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 ......
Twelve Memorandums of Understanding Signed to Accelerate Building the Area of the Future.
Dubai, UAE: 23 October, 2017: UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today attended the signing of 12 Memorandums of Understanding between Area 2071 and various local and international partners. Area 2071 seeks to find innovative solutions to current and future development challenges faced in a number of sectors. This is part of the UAE Centennial 2071 mission to make the UAE one of the most advanced countries in the world by 2071.
At the event, His Highness said, “We launched Area 2071 to provide a zone dedicated to innovation and the industry of the future. Today, 12 agreements were signed with various ......read more
Al-Zeyoudi: Biosecurity and biosafety are key issues at the national and global levels
Dubai-UAE: 23 October, 2017: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) today launched the two-day UAE 3rd Biosecurity Conference in Dubai, drawing the participation of sector-specific national and global thought leaders.
During his opening remarks, His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Chairman of the National Committee of Biosecurity, said: “The conference has been convened at a time when there is an urgent need to accelerate efforts to achieve the objectives of the National Biosecurity Strategy and build an integrated biosecurity system that contributes to strengthening the National Security System. We also need to ......read more
Company displays IoT-enabled industry platforms at Booth 63, Hall 6 at Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai-UAE: 23 October, 2017: Underscoring its role as the frontrunner of energy management and automation, Schneider Electric is showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of state-of-the-art technologies at this week’s Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2017.
From 23 to 25 October, Schneider Electric’s Booth 63 in Hall 6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre is exhibiting the company’s innovative solutions for every level of the value chain – from IoT products and local control to software suites and digital services. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the IoT-enabled EcoStruxure™ Water and Wastewater Solutions that boost ......read more
The company is building on its commitment to the Middle East and its long-term growth plan across new markets
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 23, 2017 – TECNO, a premier mobile phone brand under TRANSSION HOLDINGS, will be revealing the next of its smart phone handsets available to the Middle East market in line with its commitment and growth plans to the region.
According to Statista.com, smartphone usage in the Middle East and Africa region is continuing to grow steadily, with around 123.7 million owners in the region in 2016, up from 106.4 million during 2015.
Earlier this year, International Data Corporation (IDC) reported that the GCC mobile phone market rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2016 after suffering a decline during the first three quarters. The ......read more
Student showcase, smart solutions, and world-class lighting projects share limelight at region’s premier industry event
Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2017: A glittering awards ceremony has capped off a successful three days at the Middle East’s premier lighting design and technology exhibition, where a dedicated student showcase and the launch of the region’s first institute dedicated to lighting education and knowledge were among the many highlights.
The 12th edition of Light Middle East concluded on 19th October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, drawing in 5,755 visitors from 84 countries.
Showcasing their latest products and solutions were 345 exhibitors from 30 countries, with the world’s leading manufacturers and ......read more
Larson&Holz broker launches an ICO to start an ultimately new project—a crypto-version of a retail Forex broker. Larson&Holz is a high-tech company, for 13 years it has been implementing innovative ideas and the top IT trends. Crypto-currencies are one of the most promising and fastest-growing fields in the cyber community. People increasingly prefer e-money to conventional and pay for goods and services online and crypto-currencies. It guarantees anonymity and maximum safety, which is vital in our times of cybercrimes. Thorough analysis has shown new opportunities created by cyber money, and Larson&Holz has decided to create a crypto-version of a Forex broker.
Larson&Holz clients have been sending numerous requests to make transactions to and from trading ......read more
Dubai – 23 October 2017: Dubai Customs is taking part, next Thursday 26th October 2017, in “A Day without Service Centres” which was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The initiative aims to encourage customers to turn to smart channels to obtain government services and complete transactions.
The Dubai Department of Finance (DoF), being the central entity concerned with collecting public revenues for the Dubai government, has launched the initiative and coordinated with Dubai Customs and other government entities in Dubai to close service centres across the emirate for a day, on 26th October, 2017.
Mohammed Al Muaini, Director of Inland Customs Centres ......read more
Highlights new technologies such as artificial intelligence shall be incorporated in the health sector.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 23, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority’s ongoing roll out of a series of policies and plans across different specialities in order to meet the objectives of the Dubai Health Strategy 2016-2021, is on track, highlighted a top level official at the recent DHA quarterly strategy meeting.
The meeting was organised in partnership with the HCI group.
HE Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA, said: “ The strategy has been chalked out after comprehensive research and analysis and is divided three waves – immediate, medium and long-term. It has 15 ......read more
Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani: The data of 23% of Emirati households and 47% of individuals has been collected so far
Sharjah , 23rd October 2017: The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) announced that the recently launched “Tahdeeth” project has so far contacted more than 13, 000 Emirati families, who were covered by the 2015 population census, in the first 15 days of the implementation of the project, covering the period from October 7-22.
The department has managed in a short period of time to make 13, 000 calls from its call centre, leading to updating data of 6, 700 Emirati households whose members amounted to 55,000 citizens, while the number of incomplete families reached 5800 households.
The process of making ......read more
The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, produces hormones essential for metabolism and brain activity. Symptoms of a thyroid problem are often vague, but if you notice any of the following signs persisting, or have more than one, Snowdonia Medical Centre recommend seeing a doctor to request a simple blood test to gauge your hormone levels.
1. Sleep Changes
If you’ve always been a good sleeper but suddenly can’t snooze through the night, it could signal a thyroid problem. An overactive thyroid pumps out certain hormones (triiodothyronine, known as T3, and thyroxine, known as T4) in excess, which can overstimulate the central nervous system and lead to insomnia. On the flip side, if you still feel still tired after a full night’s sleep, or the need ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, October 23, 2017: Home to more than 51 million people, the GCC is a rapidly developing region that faces growing demands on its infrastructure. Estimates suggest that the population could rise to 65 million by 2030, placing extra pressure not only on natural resources, but also on national infrastructure and governments to lay significant foundation plans for the future.
Along with other stakeholders, Ford recognises that massive changes are coming to the way people and goods move around cities and is working with local governments, companies and citizens on finding solutions to solve these challenges.
This week in Riyadh, The Future Investment Initiative summit will gather together the world’s most powerful investors, business leaders, thought leaders ......read more
The Abu Dhabi distributor adds excitement to the inauguration by launching the newest SUV – the 2018 Nissan X-TRAIL
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 23, 2017: Al Masaood Automobiles Company, the exclusive distributor of Nissan vehicles in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has recently inaugurated its highly anticipated Nissan Retail Environment Design Initiative “NREDI” in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan at the grand reopening of its Khalidiya Showroom.
At the event, the distributor also launched the latest 2018 Nissan X-TRAIL, which has undergone a distinctive and robust redesign and includes enhanced practicality and new technology.
The “NREDI” automotive retail concept aims to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2017: ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, announced that International Islamic Bank (IMTB), has gone live on the multi-awards winning system ICS BANKS ISLAMIC.
International Islamic bank chose ICS BANKS ISLAMIC to provide its customers with the bespoke products and services, the project kicked off in mid-march 2017, and it was finalized, in a record break time of five months, taking into consideration the modules implemented including existing data migration, the implementation process was smooth, swift and transparent.
The Deputy General Manager of International Islamic Bank; Mrs. Suha Al-Kifae commented:
“We are looking forward to this partnership where we ......read more
DP World is proud to support and contribute to Dubai’s vision to become the world’s leading cruise tourism hub, Mr. Bin Sulayem
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 October, 2017: With Dubai becoming a premiere international cruise destination, DP World is ready to take on the increasing influx of holiday makers with the start of the 2017-18 cruise tourism season and is expecting 115 luxury cruise ships from 22 ocean-sailing cruise lines to berth at Mina Rashid’s Dubai Cruise Terminal facilities over the coming season.
The Dubai Cruise Terminal, operated by DP World, at Port Rashid is one of the world’s top five ultra-luxury ports and a preferred port of call for 650,000 passengers on international cruise liners. The season will kick start on 25 October with ......read more
Philips Lighting showcases smart city technology at WETEX 2017
October 23, Dubai, UAE: Philips Lighting, the world leader in lighting, is showcasing its connected lighting technology at the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in support of the 'Dubai plan 2021' that seeks to make Dubai a smart, integrated and connected city.
The event is being held from 23-25 October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for Philips Lighting’s pavilion this year is ‘Empowering Smart Cities with Connected Lighting.’ Innovations including Philips ActiveSite, Philips Solar, Philips iLight – Philips CityTouch Flex, Philips SpaceWise and the patented Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology will ......read more
Al Wahda Mall becomes a one-stop solution offering to its visitors Banks and Ministry of Labour services alongwith already existing fashion and lifestyle brands to offer more to its visitors at one go
“We believe in adding more value to what we already have to offer to our visitors, the mall continues to remain an ‘everything mall’” - Mr. Mohammed Nauman Thakur, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall
The mall is headed towards being adaptive keeping customer satisfaction its main dedication
Al Wahda Mall, sprawling across 3.3 million square feet with over 350 brands including fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, supermarkets with this new initiative caters not only to mall visitors but also to the community at large
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October ......read more
UAE coach Mohammad Al Mazmi: “People will see us play with our heart for the country”
Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2017: Mohammad Al Mazmi, coach of the UAE national beach soccer team, reckons his side have a point to prove at the upcoming Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup in Dubai after the disappointment of 2016 and the hosts are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the mega event.
Held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council (DSC), and organised by the Dubai Sports Council, the 7th edition of the annual beach soccer extravaganza will run from October 31 to November 4 at its new home, Marasi Business ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 23 October 2017: Etisalat today announced a new international calling plan for all fixed-line home customers. The new Unlimited International Calling plan will have wide appeal in the UAE as it enables expats to remain in touch with their friends and family back home.
The new plan works with any of Etisalat’s current home phone services, including all eLife services. Customers simply subscribe to the pack, priced at just AED 150 per month and can then make unlimited international calls to a preferred country of their choice. Customers simply choose from a list of 64 countries, calls can then be made to any mobile or fixed line number in that country.
While subscribing to the calling plan, customers can continue to make calls to all countries other than the ......read more
Growing portfolio supports UAE commitment to drive energy diversification and support knowledge economy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 October 2017: Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, announced details of its participation in the 19th annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), starting today (23-25 October) in Dubai.
As a continued Strategic Sponsor of WETEX 2017, Masdar will showcase its growing clean energy portfolio in the UAE and worldwide, including innovative projects in water desalination and waste-to-energy production. It will also address conference delegates on critical issues such as clean-tech innovation; renewable energy desalination options for the UAE; opportunities and challenges for the ......read more
MEPCO a leading Paper Manufacturer Joins Delegation of 60 Leading Saudi Arabian Companies in Saudi Pavilion
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 22 October 2017: The Middle East and Africa’s leading vertically-integrated paper manufacturer, the Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO), participates in the 44th session of the Baghdad International Fair on 21st – 30th October. The company will join a delegation of around 60 leading Saudi Arabian companies in the Saudi Pavilion.
Mr. Sami Safran, CEO MEPCO commented: “We are proud to join the Saudi Export Development Authority in building bridges of communication with Iraq, part of a broader KSA government and business effort to create a starting point for fruitful cooperation between both of our countries. Our efforts are ......read more