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American Ace Dominick Reyes Hails Abu Dhabi’s ‘special’ Environment as He Prepares for Ufc® 253 ShowdownReyes faces Poland’s Jan Blachowicz for light heavyweight title on opening night of five-event Return to Fight Island series .   Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 23, 2020: “Super cool” Abu Dhabi an... Read more
Experts from six WPP companies across the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia share insights in the report. September 23, 2020:   Kantar announces the inaugural launch of the BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable Emirati and Saudi Brands on 6 October 2020 at a virtual event. The ranking identifies the United Arab E... Read more
- The two organisations will cooperate to develop logistics solutions for crisis relief operations- Emirates SkyCargo to be carrier of first resort for International Humanitarian City’s relief efforts Dubai, UAE, 23 September 2020:  Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and International Humanitarian City (IHC), the wo... Read more
54 per cent of all coaches in Dubai sports clubs are Emiratis.  . United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  The Dubai Sports Council has reaffirmed its commitment to development plans and programs dedicated to supporting Emirati coaches, young sporting talents and academies, as well as sports at schools, despite the challenges pose... Read more
• Etihad to resume flights to three destinations in Saudi Arabia in October 2020• The ‘Choose Saudi Arabia’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flew to 46 destinations since 23 September 2019 September 23, 2020:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is honoured to celebrate the leadership and people ... Read more
• Merging energies and integrating efforts to establish Dubai as a Global Centre for Culture an Incubator for Creativity a Thriving Hub for Talent • Implementing questionnaires to measure the partners’ satisfaction• Achieving excellence in the levels of institutional culture, providing services, and improving employee and ... Read more
• Etisalat to apply smooth, fast and cost-effective network evolution to 5G standalone • Ericsson’s Charging and Policy to support new use cases including IoT, Network Slicing, augmented reality and virtual reality  • Partnership elevates Etisalat UAE subscribers’ experience to a new level, empowering users... Read more
The offer runs until September 30th, 2020, includes no additional charges, and gives UAE consumers the opportunity to replace the battery on their device with a genuine Huawei unit*Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 23, 2020:  Huawei is it offering UAE consumers the option to replace the battery on their device with genuine, original... Read more
Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi and in cooperation with the Indian government United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020 His Highness Sheikh Saud: • Ras Al Khaimah is contributing extensively to national efforts aimed at strengthening the UAE's position as being at the forefront of cou... Read more
United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020: The standard-bearers for racing-car exhilaration in everyday driving are primed for action in new-generation form. 35 years after the first BMW M3 took to the stage, BMW M GmbH is presenting the latest generation of its high performance models at the premium end of the midsize class.  The ne... Read more
New Range Rover Velar Offers a Perfect Balance of Sophisticated Design and Intelligent Technology, Now With the Option of Mild or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Engines   Velar: The new Range Rover Velar features pioneering new technology and hybrid electrification, continuing Range Rover’s 50-year history of innovation Ele... Read more
• Competition has already opened path to publishing deals for nine debut novelists Dubai, 23 September 2020:  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s writing competition for unpublished authors has now opened for 2021. Formerly known as the Montegrappa, The Emirates LitFest Writing prize has produced nine internationally ... Read more
United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  The World Photography Organisation is pleased to announce the judging panel for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. Also revealed today are new categories in the Awards’ four competitions, entry deadlines and exhibition dates.  Now in its 14th year, the Sony World Photography... Read more
The manufacture reimagines its Tonda collection to create a sportier, everyday watch United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  Following the successful launch of its first ever Hijri calendar wristwatch, the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon Double Rainbow and the Toric Tourbillon Slate, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to announce the new Tonda G... Read more
 

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Ten others escape with a warning as Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy continue their inspection of sports establishments and events   United Arab Emirates,  September 27, 2020: Teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy fined six sports establishments over the weekend for their failure to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines. The establishments were fined for their failure to maintain the mandatory safe distance at the premises as well as non-compliance with the face mask rule. Ten other establishments escaped with a warning following inspections of sports facilities and sports across Dubai. The Council has urged all clubs, aca ......read more

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank United Arab Emirates,  September 27, 2020:  Commodities traded lower with the stronger dollar and reduced inflation worries delivering a blow to the sector. Precious metals led by silver took the biggest hit while coppers strong momentum since March also faded. Grain traders took profit as the strong dollar reduced export demand. Crude oil held up very well despite worries about demand and the risk of rising supply. Commodities , traded lower during the week where the stronger dollar left many markets bruised. The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks a basket of major commodities spread evenly across energy, metals and ......read more

The JBR resort has curated a special pink edition of the award-winning London Social Brunch, a pink Afternoon Tea and Rose Awakening Spa Ritual with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Brest Friends in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation   Dubai, UAE, 27 September 2020 – The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is proud to be supporting Brest Friends in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with the launch of #PINKtober. Taking place at the JBR hotel throughout October, the month-long campaign will raise funds and create awareness, whilst celebrating survivors and those currently battling the illness.  Ladies and Gentlemen can partake in a ......read more

Organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East offers digital programme for global security, safety, and fire protection industry in 2021   United Arab Emirates,  September 27, 2020:   Intersec, the world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade fair, has been rescheduled to take place in January 2022, organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East confirmed.   The 23rd edition of the three-day event was originally set to run from 24-26 January 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, however the move to 2022 comes after extensive consultation with key industry stakeholders.   “We’ve spoken to many of our exhibitors, industry trade as ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2020: Genesis Studio Hanam (South Korea) and an interactive event held onsite, the G90 Special Exhibition, have been named finalists in the 2020 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Genesis Studio Hanam was named a finalist in the Environments category while its G90 Special Exhibition seeks consideration in the Digital Interaction class. Genesis Hanam is an inclusive experiential showroom which opened in 2016 at the Starfield shopping district (South Korea). It offers a variety of encounters such as docent tours, test drive programs, concept car exhibitions as well as client comm ......read more

United Arab Emirates - September 27, 2020:  His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “Tourism is one of the cornerstones of economic development. This is why, over the past few years, we have developed the tourism infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in line with the knowledge economy strategies implemented by the government. This includes enhancing the tourism workforce and encouraging more talent to contribute to the growth of the sector.” He continued: “This year, World Tourism Day will be held under the theme of ‘Tourism and Rural Development’, emphasising the role to ......read more

  Dubai, September 27, 2020: “Information City”, chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, with its strategic partner MTN and the support of the elite of local and international institutions, have not stopped its humanitarian and social journey in fighting the global Covid-19 pandemic, as it emphasized through its distinguished initiative on focusing its humanitarian image and vital role in protecting the society and maintaining its safety in general. With a honorable history and a long experience in introducing exceptional events and initiatives, Information City continues its humanitarian journey to embody the greatest meanings of unlimited compas ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah rolls out Covid-proof plans for its second event this season Sharjah, 26 September 2020:  After the successful hosting of the first exhibition since the coronavirus outbreak, Expo Centre Sharjah is gearing up to host another key consumer event early next month. The Consumer Electronics Fashion - Big Sale 2020 will be the second major event that will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah after normal life and business activities started returning to normal in the UAE. Offering some of the biggest discounts in town, CEF - The Big Sale 2020 will showcase the best deals on fashion, accessories, home appliances, smartphones and electronics from October 1 to 4, 2020. ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 26, 2020:  The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) brought together over 50 expert speakers in 10 virtual industry panels, 5 live webinars, and an online exhibition over 15 to 17 September to explore solutions for the post-pandemic business landscape. The NWM took a holistic digital approach to address business concerns across a range of industries that included aviation, manufacturing, digital communications, logistics, and energy, as well as broader topics like cross-border trade and workforce dynamics.  Over 3,000 from 153 registered to view the films and attend the live webinars. The event garnered tremendous audience resonanc ......read more

• A female-focused career mentorship accelerator programme to empower women in financial services • 14 young women starting their careers within financial services selected for the programme • Mentees are given access to over 20 workshops provided by DIFC FinTech Hive’s network of partners    Dubai, UAE, 26 September 2020:  DIFC FinTech Hive, the first and largest financial technology accelerator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, revealed the 2020 launch of AccelerateHer, a female-focused career mentorship accelerator programme to empower women in financial services.   The programme equips young, aspiring ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 26 September 2020:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today commemorates the one-year anniversary of the historic launch of the first Emirati to space and the first Arab to the International Space Station. Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori embarked on the 8-day mission onboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-15, at 5:57 pm UAE time on September 25, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.  The successful launch was a major achievement for the Arab world and a new dawn for the region’s space sector. The accomplishment was the realization of the dream of the father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the vision ......read more

The two entities intend to facilitate mutually advantageous economic cooperation between businesses in the UAE and Israel     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 of September 2020: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), DP World’s flagship Free Zone and the leading business and logistics hub in the UAE, has entered into a strategic agreement with The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC), in a concentrated effort to support businesses and encourage economic cooperation. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, and Uriel Lynn, President, FICC signed the agreement virtually.   The MoU follows the normalisation of relations between UAE ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 24, 2020:  Danube Home, the leading one-stop retail solution for all home interior and improvement needs in the region, announced the virtual launch of its latest Garden collection 2021 on 24th September 2020 at the Danube Home showroom where Mr.Adel Sajan - Director Danube Home, Mr.Shubhojit Mahalanobis - General Manager Danube Home and Mr.Sayed Habib - General Manager Business Development Danube Home addressed the media and other esteemed guests virtually. “The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a challenging year with travel restrictions, social distancing, and fear in the air. At the same time, it offered a chance for individuals and organiz ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 24, 2020:  IBM today unveiled its annual “5 in 5” predictions about five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will take place in the next five years.   This year’s 5 in 5 focuses on five core areas of research that the company will tackle to enable a more sustainable future, coinciding with the first ever virtual UN General Assembly.  From a global pandemic to global warming, 2020 has illuminated the essential role of science — as well as clear actions based on that science — to combat some of the greatest challenges of our time. The need to rethink how the world crea ......read more

Saving aircraft fuel during the climb and cruise phases of a flight is a major opportunity to reduce aviation CO2 emissions   United Arab Emirates,  September 24, 2020:  SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and operational costs by reducing fuel consumption of aircraft at key flight stages. A flight can be roughly divided into three phases: climb, cruise and descent. Safety Line, a young French company that specializes in predictive big data solutions for airlines and airports, has made it its mission to help save aircraft fuel and reduce CO ......read more

** Kibsons proud to support over 5,000 needy families during COVID-19 outbreak, playing a major role in getting food from Dubai to Ajman on a weekly basis **   United Arab Emirates,  September 24, 2020:  Further playing their part in helping the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Kibsons were presented with a Token of Appreciation certificate on 22nd September by Shaikha Azza Bin Abdulla Al Nuaimi, Head of Humaid Bin Rashid Alnuaimi Foundation in Ajman.  The Token of Appreciation was awarded for supporting their Humanitarian cause ‘Food Bank in Ajman and UAE’, initiated by Dubai Municipality, where Kibsons kindly supported over 5,0 ......read more

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi discovers a new Peganum harmala plant species in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2020: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), has directed the propagation of the Harmal (Peganum harmala) plant. This comes after the Agency announced the discovery of the plant species for the first time in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.  As such, the Peganum harmala plant has now been included in the important local plant conservation and propagation programmes run by EAD’s plant nursery ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi’s online poetry database to highlight major milestones of Al-Mutanabbi’s life, adding several of his best works to its audio archive Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2020: Poetry Encyclopedia, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s publicly-accessible online poetry database, is marking the 1055 anniversary of the death of celebrated Abbasid-era wordsmith Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi with the release of the audio version of his book Worried as if the Wind is Below Me.  Al-Mutanabbi is one of the most well-known and revered poets of the Arab world, a rare talent whose colourful and nomadic life saw him settl ......read more

Executive Council issues a resolution transferring ownership of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to ADQ   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 24, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Executive Council has issued a resolution transferring ownership of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to ADQ. Transferring ENEC’s ownership shall not affect licensing, permissions, exceptions and approvals from federal and local government entities regarding ENEC, nor any of its affiliated companies.  In addition, the resolution shall not affect the obligations and responsibilities of ENEC, nor any of its affiliated companies, including Abu Dhabi government’s ob ......read more

For the Launch of Its New Pasha Watch, Cartier Unveils a New Campaign Highlighting a Community of Unique Personalities Who Are Changing the Codes of Success by Forging Exceptional and Diverse Paths of Creativity   September 24, 2020:  Cartier is launching a multimedia campaign fronted by five extraordinary talents, Rami Malek, Troye Sivan, Willow Smith, Maisie Williams and Jackson Wang. The campaign, to be disseminated across the world, marks the celebration of the launch of the new Pasha watch, a cult watch marked by its distinctive codes and extraordinary design.  Since its creation in the 1980s, the Pasha watch has embodied a certain idea of success that is evi ......read more

Event will run from September 24 to October 10  Shoppers could win a rent-free two-bedroom apartment at Marsa Plaza, Dubai Festival City, or an IKEA voucher worth AED 10,000 on spends of over AED 500  Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2020: Home to some of the biggest events in the city, Dubai Festival City Mall constantly bring the greatest experiences to customers and the 2nd edition of DFRE’s Dubai Home Festival is no exception. Customers can enjoy a variety of offers across retailers like ZARA Home, Pan Emirates and IKEA and others as well.  This year, the Dubai Home Festival aims to bring even bigger and better deals. Shoppers who spend AED 500 at home stores acros ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 24, 2020:  For the three Arabic commentators chosen to be part of WWE’s 2K Battlegrounds video game, the opportunity is a dream come true. Jude Aldajani, Faisal Almughaiseeb and Saeed AlGhamdi, who are all part of WWE’s Arabic commentary team, have plenty of experience between them having worked on huge KSA events such as Super ShowDown and Crown Jewel, where their words have helped describe action involving some of the brand’s biggest Superstars, including The Undertaker, AJ Styles and Braun Strowman, who faced Tyson Fury in a memorable encounter in 2019. At the same event, history was made as Natalya faced Lacey Evans in th ......read more

Pure mineral water sourced from one of the deepest springs in the world, and packed in a first-of-its-kind resealable and recyclable can.    United Arab Emirates,  September 24, 2020:  NÜWATER, a UAE-based initiative, brings to the market – mineral and nutrient-packed water sustainably sourced from the freshest springs in the world in a first-of-its-kind aluminium can with a resealable lid allowing multiple use.  Created as the UAE’s first alternative to plastic bottled water, NÜWATER aims to combat the harmful impact that plastic has on our environment. In addition to creating a completely recyclable can, ten per cent of the gross pr ......read more

Highlighting the success of its strong collaboration with global technology leaders Dhahi Khalfan: People of the UAE have the responsibility of promoting innovation and adoption of technological progress to advance the country’s transformation into a global incubator for exploring and building the future Mansoor Al Awar: The success of the ‘Emirati Programmer’ initiative affirms our belief that the role of youth in building the future depends on their ability to use technology and advanced sciences to achieve development goals September 23, 2020 - Under the patronage and in presence of H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Gener ......read more

American Ace Dominick Reyes Hails Abu Dhabi’s ‘special’ Environment as He Prepares for Ufc® 253 Showdown Reyes faces Poland’s Jan Blachowicz for light heavyweight title on opening night of five-event Return to Fight Island series     Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 23, 2020: “Super cool” Abu Dhabi and UFC Fight Island™ provide the world’s best fighters with a special platform to showcase their talents to the world, according to American athlete Dominick Reyes, as he prepares for his moment in the spotlight at UFC® 253: ADESANYA vs COSTA in the UAE capital on 27 September. Reyes, nicknamed “The Devastator’ ......read more

The two sides discussed collaboration particularly in the field of artificial intelligence, medical education and research and development.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 September, 2020:  The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently received the Australian Consul General at the DHA headquarters. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA received HE Ian Halliday, Consul-General of Australia to Dubai & General Manager Middle East, Africa & Turkey for Austrade and John Cavanagh, Deputy Council General of Australia to Dubai and Trade Commissioner for the UAE and Sarah Hariz, Healthcare Sector lead for MEA at the Australian Consulate in Du ......read more

Experts from six WPP companies across the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia share insights in the report.   September 23, 2020:   Kantar announces the inaugural launch of the BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable Emirati and Saudi Brands on 6 October 2020 at a virtual event. The ranking identifies the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia’s Top 30 most valuable brands, based on interviews with+12,000 consumers across the two countries about their opinions on over 300 brands across 19 categories. BrandZ™ then calculates the dollar value of the intangible brand, enabling businesses to assess how much ‘brand’ drives revenue, grow ......read more

- The two organisations will cooperate to develop logistics solutions for crisis relief operations - Emirates SkyCargo to be carrier of first resort for International Humanitarian City’s relief efforts   Dubai, UAE, 23 September 2020:  Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and International Humanitarian City (IHC), the world’s largest hub for humanitarian aid, have signed an MoU to cooperate on humanitarian logistics and crisis relief solutions. The MoU was signed by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Giuseppe Saba, CEO, International Humanitarian City.  The partnership between the two entities underlines Du ......read more

First online edition of meeting served as strategic platform to discuss how COVID-19 impacted Internet operations in the Middle East 378 people from 48 countries tuned in for the meeting.     23 September 2020 - The 20th edition of the Middle East Network Operator Group Meeting and Peering Forum (MENOG) was held as a virtual event recently. The meeting took place as a 90-minute panel discussion and was broadcasted live on MENOG’s website.   During the meeting, panelists from across the region discussed the effects of COVID-19 on the Middle Eastern Internet. The panel featured Nermine El Saadany, Regional Vice President for the Middle East at Internet So ......read more

54 per cent of all coaches in Dubai sports clubs are Emiratis   United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  The Dubai Sports Council has reaffirmed its commitment to development plans and programs dedicated to supporting Emirati coaches, young sporting talents and academies, as well as sports at schools, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 since the first quarter of this year. Empowering Emirati coaches and developing young Emirati talents has been one of the Council’s primary focus since its inception and it has launched a number of programs and initiatives over the years to meet those goals, and has achieved considerable success through optimal investment o ......read more

• Etihad to resume flights to three destinations in Saudi Arabia in October 2020 • The ‘Choose Saudi Arabia’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flew to 46 destinations since 23 September 2019   September 23, 2020:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is honoured to celebrate the leadership and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the 90th National Day of the Kingdom.   To mark the occasion, the airline created an infographic to showcase the flight path of the special liveried “Choose Saudi Arabia” Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner since its first flight to Riyadh on 23 September 2019.    Ahmed Al Qub ......read more

• Merging energies and integrating efforts to establish Dubai as a Global Centre for Culture an Incubator for Creativity a Thriving Hub for Talent  • Implementing questionnaires to measure the partners’ satisfaction • Achieving excellence in the levels of institutional culture, providing services, and improving employee and customer happiness   Dubai - United Arab Emirates, September 23, 2020:  Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has signed an MOU with Dubai Statistics Center (DSC), through which the center provides services for carrying out studies and opinion polls related to the services provided by the Authority and providing i ......read more

• Etisalat to apply smooth, fast and cost-effective network evolution to 5G standalone  • Ericsson’s Charging and Policy to support new use cases including IoT, Network Slicing, augmented reality and virtual reality   • Partnership elevates Etisalat UAE subscribers’ experience to a new level, empowering users to customize packages and provide efficient and flexible offerings   United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  Etisalat, one of the leading telecommunication operators in emerging markets, has selected Ericsson’s (NASDAQ: ERIC) state of the art Charging System and Ericsson’s 5G Business Support Systems (B ......read more

The offer runs until September 30th, 2020, includes no additional charges, and gives UAE consumers the opportunity to replace the battery on their device with a genuine Huawei unit* Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 23, 2020:  Huawei is it offering UAE consumers the option to replace the battery on their device with genuine, original long lasting, good quality, safe and reliable replacements for just 39AED as part of a limited time offer. The offer, which runs until September 30th, 2020, aims to encourage consumers to use Huawei Authorised Service Centers where they can take advantage of Huawei’s high-quality customer service and original parts.    ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020     Key takeaways    •         Investors remain key gold price drivers; epicentre has shifted from futures to physically backed ETFs. •         Retail investors are critical. Given extremely high inflows, there were some dislocations earlier this year. •         EFPs also spiked, but quotes have subsided. Return of the popular short EFP trade.     Investors remain the gold price drivers   The recent gold price rally has been driven by investors, who have steadily increased their exposure ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020   Key takeaways    •         The challenge facing OPEC+ is that winter gasoline is too easy to make and distillate inventories are completely dislocated •         A big second Covid-19 wave was always going to rank first as a downside risk to oil, but a warm winter now ranks second •         With some OPEC help, crude should stay range-bound & we still see Brent near $47/bbl in 4Q20. But keep an eye on the weather     OPEC+ wants members to fight shoulder to shoulder…   As it is often ......read more

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi and in cooperation with the Indian government   United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020   His Highness Sheikh Saud:   • Ras Al Khaimah is contributing extensively to national efforts aimed at strengthening the UAE's position as being at the forefront of countries' responses to the pandemic • I commend the high level of efficiency and professionalism demonstrated by the airport staff and their tireless efforts to make this initiative a success   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, September 23, 2020: Ras Al Khaimah International Airport today announced that it has helpe ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020: The standard-bearers for racing-car exhilaration in everyday driving are primed for action in new-generation form. 35 years after the first BMW M3 took to the stage, BMW M GmbH is presenting the latest generation of its high performance models at the premium end of the midsize class.     The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan (09/2020).     The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan (09/2020).     The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan (09/2020).     The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan (09/2020).     The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan (09/2020).     The new B ......read more

New Range Rover Velar Offers a Perfect Balance of Sophisticated Design and Intelligent Technology, Now With the Option of Mild or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Engines     Velar: The new Range Rover Velar features pioneering new technology and hybrid electrification, continuing Range Rover’s 50-year history of innovation  Electric: The Range Rover family is now fully electrified. The Plug-In Hybrid Range Rover Velar ‘P400e’* offers customers impressive all-electric range of 53km (33 miles)** and CO2 emissions of 49g/km** for more efficient journeys, with 48-volt mild hybrids also available across the range***  Luxurious: Modern and so ......read more

• Competition has already opened path to publishing deals for nine debut novelists   Dubai, 23 September 2020:  The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s writing competition for unpublished authors has now opened for 2021. Formerly known as the Montegrappa, The Emirates LitFest Writing prize has produced nine internationally published authors in just seven years, with 24 books between them.   Although winning the competition does not guarantee a book deal, festival director Ahlam Bolooki says that its track record speaks for itself. “Unpublished writers in the region should not miss the opportunity to enter this competition and get their work o ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  The World Photography Organisation is pleased to announce the judging panel for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. Also revealed today are new categories in the Awards’ four competitions, entry deadlines and exhibition dates.    Now in its 14th year, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the industry, celebrating the best contemporary photography from the past year, and giving vast exposure and opportunity to photographers worldwide. Sony supports the Awards to help the continued development of photographic culture by giving a global platform to today’s talent. Entry to the Awards ......read more

Read Alexandre de Juniac’s remarks   United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to implement this solution quickly.   International travel is 92% down on 2019 levels. Over half a year has passed since global connectivity was destroyed as cou ......read more

The manufacture reimagines its Tonda collection to create a sportier, everyday watch   United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  Following the successful launch of its first ever Hijri calendar wristwatch, the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon Double Rainbow and the Toric Tourbillon Slate, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to announce the new Tonda GT. The Maison’s dress watches have long been revered among collectors for their elegance and fine craftsmanship, the result of its in-house manufacturing prowess combined with Michel Parmigiani’s master watchmaking talent and commitment to excellence.  This commitment continues in this new introduction, a line designed to a ......read more

Elaborate health and safety protocols in place as fighters begin quarantine ahead of highly anticipated UFC 253 on Yas Island    Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 23, 2020: Abu Dhabi has demonstrated its commitment to safely organising large, high-profile events through successful management of health and safety protocols, as some of the biggest names in UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation, touched down in the UAE capital for the much-anticipated Return to UFC Fight Island. The mega five-event series is set to take place on Yas Island from September 27 to October 25. Brazilian fighter Paulo Costa and opponent Israel Adesanya arrived at the W Hotel, ......read more

** Introducing the latest certified cruelty-free and vegan skincare, haircare and make-up brand to the UAE**     United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  Vegan beauty is a huge buzzword in the cosmetics industry right now with google searches having doubled every year since 2012. Whether you are considering becoming vegan or would simply like to make some considerate lifestyle changes and be mindful of more cruelty-free and natural beauty brands, one name at the top of your list should most definitely be Iba Cosmetics, the newly launched certified vegan and halal beauty brand,  now available in the UAE.    Iba Cosmetics is proud to offer t ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  Sister, Tia Watson (13) is set to climb virtually Sydney Opera House while carrying her brother, Rio a person with determination, on her back Team AngelWolf are set to take a next step in the Climb With Rio challenge this month! After virtually travelling around the world, climbing the equivalent size of the most famous landmarks from three continents as part of their #ClimbWithRio WORLD TOUR, It is now time for sister Tia (13 years old, 42kg) to climb a landmark in Australia together with her brother Rio (17 years old, 45kg). The Dubai based super duo will climb up and down the stairs of their home a staggering 9.25 times, the equival ......read more

- Milestone achievement announced during the UAE side event held on Tuesday, 22 September at the 64th IAEA General Conference in Vienna - 50% power achieved as part of the Power Ascension Testing (PAT) of Unit 1 of the Barakah plant, an important step towards commercial operations   United Arab Emirates,  September 22, 2020:   Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Joint Venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), announced today that the reactor of Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant has achieved 50% of its electricity production capacity.  &n ......read more

essence, the no1. selling makeup brand in Europe, known for its affordable yet high quality products, is announcing its collaboration with Mina Al Sheikhly, Iraqi lifestyle content creator and Instagram sensation to launch essence “Be Flawless” Trend Edition. Mina Al Sheikhly is the ultimate “essence” girl – why? She is fun, positive, and loves beauty. Just like essence, Mina is also an animal lover and only uses products that are cruelty-free. When it comes to female empowerment, Mina is the ultimate girl-boss! Between managing her own interior design company and producing unique content for her social media channels, she always finds time for so ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has begun school health awareness campaigns today to educate primary and secondary school children across private schools in Dubai about COVID-19. The one-month campaign aims to empower school children and provide them with health tips so that they can take care of their health and well-being. In the first phase, officials from the Public Health Protection Department at the DHA will visit eight private schools in Dubai. At a later stage, the campaign will take place across more schools both in-person and virtually.  ......read more

Spectacular show relaunches this Thursday with a magnificent firework display to celebrate the start of DFRE’s Dubai Home Festival retail event.  Dubai, UAE, 22 September 2020:  After a six-month refurbishment period and with new musical fountain shows, events and unbelievable laser and projection mapping experience, IMAGINE, the much-loved, two-time record-breaking visual and sensory extravaganza at the iconic Festival Bay will be making its return this week – just in time to celebrate the start of the 2nd edition of Dubai Home Festival. Marking its comeback with a spectacular firework display at 9:00pm, IMAGINE will debut a new exclusive Baby Shark medley, voted ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 22, 2020:  In today’s society, consumers are perhaps more conscious than ever before about the levels of indoor air quality. Health and well-being have emerged as a top priority for people of all age groups, with advancements in the science and medical fields illustrating the importance of promoting and encouraging measures to ensure endeavors in this direction are carried out at every opportunity.  Consumers require the air that they breathe to be purified. Recent events and the new normal have also placed an even greater emphasis on the need for adequate air quality. Although students are beginning to return to schools and universiti ......read more

• As official culture supporter of Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai Culture reinforces the societal role in supporting the success of the exhibition. • The time capsule documented children’s wishes regarding the hosting Expo 2020 Dubai. • The Dubai Public Library enhances community members’ engagement with important national events. • Motivating the effective participation of society members, inspiring the new generation, and urging them to communicate and innovate are among the Authority’s strategic priorities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 September 2020:  In an initiative to activate its role as official culture supporter of the Exp ......read more

• Now available in the UAE at prices starting AED 179,000 • Free warranty, insurance, and service packages available on selected models • Features unique design, advanced technology, and unmatched performance • An impressive engine range with the proven 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine • Full array of standard and optional advanced safety and security features   Dubai, UAE, 22 September 2020: Trading Enterprises, exclusive distributor of Jeep in the UAE and part of Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, announces the launch of the all-new Jeep Gladiator. Available across Trading Enterprises’ network in Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, the pickup tr ......read more

 Happy Hour every week at indoor   “Therapeutic garden” helps patients to relax and stay close to nature   September 22, 2020:  The Long-Term Care unit of Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region with 350 beds located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, has added music to the services they offer residents, to reduce anxiety and depression among them and to enhance their healing process. As a beginning, music is now played for residents who have specifically asked for it, as they believe it soothes their minds and helps them adjust better to the life at the Long-Term Care facility.   A number of stu ......read more

• Agreement includes exclusive hotel room packages and special offers   • Pact will drive up Africa and Middle East visitor numbers for Expo 2020 Dubai   • Agreement is a windfall for Dubai economy as the emirate successfully reopens   Dubai, UAE, September 22, 2020: AS World Group (DIFC) has signed a corporate contract with Emaar Hospitality Group - the hospitality and leisure division of Emaar Properties - to promote exclusive room packages and special offers at 18 hotels in Dubai to visitors attending Expo 2020 Dubai, from Africa and the Middle East.   The collaboration is a major boost for Dubai’s hospitality sector as the ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 22, 2020:  Kristalia was born in 1994 when young local entrepreneurs joined by two common passions: design and jazz.   Nestled in the green countryside of north-eastern Italy in an area traditionally active in this sector; this strong bond is reflected in production that privileges environmentally friendly solutions and strives to create highly recyclable products.   Starting from the end of the 90's, with the creation of a definitive company organization, the desire arose to pursue a new path, and to go after young customers who were not necessarily bound to tradition, offering a product with aesthetic and qualitative characterist ......read more

● three sprays ensure individual shower enjoyment ● the new GROHE SmartTip controller on the rear of the hand shower allows comfortable switching between three spray patterns  ● thanks to GROHE DripStop technology, dripping is minimized in the Rain and Jet spray modes   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 September 2020:  As a ritual of enjoyment, showering is becoming increasingly important:  51% of Germans love to take a long shower, for 37% it is even the first remedy against stress.  With the latest shower innovation from GROHE, even more moments of happiness can now be experienced in the shower: The Rainshower SmartActive hand shower wi ......read more

• A collaboration between Dubai Cares and Expo 2020 Dubai, in close coordination with UAE MoFAIC and global stakeholders, RewirEd is set to reinvent institutions and paradigms of education • To be delivered through three key initiatives, RewirEd Talks, RewirEdX and RewirEd Summit • RewirEd Talks is the first initiative to kick off through a high-level session during UNGA   United Arab Emirates, Dubai; September 22, 2020:  As the world finds itself face to face with a global health crisis that has revealed vulnerabilities in all sectors, most notably education; and with the realization that despite huge advances in all aspects of human society; educational ......read more

• Readers’ Cup, Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition, Emirates NBD Poetry For All and the new Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition announced open at annual event   Dubai, September 22, 2020: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has announced that the popular competitions for schools are now open for 2021. Three annual favourites return, giving children the chance to show off their story writing and poetry performance skills, or compete against other schools to show with their knowledge of selected books. New for this year is the Montegrappa Letter Writing competition, celebrating the craft of handwriting as well as the skill of composing perfectly ......read more

Ahead of World Heart Day, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patient Encourages Public to Prioritize Exercise and Diet for a Healthy Heart    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. September 22, 2020:  When 59-year-old Adel Mahmoud Shawqi was rushed to the Emergency Department at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, for chest pain found to be an acute heart attack, he was awake, alert and conversant.  A heart attack, which is considered a common occurrence in an Emergency Department (ED) and is normally resolved by the hospital’s multidisciplinary team in less than 60 minutes from arrival, took a sudden turn when the Abu Dhabi resident went ......read more

September 22, 2020:  To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly – and the SDG Business Forum – the World Gold Council has published a report entitled Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.    The report outlines how leading gold mining companies are making a significant contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report includes 39 case studies on how members of the World Gold Council are bringing about positive change across four thematic areas: global partnerships; social inclusion; economic development; and responsible operations, energy and the environment.  &nb ......read more

Under the new partnership, Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi will undergo specialised training at the Johnson Space Center Two astronauts from the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme will also join the 2021 NASA Astronaut Candidate Class Agreement paves the way for Emirati astronauts to play a major role in future space exploration missions   United Arab Emirates,  September 22, 2020:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today announced that they have signed a strategic agreement to train Emirati astronauts in NASA. This partnership aims to prepare Emirati astronau ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  MoU aims to strengthen cooperation and partnership between the two entities in various medical fields including insurance, transfer of permits of health professionals, education, medical training and research.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Healthcare City Authority(DHCA).   The MoU was signed at the DHA headquarters by H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Jamal Abdulsalam, CEO of DHCA in the presence of senior officials from both sides.   The MoU aims to strengthe ......read more

The “Wellcome Mat” Is Ready to Protect the Homes of UAE Residents, and The World!   United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  In the last couple of months, life seems to have taken a wild spin towards uncertain terrain for most citizens of the world. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, normality has been challenged more than ever before, making us put large question marks on things that would have otherwise been unchallenged parts of our daily routines. Our perception of hygiene, germs, and bacteria has since heightened causing people to think twice and thrice about how germs can find their way into their homes. It was this very thought process, tha ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  Keen to adopt global best practices and develop an integrated management system, Dubai Sports Council have obtained three International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certificates: ISO 9001 for Quality Management System, ISO 45001 for Occupational Safety and Health Management System, and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management System. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received the certificates from visiting ISO officials in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC, and Dr Mohammad Al Ansari, Director of DSC’s Strategic and Corporate Excellence departmen ......read more

Dubai – 21 September 2020: Dubai non-oil trade continued its growth against the current crisis. Being a hub for gold and diamond trading and making, Dubai made Dh67.1b (601.4) from gold and diamond air-cargo trade between March and the end of June 2020.  Statistics released by Air Customs Center Management at Dubai Customs show that the diamond and gold trade from 1st March to end of June comprised Dh35.6b of imports (428.8 tons), Dh38.5m (877 kilo grams) transferred into the free zone, Dh471.7m (2.1 tons) of re-exports “transit”, Dh29.4b (161.2 tons) of exports, and Dh1.4b (8.3 tons), which entered the free zone.  The Air Customs Center Management also co ......read more

· Aston Martin Racing wins the 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans  · Alex Lynn, Maxime Martin and Harry Tincknell take GT race victory · TF Sport records GTE-AM class honours and becomes first official partner team to win Le Mans with Vantage GTE · The double class win is Aston Martin’s best Le Mans result in the modern era · The British manufacturer lifts the World Endurance Championship title   United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  Aston Martin has won the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans. The British manufacturer, which was last victorious in the world famous event in 2017, recorded its best ever result at t ......read more

• Jumbo Group funds three custom-made buses to help students travel to Dubai’s Rashid centre for People of Determination • “No one should be left behind in the fight against COVID-19” – Arvind Agrawal, CEO, Jumbo Group     Dubai, UAE, 21st Sept 2020:  Understanding the special needs for UAE’s People of Determination to continue with their education & rehabilitation programs in a time when social distancing is the norm due to COVID-19, the Jumbo Group has contributed three custom-made buses to the Rashid Centre for People of Determination as well as providing for additional facilities such as an isolation room at the premi ......read more

Bring the Party Anywhere with HONOR 9A’S Powerful Audio Features  United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  With the smartphone revolution, the way users listen to music has completely evolved. Thanks to advanced technology, smartphones are now considered the most dominant portable music players on the planet. Today, smartphones are adapting to the digital needs of young consumers and this means that the quality of smartphone audio has never been more important.  Recognizing the need to provide optimal music capabilities and exceptional audio quality, global technology brand, HONOR, has recently integrated intelligent audio capabilities in the HONOR 9A smart ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020:  Patient safety is the mission of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and is also the top priority for the Health Regulation Sector of Dubai. Beginning in May 2019, the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory for all Day Surgical Centers to achieve international accreditation. AAAASF was named as an approved accreditation agency by the DHA and has been actively supporting centers in Dubai to elevate their practices and comply with accreditation standards.   AAAASF accreditation offers many benefits: • Experienced accreditation staff provide customized one-on-one guid ......read more

‘Touch’ smart ring identifies colour and text for visually impaired or those with colour vision deficiency       • According to the World Health Organisation, more than 2.2 billion people around the world are estimated to suffer from vision impairment or blindness. *  • Of these, 1 billion have moderate or severe distance vision impairment or blindness as well as near vision impairment*. Touch allows users to reconnect with the excitement of discovering colours at their own pace.    United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  This year’s national James Dyson Award winners in the UAE is the Touch device & ......read more

Dabur will supply sanitizing solutions to DSC to keep their visitors, players and staff safe throughout the year Dubai, UAE: September 21, 2020: As the UAE gears up to host major sporting events, Dubai Sports City (DSC) has signed a hygiene deal with Dabur International in response to Covid-19. As per this year long partnership, DSC will receive Dermoviva range of sanitizers and hand washes from Dabur for one year to cater to the hygiene and sanitization needs of the players and visitors, keeping them safe as they enjoy every game. Dermoviva Sanitizing Stations will be installed in several locations during sporting events for ease of availability. Apart from sanitizers, other hygiene pr ......read more

#zeroe #zeroemissionsday #decarbonisation #sustainability #hydrogen     United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. These concepts each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight, exploring various technology pathways and aerodynamic configurations in order to support the Company’s ambition of leading the way in the decarbonisation of the entire aviation industry.   All of these concepts rely on hydrogen as a primary power source - an option which Airbus believes holds exceptional promise as a c ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  Denim jeans are the epitome of versatile clothing. You can easily match the right pair of denim with different pieces in your wardrobe to look chic for the office, going out with friends, and casual weekend wear. Every body type looks great in denim!   Max experts are here to clue you in to easy denim ensembles so you can be sure to look your best every day:   1. If you’re heading out for a party or a relaxed dinner, there’s no need to break out your finest formal wear. Instead, all you need is an awesome outfit that’s simple yet chic. Mom-fit cropped denims with paper-bag waist and tie-ups (AED70) ......read more

21 September 2020 - Dubai, UAE:   Much-loved burger brand Pickl has listened to its burgerites and opened its sixth location, in City Centre Deira. The shiny new restaurant is located on the second floor, alongside some of Dubai’s best eateries.   The homegrown burger joint, will also be bringing back the indulgent BOUJEE BIRD for a limited time only. Taking center stage is a behemoth hunk of freshly fried chicken, with a crispy coat hiding marvellously moist meat, a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, topped with hot butter honey and cushioned by a signature potato bun. The marvelous creation will be featured on the menu in collaboration with the unveiling of the mall&rs ......read more

Dubai, 21 September 2020:  Cravia Group, the parent company of Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Zaatar w Zeit and Five Guys, is celebrating two decades of sweet success with Cinnabon’s 20th anniversary in the UAE. This comes at the same time of celebrating the founding of Cravia Group 20 years ago when the first Cinnabon store opened in the capital. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1985, the company’s world-famous cinnamon rolls are popular worldwide, including the discerning UAE residents. Introduced into the country in 2001 with its first bakery opening in Abu Dhabi Mall, Cinnabon has since expanded to 31 outlets reaching out to loyal customers across Dubai, Abu ......read more

The new watch expertly marries mechanical watchmaking and métiers d’art   September 21, 2020:  Parmigiani Fleurier continues to showcase its dedication to métiers d’art and high watchmaking with the launch of the Tonda Reine de Mai collection. Inspired by the bucolic landscape in Switzerland surrounding its manufactures and the flowers found there, it combines Parmigiani Fleurier’s commitment to in-house manufacturing, fine finishing, and artistry. Nature and the beauty of the golden ratio are enduring sources of inspiration, and the Manufacture uses a wide array of artistic techniques to bring them to life in this release, including hand-c ......read more

National Geographic Abu Dhabi Unveils New Film on the Making of One of the World’s Largest Museums: The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre In Kuwait 20-minute documentary showcases the mega cultural project’s six museums filled with immersive experiences and installations, including The International Space Station and Solar System, the Robotics Gallery and a 1.4million litre Aquarium. New Documentary to simulcast air on 21 September at 8 PM UAE Time/ 7 PM KSA Time on National Geographic Abu Dhabi and National Geographic. Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020: National Geographic Abu Dhabi today announced a brand-new documentary showcasing th ......read more

• Four stage wins for the Emirati squad • Tadej Pogacar, the youngest Tour de France champion of the 21st century     United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  In just four years UAE Team Emirates has moved from being a start-up cycling team to a world class organisation that has now won the biggest bike race in the world with its star rider, Tadej Pogacar.    Pogacar, who has just turned 22, officially became the youngest ever post-war Tour winner in what was his first ever Tour de France.    His historical win came after three gruelling weeks and 3,385km of racing across France with a committed team behind him. Sev ......read more

Robert Hazboun, Managing Director of ICS Financial Systems explains what AI offers and what banks need to consider     Robin Amlôt   Managing Editor, IBS Intelligence     ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS), is a leading provider of modular, core banking systems. Robin Amlôt discusses how banks should come to grips with artificial intelligence (AI) with the company’s   Managing Director, Robert Hazboun.   What are the key factors that need to be considered by a bank looking to implement AI?   With no room of doubt, AI is a game-changer and it will revamp the way we used to do banking, especially in the midst of ......read more

• As part of SEHA’s psychological support program designed for the community amidst COVID-19, the network reiterates the need to ignore fake news   • Consultant psychiatrist shares tips to help the community overcome adverse circumstances, become a positive influence, assist senior citizens and benefit from extra time   Abu Dhabi, 20September 2020:  In line with its SEHA’s psychological support program, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network is urging the community to embrace a healthy lifestyle amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by following a balanced diet, drinking sufficient water, exercisi ......read more

 Global Total Revenue H1 2020 reached US$ 1.836 Billion  Net Profits for Shareholders US$ 72 Million   Dubai, UAE – September 20, 2020: Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has announced the publishing of its half-year financial reports for 2020. The company is reporting a 245.81% Year-on-Year Growth in net profits in 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.  The company’s performance shows a sharp increase in sales of PV products and PV systems, which the company attributes to its years of operational experience and effective risk control mechanisms. Total revenue for the first six months of 2 ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020:  To coincide with the release of WWE 2K BattleGrounds, two WWE Superstars - Xavier Woods and Tyler Breeze - have been speaking about their love of gaming.   Launched last week, WWE 2K BattleGrounds, which is available on PlayStation, Xbox and PC, features a roster of more than 70 WWE Superstars and Legends.   Woods and Breeze have been competing on various video games for many years, and such is their passion for gaming both men host their own dedicated YouTube channels in relation to the subject.   Woods, part of three-man tag team The New Day, is the host of UpUpDownDown, a gaming-specific YouTube channel which boast ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020:  When it comes to maternity and nursing outfits, there is no store quite like Mummyista, offering mums easy and chic pieces with lightweight fabrics and a relaxed fit to ensure comfort throughout your 9 months of pregnancy and beyond. Also, the vast majority of Mummyista's pieces are nursing/pumping friendly and will look super flattering with or without a bump, to ensure you get longevity out of your maternity outfits. So, if you fancy updating your maternity wardrobe with some trendy and easy outfits for coffee mornings or casual lunches with your friends and family, here are some of the new-in pieces that you need to add to your ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020:   Abdelali Bouazzaoui of Morocco and Georgia’s Diana Gogitidze have bagged the top honours in the 10km category of the City Centre Mirdif Running Race at the weekend. Organised under the auspices of Dubai Sports Council, Friday’s Run was part of the Indoor Run Series, which has been growing in popularity among Dubai’s running enthusiasts. Being held at City Centre Mirdif for the first time, the Run saw a lively turnout across all three distances – 10km, 5km and 2km run for families. Bouazzaoui, a regular on the circuit, topped the charts in the 10km for men with a time of 29 minutes and 55 seconds. Th ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020:  As a participant of the Global Aerospace Summit, scheduled to take place on September 28-29 2020 in Abu Dhabi, IFS, the global enterprise applications company, will highlight  its core industry solutions tailored to the unique needs of aviation maintenance, repair overhaul (MRO), fleet management, A&D manufacturing, enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP).  Scott Camarotti, Senior Vice President, Aerospace and Defense Sales at IFS will also be a part of a critical panel discussion that will highlight the current state of MRO within the sector and how the industry can be more responsive in the ......read more

 Competition for children and adults to reward style, substance and creativity     Dubai, September 20 2020:  The fine art of letter writing is to be celebrated by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and Montegrappa, Italy’s oldest manufacturer of hand-crafted writing instruments, in a brand new competition that is elevating penmanship to its rightful place as a treasured art form.   Split into three age groups, the competition is open to residents of the UAE with each winner receiving a distinctive Montegrappa pen.   “The events of 2020 have resulted in an acceleration in the use of technology, with many schools and offi ......read more

Clock towers and landmarks in 11 countries lit up with global call to action to drive peace on 21 September   United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020:   Lipton, the world’s leading tea brand, and Peace One Day are uniting for the UN International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020, to inspire the world to connect and Make Tea Time Peace Time.  Together the organisations created an ambitious global moment of solidarity, with iconic clock towers and landmarks across the planet taken over and lit up with projections encouraging the world to connect and Make Tea Time Peace Time. Installations shone bright around the world, crossing eight time zones, from Sy ......read more

Three facilities closed down, while six are issued monetary fines; 35 others escape with a warning   United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020:  Teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy have intensified their inspection of sports clubs, academies, and sports and fitness centres in Dubai, and have taken action against nine facilities in the past week for violating COVID-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines. The DSC and Dubai Economy teams, which visited 124 sports facilities and five sports events for inspection between September 15 and 19 to ensure they comply with all safety protocols, have also issued 35 reprimands. Three of the censured f ......read more

September 20th 2020, Dubai, UAE:  Heriot-Watt University has announced that His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, will take on the position as Chair of the Board for the University’s visionary research hub, the Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC). The appointment cements the strong links already in place between Heriot-Watt University Dubai and the UAE government, and shows continued commitment to encouraging academia, industry and government to collaborate in order to drive forward initiatives for a smarter, safer and more sustainable construction industry in the country. Through partnerships and produci ......read more

New HVL-F28RM Compact Flash is also Announced   Dubai, UAE, 20 September 2020:  Sony Middle East & Africa announced several additions to their impressive imaging lineup — the Alpha 7C full-frame camera (model ILCE-7C), the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 (model SEL2860) zoom lens and HVL-F28RM flash.  The Alpha 7C is the world’s smallest and lightest   full-frame body with uncompromising performance, featuring advanced AF (autofocus), high-resolution 4K video  capabilities and more. When paired with the world’s smallest and lightest  FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 standard zoom lens, this versatile combination delivers an experience unlike any other, ma ......read more

September 20, 2020:  The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks a basket of major commodities spread evenly across energy, metals and agriculture, traded higher for the first time in three weeks. A softer dollar, continued buying momentum among major U.S. crop futures and a Saudi-fueled bounce in oil products, together with Chinese economic optimism all helped support a week of broad-based gains across all three sectors. Gold traded quite passively with ‘algo’ traders currently in charge, something that for now has resulted in an unusually high positive correlation with the movements in the S&P 500 index.  Crude oil and fuel products led from the front as the ......read more

The Seniors’ Happiness Centre’s Alzheimer’s support group to hold awareness event on the occasion of World Alzheimer’s day 2020    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2020:  In light of World Alzheimer’s day, the Director of Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Seniors’ Happiness Centre stressed the importance of setting a daily routine for all elders, especially those with Alzheimer’s, during COVID-19 to prevent depression amongst them.  Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi, the Director of Seniors’ Happiness Centre said that among the challenges she noticed was that elders with mild cognitive impairment started having early onset of dementi ......read more

Uniterd Arab Emirates, 20 September 2020: Malak Al Tawouk Restaurant, one of the most popular Lebanese fast-food chain, has opened its 4th branch in Souq Extra in Dubai Silicon Oasis.  The exceptional Malak Al Tawouk brand has been introduced in the UAE early this year with three branches in Hessa street, Motor City and Bay Avenue. The company aims to expand the brand across the UAE with the opening of a new store in Matajer Al Juraina, Sharjah and a delivery Unit in Abu Dhabi in the coming months. Founded in 1996 with over 40 branches in Lebanon, Malak Al Tawouk is a famous Lebanese fast-food chain serving the best Tawouk Sandwiches with a sumptuous selection of delicious ......read more

 IPS represents the largest regional digital real estate event in conjunction with Invest in Dubai Real Estate on 11 – 20 of November 2020     Dubai, 20 September 2020:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) is launching the first digital edition of International Property Show (IPS), the Middle East’s biggest property sales platform for local and international real estate markets, on 11 – 20 November, in partnership with Invest in Dubai Real Estate.   In light of the current conditions that the world is witnessing as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19, IPS has succeeded in building a secure and interactive virtual platform, which helps d ......read more

UAE Team Emirates starlet set to become youngest Tour de France winner of the 21st century     United Arab Emirates,  September 20, 2020: Tadej Pogacar pulled off one of the most astonishing rides of Tour de France history in the penultimate time trial stage, virtually clinching this year’s Tour in a shock defeat of the long-time race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) at La Planche des Belles Filles mountain top in the Vosges.    Heading into the penultimate stage, Tadej Pogcacar, the 21-year-old Tour debutant, had a gap of 57 seconds to make up on fellow Slovenian, Roglic. The GC leader struggled from the start, immediately falling 13 seconds d ......read more

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