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, UAE, May 25, 2017: Al Adil Trading Co LLC, U.A.E.’s leading name for Indian food stuff expanded their presence in Bahrain when they re-opened the outlet of Al Adil Supermarket. The outlet was inaugurated by Ms. Preity Zinta, the beautiful Indian actress in the presence of Dr. Dhananjay Datar, Chairman. Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, who is is popularly known as Masala King, said that the crowd to witness the re-opening was quite huge and much higher than what was experienced during the earlier inaugurations. “We are extremely happy to note that a record crowd of more than 50,000 people turned up for the re-opening of our outlet which is situated in the heart of Bahrain at Yateem Centre Mall, Manama. The outlet will meet the growing needs of people for high ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2017: For the summer a new dress code: the classics with a twist and other unconventional accents... Original proportions, tried and tasteful combinations ranging between the chic and the casual, masculine and feminine, sporty and urban... With Weill the formal adopts a cheerful attitude with highly contrasted alliances and luminous themes, a spruce Parisian style determined to interpret dress codes freely.
When it comes to appearances, a variety of wardrobes expresses as many different moods from morning to evening. A classical disposition, an 80s impulse, or a flourish of haute couture... To each one her own wardrobe or wardrobes, a preferred elegance allowing unlimited possibilities: the focus may be on the look or on playful ......read more
Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship attends youth circle
Al Zeyoudi: Migration due to climate change is an aggravated global challenge and the UAE has been taking significant actions
Dubai, UAE: May 24, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council and the Canadian Embassy in the UAE, held a youth circle under the title “The Impact of Climate Change on Immigration”.
The youth circle was held in the attendance of His Excellency Dr. Thani bi Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara in Abu ......read more
du LaLiga new season teams in intensive training; U18 & 16 teams getting ready for Spain August scouting trip
Dubai, UAE – 24 May 2017 – du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that two of its football talents, Ahmed El Yamani and Rashed Ahmed, have been scouted by the Spanish LaLiga club Celta Vigo and UAE Al Ain club respectively for pro-football careers.
These two players, who are also part of the du LaLiga HPC U18 team who took home the gold from the inaugural season of the UAE FA Academy League and are just back from a development trip to Spain, were recognized for their exceptional performance at an event hosted by du and LaLiga last night.
Their new team members in the U18 teams as well as the U16 & U14 du LaLiga ......read more
Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 24 May 2017 — More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market.
“Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy worldwide since IRENA’s first annual assessment in 2012, when just over five million people were working in the sector,” said IRENA ......read more
The Mind Cloud Entrepreneurship Programme will offer certified courses targeted at students, SME entrepreneurs and corporate employees.
Dubai, UAE – 24 May, 2017 - Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has teamed up with Mind Cloud Academy, to offer the UAE’s first entrepreneurship programme accredited by the Government of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Due to launch in September 2017, the Mind Cloud entrepreneurship progamme will support the UAE’s drive to build a knowledge economy – a core pillar of the country’s strategy to fuel economic diversification, industrial growth and job ......read more
Early research with Microsoft HoloLens shows potential of mixed reality
Dubai, UAE – 2017 Air Transport IT Summit – 24 May 2017 – A new world of mixed reality is emerging and SITA Lab, the research arm of air transport IT provider SITA, is exploring its potential for airlines and airports. Today it released early results of research carried out with Helsinki Airport using Microsoft HoloLens to analyze and manage airport operations in a mixed reality environment.
HoloLens is the world's first self-contained holographic computer, enabling users to engage with digital content and interact with holograms in the world around them. It runs Windows 10, and enables the blending of the physical and digital worlds in ways that were previously impossible. ......read more
RBBi honoured with four prestigious awards
24 May 2017, Dubai-UAE - Red Blue Blur Ideas (RBBi), the first accredited usability & digital marketing consultancy in the Middle East was honoured with four prestigious awards at the 2017 MENA Search Awards. The awards celebrate the expertise, talent and achievements of the search industry and is regarded as the premier celebration of SEO, PPC and content marketing in the Middle East & North Africa.
With an already distinguished reputation in the UK, US and Europe, 2017 marks the first series of the Search Awards in MENA, to honour the best content and engagement campaigns across the region, shining the spotlight on some of the distinguished, creative ideas in the industry.
RBBi’s honours in the 2017 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to explore various avenues of collaboration in the health sector.
H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Dr. Lee Young Chan, President of Korea Health Industry Development Institute signed today a MoU on the sidelines of the DHA Transformation Forum.
Al Qatami highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration in today’s globalized world and highlighted the positive impact such collaborations have on patient care and on the growth of the overall health sector.
The two sides will collaborate in healthcare services including medical ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi appointed Chairman
Rest of Board comprises leading government and business individuals from the region as well as international legal, compliance and regulatory experts
Joe Moynihan, former Director of Financial Services at Government of Jersey, appointed CEO
RAKICC formed following merger of RAK International Companies and RAK Offshore
RAKICC is a world-class, premium jurisdiction for international business company incorporation
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 24 May 2017 – The government of Ras Al Khaimah today unveiled RAK International Corporate Centre (“RAKICC”) as its premium Corporate Registry jurisdiction for International Business Company (“IBC”) incorporation. The ......read more
Emirates Motor Company Daimler Commercial Vehicles delivers 50 heavy duty vehicles to Transgulf Readymix.
All Actros 4440 8x4 vehicles are equipped with Leibherr 12cbm mixers
24/05/2017, Abu Dhabi: Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Daimler Commercial Vehicles has delivered 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to Transgulf Readymix that will help the UAE concrete firm fulfil on its growing list of contracts.
EMC officially handed the fleet of trucks over to the Abu Dhabi-based firm today in what is believed to be one of the largest deals of its kind in the UAE.
Transgulf are one of the region’s largest ready mix firms and the 50 Actros 4440 8x4 vehicles represent a vital cog that will allow the firm to deliver to its clients as it continues to expand.
EMC is the ......read more
With Ramadan just around the corner, it’s time to boost your skincare routine for a hydrated, protected and radiant look throughout the holy month. We have compiled a selection of products available at Paris Gallery that are sure to keep your skin happy and healthy this Ramadan.
About Paris Gallery
Paris Gallery, the eponymous flagship brand of Paris Gallery Group, is the leading luxury retailer in the Middle East.
Boasting a network of over 40 stores located in prime retail addresses across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain, these luxurious boutiques offer a premium assortment of over 450 international brands across several product categories - fragrances, cosmetics, watches, jewelry, fashion apparel, eyewear and accessories.
Since 1994, Paris Gallery ......read more
Dubai Festival City Mall celebrates the essence of Ramadan with an exciting array of dining promotions
Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Dubai Festival City is bringing a variety of family Ramadan promotions and dining experiences commencing the 26 May. Whether you’re looking for an Iftar meal to share with the family or something indulgent for Suhoor, major restaurants at Festival City are offering an array of delicious options to choose from, making the mall the dining go-to destination this Ramadan.
Families will be spoilt for choice with restaurants offering limited edition promotions where Kids Eat Free. Embracing the finest culinary treats of Ramadan, the restaurants participating in this Ramadan promotion include: Barilla, Serendipity 3, London ......read more
Landmark 33-storey tower with 300 apartments developed at the cost of AED 295 million, completed ahead of schedule
One, two, three and four bedroom apartments at strategic location offer world-class amenities at affordable prices
Dubai, 24 May 2017: Al Thuriah Properties, the UAE’s premier property developer that specializes in high-rise residential towers and communities, today announced it had completed handover of its 33-storey Sahara 4 Tower in Al Nahda. Freehold owners have begun to occupy the 300 apartments at the tastefully designed and strategically located tower.
Developed at the cost of AED 295 million, Sahara Tower 4 consists of spacious and elegantly designed one, two, three and four bedroom units built with top-of-the-range specifications and ......read more
24 May 2017
Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has recognised 11 university students from across the UAE at the inaugural Fikra awards ceremony, held at the company’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Fikra, which means “idea” in Arabic, was launched in 2016, supporting the UAE government’s drive to encourage innovation among younger generations.
The students were encouraged to think innovatively and harness their entrepreneurial spirit to create ideas that could be implemented in businesses and entities across EAG.
More than 2,600 competition ideas were submitted by students, with 502 reaching the final stages. The final awards were presented for eight proposed ideas from the 11 winning students.
Ray Gammell, Etihad Aviation Group Interim Group CEO, ......read more
Winning campaign developed in partnership with Aqdar and RoadSafetyUAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 May 2017: Nissan’s Aqdar Drive Safely program has been officially recognised by the Middle East Road & Bridge Forum for its innovative and engaging approach to road safety in the UAE, just three months after its launch.
The program, developed by Nissan, Aqdar and RoadSafetyUAE, won the award for 'Best Road Safety Innovation Campaign Award by an Automobile Company' at the recent Middle East Road & Bridge Forum Awards hosted by the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development. The recipient of the award was determined by delegates attending the recent Forum conference who had to nominate the developers of “a road safety ......read more
May 24, 2017 – Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB) will suspend its service to and from the following destinations:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
CEB will fly the last of its four-times-a-week service from Manila to Kuwait on June 13, 2017, and its Kuwait-Manila flight on June 14, 2017. The thrice-weekly Manila-Doha-Manila route will have its last flight on July 1, 2017; while CEB’s last flight from Manila to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will depart on July 2, 2017, while the Riyadh-Manila flight will leave on July 3, 2017.
“The entry of Cebu Pacific into these markets benefitted passengers with lower fares and more choices. Of late, other carriers have aggressively added more flights, which has resulted in substantial oversupply of seats and fares that are ......read more
Dubai, UAE 24 May 2017: Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is back for a record year from 1 July to 12 August 2017. The 20th edition will offer residents and visitors an exciting six week calendar of sales and family entertainment. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), this year’s DSS will run for 43 days under the slogan ‘Enjoy 6 weeks of sales.’
DSS 2017 will feature a series of retail promotions offering the best deals and discounts and the opportunity to win fabulous prizes at malls run in collaboration with the Dubai Shopping Malls Group. Thousands of retail outlets will reward visitors with special offers and discounts of up to 75 per cent on a ......read more
Plea was made during the organisation’s visit to Jordan IRC’s Syrian Refugee Women’s Empowerment Programme in Amman
NAMA honours Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry for donating 100,000 pounds sterling to Jordan IRC
Dubai, UAE - 24 May, 2017
NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has called for the intensification of international efforts to support refugee women professionally, economically and socially. The women empowerment organisation, which works to move the status of women beyond equality to ensuring they become fully productive members of society, made the plea during a visit by a NAMA delegation to the Syrian Refugees Empowerment Programme, a subsidiary of Jordan’s International Rescue Committee (Jordan IRC) in ......read more
Empower was recognised as a strategic partner for providing ideal economic and environmental solutions for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC)
Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, was recognised as a strategic partner by Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) at the inaugural edition of its Excellence Awards heldin May.The district cooling provider was particularly recognised for its efforts and achievements in adopting world-class district cooling solutions as well as acknowledged for expanding the use of district cooling as an ideal economic and environmental solution for Dubai Health Care City (DHCC).Empower has built a chilling plant in Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) with a ......read more