Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2016: They say that anyone can pick up a camera and start taking beautiful photographs as long as the camera that they use is of utmost quality type. I disagree. If you are naturally born gifted with a third eye like Mohsin Abrar, regardless what camera is at hand – a photograph might be as well taken from the Creator Himself. Photos that not only depicts the beauty of this world – but also life’s lessons.
Did you study photography?
No. I self-taught. I started photography only three years in Dubai.
What do you mean three years?
I just picked up my first ......
Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2016
1. Your career as a blogger in 5 essential milestones
2009: I founded theblondesalad.com, received my first invitations to fashion shows and was offered projects from a few brands
2011: the TBS crew was launched and so began the adventures with my team. We also received the first international awards.
2013: theblondesalad.com evolved into an online magazine and our social media strategy changed; our Instagram profile reached millions of followers
2014: the first magazine covers, increasing to 27 covers the following year, including the first Vogue cover
2015: the Harvard business ......
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2015: Apart from UAE being home to the world’s tallest building, the city of Dubai boasts of over 400 skyscrapers. Implementation of new age external lighting techniques has redefined supertall buildings to make it more vibrant and appealing.
With over two decades of experience in lighting architecture, David Gilbey has worked on several noteworthy external lighting projects across the globe. In an interview, Mr. David Gilbey, Director, EPOS Design, spoke on the importance and benefits of outdoor lighting.
The power of lighting is well-understood when city skylines are donned with ......
It has been eighteen years since the brand first made an entry into the UAE market in 1997. For us it has been truly a journey of discovery, a learning process that let to us gaining knowledge about the region, its taste preferences, how people take to snacks and baked goods and how best to reach the local populace.
The years have also taught us how to deal with the multi-faceted tastes of a truly multinational consumer market. Today, the UAE is truly an amalgam of people drawn in from over a 100 different nations, each with their own tastes, likes and dislikes.
As a quick serve brand trying to make headway into a market where ......
Abdullah Alajaji, Managing Director at Driven Properties, views on the fluctuating real estate market and the future of the city’s property industry.
It was back in 2012 when Abdullah Alajaji, hailing from a private equity background, noticed that the real estate market in Dubai wasn’t only coming back from the crisis, it was in fact blossoming. He decided the time was right to launch Driven Properties, and began by absorbing some existing long-term leases for existing buildings. Successfully navigating this route saw Driven Properties develop into a one-stop solution, tying up the property management and real estate spectrum ......
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 3, 2015: In the Middle East, Abu Dhabi has been at the forefront in using sustainable lighting solutions. Apart from witnessing a sharp increase in power saving, it has also played an indispensable role in increasing the beauty quotient to the city. As part of the city’s lighting strategy, the Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) recently implemented its sustainable lighting project that offers multi-pronged benefits, including a drastic reduction in overall costs by 40% - 80% over 20 years, curbing carbon dioxide emission by 75% and reducing power consumption by at least 60%.
The ADM lighting ......
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2015: The global banking industry has witnessed a significant transformation. Consumers increasing dependency on smartphones and the advent of new technological innovations have created new opportunities for mobile banking and payments applications globally. With a large number of banks introducing pilot programs using mobile applications that enable consumers to bank from the comfort of their home, Mr. Gary Collins, Head –Mobile Banking, Westpac Pacific will take center stage at the 5th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit 2015 to discuss the emerging challenges and opportunities in the ......
This year evian® and French fashion house KENZO, partner to create a pure bottle, driven by a playful yet distinctly mysterious spirit.
KENZO’s Creative Directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have united with evian® to convey their graphic, intimate vision for a unique, one-of-a-kind bottle. The mysterious and strange œuvre of artist and director David Lynch influenced the KENZO Fall-Winter 2014 collections for men and women and it is in this vein that the bottle’s motif features a broken floor pattern, toying with the idea of shifting the elements.
Offering a magnifying glass effect when full, the ......
1888 Press Release - BENZ Inc. will be presenting new products at this years AMB and IMTS tradeshows. Products on display will include the BENZ LinA push-type aggregate and the BENZ Solidfix quick change system.
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC - BENZ Incorporated has announced that it will be presenting new tooling systems during AMB 2014, Hall H1, Stand Number IF59, in Stuttgart, Germany and IMTS Booth #2445, September 8-13, 2014, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The company will be introducing its LinTec series of broaching tools, and Solidfix® Quick-Change system. BENZ tooling systems are engineered in Germany and sold and ......
UAE/ Middle East based Taaha Shah, who had a dream launch with Y-films, 'Luv Ka The End' opposite Shraddha Kapoor, has now been cast in J.P Dutta's new untitled production under his new company J.P. Gene.
The film is a launch pad for Nidhi Dutta, the veteran Filmmakers daughter adn Ajit Sodhi, son of actress Nafisa Ali. The film is about three friends who can go to any extent to help one another.
Taaha, who has his platter full this year with 'Tina and Lolo' opposite Sunny Leone and 'Barkhaa; opposite Sara Loren slated for this year's release, says " I feel truly blessed to be associated with J.P.Dutta ......
Why did Rotana choose Salalah for their first hotel in Oman?
Oman has always been a key growth market for us to expand into. We pride ourselves in identifying new and upcoming travel destinations people wish to visit and Salalah is growing in popularity. The opening of Salalah Rotana Resort is an exciting one for us, not only does it take us one step closer to reaching our ultimate vision but it has strengthened the company’s standing as the leading hotel management company in the region.
Posted on www.godubai.com
In which ways do you want to contribute to the Salalah region?
The resort is the largest stand alone hotel in the ......
Forty three firms in battle to receive inaugural recognition awardAbu Dhabi, UAE, 5 February, 2014: With more than 6,000 job vacancies on offer to UAE nationals at this year's Tawdheef careers fair, the show's organisers have launched a new Recognition Award, presented to the company which conducts the most interviews on the exhibition floor.Forty three organisations are in the running to receive the award, representing a combination of government, semi-government and private institutions covering a wide range of business sectors. The winning company will be chosen by the organisers of Tawdheef in the weeks following the event when the ......
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, which will offer ideal platforms for traders and suppliers from the Middle East to expand their ......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 event is part of the Kazakhstan International Automotive Expo, supported by Automechanika, the ......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 made a lasting impact in 2016 with its competence in logistics automation solutions. “2016 ......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 and presence in United Arab Emirates and Sharjah City. Wish to see you again!»
Sheikh Saud ......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 market through enhancements in sustainability training and development.
The first of its kind in ......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 command a 32% premium above standard offers, with consumer milk powder manufacturers able to make ......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, work remotely or just enjoys good quality music.
Jabra Halo Smart is simple to ......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, aiming to bolster cooperation with other entities.
Yousef Mohammed Ismail, President of the ......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 Caramel bar.
Atkins Fudge Caramel Bar
Serving Per 100g
Sugars: ......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 constructed in the UAE, with the outstanding COÉGA Sunwear Sport Shaelas made using a ......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+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) FullVision display, and for the first time ever in a smartphone, an 18:9 ......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 vision, most nations look forward to leveraging smart technology for economic and sustainable ......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 and new cloud applications. A new approach is required. With its Digital Network Architecture (DNA), ......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, smartphone users we surveyed will put their money where their mouth is. A majority of people around ......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’s rack-scale design to allow for efficient, highly modular disaggregated architecture for HW ......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 Federer broke again to lead 5-1 and serve out the set. In the second set a break for 3-2 opened ......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 Prosecution ordered the arrest and detention of those accused who had absconded and undertook legal ......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 Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, ......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, integrated and non-compromised solution to meet the needs of nations and enterprises requiring protection ......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 who contributed significantly to benefit their local and/or global communities.
“As ......read more