Nader Sabry, a space tech entrepreneur and mentor, is the creator of the world’s first physiological prayer mat. His online retail company, TIMEZ5, is focused on using space technology to tend to the health and wellness needs of the Muslim/Islamic lifestyle, an economy globally valued at over $2 trillion. Sabry’s prayer mat works in three ways: it reduces pain, improves posture support, and increases energy when praying or meditating. It has a five layer system, which works to achieve those three benefits. Arab News interviewed Sabry to learn more about his work, his views on Saudi innovators and why he wants to be a part of the ......
I was invited at Robinsons, a Luxury Shopping Destination, to interview a very dynamic, enterprising, enthusiastic and probably the youngest perfume designer- Mr. David Benedek.
Mr. David(BDK) has his very own individual perfume house that is based at that Palais Royal, Paris. He demonstrates a strong passion about his work. Furthermore, he grew up in a perfume heaven (Perfume shop in Paris) with his grandparents and parents owning a perfume store. Later, he went on to study Economics and Management. Eventually, his passion drove him to specialize in the field of perfumery and cosmetics.
BDK prefumes are known to be long lasting ......
Boecher participated in Gulfood Manufacturing 2017, during which GoDubai had a chat with Mr. Abdulhadi Chalak, Country Manager – UAE, Boecker Public Health.
Q. What are the latest technological innovations by Boecker?
A. Boecker® is committed to bring the best solutions from around the world to our communities’ doorsteps and we are continuously working to develop and launch innovative products. Recently, we introduced in the UAE market our innovative bird control solution; an advanced laser based technology. Moreover, Boecker® has launched its Occupational Health and Safety ......
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 ......
Dubai, UAE – February 25, 2018: G4S UAE, the world’s leading integrated security solutions provider, held its annual employee award ceremony along with the organization’s 24th year celebration in the UAE. The ceremony was held at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort, where employees were honored in eight categories across various business services.
Since its inception in the UAE in 1994, G4S has recognized and honored its employees across various sectors. Nominated by their clients and the G4S awards committee, the organization recognizes talents from their pool of over 10,000 employees. The recognition is in eight different categories – Facility Management, Security Services, Aviation, Cash Management Solution, Security Systems, Best Branch, Support Function, ......read more
Findings show 39 percent of organizations are reliant on automation, 34 percent are reliant on machine learning, 32 percent are highly reliant on AI
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 25, 2018 – Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries’ time to operate, security professionals said they will increasingly leverage and spend more on tools that use AI and machine learning, reported in the 11th Cisco® 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR).
While encryption is meant to enhance security, the expanded volume of encrypted web traffic (50 percent as of October 2017) ......read more
DDoS Attacks Remain Steady, Though Increased Scanning From the Mirai Botnet Might Foreshadow Explosive Growth
UAE, Dubai – February 25, 2018 – Newly released data that analyzed more than 7.3 trillion bot requests per month found a sharp increase in the threat of credential abuse, with more than 40 percent of login attempts being malicious, according to the Fourth Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report released by Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM). According to the Ponemon Institute, credential stuffing attacks can cost businesses as much as $2.7 million on an annual basis. In addition, Akamai’s data further indicates that DDoS attacks remain a consistent threat and the Mirai botnet is still capable of strong bursts of ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, February 2018 – Power Talk: W Style. WHAT SHE SAID is global speaker and networking series presented by W Hotels, of women inspiring women from industries reflective of the Passion Points of the W: music, fashion, design and fuel.
W gives incredible women at the top of their game a stage upon which to share their personal stories at W properties around the world. Most events are free and open to the public on a first come first served basis, with the aim to inspire and ignite the audience in an unfiltered and uniquely W way. Each WHAT SHE SAID event includes a moderated discussion followed by a Q&A session with the audience, after which guests are encouraged to mix and mingle as they network, in true W style, over canapés and incredible music. Mix. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 25, 2018: South Korean cosmetics brand ETUDE HOUSE will make its Middle East debut in early 2018, promising to make local customers’ beauty dreams come true with fun and playful products that unlock their unique beauty.
With 229 stores globally, ETUDE HOUSE will open its first Middle Eastern store in Dubai in March 2018 followed by the next opening in Kuwait, at The Avenues.
Korea’s leading beauty and makeup brand, ETUDE HOUSE is known for its innovative, trend-setting approach. The brand’s philosophy is that every woman was born a dignified and beautiful being that deserves to be valued, and its stores aim to create a culture of ‘makeup play’ in its stores, with feminine and ......read more
February 25, 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Elina Svitolina successfully defended her Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Saturday with a dominating 6-4 6-0 win over tournament giant killer Daria Kasatkina. It is the second time she has defended a title, after winning in Baku in 2013 and 2014, and she completed the job in just 70 minutes.
Svitolina, who now has 299 career wins, is the third player in the 18-year history of the WTA event to successfully defend her title, after Justine Henin in 2004 and Venus Williams in 2010
"It feels great," said Svitolina. "I am very pleased with the performance throughout the week. When I had to play well, I played well, important moments. I was serving good, returning well, getting lots of balls back. It was ......read more
Ulysse Nardin rounds out a classic and Freaks Out SIHH 2018
Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018: Introducing the new Classico Jade 37 mm timepieces: five irresistible queens of steel demurely sized in blue, grey or red, with swirling waves of diamonds on their glamorous mother-of-pearl dials.
In 2013, Ulysse Nardin launched Jade as a tribute to a revered gemstone that the royal court in China considered “crystallized magic”—the link between heaven and earth. Now, five years later, five new Jade ladies pay homage to an even more precious stone: the diamond.
These exquisite Jades have a new round case shape and a new home in the Classic Collection. Graced with classic hour, minute and second hands pow-ered by the collection’s dedicated calibre, the ......read more
Third edition of festival continues to pay tribute to the values and extensive contributions of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak. This year, the festival will offer a family-friendly programme of more than 100 activities, performances, and workshops
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 February 2018: Organised by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the third edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival is set to kick off on Abu Dhabi Corniche from 22nd March to 31st March 2018, offering an exciting range of events with more than 100 workshops, performances and activities.
The Festival, which attracted more than 197,000 visitors last year, will continue to pay tribute to the living legacy and progressive vision of Her Highness Sheikha ......read more
UAE, February 24, 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) hosted the ‘Employees Annual Forum 2017’ to celebrate another year of achievements towards building a diversified and competitive economy in line with Ajman’s vision of sustainable development. The event honored the employees for their valuable contributions in enhancing the emirate’s business environment through best practices that attract investments which contribute to the growth of the national economy.
His Excellency (H.E.) Ali Eissa Al-Nuaimi, Director General of DED Ajman, commended the employees' commitment to ensure work is implemented in accordance with the core values of transparency, happiness, creativity, innovation and team spirit, and noted on ......read more
UAE, February 24, 2018- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) is continuing its successful participation in UAE Innovation Month, in response to the leadership's directives to celebrate innovation and innovators. As part of their participation, DED-Ajman is highlighting its latest innovations aimed at improving services designed to facilitate a customer’s journey in completing their transactions.
DED-Ajman is showcasing its experience as one of the first economic departments in the country to implement the ‘Smart Document’ initiative, which was developed based on extracting data from the customer and verifying the validity of this data via a scanning program. The ‘Customer Dashboard,’ which is also one of the department’s ......read more
Thoughtful designs of unrivalled quality with John Lewis SS18 collection
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: With John Lewis heritage and design at its heart, the SS18 collection celebrates authenticity and craftsmanship, inspired by palette of materials, colors and textures across shape and pattern, spanning our entire Home assortment, all intended to elevate everyday items and bring our customers joy through design.
Our SS18 Coastal colour update is a refined core of soft neutrals and grey tones mixed with a range of calming blues. This colours are used alongside solid woods, linen and natural materials. For SS18 our accent colours have been influenced by the seaside town of Margate in Kent, giving a more retro, industrial feel.
We have introduced some ......read more
du’s Cloud UTM provides organisations with a comprehensive solution for combating cybercrime and securing their ICT environments
Dubai, UAE, 24 February 2018: du - from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has launched its Cloud Unified Threat Management (UTM) service, a next-generation cybersecurity solution that extends organisations perimeters to all sites, securely. It provides an all-in-one security solution that removes the need for procuring, hosting, maintaining and managing on-premises Firewalls.
The full-service cybersecurity solution is designed to ensure that no threats can get close to an organisation’s network. du’s Cloud UTM solution has been designed to protect enterprises at the core-network layer. The solution ......read more
New Sweat Hub DRYP in Dubai Marina hosts open weekend on 2nd & 3rd March with complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: DRYP – literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai, opens in Dubai Marina this coming weekend, 2nd and 3rd March, and to celebrate they are offering a schedule of complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies from the DRYP Kitchen.
Choose between any of the following classes:
Friday 2nd March
10.30am Hot Yoga Classic (90 mins)
12.30pm Hot Yoga Sculpt (60 mins)
4pm Hot Yoga Classic (90 mins)
Saturday 3rd March
10.30am Hot Yoga Classic (90 mins)
12.00pm Hot Yoga Express (60 ......read more
February 24 2018 – Dubai, UAE: Daria Kasatkina claimed a stunning 3-6 7-6 (11) 6-1 victory over Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday to set up a final showdown with defending champion Elina Svitolina, who defeated Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-3.
Although many might not be aware of the 20-year old Russian, Muguruza certainly was as Kasatkina held a match point against her when they last met a little over a year ago. That battle stretched to three hours and Muguruza only secured victory by winning the final set tiebreak. This time the tables were turned as Kasatkina fought off three match points in a dramatic tiebreak at the end of an incredible 86-minute second set before dominating a tiring Muguruza in ......read more
The UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences graced the award ceremony and felicitated the winners of the competition
The winners received an award of 350,000 AED each for their research proposal in the field of cyber security
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 February 2018: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) has announced the winners of the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’. The University of Dubai, and the University of Sharjah in collaboration with the American University of Sharjah have been declared as the competition winners.
The University of Dubai won the award for their research proposal titled ‘Secure and robust wireless communication system for low-latency applications’. While ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continued strong improvements in safety.
The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.08, an improvement over the all accident rate of 1.68 in 2016 and the rate of 2.01 for the previous 5-year period (2012-2016).
The 2017 rate for major jet accidents (measured in jet hull losses per 1 million flights) was 0.11, which was the equivalent of one major accident for every 8.7 million flights. This was an improvement over the rate of 0.39 achieved in 2016 and also better than the five-year rate (2012-2016) of 0.33.
There were 6 fatal accidents with 19 fatalities among ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Alexander Kristoff followed up his stage one victory with another top 10 finish, as the Norwegian battled hard in the bunched sprint to take a respectable seventh place and stay in contention for the General Classification (GC).
Commenting on today’s race, the European Champion said; “Today I didn’t have the same power as I had yesterday. There were other guys passing me and Viviani was very fast, but I was happy to fight for a good position today. The team put me in a positive position and I was in the mix with the other riders. We have another race tomorrow to try and grab a win in what should be a good day for the sprinters.”
Earlier today, Kristoff and his team-mates ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: Time is the most precious gift you can give to anyone, and your special lady deserves nothing short of the best. To celebrate Mother’s Day, D1 Milano has on offer a range of stunning designs to make your mother feel extra special.
Delicate details and intricate design count on this classic modern. Available in 6 different color options, the Ultra Thin is light as a cloud featuring a 38mm case, only 6mm in thickness, making it the ideal choice for mum’s wrist.
Featuring the finest Italian craftsmanship and meticulous design, every D1 Milano time piece is designed to remain timeless and one that will last a lifetime. So think no further, give the most precious woman in your life a gift she will ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: W Dubai – The Palm picks up momentum towards its highly anticipated 2018 debut, with talent recruitment that brings to life the passion points of the W Brand.
In advance of the resort’s premier later this year, W Dubai – The Palm has been activating its Talent search for 500 W-minded individuals, including its search for the iconic global roles of the W Insider and W Music Curator.
In its search for a team that fuses the W passion with Dubai’s melting pot of cultures, W Dubai – The Palm have looked globally from destinations around the world for applicants that reflect the W attitude, experience and lust for life by being bold, expressive, spontaneous and passionate. The successful applicants that will be joining the ......read more
Saeed Al Mansouri and Hamad Thani Al Maktoum’s HBT team create history in Fujairah
FUJAIRAH, 24 February 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah, inaugurated the Maktoum AlSharqi Falcon Championship, organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), which began on Friday 23rd February in the Madhab area in Fujairah.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, stressed the importance of preserving the heritage of the UAE through customs and traditions inherited from parents and grandparents.
The first ever falconry championship in the Eastern Emirate of Fujairah was also attended by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Hamad Al ......read more