, there are some key elements pet owners need to be aware of from both a health and safety perspective for ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 24 June 2017:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that leading organizations attain excellence through the exceptional services they provide to their clients. “Our success at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation relies on our adoption to innovation and continual development as a daily practice and a corporate culture. This what has helped us gain our prestigious worldwide reputation and unprecedented achievements”.  During the launch of the new world-class Port Rashid Customs Center bin Sulayem reaffirmed the importance of facilitating the business and makin ......read more

Annualised equivalent dividend yield is 7.1%  Dividends will be paid to shareholders on 12th July 2017  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 June 2017: ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT” or the “REIT”), the Nasdaq Dubai-listed Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management, has announced its first dividend payment since listing on Nasdaq Dubai in March. The REIT will pay an interim dividend of USD 9,713,207, or USD 0.0382 per share. Shareholders must own shares in ENBD REIT before market close on 2nd July 2017 to be entitled to claim a dividend. The dividend record date will be 5th July 2017.  Th ......read more

June 2017 Dubai, U.A.E: Minerva Research Labs launches Gold Collagen® Hydrogel Mask in the Middle East. This innovative face mask is clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of signs of ageing, improve skin hydration along with skin radiance and luminosity, and help promote an even skin tone and reduce pigmentation.  With its “second skin” technology, Gold Collagen® Hydrogel Mask fits the soft facial contours perfectly. Upon contact with the skin, the Gold Collagen® Hydrogel Mask provides an immediate cooling effect and releases its advance formula directly onto the skin, once it reaches body temperature, facilitating the penetration of the act ......read more

A number of UAE Team Emirates’ riders will battle it out for their respective National Championships this week.  Individual time trial and road race events will be contested by 16 of our riders across four countries on Friday 23rd June and Sunday 25th June, with Przemysław Niemiec kicking things off on Friday as he goes in search of a Polish Road race title.  Champion riders earn the right to wear a distinctive jersey or skinsuit with their national colours on them for the next 12 months and later on have the colours of their nation adorning their sleeves.  Two of our riders National Champions this year with Jan Polanc becoming the new Slovenian Time Trial champ ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, the entity responsible for developing the quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has opened a new retail scale verification bureau in Al Ain as part of its continued efforts to meet the dynamic needs of its customers from the retail sector for high quality verification services in a timely and efficient manner. The bureau, which is the second of its kind in the emirate, offers the verification of retail scales with the capacity of up to 150 kg, which are widely used in the retailing of such products as meat, fish, vegetable, fruit, confectionery, among others. Business owners can bring their sca ......read more

Honor 8 lite and honor 6x make the perfect gifts for Eid! Honor, the number one smartphone e-brand by Huawei, has the perfect gifting solutions for you this Eid: two of its latest models, honor 6x and honor 8 Lite, with unrivalled design features at fabulous price points. The honor 6x, embodying the motto “Double the Experience” that millennials live and breathe breaks ground with its premium dual-lens rear camera, extended battery life and rock-solid performance. Honor 6x at 919 AED available at all major retailers in the UAE. The honor 8 Lite with the motto “Beauty at your reach”, gives you all the qualities you need without breaking the bank. Its eye-catch ......read more

Follow simple rules of thumb to stay well hydrated, which will make the flight a more pleasant part of your trip Dubai, UAE, June 22 2017: With schools breaking for summer holidays, chances are you’ve planned your upcoming vacation. You've spent hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars planning your vacation, but at most times long haul flights can be like a drain, sucking all the moisture out of your skin and leaving you feeling tired and dry. This is the last thing you want to experience, particularly when you arrive at your destination. In order to beat the jet lag and stay fresh and active, it’s important to stay hydrated on the flight and before boarding one! “ ......read more

An action packed calendar of events to play out over the Eid weekend at Dubai Festival City Dubai, UAE, 22 June 2017: Visitors to Dubai Festival City this Eid-al-Fitr will be treated to a raft of family-friendly events and activities, including a spectacular fireworks display, to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr. Thousands of residents and tourists are expected to enjoy an array of free activities taking place over the weekend and throughout the week.  There will be plenty of surprises all throughout the day with roaming entertainment planned to watch and take part in. Visitors can look forward to a Harry Potter style dance troupe, Beauty and the Beast characters performing interactive chore ......read more

Offering up to 90 per cent off  Dubai – June 22, 2017:  Dubai Outlet Mall, the ultimate value shopping destination and the first outlet concept mall in the UAE, has launched a spectacular shopping extravaganza for customers during this Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. The bargain shopping experience is combined with various other activities and competitions to be held across the mall. Bargain deals up to 90 per cent, games, musical entertainment, magic shows and more is on offer at the Dubai Outlet Mall, bringing the best of everything to eager Eid shoppers.  A special Shop, Spin & Win promotion is being held from June 16 at the mall premises, where customers who shop for ......read more

22 June 2017   Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline, have announced a new codeshare partnership, which comes into effect on 22 June 2017. This increases the number of codeshare agreements operated by the Abu Dhabi-based airline to 53.  Under the agreement, China Southern Airlines will put its 'CZ' code on Etihad Airways’ daily services between Beijing (PEK)/Shanghai (PVG)/Chengdu (CTU) and Abu Dhabi.  The codeshare partnership will give China Southern guests the opportunity to book codeshare flights to and from Abu Dhabi, and connect onto Etihad’s network of ......read more

June 22, 2017: H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has awarded H.E. Salem Almoosa, Chairman and General Manager of Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises (SAAE) with the ‘Community Service’ medal in recognition of his contribution in creating a positive impact in the community. The award was given following his recent hosting of a Majlis session in partnership with the Ministry of Interior. The Majlis session discussed tolerance and the importance of strengthening cultural interaction among various culture as part of a series of Ramadan sessions under the theme ‘Generations Resume Civilization’. H.E. Almoosa sa ......read more

UAE, June 22, 2017 - Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid market leader with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAP ™), recently organised a roundtable titled ‘Pioneering Future Energy in Kazakhstan’ during its participation at the World Scientific and Engineering Congress (WSEC) held recently under the theme ‘Energy of the Future: Innovative Scenarios and Methods of Their Implementation’ at Astana City. The roundtable was held on the second day of WSEC-2017 in collaboration with the National Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to throw the spotlight on NES’ role as a pioneer in the Smart ......read more

(Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE –June 22, 2017) – Starbucks’ summer favorite S’mores Frappuccino is back on popular demand in the MENA region, following its successful introduction in the summer of 2016.   The S’mores Frappuccino® is a delicious fusion of sweet, chocolatey, and creamy elements:  marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce, blended with the traditional Frappuccino® base of coffee, milk, and ice, all topped with some more marshmallow-infused whipped cream and finished off with a graham cracker crumble- that’s sure to leave you smiling!   Complementing the release of the S’mores Frappuccino® this ......read more

Dubai, June 21, 2017: Al-Futtaim Automall, the largest retailer of pre-owned vehicles in the UAE, has announced the opening of a new super site at Dubai Festival City that will display over 400 cars. Customers looking to buy good quality used cars can head to the new 12,000 sqm site, located opposite IKEA and alongside ACE, where they can view the widest range of pre-owned vehicles from all leading manufacturers including Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Dodge, Ford, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, Jeep and luxury models including BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Volvo, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover and Porsche amongst others.  Declan McCluskey, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Automall, said: &ldq ......read more

22 June 2017 New ‘Neighbour-Free Seat’ paid option in Economy Class Premium Lounge access now a paid option for Economy Class  Business Class paid upgrade for First Class Lounge and Spa access Chauffeur services for Business and First Class to become a paid option at all international destinations Economy Class guests now able to pay for Etihad Chauffeur services Continued complimentary chauffeur services in Abu Dhabi for all eligible Business and First Class guests Etihad Airways is introducing a series of changes designed to offer increased value and flexibility based on customer feedback.  The airline is to amend its chauffeur policy following ......read more

Discover a month-long programme packed with live entertainment and activities  Incredible prizes, with an Italian Vespa up for grabs each week through a spectacular ‘spend and win’ competition Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 22 June 2017: The Outlet Village, Dubai’s premiere outlet shopping destination, has announced a spectacular line up of family entertainment to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr and Dubai Summer Surprises, as the city gears up for a feel-good summer season. Dubai Summer Surprises comes with whopping savings and visitors to The Outlet Village won’t be disappointed by the epic discounts that await them this year. Hundreds of fashion, sports ......read more

Dubai, UAE; June 22, 2017: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE has launched Martin bedroom collection with unique statement headboard design. This collection is perfect for the master suite or guest room.  Transforming space into restful retreat, the Martin bed has frames covered in linen like fabric upholstery that makes it comfortable, durable and easy to maintain. Ornate shape of the headboard adorned in grey fabric creates a regal look. The Martin bed is priced at AED 4,977.  The Hazel bench with rounded corners, button tufts and adorned in velvety fabric is priced at AED 1,532. Commenting on the design of Martin collection Amit Yadav, ......read more

Personal Arabic shopping assistant in the summer months From July 24 up to and including September 10, 2017, Munich Airport will offer Arabic-speaking personal shopping assistants on request in Terminal 2. They will be available to bridge any cultural or language gaps between passengers and the personnel serving them in airport shops. The native Arabic speakers can also guide travelers through the Terminal 2 shopping world and provide detailed information on offers and products. The service will be free of charge for passengers, and is intended to provide them with a pleasant shopping experience. The shopping assistants can also help in case of questions on sales tax refunds or customs ......read more

Latest poll from DIFC Wills & Probate Registry reveals people in Dubai acquire more assets than expected – including a family – and consider children as their most valuable asset Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2017:  Long gone are the days of Dubai being a place people came solely to seek their fortune, according to the most recent DIFC Wills & Probate Registry poll. Amidst the luxury and glamour, a new family first culture is emerging, with latest findings revealing that children replace material wealth as the most valuable assets for 29% of Dubai residents.  In line with this new trend of a family-first approach, coupled with the decline of the &ls ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 21th June 2017:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation highly applauded the UAE’s achievement of topping the world’s Efficiency of Customs Procedures Index at the annual report of the Global Competitiveness of 2017. The book is issued by the Global Competitiveness Centre of the International Institute for Administrative Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is one of the most important specialized colleges in the world in this field.  Bin Sulayem pointed out that the achievement reflects the UAE wise leaders’ vision of making the UAE the best country in all spheres by 20 ......read more

Introduced in 2007, this new and unique shape, that combines the square and the circle, is embellished with three new dials that enliven the model revised and launched in 2016 with a thinned watch case. The Saqra watch is a unique timepiece with a strong character, a bold design, away from stereotypes and standards.  It is the perfect balance between the smoothness of the circle and the audacity of the quadrilateral. Its case, thinned since 2016 in this new version, makes it very comfortable to wear and dresses admirably the wrist. The watch is distinguished by a typed and elegant design, which demonstrates that its owner is different.  The new dials are therefore offered in ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing the quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, carried out an inspection drive to verify the quantity of products included in the Ramadan food baskets sold across major retail outlets in Abu Dhabi throughout the Holy Month. As part of the drive, QCC inspectors verified the weight and measure of frozen and pre-packaged products included in the Ramadan food baskets that generally witness a strong demand. The inspection specifically examined the weight of frozen chicken and some types of frozen meat as well as the weight and measure of pre-packaged products to en ......read more

Marks Dubai’s Year of Giving by helping feed families throughout 2017 Dubai, UAE – June 21, 2017:  Emirates Modern Poultry Co., also known as Al Rawdah, has donated over 70 tonnes of food products since the start of the year to Dar El Ber Society – an NGO that looks after families in need across the Middle East and Africa. Al Rawdah matched its initial donation of 10 tonnes in February with another 10 tonnes in May. In the lead up to Ramadan, the poultry brand has donated another 50 tonnes of products to the charity.  “Al Rawdah is known for being a homegrown brand that is bringing food security to the nation through high-quality products. But we al ......read more

UAE, June 21, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lundbeck to raise community awareness on mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease, among others.  Present during the signing ceremony were H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention; H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector; and from Lundbeck, Emad Wajih, Regional Manager for the Gulf and the Near East and Henrik Larsen, Managing Director of Lundbeck Middle East and North Africa. Dr. Al Rand ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2017:  Aligning with the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions, RAYMOND WEIL is innovating by creating a new movement in collaboration with Sellita. This exclusive movement was developed and designed by the R&D department of the Geneva watch company and produced by the movement manufacturer based in Le Crêt-du-Locle, in the Jura Mountains.  Its distinctive characteristic is the 6 o’clock front-dial positioning of its regulating organ. Named Calibre RW1212 as a nod to the postal code of the company headquarters in Grand-Lancy, it pays tribute to 40 years of RAYMOND WEIL creations and to the Brand’s determination to highlight the richness of watc ......read more

21 June 2017  The peak summer travel period is fast approaching with many travellers making plans for trips home or on holiday. The combination of the Eid public holiday, school break and the summer season means that 22 June to 24 August will be a particularly busy time at Abu Dhabi International Airport, with up to 3.3 million guests flying with Etihad Airways across the network over the next two months. To make sure that our guests enjoy a convenient travel experience during this busy period, we have a number of travel tips and reminders to save time. With the Etihad Airways mobile app, guests can check in 49 hours before departure and download an electronic boarding pass. ......read more

Today Cisco unveiled intent-based networking solutions that represent one of the most significant breakthroughs in enterprise networking. The introduction is the culmination of Cisco’s vision to create an intuitive system that anticipates actions, stops security threats in their tracks, and continues to evolve and learn. It will help businesses to unlock new opportunities and solve previously unsolvable challenges in an era of increasing connectivity and distributed technology.                This new network is the result of years of research and development by Cisco to reinvent networking for an age where network engineers managing hundreds o ......read more

This conference will be held in sync with the IDEA Board of Directors Meeting Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, the CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will be attending the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA)108the Annual Conference & Tradeshow, which will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona-United States,from 26 to 29 June 2017. Ahmad Bin Shafar will also attend the IDEA Board of Directors’ meeting which will be held on the side lines of the conference. Ahmad Bin Shafaris the first Emirati Arab member of the IDEA Board of Directors since 2013.  “W ......read more

The Austrian designer Georg Weissacher is the special guest of White Man & Woman June edition of the leading international tradeshow, sponsored by the City of Milan and down the catwalk for the first time with the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana partnership at Fabbrica del Vapore-via Procaccini 4, on June 19th at 5 pm. Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2017:  Sartorial expert, visionary and all-round whimsical fellow, POAN designer Georg Weissacher brings his very own utopian philosophy to Milan with his latest collection ‘The Phenomenon of Man’ London-based Austrian designer Weissacher will showcase his latest Spring/Summer 2018 collection for the first time in Milan, thanks ......read more

Latest training course invited 104 MBA students to learn about Business Setup and the UAE’s judicial system in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2017: Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) – the governmental entity that provides legal and judicial training in accordance with Dubai Government directives – has strengthened its Ambassador Programme “Safeer” by providing a training course for international students in collaboration with SP Jain School of Global Management. The day-long course was delivered by lecturer Mohammed Al Yafei, Project Manager of the Ambassador Programme and Legal Researcher at Dubai Judicial Institute. The course was attended by 10 ......read more

Dubai, June 21, 2017 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is enabling security and reliable connectivity for Dessmann’s new smart lock platform. The new solution from the global manufacturer of smart locks and safe boxes incorporates Gemalto’s Machine Identification Modules (MIM) and Secure Elements (SE), empowering users to lock and unlock doors with their smartphones or create digital key chains for multiple locks.  The solution provides increased security compared to traditional locks. The mobile app can be used to create spare or temporary virtual keys remotely and can simplify shared accommodation services. For instance, it is ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2017: AirWayBill, the peer-to-peer shipping platform has partnered with Careem, the region’s favourite car-booking app to be its official transportation partner in the Middle East and support carriers in getting their items to recipients, quickly and more efficiently. While terms and conditions do apply, users can avail of up to US$15 off their rides from the airport, when they’re connected through both apps. For those who are excited at the prospect of their shipments arriving, buyers can meet the carriers at the airport to hand off the item, while the carriers are offered a ride home, without the hassle of having to arrange for a separat ......read more

21 June 2017 Airline wins three major awards for its industry-leading First Class at the annual World Airline Awards  Etihad Airways has once again been presented with three coveted awards for the World’s Best First Class, Best First Class Onboard Catering, and Best First Class Airline Seat at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards. The event was held at the Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace, as part of the bi-annual Paris Airshow. The prestigious World Airline Awards are widely considered to be a global benchmark of airline excellence. Winners are chosen based on the votes and findings of a ten month survey of over 19 million air travellers from 105 countries. T ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 June, 2017 – Educators, investors and key members of the construction teams gathered in Dubai to mark the start of construction on the latest addition to the city’s burgeoning education sector. Brighton College and Dwight Schools International are working together in creating a brand-new campus in Al Barsha South, Dubai, as well as a Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Arts and Culture that will be shared by the students of both schools. In addition, the Centre will also welcome interested visitors from the wider community. The new schools have commenced construction following final approval by the KHDA in Dubai, with the appointment of Airolink Interna ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds’ announces the first sixteen lucky customers who won 100 gram gold each of their ongoing campaign. Campaign- Be a Gold Bullionaire Participating Outlets- All outlets in the GCC Main attraction- Win up to 75 Gold bars across GCC Offers in UAE: Customers get one raffle coupon for every gold jewelry purchase of AED 500. For every purchase of diamond jewelry worth AED 500, the customers get 2 raffle coupons. Win 100 gram gold bar daily via raffle draw. Free 1 gram gold coin on diamond purchase of AED 3000. Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the BIG 5 global jewellery retailer announced the first 16 lucky winners of their ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced the July workshops of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017, including three that will be hosted from 2 to 23 July in collaboration with the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Cairo. The first workshop, ‘Theatrical Script Writing’, will run from 2 to 8 July at the Al Twar branch of the Dubai Public Library and cover several topics including the basics of writing theatre scripts, harnessing scripts to capture dramatic conflict, dramatic construction, improvisation, and different types of drama. ......read more

Top Chinese brands, TCL & Midea contribute to 15% of  Eros Group’s Consumer Electronics Distribution as trends shift.  (21st June 2017, Dubai) – From mobiles and TVs, to refrigerators and other home appliances; Chinese brands are giving their competitors a run for their money. With the consumer durables market in UAE witnessing an exponential growth over the years, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) expects the Dubai electronics market size to grow at 4.7 per cent over the next four years and may exceed $3 billion (Dh11 billion) by 2020.   The continued increase in demand can largely be attributed to a rising population and strong househ ......read more

LogRhythm takes top honors based on the highest user satisfaction among dozens of vendors LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company, today announced that the company has been named the Gold Award winner in the first Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice Awards for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). The Customer Choice Awards are a ranking of vendors by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of end-user reviews, and the overall user ratings. Many users praised LogRhythm’s great customer support, noting that the support team is amazing and responsive, and highlighted that its SIEM product is easy to use and highly customizable. Users ......read more

MTiS celebrates the finale of the eighth annual mini-tennis initiative inspiring the next generation of UAE Tennis talent  Abu Dhabi, 21 June 2017:   Following a successful run of the Mubadala Tennis in Schools (MTiS) initiative over the last five months, fifteen talented youths from local schools were selected to put their tennis skills to the test during a tournament to celebrate the programme’s finale. Taking place on Centre Court at Zayed Sport City, Abu Dhabi on 20 June 2017, the championship saw the culmination of months of hard work and dedication, from young boys and girls aged 7 to 10, come to life.  The community programme which aims to enhance the qualit ......read more

UAE, June 21, 2017 - Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has committed AED 10 million to Dubai Cares in line with the recently announced UAE’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’. Rashed Ali Al Ansari, General Manager, Al Ansari Exchange, said: “It is a momentous occasion to witness the growth of Dubai Cares as one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations, working towards providing equal opportunities for girls and boys to access quality education. Since Dubai Cares’ inception, Al Ansari Exchange has been one of its key partners supporting the organization in its effort to reach out to as many children an ......read more

Grand Mufti Dr Ahmed Al Haddad shares insights on maximizing potential of endowments as Guest of Honor at event Dubai-UAE: 21 June, 2017 – As part of its Year of Giving initiatives, the Department of Endowment Development at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a Ramadan majlis under the theme ‘Endowment and the Year of Giving’.  Dr Ahmed Al Haddad, Grand Mufti of Dubai was the guest of honor at the majlis of Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum in Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba area. His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, Ahmed Bu Shihab, Director of AMAF’s Endowment Development Department, and several other AMAF of ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2017:  This summer, globe-spanning European bespoke men’s tailoring brand Suitsupply is encouraging debonair men to embrace their individual style quotients with cuts that reflect every distinct personality.  Whether catering to the discerning gentleman with a taste for classic cuts and accoutrements, the sharp corporate dad who favours design that is refined yet practical, the young and preppy graduate with a passion for all things casual yet polished or the relaxed surfer boy, there is something to suit every sartorial preference this season. Featuring a sharp three-piece charcoal suit, complete with a paisley print pocket square and black dress s ......read more

Sprocket -  The perfect accessory for the summer holiday season United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2017:  Designed to bring back the fun of printed photos, HP has launched the HP Sprocket Photo Printer. Great imagery doesn’t just have to live online, this pocket-size printer allows users to print photos from a smartphone or tablet virtually anywhere.  HP Sprocket is portable and small enough to fit in a pocket. The snaps are instantly shareable, colourful and can even be personalised with filters, frames, emojis, text and more.  Features include: The HP Sprocket App, free on iOS and Android™, lets users easily customise their favourite smartphone and ......read more

DUBAI - June 21, 2017:  G4S UAE, the world’s leading integrated security solutions provider, supported the UAE Red Crescent - Dubai to serve a total of 50,000 Iftar meals to labourers at three Ramadan tents in Jebel Ali industrial area during the holy month of Ramadan.   The company has provided volunteers to serve free Iftar meals from the beginning of the holy month at the three big tents that were installed close to the labour accommodations in the Jebel Ali industrial area, where migrant workers make up the majority of the population.  Each tent served meals to more than 1000 people every day helped by volunteers from G4S and the UAE Red Crescent, Dubai. The in ......read more

Jaguar E-PACE combines sports car design and agility with everyday SUV practicality Joins World Car of the Year-winning F-PACE and Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE Concept SUVs  World Premiere of Jaguar E-PACE 13 July 2017 21 June 2017, Whitley, UK:  Jaguar introduces its new compact performance SUV, the Jaguar E-PACE.  Joining Jaguar’s PACE family of performance SUVs, the E-PACE follows on from the successful F-PACE, which helped boost Jaguar’s sales by 83 per cent last year, and the all-electric I-PACE Concept which will go into production in 2018. Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said: “The combination of sports car looks with Ja ......read more

MATTE COLORS. MAD WEAR. #MADABOUTMATTE Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2017:  EXUBERANCE and a touch of MADNESS are key elements to makeup transformations.  The liquid lipstick ARTIST LIQUID MATTE range offers 15 intense colors to create audacious lip looks, for an extravagant 20-hour-lasting effect*. It allows everyone to free their madness and passion to reveal their exuberant self. The new collection showcases a wide range of super MATTE and absolutely smudge-proof exuberant colors and creative shades, which are appropriate for every occasion and every look. The all-new and unique ARTIST LIQUID MATTE is made up of an innovative formula, which contains: 1. ULTRA MATTE FINISH &nd ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2017:  Every piece of Godiva chocolate tells a story of love and taste, this Belgian brand is always on the top of the fine chocolates list with its inspiring, innovative and classic flavors, and by its different and appealing style. Godiva continues in creating love stories with all the passion and experience of the best chocolate chefs and creators. And now the chocolate lovers can discover the real Godiva Chocolate in a cone! Chocolate and vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone is a heaven inspired by the famous Belgian chocolate to let you live a real chocolate moment and unforgettable experience. Based on the success of Godiva chocolate shops and boutiques in th ......read more

Brighten up your skin again with pure ingredients from the nature! Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2017:  THEFACESHOP presents a lineup of all-natural brightening essences for your facial skin. Made of pure white lupine seed and white daisy, White Seed Brightening line (Toner, Lotion, Serum, Cream, Eye serum, Concentrate and Cleanser) will restore your skin to the luminance of youth.  THEFACESHOP’s White seed’s delivers 3-step brightening system that gives milk-like, clear skin. First, tone care to brighten up skin tone. Then Spot care to improve the translucence, Lastly, Brightening to enhance the radiance. White Seed Complex, the main ingredient that makes up the Wh ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2017 – A recent study conducted by IFSEC Global reveals how trusted identities can serve as the backbone for smart buildings and today’s connected workforce.  Sponsored by HID Global, the access control study on the connected workplace explores the trends in smart buildings and the increasingly important need for identity-aware building systems that offer greater convenience, security and productivity. “Most respondents want more integrated smart buildings and business applications that seamlessly work together.  While many of them are realizing these benefits by using common management frameworks with centralized databases, this approach i ......read more

Dubai, UAE – A Few weeks after its official launch in Dubai, ‘Shop Click Drive’, the region’s first online shopping site from Al Ghandi Auto with a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles, saw its first customer complete the purchase of a brand-new 2017 Chevrolet Trax. Andre Muller, a South Africa national and a UAE resident, experienced firsthand the smooth journey of purchasing his vehicle from the convenience of his home. “I want to congratulate Mr. Andre Muller for being our first customer to purchase his dream car via our newly-launched site ‘Shop Click Drive’,” said Mark Jenkins, CEO of Al Ghandi Auto Group. “As part of our long term ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 21st June, 2017 – Kodak Alaris’ Information Management division (IM) has revamped its channel partner programme, introducing a number of new sales tools, incentives and technical resources designed to support its partners and help them expand their businesses. Why Change? Addressing Channel Partners’ Needs In a rapidly changing marketplace, VARs, distributors and solution providers are looking for new ways to beat increased competition and overcome challenges with perceived commoditization and customers buying through more channels than they have in the past. “More than 90 percent of Kodak Alaris’ Information Management business is done via res ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates– June 21, 2017 – Riverbed Technology today announced the launch of the most complete and integrated Digital Experience Management solution in the market with the latest release of SteelCentral. With companies continuing to invest heavily in digital business initiatives, their ability to measure and control the quality of user experience remains a challenge. Riverbed SteelCentral now empowers customers to measure and troubleshoot all parts of the digital experience, from the user’s experience on the device to the back-end network, infrastructure, cloud and application. According to a recently published report from analyst firm EMA, 59% of enter ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2017:  Ramadan is a time for all to spread the happiness through their actions. BHIMA , one of the leading jewellery brand in UAE, known for high quality jewellery with richest designs & finest craftsmanship launched ‘BHIMA GIFT A SMILE’ in association with Gold FM 101.3, where 28 needy people were randomly selected and gifted gold coins throughout the holy month of Ramadan. Every day one winner was selected and given the gift coin. Being compassionate and willingness to give back to the society, are some of the values which are an integral part of the Brand for the past 92years. Bhima understands the importance of giving back to the society and t ......read more

Tips are from Gold Collagen Doctor Vidhi Patel   UAE, Dubai, June 21, 2017:  Keep your body hydrated and glowing in time for the summer heat with Gold Collagen. Combining the goodness of PURE, ACTIVE & FORTE GOLD COLLAGEN bottles & Hydrogel mask, GOLDEN COLLAGEN has some of the best products for the summer. Here are 5 tips to stay hydrated this summer: Drinking plenty of water (at least 2.5 liters) per day will keep your body hydrated and flush out toxins. For maintaining balance of acidity in the stomach, drink 500ml of lukewarm water in the morning. A bottle of GOLD COLLAGEN daily will nourish skin with the necessary nutrients and vitamins. After three weeks ......read more

Arabic concerts by Majid Al Muhandis and Mohammed Al Shehhi Family-oriented entertainment and activities include renowned cartoon character shows and roaming acts at malls plus Modhesh World Chance to win fabulous prizes in retail promotions at malls across the emirate Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2017:  The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), is gearing up to usher in the 10th edition of the “Eid in Dubai” celebrations with a diverse line-up of events designed to offer families, residents and visitors many memorable moments during the upcoming Eid Al Fitr. ‘Eid in Dubai & ......read more

Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi Concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah, grants Abu Dhabi Ports exclusive rights to develop port infrastructure and manage its operations  Development of 1KM quay and deepening of berths to -16.5 metres to increase capacity and allow arrival of larger vessels  Fujairah Terminals will complement services provided by Khalifa Port and Zayed Port Fujairah, UAE, 20th June 2017:  H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, witnessed at Al Remailah Palace on Monday, the signing of a 35 year concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and the P ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 20, 2017: ISYX Technologies, a fast-growing business innovation consulting company in the Middle East and Africa, announced that it has won the ‘Emerging Partner of the year’ award at Cisco’s 2-Tier channel partner event held recently in Dubai. ISYX was recognised for its outstanding performance and expertise in promoting and deploying Cisco’s transformational technologies within a short period of time since joining Cisco’s channel partner network.    “Cisco has been leading the conversation on digital transformation and cybersecurity globally with its thought leadership and innovative solutions. As a trusted advisor, ISYX has ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 June, 2017 – Brighton College Al Ain (BCAA), managed by Bloom Education, organized the graduation ceremony of its first cohort of graduating pupils on June 15, 2017.  His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and a member of the Executive Council, attended the ceremony and awarded the graduates their certificates before an audience that comprised peers, faculty and families.  Henning Fries at Bloom Education, said: “On behalf of Bloom Education we are exceptionally proud of the first graduating class at BCAA. We are confident that BCAA graduates will make their mark in the world and we wish th ......read more

20-Jun-2017 S&P Global Ratings believes the Islamic finance industry will continue to expand this year, but lose some momentum in 2018. The industry's assets reached $2 trillion at year-end 2016, slightly below our September forecast. Even though sukuk issuance accelerated in the first half of this year and will likely stay strong in the second half, we don't believe this growth rate is sustainable. We think stronger growth is possible if, together, supervisory bodies and market participants achieve greater standardization, resulting in a truly global industry. Overview The current economic situation in core Islamic finance markets and depreciation of local currencies ......read more

20 June 2017 Almost one fifth of the population of the Middle East – approximately 40 million people – are now living in areas at risk of earthquakes, according to a new open source earthquake risk model released today by CATRisk Solutions and Lloyd’s.  The new risk tool uses a bespoke seismotectonic source model to give a more accurate assessment of earthquake risk in:  Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.  Importantly, the model uses the latest seismic data from all earthquakes that have occurred in the wider Middle East, as earthquake damage is often caused by tremors that occur ......read more

Dubai, UAE: 20 June, 2017 – A UAE delegation attended the second annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The event, held for the first-time outside China, on Jeju Island in South Korea from 16 to 18 June 2017, aimed to strategise and discuss collaboration among Asian countries in various aspects of sustainable infrastructure development. The UAE delegation was headed by His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the UAE’s Alternate Governor at the AIIB Board of Governors. Moreover, the meeting convened governors from member countries, partner institutions, civil ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, June 20, 2017 – Genetec Inc. (Genetec), a leading provider of IP security and intelligence solutions, has been hailed as the 'Access Control Solutions Vendor of the Year' by VAR Magazine, a leading Middle East IT channel publication, during the fifth edition of the 'Integrator ICT Champion Awards,' which was held recently at the Oberoi Hotel in Dubai. This year's prestigious board of judges cited the excellent performance of the SynergisTM IP access control system (ACS)--featuring best-in-class performance for its fast and efficient set-up, affordable integration, and the most future-proof investment for security installations. According to Genetec se ......read more

Ismail defends Masters and Al Azhari brothers sweep Junior Cup Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2017:  Champions were crowned following the fourth and final round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) 2017 Ramadan Challenge on Monday night (19 June) at the Dubai Kartdrome. Atef Al Barwani claimed a narrow victory over Romaldo Labrooy to earn his second Ramadan Challenge Senior Cup title, with his last SWS championship win in 2015. Keanu Al Azhari scored an emphatic double race win to seal the 2017 Ramadan Challenge Junior Cup title, with his brothers Enzo and Adam also on the podium to complete an astonishing championship sweep.  Senior Cup & Masters Romaldo Labrooy sought to avenge ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2017: Omnia Pay, in partnership with Mashreq Bank, UAE’s leading financial institution, has successfully integrated its mobile point of sale solution (mPOS), POS Plus, and all-in-one payment devices into the checkout process of Home Centre, a leading home furnishings retailer with over 100 stores across the Middle East, North Africa and India. Home Centre has also extended the POS Plus service to include delivery schedules through its mobile app, to acquire greater insight into its customers purchasing behaviour with a view to more tailored customer promotions. Highlighting the clear advantages of the new solution, Médéric Payne, Chief Executi ......read more

Portuguese World Champion Rui Costa successfully defends fifth place in final audition before Tour de France United Arab Emirates. Tuesday, 20 June 2017:  The 2017 Tour de Suisse concluded on Sunday with Portuguese World Champion and three-time Tour de Suisse winner, Rui Costa defending his fifth place in the overall General Classification. Following a good performance at Tour de Suisse, UAE Team Emirates will now look ahead to its goals for Tour de France, which is less than two weeks away.   Commenting on the results of the race the Portuguese UAE Team Emirates’ rider said: “My goal was to finish the race in the top five and I’ve achieved what I set out to ......read more

(ISC)² designated as knowledge partner, Global Security Network as thought leadership partner of Infosecurity Middle East 2018  To be featured at Infosecurity Middle East: Exclusive Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) round table Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 June, 2017:  Reed Exhibitions, the leading global event organiser, has confirmed that the second edition of Infosecurity Middle East, the Gulf’s specialist event securing vital government and critical data against cyber threats, will once again run as a co-located event on the side-lines of the eighth International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018).  The announcement c ......read more

#67 Ford GT takes second in GTE Pro at the Le Mans 24 Hours in thrilling finish Marks second year in a row that Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has made the podium at the legendary event  The podium earned the #67 team double points toward the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship title DUBAI, UAE. June 20, 2017:  The #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB), and Pipo Derani (BRA) grabbed the runner-up spot in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours at the end of the final lap.  Last minute struggles for the second-placed Corvette gave Tincknell the opportunity to pounce and take the place just as the chequered flag fell. In a door-to-door batt ......read more

UAE, June 20, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention and Chairman for Supreme Pharmacovigilance committee, announced that the Ministry of Health and Prevention has recently issued four administrative circulars to withdraw some batches of a pharmaceutical product and medical devices from the local market. The move was in pursuant of Federal Law No. (4) of 1983 concerning pharmaceuticals and related companies and Ministerial Resolution No. (366) of 2010 governing withdrawal, suspension, or prevention of circulation of pharmaceutical and medical products. According to H.E. Dr. Al Amiri, ......read more

Dubai - UAE: 20 June 2017:  As part of sustained efforts in line with the UAE Year of Giving and reflecting the spirit of solidarity during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) is distributing Iftar meals to laborers in select locations in Dubai in the vicinity of labor camps throughout the month.   In collaboration with a popular restaurant, a dedicated team from AMAF is coordinating the distribution of 400 iftar meals daily to fasting laborers at Bilal Mosque and Al Aref Mosque.   His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is the perfect opportunity to e ......read more

Dubai 20 June 2017:  InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use,  has been included by the Ministry of Energy for the third consecutive year, in the 2017 UAE State of Energy Report. InSinkErator was recognized for this contribution during the Ministry of Energy’s annual iftar.  Engineers at InSinkErator have identified that a 10 watt LED lightbulb could be powered for 17 hours by one pound of food. The conclusion is that by putting food waste directly into a digester or using disposers to divert food waste from landfills to advanced wastewater treatment ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 20th June 2017:  Dubai Customs announced the official working hours at its customs centers during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, to help individuals and companies clear their goods without any delay.  Air customs centers at Dubai Cargo Village, Dubai Airport Free Zone- gate number (5), and Dubai Flower Center will work round-the-clock; whereas inspection section at Dubai Multi Commodities Center will work on Saturday 24 June from 9am to 2pm, and in case the holiday extended to 2nd July, Thursday 29th June will be a working day.  Jebel Ali Inspection Center and Dubai Logistics City Inspection Center will work round-the-clock during Eid holiday; whereas, Jebel Ali cu ......read more

Now Dads can learn how to journey through the store in just five minutes! #IKEA_DAD Dubai, 20 June 2017:  IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has revealed one of its biggest and best kept secrets as a gift this year for all dads on Father’s Day – the infamous hidden shortcuts that allows you to journey through the store in 5 mins. This Father’s Day, IKEA wanted to acknowledge all the unsung family patriarchs, quietly supporting their family, day in and day out, all year long! Now Dads can choose their route, pick up the items on their shopping list and whizz through to the IKEA Restaurant & Café much faster.  One of the biggest myths is that men ......read more

Market Leaders Unite to Build Strong, Nimble,  Data-Driven Businesses 20 June 2017 (Berlin):  A.T. Kearney, a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries, today announced the formation of a “Connected Enterprise” global alliance with Microsoft. The announcement was made at A.T. Kearney’s Digital Business Forum (DBF) in Berlin, an event bringing together executives and digital leaders at the world's most iconic corporations as well as tech pioneers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. The DBF’s assembled experts discuss digital transformation experiences as well as the ways in which they turned their digital aspirations ......read more

Leading international school operator to add 1500 seats to K-12 education landscape in Dubai, with another launch planned for Bahrain in 2019 June 20, 2017, Dubai:  Leveraging its 40-year track record of establishing and operating reputable international schools in the MENA region and beyond, Esol Education will open a new American school in Dubai in September 2018, and another in Bahrain in 2019.  The new Dubai school, located near the Al Barari and Living Legends developments in Dubailand, will follow in Esol Education’s tradition of providing a challenging educational program delivered by a talented and dedicated faculty in a caring student-centered environment. &nbs ......read more

For the 4th consecutive year since 2014, Mashreq receives the Great Workplace Award again in 2017 United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 20 June 2017:  Mashreq, one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, proudly announces that it has won the Gallup Great Workplace Award in 2017, thus winning this award for the 4th consecutive year. This is an exceptional milestone win, as no other bank in the region has achieved this status to date. This win places Mashreq in a pool of 37 global companies who have won this award in 2017, recognising the bank as a world-class employer. Gallup has surveyed millions of employees around the world to determine what sets great workplaces apart regardless ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 20, 2017:  Etihad Airways has been given a top rating by London’s Heathrow Airport for its emissions and night-time noise performance during the first three months of 2017. The “Fly Quiet and Clean” League Table, the first of its kind to be produced by the airport, placed the UAE’s national airline among the top carriers for operating the cleanest and quietest fleets. The top rating recognition is the result of a programme of disciplined flying by Etihad Airways’ Operations which strictly manages airport approaches and departures, as well as adhering to air traffic control instructions and procedures. Rick Allen, Senior Vice Presid ......read more

June 20, 2017: In the coming years, Stockholm Metro will undergo extensions that include approximately 20 kilometers of track and 10 new stations, representing the largest investment in the city’s metro in modern times. The project owner FUT tasked JV Sweco/TYPSA to produce the technical designs and railway plans, including an environmental impact report (EIR) for the line that runs from Kungsträdgården to Nacka and Gullmarsplan/South Stockholm. The SEK 25.7 billion project, which includes 11 kilometers of track, rock tunnels, and seven new stations, will be managed using a complete lifecycle BIM approach, and is scheduled to be operational by 2025. With team members sprea ......read more

Capturing and analyzing Big Data, the BNC AIR App is set to revolutionize the way consultants, project managers, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers collaborate on construction projects in future News Announcements BNC AIR App is set to change the construction industry in the GCC region by providing construction intelligence involving 25,324 live projects worth $7.2 trillion (Dh26.4 trillion) and offering them on an user-friendly application for tracking. The powerful application with construction intelligence will empower project managers and help them remain well informed. AIR App will help subscribers to monitor the GCC construction projects and benefit from the growin ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 20, 2017:  Explore astronomy, physics and chemistry as you discover the importance that science has played for time-keeping, daily prayer and navigation throughout the history of Islam.  Zone 4 on The Dubai Mall’s journey of enlightenment through the Golden Ages of Islam, the Science zone, gives children and adults alike, an insight into the world beyond the stars, with Dubai Astronomy Group holding outdoor observation workshops, in line with the astronomy calendar during Ramadan; as well as Oculus stargazing throughout the month.  Children 4-12 years old can immerse themselves in hands-on educational and safe kid’s science experiments with M ......read more

Facebook selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.  The 3 winners won a prize of $20,000 USD and three months of Facebook mentorship. In addition, from the Middle East and North Africa, three runner-up teams won $10,000 and three months of Facebook mentorship. The announcement was made via Facebook Live by Ime Archibong, Facebook's Vice President ......read more

June 20, 2017 - Dubai, UAE:: The city of Dubai, which is renowned for interweaving innovation into its economic, commercial and cultural goals, is now blending it into charity.  The city is working on the establishment of the first collective-endowment park in the world – the Endowment Park project which will be established by Dubai Municipality & Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy (MBRGCEC). The new park combines the business model of collective outsourcing (a concept that has been successfully used in many economic projects) with the concept of innovative endowment adopted by MBRGCEC.  The Endowment Park will be established with the mem ......read more

-         Aerospace leaders to return to UAE capital to tackle industry challenges   -         Future of aerospace to be assessed at time of international unpredictability 19 June 2017 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 1,000 of the world’s aerospace, space and defence industry leaders will define the future of their sectors when they return to Abu Dhabi for the fourth edition of the Global Aerospace Summit 2018.  Corporate, government and military strategies will be marked out at the Summit, which will address some of the key challenges facing the aerospace industry and discuss future trends at a time of international uncertainty. ......read more

#36 au TOM’S LC 500 secures first win of the season at Autopolis  Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2017: Having dominated the first two rounds of the 2017 AUTOBACS SUPER GT500 series in Okayama and Fuji Speedway, the new Lexus LC 500 displayed its prowess once again at the Autopolis racing circuit to make it three wins in a row. This time, it was the turn of the #36 au TOM’S LC 500 driven by Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter to keep the Lexus flag flying as they raced to victory in the third round of the championship.  In a race held under clear bright skies and fought over a challenging 300-km distance, the au TOM’S LC 500 battled its way from seventh on the gr ......read more

Ajman – UAE, June 20, 2017:  Thanani, the contemporary restaurant in Ajman’s serene Al Zorah pavilion hosted the official opening event of the ‘Zayed Humanitarian Day’ launched by Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD). The initiative which is aimed at training and integrating people of determination in the government and tourism sectors across Ajman commenced with a hearty and delectable Iftar served on the evening at Thanani who were also the official sponsors of the event. The initiative was launched under the patronage of Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Tourism Development Department and is in line with the ATDD&rsqu ......read more

The TAG Heuer Luxury Kit contains the new TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, and the prestigious Heuer-02 Tourbillon module.  Dubai, UAE, June 20, 2017:  In March, to coincide with the launch of the Connected Modular 45, TAG Heuer unveiled its first Luxury Kit. A magnificent exclusive presentation case featuring elegant materials in understated hues, it includes three drawers and a bureau type display. But what does the set contain? The new TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, which boasts a grade 5 titanium case, a ceramic bezel and an elegant brown leather strap. For the Connected Modular 45, TAG Heuer has worked closely with Intel and Google to create a luxury watch which combines ......read more

20 June 2017  Executive summary  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Salem Medical Fitness System to facilitate preparation of medical examination applications online for companies with over 50 employees and selected typing centres.  Eligible employers can register with the DHA through the Salem portal. Login credentials will be sent within 15 business days of submitting the request. Copies of corporate documents, including establishment cards and business license, must be provided for successful registration.  Background  Medical examination is a mandatory requirement for all foreign nationals residing in the UAE who are tested against infec ......read more

The winning research was on “Films as a soft power source for the UAE” Dubai, 20 June 2017:  Hollye Enser, Master of Media & Communication student at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently won the Best Paper award at the International Conference on Education, Humanities and Management (ICEHM). In a close competition with senior professors, who also presented their research papers at the conference, Hollye presented the winning paper on “Films as a soft power source for the UAE”. Hollye, along with Nour Al Hossni, Iman Ismail, Mitri Hajjar and Maitha Shuhail, fellow students of the media program, presented their research papers at the c ......read more

New look and features streamline and improve the GoToWebinar experience LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) today announced that GoToWebinar, its easy-to-use webinar tool, has received a technical and visual overhaul, as well as a host of new features.  These include ‘Simulated Live’, a new feature that allows marketers to pre-record and playback webinars as if it were a live experience, as well as video sharing, to seamlessly integrate video assets in to webinars. These enhancements allow GoToWebinar to further advance its industry leading position through great customer experiences at massive scale, by investing heavily in the infrastructure and user interface to optimize for a ......read more

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