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 ......
TIME TO SEDUCTION
Whether romantic or dramatic, enchanted and bewitching, for centuries, Venice has been a magnificent source of inspiration for poets, artists and composers to create works of timeless beauty.
Fascinating, charming and inspiring, the amazing floating city never misses an occasion to enchant everyone.
Enter the magical Venice, the symbol of intrigue and mystery. Let her envelop you into her mist and lights, let yourself drift along her winding canals, let her seduce you with her mesmerizing demeanor.
IMMERSE INTO THE COLLECTION MOOD
SEDUCTIVE MAKE-UP COLLECTION
Today, KIKO pays homage to the fairytale city and introduces FALL COLLECTION, a rich make-up collection that captures all the essence of ......read more
Launches new ‘Back to School’ campaign to rekindle creativity among students
Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2017: Combining creativity with education and keeping up with the excitement of the new academic year, Canon Middle East, world leader in imaging solutions, will offer parents a chance to win back their child’s school fees as part of its new ‘Back to School’ campaign in the UAE. Parents will have to buy any Canon inkjet printer or consumables and create a unique masterpiece with their child, using Canon’s Creative Park tool. They will have to then share the photos of the masterpiece and the child on Facebook or Instagram mentioning #pixmagination and #UAE or #UnitedArabEmirates in Arabic or English to enter a draw and stand a chance to ......read more
Spanish DJ and producer, based in Dubai, David Saludes is one of the brightest up and coming stars in the recent years.
David Saludes lives in Dubai since year 2013 and is one of the most requested djs in UAE.
In the last years it is the fashionable dj, in the best night clubs of Ibiza.
Just finished a tour of Europe, countries like Sweden, Finland, Norway, Holland, Denmark, Italy and Spain have enjoyed their music this summer.
With his singles reaching masses of fans, he is the name to watch out for in the music world. Dynamic, driven and ambient would be a couple of ways to describe his music. He recently reached # 1 on TrackItDown all over the world, something that not many producers and DJ's have done. After 8 days in a row, TOP 1 continues.
David Saludes lives in ......read more
Famous Arabic singer and actor Hamada Helal to give an enjoyable performance to kids at Eid Al Adha Carnival
Abu Dhabi, 23 August 2016: Famous and loved Arabic singer and actor Hamada Helal is confirmed to give an enjoyable performance with his famous kids’ songs at the first day of Eid Al Adha. The announcement was made today by The Mall at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi (WTCAD), as part of its Eid Carnival celebrations.
The Mall at WTCAD has announced earlier that it’s hosting the biggest first of its kind Eid Carnival during the three days of Eid Al Adha, from 1-3 September 2017, with many extravagant activities and events, giving its visitors a wonderful chance to celebrate Eid Al Adha in an unforgettable festivities ambiances and experience.
Hamada ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2017: Promesse "Les Exceptionnelles" collection is a creative manifesto, affirmed this year in three new cuff bracelets inspired by the celestial constellation: Coma Berenices, or Berenice's Hair. According to mythology, Queen Berenice II of Egypt promised to sacrifice her long hair in exchange for her husband’s safe return from war. Despite the King's opposition, the Queen fulfilled this promise in the temple of Aphrodite. The goddess, seduced by the offering, then took the locks up to the heavens and fixed them in the sky to form the constellation. Baume & Mercier has chosen to recount this shining story of femininity using pearls – the symbol of perfect beauty - and Ariadne's thread. This celestial ......read more
Protect and regenerate at the same time with Filorga’s new high SPF50+ sun care range with additional anti-ageing technologies
Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2017: Since its launch, Filorga has been helping women all over the world in their fight against skin ageing. The natural progression for the brand was to create a very special sun care line that incorporated not only the highest protection against the sun, but additional anti-ageing technologies.
Whilst we all love a little sun time, it is the skin’s most dangerous enemy. From sunburn to the more serious issue of skin cancer, the sun can be dangerous in many different ways. More than 50% of skin ageing is said to be due to environmental factors, and in particular, the sun’s rays.
The ......read more
UAE, August 22, 2017: His Excellency Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, recently met with H.E. Barbara Leaf, US Ambassador to the UAE at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. During the meeting, Minister Al Mansoori expressed the UAE's move to increase its efforts towards further reinforcing economic and trade cooperation with the US. The strong economic ties between the two countries are based on solid foundations of friendship and mutual respect. The UAE Minister also took note of achievements coming from mutual interests--driving in continuous growth and potential opportunities for cooperation across various fields of trade and investment.
The meeting was attended by Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade ......read more
Underlines the importance of positivity in facing challenges and seizing opportunities
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August 2017: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized a special talk titled ‘Happiness and Positivity’ on Monday (August 21) by lecturer Fahad Abdallah Haikal, who highlighted the importance of adopting happiness and optimism as core elements of an individual’s lifestyle. Catering to faculty, staff and ADU alumni, the talk was attended by Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri Executive Director of Community Relations at Abu Dhabi University, Deans, Heads of Departments and several University officials.
Commenting on the theme of the lecture, Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri Executive Director of Community Relations at ADU, said: “Establishing happiness and positivity as ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2017: In line with the Year of Giving initiative that was declared by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement initiatives for the benefit of UAE society and work to establish a permanent change in the way the next generation will serve the UAE positively, social workers from the Dubai Hospital, helped 167 patients with financial difficulties.
Kafa Al Matri, Head of Social Services Department at Dubai Hospital said that 167 patients received help in June and July this year and that the department coordinated with various charities to wave off the medical bills of ......read more
500 Students from More than 40 Countries Join Merged University that Offers Undergraduate and Graduate Programs across Three Campuses
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August, 2017: The Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to producing world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering, hosted its undergraduate student orientation for about 500 newly-enrolled undergraduate students at its Main Campus from 22-23 August. An orientation program for the University’s new graduate students will be held on 28 August.
Earlier this year, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Petroleum Institute (PI) and the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), merged into one university, Khalifa University ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; August 22 2017 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Ten independent jury panels comprising distinguished industry experts selected the 51 finalists from more than 400 nominations submitted by organizations in more than 50 countries.
The finalists will present their innovative projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 120 members of the media as part of related infrastructure forums at The Year in Infrastructure ......read more
Ismail regains top spot in Masters
Dubai, UAE, 22 August 2017: Gianluca Elmosi nabbed his first Senior Cup trophy with a stunning win at the Sodi World Series (SWS) race night on Monday (21 August) at the Dubai Kartdrome while Mohammed Ismail reasserted his dominance in the Masters category with a flawless class performance.
The short Speedway Circuit was implemented for the evening, along with an enhanced race format which included two points scoring heats followed by a winner-takes-all final race.
SWS Senior Cup
Last year, Gianluca Elmosi was a regular winner of Masters Silverware but after making the jump to Senior Cup, the podium had eluded him. With a gutsy drive and a bit of luck, the Italian racer finally prevailed on Monday night.
At first it appeared the ......read more
ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company and creators of ServiceDesk Plus, the IT service desk software used by more than 100,000 organizations worldwide, today announced the results of its IT Service Management Future Readiness survey.
The survey, which was conducted in collaboration with ITSM.tools, consisted of ten questions that focused on the opportunities and challenges ITSM will see in the future. It was presented to ITSM professionals and garnered over 300 responses, yielding key findings in five distinct areas.
Key Findings: Strong Affinity for the Cloud; AI Not a Threat to Jobs
Working in IT: Eighty-two percent of ITSM professionals believe that the IT roles of tomorrow will be more challenging — and the majority of the workforce currently ......read more
Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition with unique red-and-white-stripe livery celebrates 1967 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark IV race car driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt
Ford GT ‘67 Heritage edition honouring historic No. 1 race car introduced for forthcoming model year
Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, plus unique interior colours, materials and details
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 22, 2017 – The Ford GT will be available in a new limited-edition Heritage theme honouring the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The car will feature unique interior and exterior colour themes, and an exclusive wheel finish.
“In creating a worthy ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22nd August 2017 - According to the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Vitamin D deficiency continues to be prevalent in the UAE with over 85% of the population suffering from the condition. In the Middle East, the risk factors of developing the deficiency are mainly linked with social, religious and environmental reasons.
For instance, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority points out that veiled women are more likely to suffer from lack of Vitamin D. They constitute 61% of all Vitamin D episodes in the Emirate because they do not expose enough skin to the sun which helps in Vitamin D formation. Dark skinned people are also at risk for developing the deficiency because their skin does not produce enough of the vitamin compared to those with fairer ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 22 Aug 2017: This Eid Al Adha, shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall can expect an action packed calendar of activities taking place throughout the week in celebration.
The first day of Eid, will be marked with a spectacular musical fireworks display across Festival Bay. As an exciting addition to the schedule of events, shoppers can interact and take pictures with their favourite cartoon and clown characters roaming through the Mall.
For guests looking for some home inspiration during the Eid holiday, Dubai Festival City Mall will also be home to the IKEA ‘make room for life’ installation. In spirit of the year of giving, visit the ‘UN Refugees Need for Eid’ interactive installation to learn more about those ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August, 2017: Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today received a delegation from Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) and Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). The visit aimed to explore QCC’s expertise in developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
During the visit, the SASO delegation was briefed on the mechanisms and procedures followed by QCC in its market surveillance activities in collaboration with Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). QCC also presented an overview of the electronic systems and devices used in market inspection drives as well as the mechanisms involved in dealing with offenders, and recalling non-compliant products from the ......read more
LuLu Logistics- Fact Sheet
LuLu offers an ultra-modern shopping ambience by integrating all conceivable needs of the consumers under one roof. Firmly following the tagline "LuLu, where the world comes to shop", the Group has always tried to be a one stop shop for the multi-ethnic community of the region with an international mix of products as well as staff of different nationalities. The 700,000+ shoppers who patronize LuLu daily are the true testament to the popularity of the LuLu brand.
In February 2017 Deloitte in Annual Global Retailers Report has ranked LuLu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th among the top 50 fastest growing retailers in the world. Currently, LuLu Group is operating 136 stores across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, ......read more
From September 18 to 20 2017 – Dubai World Trade center
2 French pavilions including new companies attending
Showcase of latest French Innovation over 520 square meters
Winning prizes each day on Business France stand S1 -D63
United Arab Emirates, 22 August 2017: Business France, the National Agency supporting the international development of the French economy will host two French pavilions at GULFHOST and the SPECIALITY FOOD FESTIVAL. The French offer will consist of kitchen equipment and gourmet products offered by over 50 French firms, each displaying premium products and knowhow.
This year, the French Pavilions have numerous novelties to offer. Business France export team will also be attending to boost business ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2017: Carolina Herrera decides to incorporate the unforgettable 80’s mules, which have made a recent comeback, in her Fall Winter 2017 Collection. The vintage classic gets an upgrade thanks to original details such as fur lining, rich brocade, silk velvet or patterned satin.
“I would like for this collection to be effortless… Notice all the flat shoes in my show!” A mix between pumps and slippers, this comfortable trend presents endless possibilities of reinvention. Carolina’s delicate approach adds a touch of feminine grace to the versatile mule—the key to complete our fall wardrobes.
CH Carolina Herrera is a modern lifestyle brand for women, men & children, embodying the effortless elegance and ......read more