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The third winner of the Audi Innovation Award is Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon with his project ‘Ruin to Reality’  His prize is $25,000 worth of consultancy together with a trophy and a trip to the Audi Headquarters in Ingolstadt to meet the team in Audi Design.  Second and third places were awarded to Dubai based designers A... Read more
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  World Tolerance Summit 2018 formally opened today with an impressive turnout of local and international delegations at Armani Hotel in Dubai. The summit was formally opened by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and the Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International ... Read more
A tribute to the 2018 MotoGPTM World Champion Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Tissot is proud off its ambassador 25-year-old Spaniard and Tissot Ambassador, Marc Marquez, is the youngest rider to win seven World Championship Titles in all classes including five World Championship Titles in the MotoGP class from just six attempts... Read more
Book and receive 25% Off Accommodation, Spa, F&B Receive A 100 AED Shopping Voucher for Each Night During StayDubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Think you’re due a staycation treat? In honour of UAE National Day, GCC residents will now receive 25% off on accommodation that includes a complimentary breakfast for two adults at Swissôtel ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  As part of the month-long Dubai Fitness Challenge, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and Amity University played a friendly exhibition match at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort on 13th November. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of Knowledge and Human Dev... Read more
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  The two UAE National teams have continued their winning start in the Girls’ Under 18 category of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship, cruising to victories in week four of the tournament.The UAE National Team A, who had trounced Regional Sports 8-1 in their opening match, blanked The F... Read more
14 November 2018:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing intere... Read more
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For its 85th birthday, LACOSTE presents its new Legacy collection, a new line of characterful watches in homage to the sporty, chic and casual style of its founder, René Lacoste..  . Subtly combining the aesthetic references of the past with the materials and contemporary finishes of modern watches, LACOSTE... Read more
Abu Dhabi, 14 November 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, visited Manarat Al Saadiyat to view the artistic creations of Abdullah Lutfi, the talented Emirati artist and Special Olympics UAE athlete. The showcase was held by the Local Orga... Read more
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Heading into the Fall in style, Global sports brand PUMA releases the Cali in a brand-new colourway for women. Keeping the sneaker game on point, the sport-inspired classic returns to the streets with a timeless monochrome makeover.Channelling west coast vibes this season, the effortlessly chic platform is a nod... Read more
Celebrates Reinvention of Toys In and Beyond Sneaker CultureDubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Global sports brand PUMA extends the RS-X range with the launch of the all-new RS-X Toys sneaker. Back in the ‘80s, the RS was an innovative and high-quality cushioning technology. This season, PUMA launched the RS-X sneaker, a totally new co... Read more
Designed to help businesses in Bahrain automate accounting, invoicing, and back office operations while complying with the VAT regulation Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Zoho, the leading information technology and business management software conglomerate, has launched Zoho Books, its cloud accounting software for automating business fin... Read more
Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness (RC) Award has honored Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, with the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the ... Read more
November 13, 2018 - Dubai UAE - Preciosa Lighting, the Czech lighting manufacturer, will be launching its interactive lighting experience, Breath of Light, into the MENA region at this year’s Downtown Design exhibition in D3. With Expo 2020 just two years away, Preciosa is looking to support brands within the hospitality sector stand apa... Read more
 

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Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  UAE Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, has announced two major initiatives as a commitment to the promotion of tolerance. The announcement was made during the opening day of World Tolerance Summit which is being held in Dubai. In his speech, HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan said that the Ministry of Tolerance is committed to focus on prospering from pluralism and embracing diversity through innovation and collaboration. He said further that the initiatives will be in cooperation with the International Institute for Tolerance (I ......read more

Group: Revenue up 10% to AED 54.4 billion (US$ 14.8 billion), and profit of AED 1.1 billion (US$ 296 million), down 53%. Results impacted by significant increase in fuel cost, unfavourable currency movements, and one-time transaction in dnata. Emirates: Revenue up 10% to AED 48.9 billion (US$ 13.3 billion), and profit decline of 86% to AED 226 million (US$ 62 million). 30.1 million passengers carried, up 3%, on overall capacity expansion of 3%. Dubai’s attraction as a destination remains strong with the airline carrying 9% more customers to its hub city. dnata: Revenue up 11% to AED 7.0 billion (US$ 1.9 billion), profit up 31% to AED 861 million (US$ 235 million) includes gain o ......read more

The conference will bring international experts to the region who will give insights on breakthroughs in fertility treatments  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018: The incidence of infertility is on the rise in the UAE. Research indicates that the causes can be attributed to both female and male conditions. Hence, there is a growing demand for infertility treatments. With the entry of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, couples have access to advanced, global quality IVF treatments, right here in the region.  As a leading provider of IVF services, IVI Middle East works continuously towards gaining a better understanding of the challenges couples face in starting ......read more

More than two million deals on products from leading brands  Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70%  More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more 15 November 2018:   SOUQ.com brought White Friday to UAE in 2014 and is today announcing the return of its biggest online shopping event, with more deals than ever. From the 20th to the 24th November, customers across the GCC and Egypt can choose from more than two million deals and offers, with discounts of up to 70% available.& ......read more

Live traditional dance and music from 16 November       Dubai, 15 November 2018:  Dragon Mart will celebrate the 48th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman with a vibrant line-up of entertainment to commemorate the rich history and cultural heritage of the nation, from 16 to 18 November.   Honouring the close bonds between UAE and Oman, the roaming parade will feature traditional Omani music and folk dance routines - Al Razha, Al Dan and Um Dema - performed daily by artists from 5pm to 9pm at Dragon Mart 2.  Al Razha dance is performed by two rows of men standing across each other and battling with their swords while reciting poetry. Al Dan in ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa is showcasing its latest innovations and designs at the Downtown Design 2018 – Middle East’s trade fair dedicated to original, high-quality design. The fair is returning for a stellar sixth edition and it is organized in the Dubai Design District from November 13th -16th, 2018.  Ideal Standard stand is representative of the brand identity and is divided into four distinct areas. Three areas are dedicated to product display, while the fourth adds to the interactive feel at the exhibition by accommodating a virtua ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  With 1.8 billion Muslims in the world and an Islamic economy - which complies with Islamic laws – growing, John Defterios reports that Dubai is positioning itself as the global capital of the Islamic economy.   Dubai is already ranked number one in the world for halal food; halal travel; modest fashion; halal recreation; and shariah compliant pharmaceuticals and cosmetics but, now, it is looking to further diversify its economy.   The launch of global initiatives to create a certified halal accreditation system is one way in which it is doing so. This initiative has the potential to be significant and relevant to the 1.8 billion Muslim ......read more

The Shari’a compliant financing facility has been agreed with Standard Chartered Bank and delivers a reduction in profit costs Financing will facilitate further portfolio diversification through acquisitions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th November 2018:   ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”), the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited, has confirmed a USD 75 million (AED 275 million) Murabaha finance facility with Standard Chartered Bank for a term of three years with an accordion option to upsize the facility to USD 100 million. The new facility will support the REIT’s focus on po ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  Thinking about festive shopping for family and friends and gifts that are easy and memorable without having to make those long and numerous trips to a mall? Then think Glambeaute.com, because it’s a one-stop online shop for every beauty and wellness need in the UAE, and you can put your festive shopping woes to rest here.  South African brand ‘Oh So Heavenly’ has released a variety of festive bath and body sets for you to choose for you loved ones. The sets include products for cleansing, scrubbing and moisturising which makes for a wholesome body care pack and also leaves you smelling like a dream.  Oh So Heavenly Tropic ......read more

DUBAI – November 15, 2018:   Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, celebrated a successful year of partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in providing leadership and innovations in the laboratory diagnostics sector.  In 2017, Pure Health took over operations of medical diagnostic laboratories under the Ministry of Health and Prevention, starting with 11 and expanding to over 82 laboratory facilities across all the United Arab Emirates. The laboratories were renovated and updated with state-of-the-art equipment and machines, and also staffed with high calibre laboratory expertise. This move initiated a ......read more

Adds a stream of new lifestyle products including XSlate and XBook   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018:   XTOUCH, the leading Dubai headquartered consumer electronics brand today announced the launch of XBone Bluetooth bone conduction headphones. Performing the role of the ear drums, XBone decodes soundwaves in high fidelity and stereo quality sound through cheekbones. The added benefit of being placed outside of the ears keeps you safe from bacterial infections and protects the ear drums from long term exposure to loud noise. Featherweight yet durable, the memory wire design provides a snug fit and with IP65, it is sweat and water resistant.    ......read more

Dubai, November 15, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has launched “The Great Escape” promotion across all its showrooms in the UAE, offering customers the perfect opportunity to buy a Honda vehicle before the end of the year.   The Great Escape promotion from Al-Futtaim Honda allows customers to buy their dream Honda vehicle, with a five-year instalment plan with zero percent interest. The offer is available across the entire Honda Sedan, SUV and MPV range, making it the best time to buy a Honda. The Al-Futtaim company is also offering 5 years unlimited mileage warrant ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  What: An event to celebrate the opening of the new Michael Kors Middle East flagship store at The Dubai Mall and the launch of a special-edition Whitney handbag created especially for the Middle East.   The exclusive event, held at Soho Beach Dubai, enveloped guests in an atmosphere that was equal parts New York edge and Dubai cool. French DJ Sebastien Perrin and Dubai-based DJ Tala Samman kept the international crowd entertained.   The Michael Kors special-edition Whitney bag is available, starting today, in all Michael Kors stores across the Middle East.   Who: Salma Abu Deif Jessica Kahawaty Carla Di Bello Lana ......read more

Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week has returned for its fourth edition, from 12- 17 November, 2018. Dubai Design Week 2018 holds its most extensive programme to date with 250 events and over 120 participating organizations. Downtown Design has grown to feature over 175 brands - including 40 regional designers. New to Downtown Design this year is Downtown Editions; a curated section within the fair, dedicated to bespoke and limited-edition design. Global Grad Show will exhibit 150 projects – chosen from over 1000 submissions (double that of last yea ......read more

Luxury carmaker expands dealer network in the Middle East Aston Martin Abu Dhabi opens in prestigious location close to Emirates Palace 15 November 2018, Abu Dhabi:   Luxury British carmaker, Aston Martin Lagonda celebrated the opening of a new flagship dealership in Abu Dhabi last night in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. At an exclusive evening reception, guests mingled with senior personnel from Aston Martin, including Dan Balmer, President, Aston Martin Lagonda Middle East, North Africa & Turkey and David King, Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer.    Aston Martin Abu Dhabi is situated in a ......read more

The Company reports net profit of AED 9.1 million for the 9 months ended September 30, 2018, an increase of AED 7.6 million compared to the same period in 2017 The Company maintains its focus on Digitization and Artificial Intelligence development  Dubai, UAE 14th November 2018,   Takaful Emarat (“the Company”), the DFM-listed, Shariah-compliant life, health and general takaful provider and the largest takaful insurer in the UAE, today announced its financial results for the period ended September 30, 2018.    Key Financial Highlights  Net profit for the 9-month period ended September 30, 2018 is AED 9.1 million, an increase of ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For nearly two decades, financial regulators and investment institutions around the world have been committed to strengthening practices in Islamic capital markets, and leverage standards for Sukuk as a key investment asset class. There has also been strong commitment from industry standards setters and other business supporting institutions (BSIs) to address practice differences and inconsistency. Deloitte’s Islamic Finance Knowledge Center in the Middle East, in collaboration with the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA), has just launched a new whitepaper, “Sukuk in focus: the necessity for global common practices”, inviti ......read more

The third winner of the Audi Innovation Award is Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon with his project ‘Ruin to Reality’  His prize is $25,000 worth of consultancy together with a trophy and a trip to the Audi Headquarters in Ingolstadt to meet the team in Audi Design.  Second and third places were awarded to Dubai based designers Abdhul Hazeeb with ‘Connect to Thrive’ and Andrea Sensoli with ‘CyRCLE’.  Dubai, November 14, 2018 –   At Dubai Design Week, Audi Middle East announced the third winner of the Audi Innovation Award. Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon, with his project ‘ R2R’, took home the winning trophy ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2018:   On World Diabetes Day, which takes place on November 14 every year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed to use of incorporating technology to provide holistic care to those with the disease. DHA is working with several international firms at the Dubai Future Accelerator’s initiative to evaluate and incorporate new technology to treat and manage the disease.   Senior DHA officials including Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare Corporation (DHC) and Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of the Specialised Healthcare Services Sector, met with the companies at DFA, to discuss the use of latest technology in diabetes ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  World Tolerance Summit 2018 formally opened today with an impressive turnout of local and international delegations at Armani Hotel in Dubai. The summit was formally opened by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and the Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance. The two-day summit is an initiative of IIT, which is a part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. Several government officials were also in attendance in support of UAE’s first-ever summit on tolerance which is in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Day of Tolerance.  His Highness ......read more

14th November, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, won the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place Monday 12th of November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.  Huawei was honored for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.  Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and o ......read more

A tribute to the 2018 MotoGPTM World Champion   Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Tissot is proud off its ambassador   25-year-old Spaniard and Tissot Ambassador, Marc Marquez, is the youngest rider to win seven World Championship Titles in all classes including five World Championship Titles in the MotoGP class from just six attempts.    Team colours   The Tissot T-Race Marc Marquez combines the sporty body of the Tissot T-Race with design touches which are a homage to the celebrated new Tissot ambassador, Marc Marquez. The youngest ever five-time MotoGPTM World Champion, one-time Moto2 and one-time 125cc World Champion speeds to vict ......read more

EPC contract that will deliver in excess of 60% of In-Country Value awarded to Tecnicas Reunidas SA after rigorous tender process Crude oil production capacity from Bu Hasa Field will increase from 550,000 to 650,000 barrels per day in line with ADNOC’s plan to increase its oil production capacity to 4mmbpd by 2020 Investment will enhance Bu Hasa’s production, deliver greater efficiencies and maximize value from a mature oil field Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 14, 2018: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, an AED 5.1 billion (US $1.4 billion) investment to upgrade and expand its Bu Hasa field, which will increase crude oil production capacity to ......read more

Book and receive 25% Off Accommodation, Spa, F&B Receive A 100 AED Shopping Voucher for Each Night During Stay Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Think you’re due a staycation treat? In honour of UAE National Day, GCC residents will now receive 25% off on accommodation that includes a complimentary breakfast for two adults at Swissôtel Al Ghurair when booking a room from 29 November until 3 December 2018. You can also dine at any of their restaurants at a 25% off including their Iranian joint – Shayan, which is famous for its ‘One Meter Long Kebab’. It’s nice to wake up knowing there is a 100 AED Shopping voucher waiting for you to spend at ......read more

ENEC celebrates the completion of main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant  More than 2.3 million  cubic meters of concrete poured and approximately 250,000 metric tons of rebar installed at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 October 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has celebrated the achievement of a historic milestone in the development of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, with the completion of all main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting for the four nuclear reactor units being built in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi.    Senior leaders and employees of ENEC, ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  As part of the month-long Dubai Fitness Challenge, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and Amity University played a friendly exhibition match at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort on 13th November.  Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) led a team of colleagues from KHDA, against Dr. Vajahat Hussain, CEO of Amity Middle East and his team of students and faculty members. Each team of 4 was mounted on horseback using mallets with long, flexible handles to drive a wooden ball between two goal posts on a grass field at the equestrian-inspired resort. F ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  The two UAE National teams have continued their winning start in the Girls’ Under 18 category of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship, cruising to victories in week four of the tournament. The UAE National Team A, who had trounced Regional Sports 8-1 in their opening match, blanked The Football Academy Belles 3-0 in their second outing last weekend, while the UAE National Team B, who had started their campaign with a 1-0 win over TFA Belles in week three, defeated FC Academy Just Play by the same score. In the third Girls’ U18 match of the weekend, du LaLiga High Performance Centre Girls made it three wins from three ......read more

Enjoy UAE National Day with special cultural activities and performances  Dubai, 14 November 2018: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, will celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day with an exciting offer and cultural activities across all its theme parks, including LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, and the LEGOLAND® Water Park as well as RIVERLAND™ Dubai. Dubai Parks and Resorts is celebrating the National Day long-weekend with a unique offer, which allows visitors to upgrade their MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park ticket and enjoy access to an ......read more

14 November 2018:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.    According to the October 2018 Traffic Results;  The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4%.  In October 2018, To ......read more

Two new mobile scanners for easy and efficient document management on the move or in compact working environments UAE, Dubai,14 November 2018: Epson’s latest mobile A4 scanners are ideal for scanning and processing data on the move or in compact, busy office environments. The DS-70 and DS-80W have been designed for businesses looking for a mobile solution for staff to take on the road or use around the office. Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, said: “With the choice of both wired and wireless scanning solutions, these new scanners are ideal for those who need a fast scanning solution on the go. We’ve designed the new range to be lightweight without c ......read more

Dubai, 14 November 2018 -   Google announced today the launch of Google Pay in the UAE, allowing people to pay simply and securely with their Android phones. It simplifies shopping by helping you pay safely in apps and on websites, in stores that support contactless payment, and across all Google properties including Google Play. With the new payment app, Android users (Android 5+ phones) can complete payment processes in a few seconds whether online or offline.  In retail, the smartphone becomes a wallet. To be ready to use this payment method in stores, users simply add their supported Mastercard or Visa cards issued by any of the partner banks (Emirates Islamic, Emirates ......read more

Developer doubles number of handovers year on year   Financial highlights for first nine months of 2018:  Revenue at AED 5.2 billion Gross profit at AED 1.9 billion Net profit at AED 1.1 billion Booked sales of AED 3.2 billion   Earnings per share of AED 0.18 Deliveries of 3,800 units Dubai, UAE – 14 November 2018:   DAMAC Properties Dubai Co PJSC (DFM: DAMAC) (“DAMAC” or the "Company"), announced financial results for the first nine months of 2018, reporting total revenue of AED 5.2 billion, gross profit of AED 1.9 billion and net profit of AED 1.1 billion.   During the first nine months of 2018, ......read more

Visit Atlantic International at The Big 5 located in Hall 3 stand number 3B129 to discover Explorer and Solerio Optimum 3 product ranges. Learn more about Groupe Atlantic’s support in the student led initiative to create the ideal solar house prototype at the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018.   United Arab Emirates, 14 November 2018, Atlantic is a renowned French brand creating the best in class water heating solutions with energy savings at the heart of its mission, will be showcasing its latest range of products at The Big 5 taking place from the 26th  to the 29th  of November at Dubai World Trade Centre.    Visitors will have the opportuni ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For its 85th birthday, LACOSTE presents its new Legacy collection, a new line of characterful watches in homage to the sporty, chic and casual style of its founder, René Lacoste.   Subtly combining the aesthetic references of the past with the materials and contemporary finishes of modern watches, LACOSTE proves its constantly renewed ability to honor its history elegantly and soberly.   This new three-hand watch consists of a 42 mm case and a steel bezel which matches the color of its dial marked with a crocodile at 12 o’clock.   This Lacoste Legacy Collection starts from AED  865 and is available across Hour Choice stores ......read more

Partnership helps develop cooperation among more than 360 financial institutions across MEA markets Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Refinitiv, formally the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters, announced a partnership with Union of Arab Banks (UAB) to develop a strategic networking platform for UAB’s members, the financial and compliance community across Middle East and Africa (MEA). The partnership develops cooperation on a strategic dimension that benefits more than 360 financial institutions in MENA. As part of the agreement, UAB will leverage Refinitiv’s network of financial crime industry experts and enhance the quality of UAB’s training ......read more

Tabreed has been rated investment grade by two credit rating agencies   14 November, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based regional district cooling utility company, today released its consolidated financial results for the first nine months of 2018. Tabreed reported a 10% increase in net profit to AED 319.3 million for the year up to 30 September, compared with the same period in 2017, mainly driven by the acquisition in March of S&T Cool, a district cooling provider on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, as well as income in May from a partial sale of Saudi Tabreed following the investment ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 14 November 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, visited Manarat Al Saadiyat to view the artistic creations of Abdullah Lutfi, the talented Emirati artist and Special Olympics UAE athlete. The showcase was held by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Art. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated the World Games 2019 booth and was shown a canvas painting being created live at the booth by Abdullah, which explores the links between the Special Olympics movement and the UAE. Abu Dhabi A ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Heading into the Fall in style, Global sports brand PUMA releases the Cali in a brand-new colourway for women. Keeping the sneaker game on point, the sport-inspired classic returns to the streets with a timeless monochrome makeover. Channelling west coast vibes this season, the effortlessly chic platform is a nod to the Golden State’s summery nostalgia. The signature low top silhouette is reimagined with a contemporary appeal. Available in a clean white & black colorway, the sneakers are decked with a perforated vamp and a leather upper inspired by the original PUMA California. With a lace closure system, the contrast pop on the progressive r ......read more

Celebrates Reinvention of Toys In and Beyond Sneaker Culture Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Global sports brand PUMA extends the RS-X range with the launch of the all-new RS-X Toys sneaker.  Back in the ‘80s, the RS was an innovative and high-quality cushioning technology. This season, PUMA launched the RS-X sneaker, a totally new concept built on the classic Running System (RS) line. The new RS-X range is all-things extreme, exaggerated and remixed. Embracing the future and honoring the past, the OG-inspired silhouette celebrates extreme reinvention with its bulky design, material mixes, and bold color palette. Celebrating reinvention of toys in and beyond sneaker ......read more

(L-R Luca Veronesi, DOSV-X Show Director; His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre; His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority; Marilena Procaccio, Deputy Trade Commissioner of the Italian Trade Agency; Valentina Setta, Italian Consul General to Dubai; Guenter Rauer, German Consul General to Dubai) Dubai Optical Show Vision-X 2018 lived up to expectations as the region’s must -attend eyewear and eyecare industry event, as His Excellency Humaid Al Qatamicut the ribbon to officially launch Day 1 of the show, at D ......read more

Designed to help businesses in Bahrain automate accounting, invoicing, and back office operations while complying with the VAT regulation  Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Zoho, the leading information technology and business management software conglomerate, has launched Zoho Books, its cloud accounting software for automating business finances and helping businesses stay Value Added Tax (VAT) compliant. As businesses in Kingdom of Bahrain prepare for the VAT implementation, Zoho Books makes it easy for them to seamlessly migrate to the new tax law and stay compliant in all aspects of their business. With the experience gained from bringing out exclusive tax-specific editions ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness (RC) Award has honored Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, with the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place on 12th November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. During the event, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman recognized Huawei for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and env ......read more

November 13, 2018 - Dubai UAE - Preciosa Lighting, the Czech lighting manufacturer, will be launching its interactive lighting experience, Breath of Light, into the MENA region at this year’s Downtown Design exhibition in D3.  With Expo 2020 just two years away, Preciosa is looking to support brands within the hospitality sector stand apart from the rest. Using innovation and technology to bring people together through light, Preciosa offers hotel brands, and owners of shared spaces, an innovative way to differentiate from their competitors and offer a unique experience to guests and visitors. The expected boost to the UAE’s hospitality and tourism sectors is already u ......read more

Simple and Intuitive, New Introductions Create More Adaptable, Personalised Workspaces November 13, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Humanscale, the leader in ergonomic tools that improve the health and comfort of work life, is proud to introduce a redesign of its best-selling line of monitor arms, M2.1, M8.1 and M10 to accommodate changes in how we work with technology today. An essential tool for smart offices, monitor arms promote healthier postures for computer users, helping to reduce neck and eye strain, while increasing usable desk surface and eliminating clutter. As the workplace continues to become more agile, with hot-desking, shared desks and co-working spaces on the rise, M2.1, M8.1 and M1 ......read more

The background radiation level in the UAE’s environment is very low in comparison to most other countries 13 November 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has released its first annual report on Radiological Environmental Monitoring in the United Arab Emirates. The report establishes the baseline level of radiation either from naturally occurring or from man-made radionuclides sources in the UAE and reveals that in general the radiation dose rates are very low when compared to most other countries in the world. The report summarizes the results of the first year of FANR’s comprehensive Radiological Monitoring Progra ......read more

Going big on screen, battery life and imaging with dual rear cameras at an exceptional value   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 November 2018:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 3.1 Plus, a smartphone which goes big on content experiences thanks to its 6-inch HD+ display and a weekend busting two-day battery life1. The Nokia 3.1 Plus is the most affordable Nokia smartphone with a dual-camera and is the latest device to join the Android One family, delivering the best of Google with monthly security patches. Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager - Middle East, HMD Global, said: “The Nokia 3.1 Plus is a reflection of HMD’s ......read more

Dubai, 13th November, 2018:   Alpen Capital announced the publication of its GCC Education Industry report. The report provides an outlook of the GCC Education industry until 2022 covering pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational segments across all GCC nations. The report profiles some of the prominent education providers in the region and analyses the growth drivers, trends and challenges faced by the sector.    “The GCC education sector is continuing to grow on account of a rising population coupled with the growing preference for private education. Despite a slowdown in economic growth, regional governments have continued to allocate sizeab ......read more

Emirates Steel has sold 215 thousand tons of heavy and medium sections for use in the oil and gas industry over the past three years   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 13 November 2018: Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), is participating in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2018. The event is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, from 12-15 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.   During the exhibition Emirates Steel is showcasing its steel product range, which is uniquely su ......read more

ADNOC Integrates 100,000 Tags for Real-Time Monitoring andOptimizing Operations for 16 OpCos, with Schneider Electric and AVEVA WEF: Global Energy Digitization to Drive USD 1.6 Trillion in Value to 2025 Chris Dartnell: “2019 will be crucial for Middle East energy firms to accelerate their digital transformation and adopt the Internet of Things” ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – 13 November 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today at ADIPEC, that it is highlighting Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)’s digitization with the innovative Panorama Command Center for real-time i ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Bryan Thompson: Abu Dhabi Airports is a Leading Example in the Airports    13th November 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports today announced its participation at the Bahrain International Air Show, held November 14 – 16 at the Sakhir Airbase, where it is set to exhibit alongside partners at the UAE national pavilion. Abu Dhabi Airports took part in the event alongside key local stakeholders.    Commenting on Abu Dhabi Airports’ participation at the Middle East’s fastest growing airshow, CEO Bryan Thompson said: “Abu Dhabi now serves as a remarkable global example in providing air transport services that ......read more

The event, hosted by RAK Hospital will be held on 15th November 2018, 7pm – 9pm in Marjan Island In the UAE one in five people are diabetic while another one in five are pre-diabetic November 13th, 2018; RAK Al Khaimah, UAE: In their effort to create awareness about preventing and managing Diabetes with regular physical activity and to commemorate World Diabetes Day, RAK Hospital is organizing a fun Zumbathon on 15th November 2018. The fun event will transform Marjan Island stage into a red-hot, exhilarating dance fitness explosion from 7 pm – 9 pm on that day. Hundreds of participants are expected to dance out diabetes burning about 500,000 combined calories in one se ......read more

November 13, 2018:  Tryano, the only luxury department store in Abu Dhabi is happy to announce the launch of ELEMIS, the first one in the Middle East exclusively at Tryano. ELEMIS is the pioneering British skincare and spa brand, working with over 1,600 luxurious spas and salons, 155 lavish cruise ship spas and over 150 retail stores around the globe. It was acquired in the region by Luxuria Middle East in June 2017. The successful combination of powerful, natural ingredients, cutting-edge formulation technology and proven clinical trials has enabled ELEMIS to bring to market some of the most influential anti-ageing skincare products and professional spa therapies the beauty indus ......read more

Dubai, 13 November 2018:   Well-known singer-songwriter Atif Aslam is set to dazzle visitors when he performs as part of ongoing celebrations this month at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East. Atif, has recorded several top-charts songs, will entertain visitors in front of the stunning Rajmahal Theatre, the flagship attraction set in the heart of the park. The design draws inspiration from the royal palaces of India and creates a lavish backdrop for live shows.  Families will be able to enjoy what is set to be the biggest and most eagerly anticipated concert of the year at BOLLYWO ......read more

Hundreds of UAE students flaunt their creativity presenting unique perspectives  17 Emiratis amongst 24 different nationalities graduate from UCMAS brain development program this year, 26,000 trained November 13th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Creativity, colour and talent were the buzz words when 145 artists competed in the 7th UC DINOART National Art Competition held at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School this weekend. The 2-hour competition brought to the fore hundreds of ideas under one roof as youngsters aged 5 years to 15 years of multiple nationalities and backgrounds presented their thoughts visually. After two rigorous but creative hours of drawing, colo ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  For Winter 2018, Mademoiselle Longchamp takes an unexpected turn with new colors and three versions that are setting the mood this season. The flagship model has three sizes splashed in honey and garnet while the two original versions on the equestrian side come in suede. The first features a sophisticated khaki or terracotta saddle blanket-style quilting on a clutch and a S or M messenger bag. The second comes as a little bag or clutch with shades of plum, olive or pilot blue. The metal eyelets and the black mock croc cowhide flap give this a glam-rock touch The third is an ebony calfskin messenger bag trimmed with pretty braided red lacing. These lat ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Gather friends and family for the festive season and rejoice with International cuisine, traditional turkey takeaways and sing-along Christmas carols CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Embrace the joyful start of festive season at the spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony featuring a live performance of Christmas carols, Santa’s visit with gifts for little ones, warming up the night special festive foods, gingerbread cookies, sweets and mocktails will be served. Info: 05th December, 6:30-8:30pm YASMINE LOUNGE Festive Turkey Takeaway Let our culinary team lend you a hand in preparing a wonderful festive feast for your friends and family. ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Pick the perfect winter coat this season.  Keep warm and cosy with the soft powder pink faux-fur or keep it traditional in the stylish Blue Haze coat, crafted from a rich wool blend and a warm quilted lining keeping you snug, whilst a neat. Alternatively the adorable red wool-cashmere blend overcoat to really get in the festive spirit.   (1) IL GUFO - AED990 (2) HUCKLEBONES - AED832 (3) IL GUFO - AED1,230 A collection of beautiful red dresses to celebrate our friend in the North Pole. (1) Rusty red Milano jersey Mini-me dress, the design has scalloped details on the skirt and red & gold enamel buttons.  CHLOÉ - AED655 ......read more

25% concession share awarded to Eni in first offshore ultra-sour gas concession following SPC approval of ADNOC’s new integrated gas strategy  Concession includes Hail, Ghasha and Dalma fields that will be key contributors to UAE’s gas self-sufficiency and transition to a net gas exporter Eni will contribute 25% of the development cost of the multi-billion US dollar project; over project’s life-time substantial benefits will flow into the UAE’s economy through ADNOC’s In-Country Value program ADNOC is building on its world-leading sour gas experience that will help meet its commitment to deliver a sustainable and economic gas supply to the UAE ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:   Alstom, leader of the ExpoLink consortium , has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will run on the city’s Red and the Green lines. The train, produced at Alstom’s site in Katowice in Poland, arrived in Dubai after being shipped from Bremerhaven Port in Germany. Alstom will conduct initial static and dynamic tests in the depot over the next few months.    In 2016, the Alstom-led ExpoLink consortium, also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade t ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  NHL superstar, three-time Stanley Cup winner and two-time world champion, not to mention best Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Evgeniy Malkin, and his wife, famous TV-presenter, Anna Kasterova, joined the prestigious club of Friends of the Brand of Parmigiani Fleurier. Evgeniy and Anna were invited to visit the watch manufacture in Fleurier, where they were able to witness the process of watchmaking with high standards of finishing for watch calibers, cases and dials. For themselves they chose models from the 2018 flagship collection – Kalpa. #71 of Penguins, Geno, preferred a watch in rose gold with a blue dial, Kalpagraphe Chronometre with COSC ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Thousands upon thousands visited Joyalukkas showrooms across the GCC, Singapore, Malaysia, UK & USA to participate in the Celebrate big winnings promotion. First draw for win upto 1000 Gold Bars across the showrooms was conducted.  The world’s favourite jeweller, Joyalukkas, is geared up to celebrate this year’s festive season with offers like never before.  All Joyalukkas showrooms across the world have been adorned with the latest collection of jewellery and the staff is being prepared to handle the festive rush.  The celebration of success is passed on to their patrons with irresistible offers. This year’s edi ......read more

ADNOC and Saudi Aramco to explore potential areas for mutual collaboration in the LNG value chain Agreement underlines ADNOC’s ambition to capitalize on the rising global LNG demand to secure greater access to key growth markets  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 12, 2018:   The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed, today, a framework agreement with Saudi Aramco (Aramco) to explore potential opportunities for collaboration in the natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sectors. The cooperation brings together two of the world’s leading energy producers from the Arabian Gulf to work together in an area of strategic importance for both compani ......read more

Abu Dhabi facility to co-create digital solutions for process industries including oil and gas, water and wastewater Center is already developing AI-based solutions for oil and gas Part of a US$500m investment to expand Siemens’ digital presence in region Solutions to optimize operations and increase productivity for customers Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Siemens has opened a new MindSphere Application Center in Abu Dhabi to focus on developing digital solutions, applications and services for process industries, including oil and gas, water and wastewater. The center is the second of three to be built in the UAE, using the company’s open, cloud-based IoT ope ......read more

12 November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   The International Institute for Tolerance is set to hold the first-ever World Tolerance Summit on November 15-16, 2018 in Dubai. WTS will be held in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Day for Tolerance. WTS is UAE’s effort to attract global leaders and promote peace and tolerance in diversity across the world. As a melting pot for over 200 nationalities, UAE seeks to lead the region in the promotion of peaceful coexistence and a tolerant society. This is also in line with the government’s vision when it announced the creation of ministerial posts for Happiness, Tolerance, and The Future.  Current UAE Minister of Tole ......read more

Golden era of HR technology being held back by old, ineffective systems - experts Dubai, UAE 12 November 2018:   HE Abdulla Ali Bin Zayed Al-Falasi, Director General for the Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) today officially inaugurated the 15th edition of the HR Summit and Expo, the region’s largest gathering of human resources experts. HE Abdulla Al-Falasi said, “The UAE is dedicated to the development of human beings within organisations which is why government agencies have taken steps to develop and implement courses and training programmes to the highest of standards. “The human element is a cornerstone of societal development and t ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  These timepieces from COACH's Park collection, named for the glamorous New York City street, the Park is a delicate, evening style detailed with shimmering crystals. It’s designed with removable links on the Signature Chain bracelet, offering a customizable fit. The watch has been built with mineral crystal and a quartz movement and is water resistant up to 99 feet. The Coach Park collection is priced at AED 1,015 and is available at all Rivoli stores and Hour Choice across the UAE. ...read more

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Targeted skincare products are among the biggest trends in beauty this year, as these focus on specific concerns according to your skin type and can be used alongside your conventional skincare routine to make it more effective. Known for its endeavour to use the purest natural and organic plants, sourced from nature to create highly effective skincare solutions, The Organic Pharmacy has just released four corrective serums in higher concentration of pure ingredients that can sink into the skin deeper and work on a cellular level to keep your skin refreshed and revived.   The new Corrective Serums represent a new generation of organic beauty, c ......read more

 Jaguar creates two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars to continue its celebration of  70 years of Jaguar sports cars With design cues from F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, the 300PS 2.0-litre rally cars feature bespoke FIA-spec modifications  One-off rally cars pay homage to the Jaguar XK 120, introduced in 1948, which itself achieved competition success in the RAC, Tulip and Alpine rallies Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2018:   Jaguar has developed two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars, with design cues from the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since the XK 120 was revealed in 1 ......read more

Emirati Woman spreading peace and happiness amongst war victims and refugees of the region November 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The Project which started in 2016 aims to reach out to another 4000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugees by mid of next year, accomplishing the task of providing relief to a almost 18,000 people on completion. Focused towards war victims, youth, women and children, the tai ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 12 November 2018:    Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has agreed with Eni to purchase a 20 percent participating interest from Eni’s share in the Nour North Sinai Offshore Area (”Nour”) concession, an offshore exploration block in Egypt. Eni is the operator of the concession through its subsidiary, IEOC. In the concession, which is in participation with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Eni holds an 85 percent interest in partnership with Tharwa Petroleum Company, which holds a 15 percent interest.  The completion of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions, including receiving approvals ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The first step toward achieving any fitness goal is believing that you can. We all envy friends who, despite hectic schedules, never miss a day at the gym or stop talking about the next marathon. The good news is we all have the potential to become fitness-obsessed - with a variety of inputs both in and outside of the gym. To help you stay on top of your health goals, Samsung Galaxy Watch features advanced wellness capabilities and fitness tracking along with a long-lasting battery.  Fitness is best achieved following our intuition, respecting our goals, and pursuing what we genuinely enjoy. With a new stress management tracker, Galaxy Watch tr ......read more

ADNOC CEO defines central mission of the industry as ‘Oil and Gas 4.0’ – how technology and energy are converging to deliver a step-change in global development ADNOC CEO outlines strategic SPC AED 486 billion capex program and expansion of oil and gas production capacity that will maximize the value of Abu Dhabi’s resources and support growing energy demand Artificial intelligence and big data key pillars of ADNOC’s drive to create more value across its operations ADNOC CEO says recent track record of success only the start of a new era for ADNOC  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 12, 2018:   The global oil and gas will be a critical ......read more

WTS 2018 held on November 15 and 16 under patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid  It brings together more than 1, 500 government leaders and peacebuilding ambassadors Two-day event includes panel discussions and workshops involving speakers and thought leaders WTS mainly aims to formulate strategies that help create violence-free society Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The International Institute for Tolerance will organize the World Tolerance Summit (WTS 2018) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Armani Hotel, Dubai, on November 15 and 16, coinciding with the In ......read more

The worldwide debut of the latest limited-edition pieces by four emerging UAE designers for The Tanween Collection will be exhibited at Downtown Editions Design + Making UAE delves into the process and practice of product creation in the UAE through Tashkeel with a range of workshops and talks for emerging practitioners of product and graphic design at Dubai Design District – Building 10 Voices of Design to present 12 works by 11 UAE-based emerging practitioners from Tanween and the Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East Emergent Designer Prize at Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Design pieces of past and present participants of Tashkeel’s design ......read more

Rove  Hotels  collaborate  with  Dubai-based  environmental  artist and  champion, Mariska  Nell  to  present  a  Sustainability  Corner  as  part  of  Downtown Design,  from  November  13th to  16th.  The installation  will  feature  her  upcycled  works,  some  of  which  have  been  created  using plastic bottles  collected  as  part of  Rove’s  ‘Check-in  with  Plastic;  Check-out  with  Dinner’promotion.   Dubai,  UAE  (November&n ......read more

By Carro Ford, Content Marketing Strategist, Xerox   Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  From enterprise to small business, use of managed print services has caught on, but not everyone has had the same experience. If you’ve only had an average managed print services experience, you might wonder what a good MPS engagement should look like.    What Does a Good MPS Offering Look Like?   If you’ve yet to engage with a managed print services (MPS) provider, you may be wondering what to look for. Equally, if you’ve had a bad experience with a partner, you may be wondering what qualities they were missing.   What Every Business Wa ......read more

16th edition of the exhibition set to conduct workshops, panel discussions and a special conference on Traditional, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) Expected visitor turn out sets the pace for several new product launches at the exhibition Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2018:    The Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo 2018 is returning to Dubai Convention & Exhibition Centre on November 18-20. It is set to bring the best of organic food and beverage, beauty and wellness, health and nutrition products as well as alternative medicines and therapy. This year, the exhibition has doubled in size and has over 220 exhibitors from 55 countr ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Building on its long standing collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, Huawei was the presenting partner of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2018 for the second year running. This year has seen some extraordinary performances and team efforts, reflecting a lot of Huawei’s principles, such connecting and empowering communities and celebrating speed and power. Huawei is proud to support Dubai Sports Council mission to make Dubai a pioneer in sporting excellence by developing and modernizing sporting operations and services. Huawei sees it has a role to play in supporting Dubai Sports Council achieve its goals with a shared passion for the purs ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Certina has always enjoyed getting to the bottom of things, not just in terms of precision and durability, but also where ocean research is concerned. In its latest creation, the Swiss watch brand is reviving a historical model that is just as current today as it ever was. The DS PH200M represents a seamless continuation of its predecessor's timeless design, combining it with a high-performance automatic movement of the latest generation. In 2018, Certina showcases the new edition of this classic. Its stainless steel case with a diameter of 42.8 mm is fitted with a black unidirectional graduated bezel. It surrounds a black dial that contrasts pe ......read more

Plan ahead and enjoy competitive fares for UAE National Day holiday weekend Dubai, UAE – 12 November, 2018:   Emirates is offering special fares in the UAE to over 20 global destinations in its network. Passengers can now take advantage of the upcoming UAE National Day long weekend and plan a short holiday getaway, or visit family and friends back home, within Emirates’ vast network. The offer applies to bookings made today until 22nd November 2018 for travel until 31st July 2019. Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares to Colombo starting at AED 1,495, London starting at 2,665, Seychelles starting at AED 2,935, Cape Town starting at AED 3,635, Bangkok starting a ......read more

Third Winner of the Audi Innovation Award to be announced on 13th November at 3pm at Design Week in the Audi Innovation Hub The Audi Innovation Hub is a space designed by Riyad Joucka, founder – MEAN* (Middle East Architecture Network) and will be the base for Audi Innovation Talks during Dubai Design Week Konrad Troeger, Senior Lighting Designer from Audi AG attending Design Week and to give Innovation Talk  Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The Audi Innovation Award is now in its third year and has consistently grown in status and popularity since its inception in 2016. The first of its kind in the Middle East, the Audi Innovation Award seeks to empower local desi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Romebased humanitarian agency provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries.   Hudson’s appointment as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador will be celebrated during a special ceremony hosted by Michael Kors on 7 November in Los Angeles, California.  With a career spanning more than 25 years, Kate Hudson is a role model both on and off-screen. She has championed WFP’s mission since 2015 when she first joined Michael Kors’ Watch H ......read more

Celebrate Loy Krathong at Fujairah’s famous beach resort with a special cooking class   Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Located on a 230m stretch of pristine beach of U.A.E’s East Coast Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort is renowned among tourists and families for offering a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and the mighty Hajar mountains. Boasting of a wide selection of food & beverages, Le Meridien Al Aqah is home to 4 leading F&B outlets that are among the top 10 on TripAdvisor.    Continuing with #AlAqahFlavors, where the resort celebrated the auspicious occasion of Diwali last month at its Indian restaurant - Swaad, this November, its authentic ......read more

ADNOC hosts 26 of the world’s leading oil, gas and petrochemicals executives to discuss future growth trends at Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable High-level attendance underlines Abu Dhabi’s position at the center of the conversation shaping the future of the oil and gas industry Role of artificial intelligence, predictive data and analytics and blockchain technologies in helping meet world’s growing demand for energy at centre of conversation Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 11, 2018:   Twenty-six of the world’s leading oil and gas sector leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi, today, for a high-level industry forum focused on the evolving dynamics of the energy l ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Time and space fuse in the latest complication from Graham. Inspired by George Graham’s invention of the first Orrery in 1713, this precious limited edition of eight harmoniously marries horology and universe. Sealing the union are genuine, carved elements of Mars and the Moon.   These turn the fascination of a cosmos usually out of reach, into a wonder that can be captured. Proudly representing their namesakes in each watch, these materials enable celestial bodies to get in touch with their earthly side. The heart and soul of the piece is a manual Orrery tourbillon exclusively crafted for Graham by Christophe Claret, evolved from the 201 ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  The holiday season is here and with it come many reasons for your excitement levels to rise.   It’s that time of the year that in addition to enjoying the season’s beautiful weather, dressing up for fabulous festive parties and taking part in the joy of giving, ladies look forward to extra-special makeovers to add to the glamour.  The season provides the perfect reason to take bold risks that you normally wouldn’t when it comes to your make-up. So, if you are looking to go all out for the holiday parties this year with just your eyes, go with Palladio Beauty’s fabulous collection of eye make-up that’s enrich ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:   MATRADE continues to create greater awareness and visibility on Malaysia's capabilities and expertise in providing world class  oil & gas products and services through participation in ADIPEC 2018. This year will be MATRADE’s fifth participation in this annual largest oil & gas exhibition in Middle East which will take place from 12 – 15 November 2018. MATRADE’s trade office in Dubai coordinates participation from seventeen Malaysian companies that will be showcasing various oil & gas products and services.  Among the local expertise to be featured include radiation management and consultancy ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  With Christmas just around the corner, we have rounded up a selection of festive favours that would be perfect for gifting or as seasonal stocking stuffers! ...read more

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Emirati artist Aisha Alblooshi led a group of young boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities in a creative, fun, inclusive and inspiring doll-making workshop at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat on November 10th. The second in a series of Unified Art Workshops hosted by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy and AMIDEAST, the interactive session involved children aged 12 to 18 years old and their families. A talented doll and miniatures artist, Ms Alblooshi builds her abstract creations using different materials and techniques. The Unified Art Workshop ......read more

11th November 2018; Dubai, UAE:   The UAE’s largest Nursery chain, British Orchard Nursery was recognised for its sustainability efforts and conferred the “Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability” at the 18th London Global Convention. The pre-school won this coveted award amongst the corporate giants such as Dubai Customs, Emirates National Oil Company, Reliance Industries, Nokia and others. Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by Institute of Directors (IOD) in 1991, are regarded as Holy Grail of Corporate Excellence Worldwide.  “After winning the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry award for CSR and sustainability efforts just last month, it feels ......read more

Historic unconventionals concession award is the first of its kind in the region Announcement follows Supreme Petroleum Council’s approval of ADNOC’s integrated gas strategy Award propels ADNOC’s target to produce 1 bcfd of unconventional gas before the end of the next decade ADNOC committed to delivering a sustainable and economic gas supply as the UAE works towards achieving gas self-sufficiency and transitioning into a net gas exporter Abu Dhabi – November 11, 2018: On behalf of the Abu Dhabi government, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement with French oil and gas major Total, granting it a 40% stake in the Ruwais Diyab Unc ......read more

Tech leaders from Dubai Police, Dubai Electronic Security Center, Smart Dubai Office and major commercial entities meet to arrange a breakthrough global event on how technology will change the way we work and live forever Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 November 2018: Some of the UAE’s most forward-thinking experts, charged with delivering technological innovation and security to the Emirates have met to mastermind delivering a game-changing tech event in Dubai. Future Technology Week, to be held on 2-4 April 2019, will attract futurists, entrepreneurs, and innovators in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, IOT and telecoms from all over the world.& ......read more

IAA Workshop raises awareness of the new GDPR law and potential risks Dubai, 11 November, 2018: The role of internal auditors is more important than ever after the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the European Union as they can reduce risks as well as add value to the businesses by protecting the data that will give confidence to business partners. This was highlighted by industry specialists during a workshop on ‘GDPR and the role of Internal Auditors’ organised by UAE Internal Auditors Association (IAA) in association with Gulf Tax Accounting Group and Business Improvement Group and how UAE companies will be affected by the new data protection ......read more

Deeply rooted in WWII history, OMEGA's new Seamaster 1948 watches are a tribute to the Swiss brand's peaceful use of wartime technology. Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Between 1940 and 1945, OMEGA delivered more than 110,000 timepieces to the Royal Air Force and other branches of the military. The watches were highly valued by British airmen and sailors for their water resistance and reliability. At the end of the war, OMEGA responded to the demand for a timepiece with the same robust technology but more aesthetically suited to civilian life. The result was the Seamaster line, OMEGA's first family of watches: beautifully-designed timepieces, given even greater water-r ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Rapid fire spread in buildings is something that, even today, continues to be a problem, with consequences that are often disastrous leading in some cases to heavy loss of life. There is no lack of recent examples:- The Zen Tower in Dubai in May 2018, Grenfell Tower in London in June 2017, Torch Tower in Dubai in 2017 and 2016, The Address Downtown also in Dubai in December 2016... The only way to protect people and property in the face of this type of events is to systematically install appropriate, certified and patented fire barrier solutions during construction.  Among the products for which GV2 VEDA FRANCE is famous, the VEDAFEU range, design ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 November 2018:  Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi’s favorite mall, further cemented its reputation at the 2018 MECSC MENA Shopping Centre & Retailer Awards. The industry’s highly prestigious awards ceremony took place at the RECon Middle East & North Africa retailer and shopping center convention, held at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center.   The convention is the industry’s premier Middle East and North African forum and is attended by shopping centre owners, developers, service providers, managers, and a wide range of retail industry professionals. Competing against some of the leading players in the retail industr ......read more

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:    Established in 2014, Roda Hotels and Resorts continues to flourish in the ever developing UAE hospitality industry. From the seven properties within its portfolio, two have been awarded at this years GCC Best Employer of the year awards, Roda Al Bustan for ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ and Roda Amwaj Suites for ‘GCC’s Best Employer’.  Puneet Baijal, General Manager of Roda Al Bustan, a 5-star hotel neighbouring Dubai International Airport, was awarded the ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ award for his innovative leadership and unwavering efforts, b ......read more

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 11 November 2018 – Schneider Electric , the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today that digitization through modern technology will be the top factor in enabling sustainable economy and social change across Dubai’s businesses and daily lives in 2019, said Hanan Darwish, Cluster President – Gulf and Pakistan, Schneider Electric during Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Dubai Dialogue 2018 . ...read more

Over-100 IT and design startups participate in ‘HUAWEI Developer Day’ workshop held in Dubai Series of workshops to be rolled out across the region until December 2019   Dubai, 11 November 2018: For the first time outside of China, Huawei has rolled out its ‘HUAWEI Developer Day’ workshop series bringing together the best smartphone developers across the Middle East & North Africa to announce HUAWEI developer alliance introduced in the region. The opening session was held in Dubai on 8 November, gathering more than 100 independent developer and design startups.    Powered by the HUAWEI Developer Alliance, the workshops are aimed a ......read more

Inspired by the Purity of Shapes and Colours Seen in Nature in Winter, the New  Purely Pandora Jewellery Series Offers a Contemporary Take on Iconic Styles. November 11, 2018:  The new Purely PANDORA series takes PANDORA’s signature metals and design elements to a whole new dimension. High-quality materials from timeless sterling silver to blush-hued PANDORA Rose serve as an eye-catching backdrop for elegant beads and freshwater cultured pearls – a key element of PANDORA’s design DNA – and bring a sense of harmony and luminosity  to the collection. Bubbling textures, unique proportions and beautifully hand-finished details create a striking mix of ......read more

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