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Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2017:  The GCC is on course to rapidly evolve into one of the most sustainable and technologically advanced regions in the world due to smart technology, and given this trajectory, there is anxiety that people would become more overwhelmed with keeping up with technology and neglect their personal relationships... Read more
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  Homegrown swimwear brand COÉGA Sunwear has launched its first Spring/Summer 2017 conservative swimwear collection exclusively for ladies looking for additional sun protection and comfort whilst in or around the beach and pool.The versatile and stylish swimwear, which comes in a range of SPF50 mix and match... Read more
Flagship Smartphone Features Bold New Screen Aspect Ratio, Ergonomic Excellence, Minimalist Design and Superb DurabilityDubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the G6 smartphone, the newest smartphone that features a bold new display format complimented by a cinematic viewing experience, exceptional screen to body... Read more
Roberto Cavalli Signature. Roberto Cavalli Signature is her fragrance. Created by master perfumer Louise Turner (Givaudan) who perfectly understands the brand’s values and universe, it is an exuberant and sunny fragrance whose top notes, lit by pink peppers, exude an infectious joie de vivre. Vibrant and sensual, the fragrance is exhilarating... Read more
Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  A foundation that's both water-resistant and long-wearing with opaque coverage.This smooth, blendable formula was developed for the professional makeup artist who wanted an emollient-based foundation with full coverage. Water-resistant and long-wearing, it can cover most scars, blemishes, and birthmarks... Read more
HH Sheikha Manal: Art is a tool which can be used to share cultural values and provide a platform for dialogue between cultures We are committed to enhancing creativity and providing a stimulating environment for children to develop their creative thinking  Art can support the development of children’s personalities, helping them to... Read more
February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Roger Federer began his quest for a record eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 6-1 6-3 win over Benoit Paire. It is his 13th appearance in Dubai, and as well as winning seven titles he has twice finished as runner-up. The third seeded Australian Open champion is bidding to win... Read more
Dubai knock outs to feature top 16 teams in UAE Schools Cup Boys U16 & U14, 32 Streets Cup Teams and 8 UAE Girls Challenge teamsDubai, UAE – 27 February 2017:  72 schools, streets and girls teams from Dubai will battle it out in du Football Champions, (duFC)’s knockouts next weekend http://www.dufc.ae/schoolsCup/result... Read more
Taste of Dubai adds to its sizzling line-up as Reza Mahmmad and Jenny Morris join the star-studded food extravaganza  Tickets are on sale online27 February 2017 - Dubai, UAE:  10 years ago Taste Festivals launched in Dubai with a vision to become the most loved Food, Drink and Music Festival. In 9 years the festival has seen 160,000... Read more
Featuring water guns and balloons, stilt walkers, and jugglers, the Splash ‘n’ Party ‘Holi Festival of Colours’ will deliver great family fun and fond memoriesDubai, UAE – February 27, 2017:  Splash ‘n’ Party, Dubai’s coolest and most exciting aqua park for little ones, is celebrating... Read more
New category launch makes books more accessible to people and is in line with the UAE’s National Reading Initiative27th February 2017, Dubai, UAE:  SOUQ.com, the Middle East’s largest online retail and marketplace platform announces the launch of its latest category- ‘Global Bookstore’, to provide customers access to... Read more
Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  Splash runway Presentation for Spring Summer’17 at Mall of the Emirates in the presence of Bollywood star Katrina Kaif, brand ambassador of Splash.  The evening saw thousands of fans attend the show and then later join Katrina at the Splash store in the mall... Read more
Interactive activities brought joy to families and drew smiles over kids’ faces. Dubai, 26th February, 2017:  The immensely popular ‘Kids Fest’ at Global Village, wrapped up for this season last evening as it witnessed a huge popularity amongst Global Village’s guests over the course of the festival’s 21 day... Read more
**Burn up to 750 calories per Aquabiking class before detoxifying your body in the unique IYASHI DOME **Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  L’Atelier’s Aquafitness classes have taken Dubai by storm since its launch in 2013 and for good reason. Offering low-impact, high-intensity training, an Aquabike class will give you an intense full... Read more

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Dubai, February 28, 2017 – Hong Kong and UAE have enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations on a range of products and services over the years. Adding to the Hong Kong’s business advantages, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises more than 30 exhibitions each year to bring together buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their business. Mr. Abdul Aziz Nasser, Deputy Director, Middle East, HKTDC announced here today that eight international fairs covering lighting, electronics, ICT, housewares, home textiles and furnishings, gifts and premium, printing and packaging as well as medical industries will be held in Hong Kong in the coming April and May, wh ......read more

Roadshow across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan raises profile of Dubai automotive aftermarket trade fair Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  More than 100 automotive aftermarket professionals from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are attending a two-day Automechanika Roadshow in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as they look at ways to boost interregional business ties with the vibrant Middle East.  The Automechanika Roadshow to the CIS is making its first stop in Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana today (28 February), before moving onto Tashkent, Uzbekistan tomorrow (1 March), to analyse recent trends and future opportunities in the two vast automotive aftermarkets. The even ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  Major orders from around the world, a significant award, and forward-looking innovations: Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS), a leading automation specialist for robot-based and data-driven intralogistics solutions, maintained its successful course in the fourth quarter. Contract awards from Mai Dubai, Stemilt, and one major Asian customer alone generated new orders in excess of 76 million euros in the last three months of the year. Whether in the automobile or pharmaceutical industry, the food and beverage sector, e-commerce or retail: Wherever customer requirements and specialized expertise in process design are critical, Swisslog ......read more

28 February 2017, Sharjah, UAE:  VIP guests including Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov  and participating grandmasters gathered on February 27th  at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club to fete the winner of 2017 FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix at the closing ceremony. Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla thanked 18 Grandmasters who were competing at the Grand Prix for the prize fund of 130 000 euro. They included Salem Saleh, the first Grandmaster from UAE to compete in an official World Chess Championship event. «I'm pleased to congratulate you all for the end of successful tournament and thank you for your participation a ......read more

DREI supports the real estate market by providing training and qualifications for professionals  50  thousand real estate students have graduated from DREI since 2009 Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the educational arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), has made essential contributions towards spreading knowledge and culture all across the real estate market.  DREI has trained and developed more than 50 thousand students since 2009, and strives to raise the efficiency and expertise of those working in, or aspiring to, positions in various real estate sectors and activities. The organisation provides vitality to the real estate ma ......read more

Offering those that experience lactose intolerance the ability to enjoy the goodness of dairy   Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  NZMP, the global ingredients brand of Fonterra, has launched NZMP Low Lactose Instant Whole Milk Powder (IWMP). This new ingredient has less than 2% lactose and allows consumer milk powder manufacturers to capitalise on the increasing consumer demand for low lactose foods.  Santiago Aon, General Manager Middle East for NZMP, says “We developed our Low Lactose ingredient so customers can provide a premium dairy nutrition solution to consumers who avoid milk because of lactose. “Our analysis shows low lactose dairy offerings can comma ......read more

Take a look at this year’s best in show for mum’s on-the-go Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 February 2017:  Mums might be bored with perfume and flowers every year – why not up your game and go for something more exciting, like the latest and greatest wireless headphones? From the gym hero to the flexible worker, Jabra has got the best present inspiration to gift your mum something valuable this year.  JABRA HALO SMART For the flexible worker, mover and shaker A unique gift for Mum  Designed for those who need crisp, clear sound for both calls and music on-the-go, Jabra Halo Smart is the ultimate gift for the Mothers who spend hours commuting, w ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah – UAE: 28 February 2017:  Saud bin Saqr Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises (RAK SME) and National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (RAKBANK) signed a memorandum of understanding to provide financing services at competitive prices for entrepreneurs from the establishment members, as the bank is considered one of the supportive organizations of commercial business and it has powerful partnerships that aim to serve the business community in the Emirate. This agreement comes as part of the efforts aiming to provide financing solutions for youths’ SMEs and arising from the principle of the enhancement of enterprise partnership and based on the strategy of RAK SME ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  The New Atkins Lifestyle has launched a delicious low carb, low sugar Fudge Caramel bar in the UAE.  The Fudge Caramel bar makes for satisfying ‘elevenses’ or afternoon snack and is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth. Scrumptious and satisfying, yet low in sugar and carb treats are hard to come by, but with new tasty addition in the Atkins range, choosing a healthier option couldn’t be easier.  Why not indulge in a not so naughty nibble with the new Atkins Fudge Caramel bar. With 55% less carbohydrates than regular fudge caramel bars, it is perfect for those on the go.  Swap a Mars for a satisfying Atkins Fudge ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  Homegrown swimwear brand COÉGA Sunwear has launched its first Spring/Summer 2017 conservative swimwear collection exclusively for ladies looking for additional sun protection and comfort whilst in or around the beach and pool. The versatile and stylish swimwear, which comes in a range of SPF50 mix and match tunics, swim trousers and swim shaelas, is available in two flattering colourways, a subdued black (available in sizes UK 6-20) and a subtle burgundy which has an attractive paisley print detailing along the sides (available in sizes UK 6-18). The SS17 collection has been carefully designed using superior Italian swim fabrics and expertly co ......read more

Flagship Smartphone Features Bold New Screen Aspect Ratio, Ergonomic Excellence, Minimalist Design and Superb Durability Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the G6 smartphone, the newest smartphone that features a bold new display format complimented by a cinematic viewing experience, exceptional screen to body ratio, wide angle camera and more. De-signed in response to consumer feedback and user opinions, the G6 is a back-to-basics approach to premium smartphones, with a focus on the features consumers want, most notably a big screen that actually fits in one hand. The Big Screen That Actually Fits in Your Hand The LG G6 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD+ ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2017:  The GCC is on course to rapidly evolve into one of the most sustainable and technologically advanced regions in the world due to smart technology, and given this trajectory, there is anxiety that people would become more overwhelmed with keeping up with technology and neglect their personal relationships. However, if used correctly, smart technology improves efficiency, reduces workload and supports respective national strategies to help build an emotional connection between family, friends and residents of the future cities of the GCC. With UAE Vision 2021, Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 and Qatar National Vision 2030, and most recently Kuwait’s v ......read more

Dubai, UAE- February 28, 2017– According to a newly released IDC study, organizations around the world are expected to triple the adoption of modern, automated networks over the next two years. To accelerate the journey to these digital-ready networks, Cisco is introducing new technologies that allow customers to virtualize and secure their networks. Today, businesses demand a lot from their networks. However, the vast majority of today’s networks were only designed to provide fast, reliable connectivity. These legacy networks are struggling to combat sophisticated cyber-threats, or keep up with the requirements of today’s mobile workforce and their use of IoT devices an ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2017:  Lenovo, through its Subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, today launched worldwide the next generation of Moto G. What do people crave in a smartphone? High quality without breaking the bank -- with the bells and whistles that make for a premium device and experience.  A battery that goes the distance. Photographer-quality camera. Striking screen resolution and display. After conducting our Global Mobile Value Index survey, that’s what nearly 12,000 adults in nine countries told us they consider premium in a smartphone.1   And while many of you are not looking to spend an arm and a leg simply because you’re buying a new phone, ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  Zain Saudi Arabia and Ericsson signed a Memorandum of understanding to collaborate in enabling next generation hyperscale data centers based on the latest technology available with the highest degree of automation in orchestration and management. The MoU was signed by Mr. Peter Kaliaropoulos , CEO of  Zain Saudi Arabia and Ali Eid, Head of Ericsson Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine, in the sidlines of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) in Barcelona. A corner-stone is to have a truly software-defined infrastructure that gives Zain the most agile and dynamic environment available at the market. The build also includes Intel’ ......read more

February 28, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Roger Federer began his quest for a record eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a 6-1 6-3 win over Benoit Paire. It is his 13th appearance in Dubai, and as well as winning seven titles he has twice finished as runner-up. The third seeded Australian Open champion is bidding to win an eighth title at an event for the first time in his career, after winning seven titles in Basel, Cincinnati, Halle and Wimbledon as well as Dubai. Federer waited just 12 minutes to make a breakthrough as he broke Paire at love to lead 3-1, but then had to hold off three break points in the next game. At 4-1 Paire had his right ankle taped, and ......read more

Ras Al Khaiamah, UAE: 28 February 2017:  Seeking to actively enforce its pivotal role in the eradication of corruption hotbeds, over the last two years the Department of Public Prosecution initiated investigations into a number of offenses of fraud committed against public funds, and misfeasance in public office, in addition to other related crimes. The investigations follow legal complaints filed against Dr Khater Massaad, Karam Al Sadeq, and others accusing them of fraud, willful damage to Public Entities and unjust enrichment therefrom, which took place during their tenure as public officials with the Government of Ras Al Khaimah. Pursuant to that the Department of Public Prosec ......read more

HH Sheikha Manal: Art is a tool which can be used to share cultural values and provide a platform for dialogue between cultures We are committed to enhancing creativity and providing a stimulating environment for children to develop their creative thinking  Art can support the development of children’s personalities, helping them to become accomplished adults who are active in their communities The ‘Little Artists Program’ plays a significant role in the UAE’s cultural movement  We look forward to building new partnerships to support us in developing innovative and creative future generations Dubai, 28 February, 2017:  Her Highne ......read more

The firm will accept pre-orders for its multi-layered secure communications suite – KATIM KATIM offers a fully integrated, end-to-end hardened system incorporating advanced security features Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm, has launched KATIM, the world’s most secure communications suite. Unveiled in Barcelona, Spain on the first day of Mobile World Congress, KATIM is designed to offer the highest level of protection against mobile attacks for users who have the most demanding security needs.  Designed by DarkMatter’s elite team of secure communications experts, KATIM provides a comprehensive, integrat ......read more

Dubai, 28 February 2017:  The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently honoured some of their outstanding past students who have significantly contributed to the field of professional development, social impact and research and innovation, at Alumni Awards ceremony held at The Address, Dubai Marina.  Nearly 150 guests attended the presentation of the Alumni Awards that were launched in 2015 as a platform to recognise exceptional contributions made by UOWD graduates over the years. Since the establishment of the University 24 years ago, it has produced more than 9,000 graduates some of whom either obtained significant positions within the government and private sector or ......read more

Dubai’s ESMA hosts Global Halal Industry Platform as part of Gulfood programme  Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  The global food industry needs to make fundamental shifts in its operations to advance food safety worldwide, the Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai today has heard. The Platform, organised by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Meteorogy (ESMA) and part of the educational programme of Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food event running at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday night, heard the transformation call from Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC). In the keynote addr ......read more

Consumers can now store, share and back up more than 14,000 photos and 10 hours of videos in the palm of their hand Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017: Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today increased the capacity of its award-winning line of iOS mobile flash drives with the introduction of its 256GB** SanDisk® iXpandTM Flash Drive and 256GB SanDisk ConnectTM Wireless Stick. The new super-high capacity SanDisk drives now match the top-capacity iPhones and iPads available to consumers today, giving users the ability to capture significantly more videos, photos and music on their iPhones and iPads.   “Consumers en ......read more

Expanded SanDisk line-up of A1 microSD cards designed to improve app launch speeds Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today announced the company is working with industry-leading smartphone technology manufacturers to ensure consumers can take full advantage of the new A1 specification with its SanDisk products. Together, A1-enabled smartphones and SanDisk A1 performance class microSDTM cards offer consumers a new dimension of performance when it comes to loading and launching apps.     According to a recent survey by the company1, many consumers are looking to improve their launch ......read more

The German-Turkish Actress Headlines TRYANO’s Beauty Week in Abu Dhabi to kick off a series of regional appearances Abu Dhabi, 27 February 2017:  To celebrate the exclusive launch of Meryem Uzerli’s beauty kit ‘Eye Cosmetics Box’ in TRYANO and Wojooh, the region will witness a series of appearances of the beloved German-Turkish actress Meryem Uzerli, who rose to fame with her breakthrough role as Hürrem Sultan in one of the most successful Turkish series, “The Magnificent Century”. Meryem is passionate about beauty; prior to rising to fame, she worked for years in the industry as a makeup artist, honing her skills and mastering the tricks o ......read more

Wireless Solutions Provider to Showcase Innovations Designed for IoT at 2017 Edition of World’s Largest Mobile Tradeshow Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited, a global leading wireless solutions provider, is participating at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona from February 27 to March 2. Tying in with this year’s event theme ‘The Next Element’, Comba Telecom will be showcasing, for the first time, its innovations elemental to smart city development. A number of countries in the Middle East in particular are embarking on a drive to create smart cities, with the region’s government entities investing heavily in the Internet of Things (IoT) technol ......read more

Abu Dhabi, February 27, 2017: The UAE won an award for best pavilion at Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) 2017, the latest edition of India's biggest travel trade show held recently in the city of Mumbai. The pavilion organized under the theme ‘Visit UAE’ scored the highest marks for decoration and design. The UAE delegation to this year’s OTM included representatives from the tourism bodies of all the emirates who participated under the umbrella of the Ministry of Economy. Various other tourism stakeholders including Emirates Airline, hotels, destination management companies and a Cleveland Clinic, which was promoting medical tourism, joined as well. The recognition is the ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  Hon’ble Mr George Eustice MP, Minister for Farming, Food and Marine Environment, Government of United Kingdom, visited Al Maya Supermarket, Dubai, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.   This is the first time British Minister visiting any Supermarket in Dubai, informed Mr Kamal Vachani.   The Minister is here on the occasion of Gulfood 2017. During the interaction with the Hon.ble Minister, Mr Kamal Vachani introduced Al Maya Group and its activities. Mr Kamal Vachani informed the Hon’ble Minister Mr George Eustice about the variety of products available from the UK at the Al Maya Supermarkets. Al Maya Grou ......read more

Dubai knock outs to feature top 16 teams in UAE Schools Cup Boys U16 & U14, 32 Streets Cup Teams and 8 UAE Girls Challenge teams Dubai, UAE – 27 February 2017:  72 schools, streets and girls teams from Dubai will battle it out in du Football Champions, (duFC)’s knockouts next weekend http://www.dufc.ae/schoolsCup/result. The 72 teams comprise the top 16 teams in UAE Schools Cup Boys U16 & U14, 32 Streets Cup Teams and 8 UAE Girls Challenge teams.   The announcement was made following the final day of Dubai group stages at duFC, home of the nation’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cups. The competition was heated as teams played hard to ear ......read more

Recognizing Dubai as global role model within the “global district energy in cities” initiative: Dubai, 27 February 2017:  HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), has been chosen by the United Nations Environment to become the special advisor on district cooling within its “global district energy in cities” initiative.  This distinction comes after the remarkable intervention of H.E Bin Shafar at the second steering committee meeting of the UN Environment’s‘ global district energy in cities initiative’ in Brussels, beside the valuable contribution of Empower as a partner to the init ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  A foundation that's both water-resistant and long-wearing with opaque coverage. This smooth, blendable formula was developed for the professional makeup artist who wanted an emollient-based foundation with full coverage. Water-resistant and long-wearing, it can cover most scars, blemishes, and birthmarks. Available in a wide range of colours, the cream cake can achieve sheer coverage by applying a small amount using a moist sponge, or full coverage by stippling it on using a dry sponge. Compatible with latex and other special effects synthetics. Great for beauty photography. AVAILABLE as of FEBRUARY 2017in all M.A.C locations and online in ......read more

February 27, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) joined the elite sponsors participating in the 2017 Middle East Yachting Conference held today (Monday, February 27, 2017) as part of the launching of the latest edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, the largest event of its kind in the field of maritime navigation in Middle East running from February 28 to March 4, 2017 at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi. The conference was held under the theme ‘Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future’ and included extensive discussions on major emerging local and regional trends and future plans for the mariti ......read more

UAE, February 27, 2017- Islamabad United’s Captain, Misbah ul Haq, visited the Head Office of Al Ansari Exchange recently upon the invitation of JS Bank Pakistan, to show solidarity with Pakistanis remitting money back home and contributing to Pakistan’s economic growth. The test cricket captain was welcomed by Rashed Ali Al Ansari, General Manager, Al Ansari Exchange and Worldwide Cash Express and Babbar Wajid, Head of Business Management, JS Bank Limited. JS Bank Limited is one of the main sponsors of the Islamabad United Team during the ongoing Pakistan Super League and a preferred partner of Al Ansari Exchange and Worldwide Cash Express in Pakistan. During his visit, Misba ......read more

Roberto Cavalli Signature Roberto Cavalli Signature is her fragrance. Created by master perfumer Louise Turner (Givaudan) who perfectly understands the brand’s values and universe, it is an exuberant and sunny fragrance whose top notes, lit by pink peppers, exude an infectious joie de vivre. Vibrant and sensual, the fragrance is exhilarating and mesmerising from the very first whiff. Its generous heart of orange blossom is a treasure of sensuality and its Tonka bean base notes leave a highly addictive imprint on the skin. The bottle’s soft curves pay a sensual homage to the woman’s body. Crowned by the Roberto Cavalli golden seal, it is adorned by a tiger necklace. A pl ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  The latest timepiece by SAINT HONORE – Charisma – enchants and intrigues in equal measure. Its unusual shape takes you by surprise, its aesthetic charm arresting the eye with an assertively innovative look that allies simplicity and elegance. With this new creation, SAINT HONORE affirms its taste for pure, pared-down designs, contriving two arching forms that embrace the contours of the round 35 mm case, thus connecting it to its strap or bracelet with the utmost finesse. Almost ethereal in quality, the clasps go one step further in accentuating the case’s delicate, feminine curves. The watch comes in two versions, one combining la ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 27, 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 ......read more

Willis Towers Watson and Emirates Insurance Association address the challenges of the Insurance sector Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 27 February 2017:  Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, and Emirates Insurance Association have hosted today the first HR forum for the Insurance sector in the Middle East. The “Building HR in the Insurance Sector” event is a joint initiative between the two organizations and was focused on the key people and HR issues the insurance sector face on a daily basis.  “This forum comes at a critical time of the industry,” said Dr Ahmad Waarie, Managing Director ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  Tezenis rethinks to Sportswear with a closer attention to femininity and trendiness where technical and well-advanced fabrics become fashionable thanks to stylish designs and cool details. The must-haves of this collection are: sweatshirts, microfiber top and leggings that are embellished with multicolored prisms and spotted effects while the profiles of the pieces are illuminated with fluorescent tints.  TEZENIS Launched in 2003, the brand is the cosmopolitan and trendsetter par excellence of the Group, with intimate and home-wear lines for women, men and children.  Young and “easy”, TEZENIS is in continuous development and ......read more

More than 30 German companies are participating at Dubai WoodShow to be held in Dubai from March 7 to 9  Dubai, UAE, 27 February 2017:  A report by The Federation of the German timber industry (HDH) stated that the German wood industry witnessed an increase in sales in 2016 by 2.4%, up to EUR 35 billion. Currently, 939 companies operate in the German wood industry and the employment in the industry comprises of 149,872 employees. To continue the positive momentum and to partner in a collaborative industry effort, more than 30 German companies are participating at Dubai WoodShow to be held in Dubai from March 7 to 9 at Dubai World Trade Centre. “Dubai WoodShow 2017 is a ......read more

UAE, February 27, 2017 –As part of its efforts to meet the current and emerging needs of the regional and global food and beverage (F&B) sectors, the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has announced its participation at Gulfood Exhibition 2017. Taking place from February 26 to March 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the trade exhibition will provide DAFZA with a global platform to showcase its competitive advantages and business-friendly environment suited for leading international F&B companies. The 22nd edition of the world’s biggest food and hospitality event will not only highlight the region’s latest services, facilities, sophisticated infrastru ......read more

Exceeding your expectations, Xperia XA1 (5”) and Xperia XA1 Ultra (6”) feature high-end camera specifications with 23MP sensors Beautiful borderless design for a full-width display Smooth performance and fast speed for those who thrive online Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, 27th February 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today unveiled two stunning super mid-range models in its refreshed “X” series, Xperia XA1, and its 6” screen big brother Xperia XA1 Ultra. Building on the success of last year’s XA models, the XA1 and XA1 Ultra feature a beautiful borderless design to make the most of the edge-to-edge screen, ......read more

Taste of Dubai adds to its sizzling line-up as Reza Mahmmad and Jenny Morris join the star-studded food extravaganza  Tickets are on sale online 27 February 2017 - Dubai, UAE:  10 years ago Taste Festivals launched in Dubai with a vision to become the most loved Food, Drink and Music Festival. In 9 years the festival has seen 160,000 visitors, 172 of the hottest restaurants, 1032 different dishes served and 56 celebrity chef appearances.  Taste of Dubai has become the social scene for foodies, families and friends and is the only place in the city where visitors can enjoy tasting their way around 24 of the city’s hottest restaurants for as little as AED ......read more

UAE, February 27, 2017 - The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has successfully implemented an intensive inspection campaigns aimed towards combating the proliferation of unauthorized roaming vendors across Ajman, particularly in key areas like Alhilliu, Mowiahat, Rowdha and Tella. The efforts are part of a continuing control campaign supervised by the Directorate of Control and Consumer Protection, DED-Ajman. Mohamed Masoud Al Kutbi, Director for the Directorate of Control and Consumer Protection, DED-Ajman, emphasized on the dangers and risks posed by unauthorized roaming vendors--especially in terms of safety and security as the products being offered by these ille ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 27 February 2017:  Get ready for the new season with TRYANO, Abu Dhabi’s premier shopping destination, as the brand reveals its Spring/Summer 2017 campaign in partnership with Emirates Palace, an iconic Abu Dhabi landmark that epitomizes the city’s cultural credentials.  Shot amidst the lush backdrop of the palace’s gardens and featuring distinct architectural details throughout, the campaign showcases a uniquely curated selection of women’s accessories, bags and beauty plus children’s wear.  The campaign will mark the launch of TRYANO’s first seasonal offering of footwear with trend-setting items which add to the store&rsquo ......read more

Dubai - 27 February 2017:  Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited (“Emirates REIT” or the “REIT”), the UAE’s first regulated Shari'a compliant Real Estate Investment Trust listed on Nasdaq Dubai, managed by Equitativa (Dubai) Limited (“Equitativa Dubai”), today reported its audited financial results for the year ending 31 December 2016. Highlights 10.2% total return 22.8% increase in rental income 5% average increase of existing lease rates 38% growth in Fund From Operations Further revaluation gains, but rate of growth slowing as portfolio matures Increase in portfolio value and net asset value Strong operational achievements&nbs ......read more

Acquisition of Angels store chain to allow the brand to accelerate its development and to provide fresh new shopping experiences   Angels brand in portfolio of trendy fashion wear for Kids after Graffiti Fashion Zone DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, February 27, 2017:  With the recent acquisition of the Angels Children’s fashion chain, AW Rostamani lifestyle has expanded its collection in the children’s fashion department. Angels, a multi-brand kid’s fashion concept specializing in luxury garments and accessories for boys and girls in the age group of newborn to 14 years old now with 4 major stores across the UAE. Commenting on the acquisition of the stor ......read more

Featuring water guns and balloons, stilt walkers, and jugglers, the Splash ‘n’ Party ‘Holi Festival of Colours’ will deliver great family fun and fond memories Dubai, UAE – February 27, 2017:  Splash ‘n’ Party, Dubai’s coolest and most exciting aqua park for little ones, is celebrating ‘Holi Festival of Colours’. Set to take place on 11th March from 3pm to 6pm, little ones are ready to experience a thrilling water party featuring jugglers, water guns and balloons, dancers, stilt walkers, and much more.   The Splash n Party Holi festival will have Bollywood dancers, jugglers, and a DJ on the decks, along with party fo ......read more

Meeting on Sidelines of IGCF in Sharjah to Discuss Unsustainable Development Goals, Explore International Best Practices  SHARJAH, UAE, February 27, 2017:  The Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) today announced that the sixth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) will organise a special meeting with members of the diplomatic corps in the UAE on the sidelines of the two-day event. The gathering will be held in collaboration with the Department of Government Relations in Sharjah that is responsible for enhancing cooperation between government departments in the Emirate and international governments and NGOs.  HE Sheikh Sultan bin ......read more

“To Develop a Study for Ajman International Convention & Exhibition Centre Project” Dubai - United Arab Emirates, 27th of February 2017:  The Ajman Chamber of Commerce & Industry and INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a preliminary study for Ajman International Convention & Exhibition Centre Project that will extend on an area of one million square feet. The project will include exhibition and conference halls, two hotels, a shopping mall and a fully integrated health centre. The MoU was signed by H.E. Abdullah Al Muwajai, Chairman of the Ajman Chamber of Commerce & ......read more

The Indian Business & Professional Council (IBPC), Dubai has honoured Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, Regional Director, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), President, Dubai Chapter, Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) with “Business Excellence Award 2016”. The award was given by H.E. Mr Abdulla A. Al Saleh, Under Secretary, Foreign Trade & Industry, Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates and H.E. Dr Rashid Al Leem, Chairman, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA). The award was held in a glittering ceremony in Bollywood Park, Dubai. ...read more

Kara, an international designer wear brand that has walked the ramps of Mercedez-Benz Fashion Show, Doha among others presents its new collection ‘The Golden Mile’  Created by award-winning designer Kanchan Kulkarni, the couture brand Kara displayed its Autumn/Winter ’17 collection on the ramp at Oxford Fashion Studio runway during the London Fashion Week on the 18th of February, 2017 Kara retails at the Vesimi, Jumeirah Beach Road and online Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 27, 2017:  Kara, an international fashion label based in Dubai founded by award-winning designer Kanchan Kulkarni, introduces its new Autumn/Winter collection ‘The Golde ......read more

New category launch makes books more accessible to people and is in line with the UAE’s National Reading Initiative 27th February 2017, Dubai, UAE:  SOUQ.com, the Middle East’s largest online retail and marketplace platform announces the launch of its latest category- ‘Global Bookstore’, to provide customers access to over 6 million books on the platform. This huge category expansion for SOUQ.com makes books more accessible to the region and is in line with the UAE’s government vision to prepare a national framework that helps prepare a generation of readers, reinforcing its position as a capital of content, culture and knowledge. SOUQ.com’s &lsquo ......read more

RAK Hospital’s comprehensive and luxurious concept works on overall health, well-being and appearance of expectant mothers Customized post natal massages, diet and exercise to help women come back to shape. Programme includes relaxing spa and yoga sessions, and complimentary paediatrician consultation until the baby’s first birthday, among other services 27th February 2017, Ras Al Khiamah, UAE:  RAK Hospital, one of the premier healthcare institutions based in Ras Al Khaimah has introduced a unique and luxurious motherhood experience for women offering complete care, support and pampering “mothers to be” in every possible way. The distinct program fr ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  Splash runway Presentation for Spring Summer’17 at Mall of the Emirates in the presence of Bollywood star Katrina Kaif, brand ambassador of Splash.   The evening saw thousands of fans attend the show and then later join Katrina at the Splash store in the mall. ...read more

Dubai, 26 February 2017:  The new IKEA PS 2017 collection is all about independence. Aimed at the free and flexible person that lives in all of us, the collection is designed by 17 urban designers from around the globe. This is the 9th IKEA PS Collection and contains over 50 products, including limited edition items.  IKEA PS 2017 says goodbye to convention and hello to the vitality of changing, urban living spaces. The collection is for the fiercely independent and for free-thinkers who refuse a work-eat-sleep-repeat life, not asking for permission or approval, choosing freedom and the possibilities that come with it. Rocking Chair - AED 1,495 “With IKEA PS 2017 rocki ......read more

**With four generations of tea blending and tasting experience, Ahmad Tea offers a variety of over 70 blends from across the globe**  Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Research has shown that drinking tea has a number of health benefits. Tea is a means of hydration, it also contains antioxidants which assist in fighting free radicals within the body, contributes to better weight control and can support with a better night’s sleep.  Based in the U.K., Ahmad Tea is a family owned business, which has been operating for over four generations, and continues to grow globally as one of the world’s most exclusive tea brands.    The company crafts a range of ......read more

Cairo, Egypt: February 26, 2017:  The Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences (AUIEC) recently held its regular meeting at the general headquarters of Arab League’s General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Economic Unity in Cairo, Egypt.  Chaired by HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, Chairman of AUIEC, the meeting was attended by representatives of 13 AUIEC member states.  Participants discussed ways of developing the fairs and exhibitions sector in the Arab World and the strategies of building the capacities of all stakeholders with the aim of achieving the ultimate goal of Arab economic integration and promoting Arab products and industries in internat ......read more

Region’s first of its kind innovative mobile and web-based delivery platform: Over 23,000 packages delivered during White Friday, 120,000 since its inception  26 February 2017 – Dubai:  WING, the UAE’s most innovative mobile and web-based user-friendly delivery platform for businesses and individual consumers is looking to double its growth in the UAE market with plans to acquire more customers to join its unique platform this year.    The announcement comes as part of the company’s expansion and growth plans to expand its customer base by over 30% and boost business to double the order book by mid-2017. The company is also looking to enhanc ......read more

UAE, February 26, 2017- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) successfully coordinated a visit to their counterparts in Dubai, the Department of Economic Development - Dubai (DED-Dubai), to carry out comparative standardization and to share best practices, experiences and mutual resources. The visit is part of DED-Ajman's continuing commitment towards the improvement of operational performance and procedures while also trying to effect positive change in its systems and operations.  Mohamed Masoud Al Kutbi, Director for the Directorate of Control and Consumer Protection, DED-Ajman, said: The visit was primarily aimed towards exploring the latest practices in ......read more

100 contestants, including foreigners, thrill large crowd at Al Marmoom race track on Saturday DUBAI, 26th February 2017:  The 10th edition of the Saluki Championship organized by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) saw more than 100 contestants, including several foreign participants, vying for honours in the finals of the competition on Saturday 25th February in Al Marmoum race track in Dubai.  Six winners in the Amateur and Professional categories emerged after some closely contested races watched by a large crowd of aficionados for the traditional sport of Saluki. The championship was attended by Sheikh Al Murr bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Mr. Rashid Mubarak bin M ......read more

Now parents in Abu Dhabi to get the certificates at private hospitals rather than going to HAAD customer service centres Abu Dhabi – February 26, 2017:  Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has signed an agreement with VPS Healthcare — the holding entity for Burjeel, Medeor, LLH and Lifecare Hospitals, allowing for the issuance of electronic birth certificates at VPS Healthcare’s hospitals in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. This agreement falls in line with current regulations implemented by HAAD for the issuance of new birth certificates. Mr. Helal Khamis Al Muraikhi, Director of Customer Care and Co ......read more

Interactive activities brought joy to families and drew smiles over kids’ faces.  Dubai, 26th February, 2017:  The immensely popular ‘Kids Fest’ at Global Village, wrapped up for this season last evening as it witnessed a huge popularity amongst Global Village’s guests over the course of the festival’s 21 day period. Thousands of resident and tourist families visited the multicultural destination and enjoyed the various activities at ‘Kids Fest’, which took place from the 5th to the 25th of February. This was the second time ‘Kids Fest’ took place at Global Village after the success following last season, when the multicul ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Ahead of the annual event starting on Tuesday, 28th February, Jalboot (an Abu Dhabi based marine company) has announced its acquisition of the exclusive distribution for luxury Dutch brand, Wajer Yachts across the GCC, as well as for US boat manufacturer, Mastercraft across the UAE - further enhancing it's distributor portfolio in the Middle East. At DIBS 2017, Jalboot will showcase one of Wajer Yachts' most prestigious vessels - the Wajer 38 - in Dubai for the very first time.  The luxurious vessel is for sale at a price tag of AED 3 million. Jalboot will be at Stand MD-170 from 28th February - 4th March 2017.  I'd like to inv ......read more

A team of neuro spinal specialists at Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital have initiated a School Screening Program for Spinal Deformity (SSPSS) for boys and girls aged 10-14 years, to detect early cases of Scoliosis and Kyphosis. The most common form of spine deformity is Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS), involving abnormal sideways curving of the spine. Approximately 3% of children under the age of 16 years are affected with the condition and it has a genetic predisposition.   If left untreated, progression of the disorder can lead to serious problems in adulthood such as breathing difficulties, chronic back pain and physical changes including uneven shoulders, promin ......read more

Dubai mega show proves a hotbed for global food sector innovation Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, today opened Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world-leading food and beverage exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Touring the 1,000,000 sq. ft. show, which runs for five days and is expected to receive up to 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was given a snapshot of the global innovation now impacting an industry striving to meet seismic shifts in consumer dietary preferences. “Buyer demand for healthy and halal pr ......read more

**Burn up to 750 calories per Aquabiking class before detoxifying your body in the unique IYASHI DOME ** Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  L’Atelier’s Aquafitness classes have taken Dubai by storm since its launch in 2013 and for good reason. Offering low-impact, high-intensity training, an Aquabike class will give you an intense full body workout burning up to 750 calories per class, leaving you with an invigorated body and mind!  With 2017 in full force, L’Atelier Aquafitness wants to encourage you to keep on with your fitness routines with its exciting new offers.  During the month of March only, you can enjoy three Aquabiking classes for the incred ......read more

Batelco and Ericsson sign the biggest network deal to provide the latest innovative technologies to Bahrain customers including LTE-Advanced and expansion of VoLTE Ericsson will expand its offerings to Batelco for support and next-level solutions to enhance Batelco’s leadership Deal provides foundation for Batelco to develop a building block for future developments in 5G, IOT and Cloud. Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Batelco have partnered in a major network deal to transform the Bahrain mobile network. The ambition is to boost Batelco’s market leadership and guarantee the best customer experience in mobile internet services.  ......read more

Debut exhibitors to join returning supporters at Dubai trade show as MEA leather production, luxury spending rises Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Global interest in the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) leather industry is gaining momentum, as international tanneries, designers, suppliers, and manufacturers look to boost business prospects at the region’s dedicated leather trade show in Dubai. Debut exhibitors from as far away as Australia, the Netherlands, and Thailand, will rub shoulders with a host of returning players at Leatherworld Middle East 2017, as they set sights on a regional market where demand for finished leather products, tanned animal hides, and manufact ......read more

The 22,000 square metres facility includes a warehouse and  9silo bunker storage Dry bulk goods services include land and maritime transport Abu Dhabi – UAE: February 26, 2017:  Schmidt Middle East logistics, a wholly owned company by Schmidt Heilbronn, a world leader in dry bulk logistics and a global specialist for dry bulk polymer logistics, has launched operations of its multi-user logistics hub based in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (Khalifa Port FTZ) within Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).  This multi-user chemical and petrochemical dedicated hub is set to offer its services to clients within UAE and the rest of the Gulf region and will act as ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 26th February, 2017: Veeam Software today announced that it has signed up as a ‘Premier Sponsor’ of the upcoming Gartner Symposium/ITxpo that will take place in Dubai from the 28 February – 2 March 2017. In line with the conference theme ‘Lead 360. Drive Digital to the Core’, Veeam will provide attendees with insights on making digital a core competence for their organizations. The company will use the event as a platform to demonstrate its latest innovations that ensure 24.7.365 data centre availability for the ‘Always-On’ enterprise. Discussing Veeam’s participation at the event, Mr. Gregg Petersen, Regional Director, Middle Ea ......read more

Mr. Samir Salya, Chairman of Reign Holdings, says the project consists of 124 fully furnished hotel apartments. DUBAI- February 26, 2017:  Arthur & Hardman, the development arm of global business conglomerate Reign Holdings, has launched Milano by Giovanni Boutique Suites, a premium Italian style luxury property in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle at an estimated investment of AED 125 million.  The developer has many competitive options in all lot sizes with prices starting from AED 499,000 for a studio and going up to AED 1.3 million for a 2-bed hotel apartment. The project is expected to be handed over in June 2018 and has a flexible payment plan of 50 per cent unt ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 26th February, 2017 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) announced today they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs). Consistent with HPE's multi-cloud, multi-stack strategy and broader open source software commitment, HPE is collaborating with Red Hat to accelerate OpenStack adoption by C ......read more

GROHE wins four Iconic Awards ahead of the opening of imm cologne Dubai, 26th February 2017:  GROHE recently announced that it has received the BEST OF THE BEST Iconic Award for GROHE Blue® Home, its innovative water system that delivers filtered and carbonated water directly from the tap. This is one of four Iconic Awards won by GROHE, which has been accepted by Michael Seum, GROHE Vice President Design, ahead of the opening of imm cologne. Awarded by the German Design Council, the Iconic Awards recognise the most innovative products and this year there were hotly contested with more entries than ever before. Given the stiff competition GROHE is particularly pleased that the ......read more

Online competition winners will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside top race pilot Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Thrill seekers will be given the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline rush in the cockpit of an extreme offshore powerboat catamaran alongside a world championship pilot during the 25th Dubai International Boat Show. This unique experience, in a Team Australia boat that averages 120mph in race action, is on offer for two winners of a social media competition being staged by the show organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre. To enter, visitors will need to post a personal video or photograph of a memorable personal adventure on the water in the build- ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Zanzibar, Tanzania: ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, announced that People’s Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ), a state-owned and one of the oldest commercial banks in Tanzania has selected the multi-awards winning systems ICS BANKS and ICS BANKS ISLAMIC Systems. Under the patronage of the Chairman of PBZ; HON. Abdurrahman M. The signing ceremony took place in Zanzibar, attending the ceremony were the Managing Director of PBZ Bank; Mr. Juma Hafidh, and the Executive Director for Business Development of ICSFS; Mr. Wael Malkawi and the Territory Manager for East Africa of IC ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  After a series of extensive enhancements at The Langham, London, 2017 will be defined as the year of ‘The Art of the Stay’. With an improved room product, new Artesian cocktail menu and the addition of two major lifestyle hubs for London – with a brand-new luxury pub and spa in the summer – The Langham, London is set to create everlasting guest experiences for 2017.   Rooms – New Year, New Rooms   With the launch of 115 new guestrooms and 25 Suites in 2016, The Langham, London set the wheels in motion for refining ‘The Art of the Stay’. An additional selection of one- and two-bedroom Residences, ......read more

Trend Micro Network Defense brought to new levels of smart detection and rapid response Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the latest enhancements to its network defense solutions, leveraging the company’s powerful XGen™ security. Continuing its smart, optimized and connected security strategy, Trend Micro has infused patent-pending machine learning capabilities into its Trend Micro™ TippingPoint next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) solutions. This makes Trend Micro the first standalone NGIPS vendor to detect and block attacks in-line in real-time using m ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2017:  The Dubai Government’s new law, No (03) of 2017, to transfer the responsibilities of the Dubai Economic Council (DEC) to Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED) is set to strengthen Dubai’s business environment, according to Servcorp the leading provider of serviced offices and business package solutions in the Middle East. In addition to supporting the economic decision-making process, the new law will involve the private sector in the process of developing public policies through the Dubai Chamber and the DED. It will also set out to further encourage partnerships between public and private sectors to boost economic growth a ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Middle East and Northern African (MENA) sovereign borrowing will slow down in 2017, after increasing sharply in 2016. This is according to a report titled "Sovereign Debt 2017: MENA Borrowing Is Expected To Decline By 20% To $136 Billion," and published today on RatingsDirect. "We project that the 13 MENA sovereigns we rate will borrow an equivalent of $136 billion from long-term commercial sources in 2017. This represents a 20% decline (of $34 billion) in long-term commercial debt issuance," S&P Global. Ratings credit analyst Trevor Cullinan said. In 2017, $28 billion (about 20%) of MENA sovereigns' gross borrowing will ......read more

Her Highness stresses that UAE society provides a humanitarian model of healthcare Sharjah, February 26, 2017:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients, has urged the Emirati community and the UAE media to support the Pink Caravan's mission towards establishing a global model for breast cancer awareness. Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, who is the International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration for Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC, called on all community media members to join forces with ......read more

February 26th, 2017: Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016.  The company declared a net profit of QAR 711 million for 2016 on revenues of QAR 2.55 billion. Key financial highlights: •    Operating revenue for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 2.551 billion, compared to QAR 2.984 billion reported the previous year. •    Operating profit for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 555 million, compared to QAR 855 million reported the previous year. •    Net profit for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 711 million, compared to QAR 1.095 billion rep ......read more

Celebrating the Dubai World Cup, the exhibition brings together styles from world renowned milliners and local designers.  Now in its 16th year, the exhibition features more than 500 fabulous fascinators, hats and headpieces to compliment every World Cup look Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Dubai’s premier hat event, the BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition is back for 2017. Running from 16th to 24th March, the event features more than 500 fabulous fascinators, hats and headpieces to inspire the region’s fashion forward fashionistas ahead of the 2017 Dubai World Cup.   Crowing the heads of the region’s race-going fashionistas for sixteen years ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  BurJuman is the place for families this Dubai Food Festival. From 20th February to 19th March, visitors can make the most of Dubai’s family friendly venue, with special offers from the region’s leading family entertainment center, Magic Planet and more than 20 participating BurJuman food outlets.   Shoppers looking to take a well-earned break from a day’s shopping at one of BurJuman’s participating restaurants will be rewarded with their own Magic Planet gift card, as the gaming venue is set to give away 15,000 gift cards over the food-filled month. Loaded with two complementary rides, guests can enjoy a rewarding adventure ......read more

UAE, February 26, 2017 - In line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and in the framework of the meetings of the executive teams responsible for the National Agenda 2021 for health that aims at developing an integrated national action plan, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) hosted the first meeting of the executive team in charge of health regulation indicators led by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing and in the presence of representatives from the health authorities in the country,  with the objective of achieving National He ......read more

February 26, 2017 - Shifting to clean and renewable energy presents a very strong potential for oil-producing GCC countries to maintain global leadership in the energy sector despite the current market slowdown, while reaping massive savings of up to USD 87 billion as well as potentially reducing up to one gigaton of carbon emissions, according a new report. ‘Clean Energy in the GCC’ highlights the array of benefits for the GCC economy and the global environment if the region would focus and take advantage of the growth potential in clean and renewable energy.  The report was released recently by Orient Planet Research, an Orient Planet Group venture. Scaling up renewa ......read more

New campaign celebrates Peru’s distinction as world’s top producer of superfoods 26 February, 2017, UAE:  Peru reinforces its superfood credentials during Gulfood 2017 with the launch of its “Superfoods Peru” brand. The comprehensive global campaign celebrates Peru’s status as the world’s top producer of superfoods and highlights the quality, variety and benefits of the country’s food offering. One of the most biodiverse nations on earth, Peru has a variety of agricultural produce that is synonymous with healthy living. Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients, these superfoods include quinoa, golden berr ......read more

UAE, February 25, 2017- Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has recently signed an agreement with SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka. According to the terms of the agreement, SriLankan Airlines customers will now be able to make payments through more than 170 UAE-wide Al Ansari Exchange branches. The service will be available during the second quarter of this year onwards. Rashed Ali Al Ansari, General Manager of Al Ansari Exchange, said: “In line with our efforts to enter into corporate partnerships that add value to our clients, we have recently collaborated with the SriLankan Airlines, the national airlines o ......read more

  The winning team ‘Asmani’ - an Arabic audio content platform – will have full access to Sheraa’s incubator and a suite of other benefits to bring their entrepreneurial dreams to reality Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, February 25, 2017:  Committed towards harnessing the entrepreneurial energy of youth to pioneer new businesses, Sheraa hosted 2017’s inaugural Startup Weekend at its state-of-the-art hub in American University of Sharjah. The Startup Weekend event is part of the global movement coordinated by TechStars and supported by ‘Google for Entrepreneurs’. In this edition, Sheraa provided a platform to over 200 participants to ki ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates reaffirmed the team's fighting spirit in the 2nd stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour. After that Manuele Mori had been protagonist in the opening stage, Kristijan Durasek (photo Bettini) was the rider from the Emirati team who joined the main breakaway of the stage Al Maryah Island-Al Marina (153 km). Six attackers (Canola, Calabria, Boem, De Marchi and Sveshnikov in addition to the Croatian climber from UAE Team Emirates), breakaway which went clear just after the official start, max advantage of 5' and data (power, cadence, heart rate) of Durasek broadcasted live on TV and on Velon's website: another one day in the front of the ......read more

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series prevents bottlenecks, improves efficiency with enhanced management tools Dubai, UAE - February 26, 2017:  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) takes on security bottlenecks, with the introduction of the Cisco Firepower® 2100 Series Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW). The 2100 series is designed for businesses that perform high volumes of sensitive transactions, such as banking and retail, and supports their need to maintain uptime and protect critical business functions and data. The series aims to end the industry tug of war between performance and protection – with incorporation of a new scalable architecture and improvements of up to 200 percent greater throughp ......read more

UAE, February 25, 2017 - Physicians and hospital systems in United Arab Emirates (UAE) now have access to an innovative program that leverages the latest science and technology to provide education, resources and practical tools needed to prevent cardiovascular diseases in individuals at risk throughout the country. The program supports the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda that emphasizes the importance of preventive medicine and seeks to reduce lifestyle related diseases such as cardiovascular diseases to ensure a longer, healthy life for all.  The American College of Cardiology (ACC), working with Emirates Cardiac Society, is launching a series of forums and webinars to kick off the ......read more

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Departing this month will be the largest ever trade delegation from Wales to attend one of the world’s leading food and beverage exhibitions in Dubai. Gulfood is to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 26 February – 2 March 2017. 25 companies from across the food and drink sector in Wales are taking part under the Welsh Government’s Cymru/Wales presence. Gulfood is one of the most important food, drink and hospitality shows in the world. With 5,000 exhibitors participating from over 120 countries, and over 90,000 buyers attending, it is one of the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality shows. The Welsh Gov ......read more

100-year international guiding tradition continues to inspire community spirit Sharjah, 25 February, 2017:  Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) has successfully concluded its annual ‘Cookie for a Cause’ campaign, which took place from 12-16 February, raising AED 23,000 for orphans through Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation, while highlighting the importance of community values and social responsibility. SGG guides (aged 12-15) and brownies (7-11), sold over 1100 packs of cookies, provided by renowned bakery Zo’s Kitchen, at AED 20 each at American University of Sharjah, University of Sharjah, and the Higher College of Technology Sharjah Women's Colleges. Followin ......read more

UAE, February 25, 2017 - Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), recently announced that its Patagonia Security solution has won the ‘2017 European Smart Energy Award for Cyber and Data Security.’ The award was presented to NES during the 8th Smart Energy Europe Summit and Future Utility Summit in London. The award recognizes not only the innovation and thought leadership associated with smart grid security but, more importantly, the actual implementation of industry leading smart grid security solutions. This year’s judges, which were comprised of utilities ......read more

Mega-projects improving the emirates’ waterscapes to take centre-stage at Middle East Yachting Conference Industry leaders gather to share insights on shifting landscape of the leisure boating market Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  The changing face of the regional leisure marine industry and the future of the superyacht business will be put under the spotlight at the 11th Middle East Yachting Conference supported by Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), to be held on Monday, 27 February at the Westin Mina-Seyahi, ahead of the 25th Dubai International Boat Show. The annual Middle East Yachting Conference brings together global experts and industry authorities, as well as bo ......read more

February 25, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, will present an integrated portfolio of the maritime licensing services during its participation in the Dubai International Boat Show 2017, taking place from February 28 to March 4, 2017 at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi in Dubai. This move reinforces its commitment to facilitate the procedures of the maritime licensing, which is considered as a cornerstone for managing the maritime operations according to the highest occupational safety, the best environmental pract ......read more

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Elina Svitolina claimed the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title with a hard-fought 6-4 6-2 win over Caroline Wozniacki. Not only did Svitolina win the biggest title of her career, but she will make her top 10 debut next week. It was the second title in a month for Svitolina, who also won in Taipei, and a second final in two weeks for Wozniacki after she also finished as runner-up in Doha. Svitolina's forehand worked like a dream and made it difficult for Wozniacki to launch a counter-attack. She always held the upper hand after breaking to lead 3-2 in the first set. The seventh seed then held a set point on Wozniacki's serve at 5- ......read more

February 25, 2017- In line with efforts to promote sustainability, the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) recently organized its 20th annual Can Collection Day campaign. More than 150 entities from across the UAE, representing from every segment of the society joined the environmental friendly nation-wide initiative. Surpassing its annual target of recycling 27,000 kg of aluminum cans for the year 2016, it has set an ambitious target to recycle 28,000 kg of cans by the end of the year.   The successful Can Collection Day demonstrates support for the ‘Year of Giving’ directive by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, by uniting the people of th ......read more

Five km and 10 km races saw participation of 1,500 runners from 54 countries Sharjah, February 25, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has honoured the winners of the Sharjah Ladies Run 2017, which took place at Sharjah University City. Characterised by fierce but friendly rivalry, the run saw the participation of about 1,500 female racers from 54 countries, with 66% Emiratis taking part. The competition was held in the presence of a large number of spectators cheering from the sides of the running track.   The 5km race saw Ethiopian Berhan Demiesa winning first place with a time of 00:16:12, followed by her compatriot Ganet Gashie who finished in 00:16:23. Liz Verheyden from Be ......read more

Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, will be holding an in-depth interactive session for couples struggling to conceive; clear misconceptions regarding various treatments  The Centre will be awarding one free IVF cycle worth Dhs 30,000 to one lucky couple attending the seminar. Ovulatory disorders account for 30% of women’s infertility. Endometriosis, obesity and unhealthy lifestyle are other common causes. More than 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. February 25, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Addressing the high expenses of In Vitro Fertilisation procedure, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, will be conducting an educ ......read more

February 25, 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  ATP World number one Andy Murray will face Tunisia's Malek Jaziri in an intriguing first round clash at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Murray will be seeking his first title in Dubai as he returns to court for the first time since the Australian Open. The reigning Olympic, Wimbledon and ATP Finals champion has a fine record at the tournament, but he has so far failed to claim the trophy. He reached the final in 2012 when he lost to Roger Federer and he has three times reached the quarter-finals. His only disappointing visit came in 2010 when, ranked 4 in the world, he fell to 39th r ......read more

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