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Total sales affected by the impact of the worldwide pandemic +++ Initial signs of recovery in individual markets at the end of Q2 +++ 962,575 vehicles delivered (-23.0%) in year to date +++ BMW Group sold 218,876 automobiles in June (-9.0%) +++ Pieter Nota: "China sales in second quarter above previous year" +++ &... Read more
UAE leads the way in change readiness for technology infrastructure, mobile data speeds and individual readiness. Dubai, UAE, 7 July, 2020 - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranks among the top 10 countries in the world for the third consecutive year when it comes to readiness to accommodate driverless vehicles, according to KPMG’s 2020 Autonom... Read more
• First phase of programme featured a Training and Mentorship Academy organised by Dubai Startup Hub in partnership with Dtec, followed by a pitch competition • 30 Emirati entrepreneurs took part in the programme, while the top 5 winners received one-on-one mentorship support Dubai, UAE 07 July 2020: Dubai Startup Hub, an initia... Read more
G90 special-edition “Stardust” model will be available for the first time ever.  . Dubai, United Arab Emirates July, 07, 2020: Genesis has announced the launch of its flagship G90 luxury sedan as a special-edition “Stardust” model. .  . The G90 tops the Genesis brand’s luxury car line-up, and is highly r... Read more
Dubai- 07 July, 2020:  IMG Worlds of Adventure one of the largest indoor theme parks announces the reopening of the park from the 10th July 2020 with a limited time offer entry price of AED 20 for UAE residents and pay as you go for all attractions at 25AED per ride. IMG Worlds will reopen with extra safety precautions & the highest safety... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 07, 2020:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in association with the Dubai Sports Council, mark the official opening of the 10th edition of Dubai Sports World (DSW). The UAE’s most anticipated sporting event will run until 3rd October 2020. DWTC has transformed its halls into playing fields - from ba... Read more
• Distinction in Dubai’s public libraries services and interaction with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic• An integrated work system to support library staff and communicate with them during the closure• Rich programmes to maintain the audience’s interaction with libraries and reading as a daily habit• Supporti... Read more
● LIXIL EMENA has set itself the goal of creating plastic-free product packaging for its GROHE brand by 2021● Thanks to the initiative, approx.10 million plastic packaging could already be saved until today● Cooperation with Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) supports common vision to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste&... Read more
• Platform allows customers to discover design and features of Kia vehicles from comfort of their homes• Live video sessions include one-on-one consultations and on-demand demonstrations• Digital experience reinforces Kia’s commitment to customer value-led innovations under its ‘Plan S’ strategy  Dubai, Un... Read more
By Ron Beck, Marketing Strategy Director, Aspen Technology, Inc. . Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 07, 2020: “Digital twin” is not a new term, but paired with advancements in AI, it’s increasingly valuable in transforming industrial operations, creating additional business value.  The digital twin, which produces ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:  Al Habtoor Motors the official dealer of Mitsubishi in the UAE offers customers a great chance to buy their favorite SUVs at never-before prices during this summer. Customers get an assured cashback of AED 10,000 maximum depending on the SUV. It's the first ever limited stock clearance of 2019 m... Read more
The MBRU – AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award offers support worth AED 300,000 for laboratory-based projects and AED 150,000 for non-laboratory-based projectsFull-time MBRU faculty in conjunction with national or international researchers can apply for the grant, with proposals evaluated by a panel of external reviewers  Dubai, ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, 6 July 2020:  Nearly 50 years after award-winning Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce’s creation “UP” brought to the spotlight the prejudice, inequality and oppression women faced in the 70s, the topic is still relevant today. The popular design is currently on display at BurJuman in collaboration with Le... Read more
- Catch Communications launches training arm – Catch Academy- Catch Academy offers training courses centred around new-age marketing in the GCC   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:  Boutique lifestyle consultancy Catch Communications have launched their training arm, Catch Academy in the UAE. The Academy was ideat... Read more
 

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Total sales affected by the impact of the worldwide pandemic +++   Initial signs of recovery in individual markets at the end of Q2 +++   962,575 vehicles delivered (-23.0%) in year to date +++   BMW Group sold 218,876 automobiles in June (-9.0%) +++   Pieter Nota: "China sales in second quarter above previous year" +++        Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 07, 2020:    As expected, BMW Group sales figures for the first six months of this year were impacted by the effects of the temporary closure of retail outlets worldwide. The company delivered a total of 962,575 (-23.0%) premium BMW, MINI an ......read more

UAE leads the way in change readiness for technology infrastructure, mobile data speeds and individual readiness Dubai, UAE, 7 July, 2020 - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranks among the top 10 countries in the world for the third consecutive year when it comes to readiness to accommodate driverless vehicles, according to KPMG’s 2020 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI). The third edition of the study, which evaluates the preparedness of 30 countries globally, places the UAE in eighth position, up one place from last year’s rankings despite the addition of five jurisdictions. The 2020 KPMG AVRI assesses the level of preparedness and openness of various countries t ......read more

• First phase of programme featured a Training and Mentorship Academy organised by Dubai Startup Hub in partnership with Dtec, followed by a pitch competition   • 30 Emirati entrepreneurs took part in the programme, while the top 5 winners received one-on-one mentorship support   Dubai, UAE 07 July 2020: Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), a wholly owned tech co-working space by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), today announced the winning candidates of the first phase of the Emirati Development Programme (EDP).   Sultan Alhosani and Fahad Alzarooni of Tut ......read more

• Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions help building owners comply with new hygiene and social distancing policies and enable business continuity • Honeywell’s #HealthyBuildings Score provides owners with real-time insights based on indoor air quality, safety, security, sanitation and compliance metrics • Honeywell solutions can be tailored to the unique needs of commercial buildings, airports, hospitality, healthcare and education sectors, supporting the region’s return to the new normal    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 7, 2020 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced an integrated solutions portfolio to help building owners ......read more

G90 special-edition “Stardust” model will be available for the first time ever   Dubai, United Arab Emirates July, 07, 2020: Genesis has announced the launch of its flagship G90 luxury sedan as a special-edition “Stardust” model.    The G90 tops the Genesis brand’s luxury car line-up, and is highly regarded for its cutting-edge technology, refinement and luxurious appointments.    The special edition G90 “Stardust” arrives specifically for this year, taking inspiration from a scene with night sky full of stars hanging above a red carpet event where celebrities are showered with flashing camera lights. Only 50 of the G90 ......read more

Dubai- 07 July, 2020:  IMG Worlds of Adventure one of the largest indoor theme parks announces the reopening of the park from the 10th July 2020 with a limited time offer entry price of AED 20 for UAE residents and pay as you go for all attractions at 25AED per ride. IMG Worlds will reopen with extra safety precautions & the highest safety measures in place according to the safety guidelines of Dubai Department of Economic Development and International best practices.   It is a time to return to your favourite Marvel and CN heroes, as this incredible promotion is set to bring the fun & thrill back to the theme park lovers and thrill-seekers where they can enjoy their ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 07, 2020:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in association with the Dubai Sports Council, mark the official opening of the 10th edition of Dubai Sports World (DSW). The UAE’s most anticipated sporting event will run until 3rd October 2020. DWTC has transformed its halls into playing fields - from basketball, tennis and badminton courts to football and cricket pitches, among others, which are open to welcome all sports enthusiasts to play, practice and compete in a secure, safe and comfortable air-conditioned facility. The annual DSW event features an exciting line-up of activities and sports academies.   This announcement closely follo ......read more

By Ahmed Ben Messaoud, Country Manager of Ericsson Bahrain   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 07, 2020:   There is a unique power in technology that encourages creativity and transforms people’s lives, businesses and the society. As an unprecedented crisis has had a substantial impact on people, consumers see resilient networks as a vital help in coping with everyday life. People today are more connected than ever before which makes us a part of something which is bigger than us – and innovation is the driving force in creating a new normal.  Bahrain, in particular, is driven by aspirations to leverage innovation and shared learning to build a bett ......read more

Sharjah, July 7, 2020:   The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) has recently launched the “Sohbati 2020” Program in collaboration with the University of Sharjah. This year’s edition is being held remotely through a number of training workshops by health education specialists. The program aims to spread health awareness among adolescents and to encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyles, as well as to qualify them to be ambassadors among their peers in various domains such as health and nutrition. The month-long program consists of 9 nine workshops is targeting male and female adolescents aged from ......read more

• Distinction in Dubai’s public libraries services and interaction with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic • An integrated work system to support library staff and communicate with them during the closure • Rich programmes to maintain the audience’s interaction with libraries and reading as a daily habit • Supporting local writers and promoting their literary works through the ‘Introducing a Writer’ initiative     Dubai, UAE, July 7, 2020:   Dubai Culture and Arts Authority announced that its public libraries had won the Excellence Award in the ‘I Know” initiative launched by the Arab Federatio ......read more

● LIXIL EMENA has set itself the goal of creating plastic-free product packaging for its GROHE brand by 2021 ● Thanks to the initiative, approx.10 million plastic packaging could already be saved until today ● Cooperation with Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) supports common vision to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste   7 July 2020 -  In 2018, GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, launched its initiative to replace plastic in product packaging with more sustainable alternatives. Until today, approximately 10 million items of product packaging made from plastic could be eliminated; by 2021 ......read more

• Platform allows customers to discover design and features of Kia vehicles from comfort of their homes • Live video sessions include one-on-one consultations and on-demand demonstrations • Digital experience reinforces Kia’s commitment to customer value-led innovations under its ‘Plan S’ strategy     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 7, 2020 — Kia Motors Corporation has announced the launch of ‘Live Stream Showroom’, a new online platform that offers customers access to personalized virtual viewings in select Kia dealerships. The new platform was introduced initially in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and is being ......read more

By Ron Beck, Marketing Strategy Director, Aspen Technology, Inc.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 07, 2020: “Digital twin” is not a new term, but paired with advancements in AI, it’s increasingly valuable in transforming industrial operations, creating additional business value.  The digital twin, which produces an evolving profile of an asset or process in a plant, captures insights on performance across the plant lifecycle (process design, operations and maintenance). It is also made increasingly more intelligent by AI agents, to the point where it can prescribe actions in the physical world, so that companies can reconfigure, in real-time, ......read more

The second annual report for the implementation of the Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040 was released on the newly launched Reem website.     Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:  Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040 has completed its second year of implementation in 2019. Last week Ras Al Khaimah Municipality released the second edition of the annual report for the strategy. The report describes progress of the strategy, including achievements, new initiatives and expected developments in the coming years. Click here to download the report from the Reem website.   The annual report highli ......read more

• Top performers Aya Abu Ahmad, Dana Abu Alfailat and Jana El Khatib all scored 41 points each • 40% of the Class of 2020 attained 36 points or higher     DUBAI, UAE; July 6, 2020: Raffles World Academy (RWA) staff and students were thrilled with the graduating Class of 2020’s performance at this year’s IB Diploma Programme. The top performing students are Aya Abu Ahmad, Dana Abu Alfailat and Jana El Khatib, with 41 points each. Ninety one candidates were registered for the DP in the May 2020 examinations session, RWA’s largest cohort taking DP examinations to date. Seven scored more than 40; with 40% of RWA’s students attaining 36 poin ......read more

Virtual conference to tackle updates on most utilized bank payment processes July 6, 2020- The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) is set to host its 10th webinar as part of its ongoing series of online meetings to address issues affecting Arab-Brazil trade relations amid the pandemic. The latest ABCC-organized virtual conference, to be held on July 8, 2020, will focus on the risk investigation process involving export financial operations, in addition to highlighting bank payment procedures concerning regional imports and exports.  The event will gather Arab and Brazilian lawyers and bank representatives to shed light on the most utilized export and import bank payment m ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 6th July, 2020: With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe over the past few months, prominent stakeholders in various industries have had to adjust their strategy with the rapidly evolving situation. The healthcare industry in the Middle East will have to undergo crucial reforms once the crisis takes a back seat. Technological advancements, cost control, and greater access will be indispensable part of these reforms. In health systems all over the world, there is what’s known as a rapid response team. When a patient’s clinical status deteriorates, the best practice is to assemble a multi-disciplinary team of medical experts to rapidly solve the problem. As the ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:  Al Habtoor Motors the official dealer of Mitsubishi in the UAE offers customers a great chance to buy their favorite SUVs at never-before prices during this summer. Customers get an assured cashback of AED 10,000 maximum depending on the SUV. It's the first ever limited stock clearance of 2019 models during the year.  The best part of the deal is the customer can buy now and start paying in 2021. Add to the cashback and deferred payment, there's Free Llumar Tinting and Soctchgard protection for all the vehicles. Customers who are wishing to trade-in their existing vehicles are promised the best market value on their vehicles ......read more

Successfully renewed three ISO certifications in Quality Management System, Environmental Management System and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Dubai, UAE, 06 July 2020:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has successfully renewed three ISO certifications in Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 2015), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001: 2015), and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001: 2007), that are related to internationally recognized practices for management Systems in Quality, Environment and  Health and Safety resp ......read more

Deloitte releases 2020 tech trends report   6 July, 2020 - Deloitte’s 11th annual report on technology trends captures the intersection of digital technologies, human experiences, and increasingly sophisticated analytics and artificial intelligence technologies in the modern enterprise. The report explores digital twins, the new role technology architects play in business outcomes, and affective computing-driven “human experience platforms” that are redefining the way humans and machines interact.    During the current COVID-19 crisis, organizations have been turning more and more to technology to enhance business resilience and continue to operat ......read more

• GEMS students outperform international averages, achieving average pass rate of 94.5 per cent and average point score of 34 • Three students achieve a perfect score of 45, putting them in top performing 1 per cent across the world      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:   GEMS Education students studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) have once again performed above international averages, as evidenced in the 2020 IB examination results released on 5 July. This year’s cohort achieved the best ever results for the GEMS network of schools, in terms of both pass rate and average points.   The performance of GEMS st ......read more

The MBRU – AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award offers support worth AED 300,000 for laboratory-based projects and AED 150,000 for non-laboratory-based projects Full-time MBRU faculty in conjunction with national or international researchers can apply for the grant, with proposals evaluated by a panel of external reviewers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:   The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has launched the grant application process for the 2020 MBRU–Al Mahmeed Collaborative Research Award – which supports outstanding proposals to further research in health, medical, and biomedical sciences. ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 6 July 2020:  Nearly 50 years after award-winning Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce’s creation “UP” brought to the spotlight the prejudice, inequality and oppression women faced in the 70s, the topic is still relevant today. The popular design is currently on display at BurJuman in collaboration with Leonidas Dubai, world-renowned Belgian chocolate maker, until the 5th of September, 2020. The inspiration for “UP” came to the designer in a rather peculiar place, the shower, as he held a sponge in his hand and contemplated its ability to shrink and expand based on pressure. The unconventional style of Pesce’s gravity-defying ch ......read more

- Catch Communications launches training arm – Catch Academy - Catch Academy offers training courses centred around new-age marketing in the GCC       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:  Boutique lifestyle consultancy Catch Communications have launched their training arm, Catch Academy in the UAE. The Academy was ideated with one aim – empower business owners & Marcom professionals in the GCC, to develop and nurture a thriving ecosystem of creativity and function within the industry.   The academy has launched with an interactive course namely ‘Market’IT’ing Bootcamp’ and has been developed under t ......read more

WIZZ AIR TO OPERATE TWO ROUTES TO ABU DHABI STARTING IN JULY, AND THREE MORE STARTING IN SEPTEMBER     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 6 July 2020: Wizz Air and Abu Dhabi Airports have celebrated the arrival of Wizz Air’s first scheduled Wizz Air Hungary flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport.   Marking a great milestone in Wizz Air’s history and further strengthening of Abu Dhabi’s connectivity and accessibility as a destination of choice for business and leisure travel, the first Budapest-Abu Dhabi flight landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on 1 July 2020.   The inaugural Wizz Air route from Bucharest will be followed in Sep ......read more

Al Ain based company underscores its position as a reliable partner to fabricate full IBF package following assembly line success on the same component    Al Ain, UAE – 06 July, 2020: Strata Manufacturing (Strata), the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has successfully delivered 100 shipsets of the assembled A350-900 Inboard Flaps (IBF). Having completed the full First Article Inspection for the fabrication of six IBF components at its state-of-the-art facility in the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, Strata now assumes fabrication and assembly duties in partnership with Airbus. To fully-automat ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:   At today’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference it was announced that BMW will become the first carmaker to enable its customers to use iPhone as a fully digital car key. Munich/Cupertino. At today’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference it was announced that BMW will become the first carmaker to enable its customers to use iPhone as a fully digital car key. BMW was the first to integrate iPod in their vehicles, first to offer wireless CarPlay and now first to introduce support for BMW Digital Key stored securely in Apple Wallet for iPhone.   BMW Digital Key for the iPhone. The upcoming BMW Digital Key for th ......read more

This year the day was celebrated under the theme ‘Climate Change’  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE recently was listed on the interactive map of the official website of ‘International Co-operative Alliance’ for its contribution and efforts towards tackling the issues of Climate change and reducing the carbon footprint. Union Coop believes that the combined efforts of Cooperatives around the world can surely make a difference in climate change efforts. Its statement reflects the retail brand’s passion and efforts when it comes to sustainable development actions for climate cha ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:   Get glamorous this Eid with Steve Madden's latest collection of festive fancies. Rich in details and embellished with a festive vibe, it is sure to complement your outfit perfectly.   Be it the scintillating metallics on block heels or the striking stilettos, Steve Madden curates the perfect blend of modesty and class. While rhinestones make a visible statement on everything right from heels, buckles to flaps; unconventional and festive hues lend an element of bling.   Adding the extra edge to accentuate festive looks are glittering accessories with sequins and diamantes to match your heels. ...read more

By John Hardy, Head of FX Strategy at Saxo Bank  In our Q2 outlook, written in the heat of the worst portion of the market panic in March, I wrote that “we can’t call a bottom for the markets or peak moment for the crisis until the USD itself has turned”. With the benefit of hindsight, that is indeed what has unfolded thus far, thanks to the Fed’s mobilisation of terrifying quantities of liquidity and an alphabet soup of asset purchases and loan programmes.  Indeed, 23 March marked both the top for the US dollar and the low for most major global equity indices. Since then, an ocean of central bank liquidity has been poured out to stop the firestorm ......read more

• 34% of MENA consumers’ behavior was to ‘save and stockpile’ at the start of the pandemic • 55% of MENA consumers expect normal shopping habits to return in a matter of days or weeks once pandemic is over • 58% of MENA consumers predict the way they shop will change over the next one to two years • COVID-19 pandemic accelerated changes to operating models in the retail sector     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:   According to the EY Future Consumer Index, 33% of consumers in the MENA region plan to stay frugal with less spending, make deep cuts to their budgets, change the way they shop as a result of th ......read more

5 July 2020 - Tafawuq Facilities Management, a subsidiary of Eltizam Asset Management Group and a leading provider of facility management (FM) solutions in the UAE, has achieved a new company record achieving a combined value of over AED 739 million in contract wins and renewals in the first six months of 2020. The landmark achievement demonstrates significant growth in the company's business—which reflects an increase of over 120% in the forward order book of the company, compared to the same period in 2019.   Mohammed Alsharaf, COO, Eltizam Asset Management Group, said, "The main driver to Tafawuq's continued success lies in our people--the employees who hav ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:   Dubai Sports Council held a medals ceremony for the winners of the Pocari Sweat 10K Run at its headquarters on Sunday with His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, presenting them special-edition commemorative medals. Organised jointly by Dubai Sports Council and Pocari Sweat, which is an Ion supply drink from Japan that replenishes and balances body fluids lost through sweating and hydrates longer than water, the Run attracted hundreds of participants of all age and ability from around the world.  Participants were free to choose from two distances - 5km and 10km - and prizes were given to the t ......read more

Unbelievable savings on new season stock from brands including Adidas, Reebok, Ted Baker, Guess, M&S and much more at Dubai Festival City Mall and Dubai Festival Plaza  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 July 2020:  Kicking off on 9th July as part of Dubai's highly anticipated summer shopping extravaganza, Dubai Summer Surprises, Al-Futtaim Malls is launching a dedicated shopping zone, Festival Souk, giving customers the chance to shop at a minimum discount of 50% and more across leading brands. With something for everyone, the Festival Souk will be operating in both Dubai Festival City Mall and Dubai Festival Plaza across brands from footwear, fashion, watches, home, perfu ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:    Dubai’s ease of doing business is expected to improve further following Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s announcement that it is cooperating with Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) to connect the two organizations’ digital services.  Under the terms of the new partnership, companies can register as Dubai Chamber members, or renew their existing membership, through DAFZA’s digital platform.  The strategic move aims to enhance and expand digital services available to Dubai Chamber member companies and the wider business community in Dubai amid heightened demand due to the COVID-19 pan ......read more

• Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series • In the latest episode, Amanda Stretton talks to Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director, James Barclay and Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, Jamie Reigle about the power of sport, electrification and the six-race showdown in Berlin in August     5 July 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Jaguar Racing has released the latest episode of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the new video podcast series. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts this episode features Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director, James Barclay and Chief Executive O ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 05 July 2020:  In a nod to the Emirates Mars Mission “Hope Probe’s” countdown to its launch and the fulfillment of an Arab-Islamic dream, a photo of the mission’s logo onboard the International Space Station (ISS) was shared by Emirati Astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori on his social media accounts. The mission’s logo will now travel to Mars onboard the first inter-planetary Arab-Islamic probe.  Ever since the UAE was established, the Late Sheikh Zayed has always inspired his countrymen to aim for the stars. Keeping the promise of the Founding Father of the UAE, the Emirati youth set out on the ambitious target of literally reaching for the s ......read more

The sum of exceptional savoir-faire of the Parmigiani Fleurier Manufacture   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:     "We would like to congratulate the FHH on the creation of the new Watches & Wonders digital platform. Our Manufacture is proud to be part of this new project and introduce the Toric Slate Tourbillon, a timepiece that embodies our values: high horology and a contemporary interpretation of the teachings of the past. "Davide Traxler, CEO of Parmigiani Fleurier For the launch of the Watches & Wonders digital platform, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to introduce the new Toric Tourbillon Slate, a distinguished timepiece representi ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 5th July, 2020 – Kodak Alaris has recognised eight partners from the Europe, Africa and Middle East region (EMEA) in its annual Partner of the Year awards. The awards are an integral part of the global information capture leader’s annual Partner Summit, which this year was held as a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kodak Alaris Partner Awards acknowledge partners who have demonstrated excellent growth, engagement, innovation, and implementation of customer-centric solutions based on Kodak Alaris’ technology and services portfolio. The finalists and winners were chosen based on their commitment to customers, investment in solutions from Kodak Al ......read more

Run in conjunction with Book Hero (pre-loved book shop), the competition is open to participants from 4 to 12 years of age  Dubai, 5th July 2020: Kids Paradise, one of the leading nurseries in Sharjah is hosting a virtual competition titled ‘Responsible UAE’. Aimed to encourage young talent in the country to showcase their skills through a video, the competition will oversee participants sharing ideas on how to stay safe during a crisis.  Run in conjunction with Book Hero (pre-loved book shop), the competition is open to participants from 4 to 12 years of age. Book Hero is an absolute delight for book lovers. With book shops located across the UAE, Book Hero sells ......read more

• Pilot involved 2,000 students from select GEMS schools, preparing them for careers in the fast-growing technology sector • Initiative has now been rolled out to the entire GEMS network of schools, providing free access to a host of online courses on emerging technologies and soft skills       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:    GEMS Education today announced its collaboration with IBM to roll out IBM Digital – Nation to over 50 schools in the UAE and the wider region. The launch follows a successful pilot programme that saw the IBM Digital – Nation platform piloted in select GEMS schools earlier this year. With more t ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:    Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by governments. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry and broader economy has halted aviation at global level, leading to multi-billion losses in revenue and traffic.  As the industry begins to restart and plan for a long-term, sustained recovery, the health and safety of passengers and staff remains the foremost priority for airports and airlines. The International Civil Aviation Organizat ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 July 2020:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, is pleased to announce that Dreamscape, the immersive VR destination at Mall of the Emirates, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFly Dubai will reopen in Dubai on Saturday, 4 July in compliance with the recent ruling by the Dubai Economy. The announcement follows further reopenings of Majid Al Futtaim’s entertainment experiences across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon. All brands have undertaken extensive precautionary measures and put in place an all-encompassing sanitisation and ......read more

** Guide to help cultivate the feeling of home in yourself, no matter where the world takes you **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:   Dubai based author Rachael Lynn recently launched her debut book, “At Home Anywhere. Feeling at home wherever life takes you”, which offers a unique and fulfilling guide with tips, wisdom and advice for anyone going through the transition of moving home and/or country or big periods of change in their lives. With so many of us going through life transitions right now, this book can seriously help readers focus on embracing the unique challenges of being an expat or away from home as well as their own personal wellb ......read more

Launching for the Spring 2021 season, the special-edition capsule collection will fuse KARL LAGERFELD’s iconic aesthetic with Kenneth Ize’s heritage prints and craftsmanship. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:   KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce it will collaborate with fashion designer Kenneth Ize, to introduce a capsule collection for the Spring 2021 season. The special-edition pieces will be available at select KARL LAGERFELD stores and online at KARL.COM, from April 2021. “I have been eagerly awaiting the moment we would announce this project and my partnership with KARL LAGERFELD,” says Kenneth Ize. “The breadth of Karl’s ......read more

** Champion Cleaners expand their services to cater to the growing disinfection demand **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:   Champion Cleaners are well known for their precision and attention to detail when it comes to dry cleaning. With a mission to provide quality service and ensure the best results every time using teams of specialized technicians, they have managed to build a solid reputation in the region over the past 23 years. Given the current demand for quality sanitization and disinfectant services due to the global pandemic, Champion Cleaners has decided to expand their range of services to include home and office sanitization services to deliver ......read more

Through its partnership with Microsoft, Bridgestone has developed a unique Tyre Damage Monitoring System, using Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP). The system aims to increase road safety and reduce accidents caused by technical failure. This collaboration is the next step on Bridgestone’s journey to become a global leader in sustainable and advanced mobility solutions. July 04, 2020 - Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturer, is collaborating with Microsoft to develop a world-first monitoring system for detecting tyre damage issues in real-time. These issues are a serious matter, contributing to some 30% of all car accidents caused by te ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:    H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Chairman, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre: “Through the passion and ambition of the UAE’s youth and the visionary policies of the wise leadership of our nation, we have realised the Arab dream of exploring Mars. The announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, to launch a programme for Arab youth to join the UAE in training for space programme and its related technologies is a confirmation of the leadership’s belief in the capabilities of Arabs. The new programme will support the ......read more

July 04, 2020:   Millie Bobby Brown can now add jewellery codesigner to an already impressive list of titles, which includes being the face of and ambassador for Pandora Me, when the latest range of jewellery launches globally on 2 July. Brown collaborated with Pandora’s designers and creative directors to codesign four dangle charms and an earring sold as a single stud as part of the range of new Pandora Me jewellery, inspired by Brown’s vision of summer. A star-fish, pineapple, flamingo, ocean wave and sea turtle are the symbols Brown chose to bring to life in her co-creations. Brown said she loved the process of co-creating the bold and colourful charms for the ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 04, 2020:   H.E.Vipul, Consul General, Consulate of India, Dubai, handed over the air ticket to            Ms Athira Narayanan, who was without any job and income for the past three months. She was one of the passengers of the special chartered flight from Dubai to Kochi organized as part of their CSR initiative by J&J Marketing LLC to repatriate 185 Indians. This fully sponsored repatriation flight was made possible, thanks to the efforts and coordination between Mr Jiji & team and the Government bodies. All passengers expressed their heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude to the organisers.  Mr.Vipul convey ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa and the Middle East (AME) to implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival that would allow economies to re-start while avoiding the importation of COVID-19 cases.   Government-imposed quarantine measures in 36 countries across Africa and the Middle East (AME) account for 40% of all quarantine measures globally. With over 80% of travelers unwilling to travel when quarantine is required, the impact of these measures is that countries remain in lockdown even if their borders are open.     “It is critical that AME governm ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 02, 2020:   Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, launched a campaign on 5 April 2020 to encourage members to donate their Etihad Guest Miles to support the prevention and response efforts in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in refugee settings. An initiative in collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) globally and with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) in the Middle East, every Etihad Guest Mile donated has supported basic infection control and adequate containment measures.  Since the launch of the campaign, generous Etihad Guest members donated over 10 million Et ......read more

** There’s a Skin Republic mask for everyone! **     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   Drenched in nutrient-packed serums, sheet masks are skincare powerhouses ready to nourish your skin. For people who are new to sheet masks and even regular users, finding the best face mask for your type of skin can be daunting given the variety of face masks available in the market. With Skin Republic, you’ll find a safe and reliable solution for the problems you face with your skin. Be it aging skin, dry skin, or even skin with pimples or pigmentation, Skin Republic has a mask to help with every concern! Spots, pimples, zits and acne got you down? ......read more

Ajman-UAE: July 02, 2020 – Ajman University (AU), for the 3rd year in a row, has made another one of QS Intelligence Unit’s elite list of rankings.   Every summer, the QS Intelligence Unit launches the “Top 50 Under 50”, which showcases the world’s best universities under 50 years of age.   Once again, Ajman University is on the “Next 100” portion of that list, thereby putting it among the “Top 150 under 50”. Only 8 universities in the UAE and a total of 17 universities in the Arab World earned a spot on the prestigious list of QS World Rankings “Top 50 Under 50”, published on June 24, 2020. “ ......read more

Representatives from Spanish clubs among 169 people who took part in the webinar that discussed “Football Clubs’ Strategy for Recovery Post COVID-19”   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:    Maite Ventura, LaLiga’s Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, is confident football will return resilient and stronger from the COVID-19 crisis. The head of Spanish football league’s MENA operations made the statement during a webinar, which was organised by Dubai Sports Council in collaboration with LaLiga, and attracted 169 participants, including top officials from Spanish and Dubai football clubs. Titled “Footbal ......read more

Decision-makers concerned with economic disruption 20 percent more likely to plan increased spending Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2, 2020 – Today’s macro-economic disruption has failed to dampen digital transformation plans, with 52 percent* of companies stating they will increase their spending on digital transformation, according to a global research study from IFS.  While many people might assume that respondents concerned with the economy would pull back on technology spending, the reality is that investment is increasing. The survey data indicates that, during these dynamic times, plans to increase spending on digital transformation tracks closely with co ......read more

It doesn’t get any fresher than this! The City’s favorite plant-based café launches their new Summer Menu!   From left to right: Smoky Pepper Dip, Summer Protein Bowl , Lemon Tart, Summer Green Smoothie, Tiramisu,  Walnuts Cake, Sexy Red, Pad Thai, Pink Earth Bowl, Tzatziki, Drive me Mango, Wild Burger, Matcha Chia Pudding    July 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The summer heat is back in full swing! While we’re all wanting “mangos, berries and that summer feeling” vibe in our lives, give your body the reboot it deserves as Wild & the Moon is ready to pump you up with the season’s much-needed essentials. Guided ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   Dubai is seeing a steady increase in the registration of new business entities. Although there was a massive slowdown in the global economy on account of COVID-19, there has been a steady increase in new business entities registering in the UAE, in the past few weeks. This is an indication of the fact that as always, the UAE, specifically Dubai, has overcome the sluggishness in the market says Mr. Saeed Khalifa Mohammed Al Fuqaei, a UAE national who has established himself in the UAE business sector as a valued service provider. Since 2001, Mr. Khalifa has been providing Company Formation services to aspiring businessmen through his com ......read more

By Ole Hansen Head of Commodity Strategy Saxo Bank     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the global economy will become increasingly apparent during the third quarter. While the Q2 was mostly about putting out fires and preventing a total collapse of the global economy, the repair work now begins in earnest. Since April, the economic impact of months of lockdowns had been painted over by a massive rally in global stock markets. However, support from the Fed (wall of liquidity), TINA (there is no alternative) and FOMO (fear of missing out) has started to show cracks.   The belief that we can and will r ......read more

The young heroes from the UAE are honored with the prestigious Diana Award 2020 for going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change with the Tajneed UAE initiative.   DUBAI – July 2, 2020: Three UAE students from schools of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been conferred with prestigious Princess Diana Award for taking up exceptional social leadership roles with Tajneed UAE initiative in their respective schools.  The students -- 14-year-old Amith Mazin; 16-year-old Sanvi Rathod and Rania Ali Khan (aged 13) have been recognized with The Diana Award, dubbed the highest accolade that young persons can achieve for social action in humanitarian ......read more

Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion       July 2, 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has digitally transformed its financial management, payment systems, and financial planning with Infor Treasury Management.     This solution allows vast improvements to Nahdi Medical’s financial management and planning capabilities, placing the company in a strong position to expand its operations in line with Saudi Arabia’ ......read more

July 02, 2020:  As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of people’s concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their health and wellbeing will be a top priority.   Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, has been working to alleviate such concerns, making the most of the lockdown period by investing an extra €1 million into speeding up the development of health and wellbeing mobility initiatives.     ......read more

• ‘Pivotal’ offers all-inclusive, no-commitment premium subscription for Jaguar and Land Rover models • Complete flexibility allows members to swap models or pause membership to suit them • All-electric Jaguar I-PACE and the latest plug-in hybrids Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport available to subscribers • Car subscriptions forecast to account for 10 per cent of European and US sales by 2025* • Pivotal is backed by InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital and mobility services arm     2 July 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates –  As more people choose flexible monthly payments over one-of ......read more

● Study of more than 400 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon identified significant development and learning difficulties when children are above the regular age for their grade. ● NYU researchers drew insights into potential impacts as children around the world return to school following COVID-19.     Abu Dhabi, July 2, 2020:   Researchers at Global TIES for Children, an international research center based at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York, examined a variety of post-migration risks faced by Syrian refugee children enrolled in Lebanese public schools and found that students being older than expected for the grade in which they were placed was most ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 2 July 2020:   The Ministry of Justice (MoJ), in coordination and cooperation with the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), announced the formation of a committee to interview and test applicants to register with the real estate experts’ roster at MoJ and work to prepare qualification and training programmes for those who passed the prescribed tests. The committee has approved the following classification categories as real estate experts: rental, appraisal, transaction, freehold, and general expert. Hend Al Marri, CEO of DREI, commented: “The formation of this committee is the result of a cooperation between MoJ and DREI to accredit a group of real estate ......read more

- Recent webinar examined Dubai’s advantages to Russian food exporters and attracted 131 participants from the UAE, Russia, Eurasia and Africa.   - Dubai’s food imports from Russia reached $305 million in 2019, while Dubai’s food exports to Russia amounted to $114 million.   - Khan: Dubai Chamber is seeing growing interest on the part of food producers in Russia who are keen to leverage Dubai as a re-export hub     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:  UAE-Russia food trade has increased steadily in recent years due to cooperation on food security and Moscow’s efforts to diversify exports, however, a recent Dubai Ch ......read more

From Rose to Karak, taste the summer with these unique scoops of gelatos!   July 02, 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   What more could one possibly want on a sweltering day than a cool scoop or two of your favorite flavor? We aren’t talking icecream, it’s Gelato-o-clock!  Mazmi Café, a hidden gem in the heart of Dubai Souq, is known for serving some of the best breakfast spreads and home-blended coffee. This time around, Mazmi Café welcomes the summer with the launch of their special Gelato offerings.  Created from fresh and natural ingredients by traditional Italian artisans, this gluten-free dessert is the new go-to dessert for the summer! Pop in ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   Father, Nick Watson is set to climb virtually around the world taking on six landmarks in six continents while carrying his son, Rio on his back   Team AngelWolf are set to take on the world! After climbing the equivalent of the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa in their home, Father Nick and son Rio (17), a person with determination, have now set their sights on something much bigger. The father and son super duo will virtually travel around the world, climbing the equivalent size of the most famous landmarks from six continents as part of their ‘Climb with Rio World Tour’.    Over the ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:     The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to use 2019 as a baseline for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). In 2022, the ICAO Assembly will consider if further amendments are necessary to address the impacts of COVID-19 to ensure the successful implementation of the scheme.  Airlines are committed to reducing net emissions to half 2005 levels by 2050. This commitment is unchanged. CORSIA is a vital step in that direction, enabling carbon-neutral growth that will stabilize net em ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   Hongqi, a leading Chinese luxury car marque owned by the Automaker FAW Car Company has broken ground in the United Arab Emirates. Hongqi is one of the earliest Chinese luxury passenger car marque and recently launched four impressive models at the Dubai International Motor Show 2019.     The prestigious company has successfully made a name for itself in the Chinese market and holds the title as the official car for the Chinese President. Hongqi rose with a 111% year-on-year growth in auto sales in the first four months of the year 2020 in China and is now gaining popularity in the Middle East.    The p ......read more

Outstanding achievement towards reshaping future of higher education using advanced technology Dhahi Khalfan Tamim: “We congratulate our wise leadership on our unprecedented regional achievement & take pride in HBMSU’s leading position that supports UAE's competitiveness on global educational landscape” Mansoor Al Awar: “With our adoption of AWS, we continue to pioneer change & progress in line with directives of HBMSU’s president to build a knowledge society and invest in creative minds and promising competencies to ensure our readiness for future” Move highlights HBMSU’s commitment to harnessing Cloud Computing, to redefine fu ......read more

The Ministry of Economy participates in a video conference with Trade Counsellors of the European Union Member States Al Kait: “At the root of all this tragedy, of COVID-19, is the “shared responsibility” of the international community and the leveraging of extensive dialogue between the public and private sectors as an opportunity to ensure complementarities and synergies.” Wide spectrum of opportunities to boost bilateral trade between the UAE and the EU EU countries are UAE’s most important source of food commodities, as the EU acquires more than 15 per cent of UAE’s total imports from the world. More than 43 per cent of UAE's imports of ......read more

Complementary portfolios and technology strengths to ensure continuity, enhance customer value and bring growth opportunities.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   In accordance with the agreement signed on December 17, 20181 , Hitachi Ltd. and ABB Ltd today announced the completion of all required procedures as planned, and the formation of Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. Hitachi has an 80.1 percent stake in this new joint venture entity (which has business volume of approximately 10 billion USD2 ) and ABB holds the balance. Toshikazu Nishino, Executive Vice President of Hitachi, is the Chairman of the new entity and Claudio Facchin the CEO. The new ent ......read more

• Maserati Nettuno: 100% Maserati: 100% Made in Modena • A futuristic engine produced by Maserati’s team of technicians and engineers, protected by international patents. • Technical specifications confirmed for the new engine. • Technological features derived from Formula 1,  resulting in improved engine efficiency, increased performance and reduced consumption.  • The MC20 super sportscar, the first Maserati to adopt the new engine, will be presented during the “MMXX:The time to be audacious” event  which will take place on 9 and 10 September in Modena     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:&nb ......read more

July 01, 2020:  A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new Selfwinding date, hour, minute and second references and five new Selfwinding Chronograph models. Adorned with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours, these novelties offer a new contemporary twist to this timeless round watch.   Rising to a new challenge, Audemars Piguet craftspeople have affirmed their creative vision via new smoked lacquered dials with sunburst pattern in hues of blue, burgundy, purple, as well as light and dark grey. The dials’ artistry is enhanced by the watch’s extra-thin bezel and double curved glareproofed sapphi ......read more

• Dubai Startup Hub Market Access programme’s second cohort attracted 44 startup submissions, 55% of which came from outside the UAE   • Corporate members Emirates NBD, Sumitomo and Accenture team up with 9 startups offering cutting-edge solutions to existing challenges     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:    Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has announced the successful conclusion of the Market Access programme’s second cohort, which saw several high-potential startups joining forces with leading UAE corporates at a recent business pitching and matchmaking event.   T ......read more

**GOBARE: the perfect versatile shaving device for convenience and comfort**    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   With pools and beaches now open for us all to enjoy this Summer, it’s time to get your post-lockdown pamper on, to de-fuzz and show the best version of you. One way to make this happen as quickly, cheaply and most importantly, painless as possible, is with Magnitone London.  The GoBare Lady Shaver is the perfect go-to when it comes to hair removal. This compact, handbag sized device is deceivingly powerful with up to 100 minutes use after only 2 hours of full charge. The mighty convenient micro-USB charging makes it perfect for ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   The dual crisis engendered by the conflict over production levels within OPEC + and the reduced demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted a global, sector-wide downturn in the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry that has left the oil-dependent economies vulnerable in terms of fiscal revenue. Demand for oil has fallen by over 18 percent since the beginning of the year, leading to a steep decline of more than 70 percent in the price of oil. Deloitte has just released its new report, Impact of oil industry crisis on the GCC and potential responses, which explores different potential responses GCC countries can take to address the imp ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   Because everything your skin and hair needs during the warm and sunny season cannot fit into one single product, you should indulge in an array goodness gifted to us by nature. From coconut, charcoal, rose, honey, pineapple, ginseng, orange and turmeric, whatever your skin type is Mother Nature will infuse its goodness in it.   SEPHORA COLLECTION - Hair Sleeping Mask The coconut hair sleeping mask nourishes and repairs hair fibers making it softer and visibly more beautiful without weighing it down.  Price: 30 AED / 30 SAR / 2.5 KWD / 3 BHD / 30 QAR BRIOGEO - Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coco Oil Shampoo This unique sh ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:  We’re only a few weeks away from Eid Al-Adha and while many of us are still limiting family gatherings and hanging out with friends in public, it’s still a thoughtful gesture to buy and send your loved ones gifts during this special occasion. So, if you’re uncertain of what to buy for all the special humans in your life and want to save yourself the hassle of browsing for hours, our curated gift guide is here for the rescue with unique gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on their faces! Whether you're on a budget or you want to splurge, we hope this guide makes your gift hunting process a little easier!   ......read more

Intelligent smartphone features exceptional photography elements    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:    As young consumers continue to look for important upgrades to the camera experience in their smartphone devices, global technology brand, HONOR, brings the latest innovations users need with the newly released HONOR 9A.  Equipped with the All-Round Triple Camera and Front Selfie Camera, HONOR 9A offers an exceptional and functional photography experience, in any environment. Along with the long-lasting 5000mAh battery and expandable storage to 512 GB by inserting a microSD card, users can enjoy a seamless and limitless user experience with all esse ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 1 July 2020:   Dubai’s real estate sector has been impacted by a slew of unprecedented events, but residential market sales are surviving the current economic crisis relatively well. This is according to a new KPMG report titled Post-pandemic plans for concrete recovery, which analyzes the prospects for Dubai’s real estate and hospitality sectors in the wake of Covid-19. According to the report, Dubai’s real estate sector is facing significant challenges in the current environment. While demand may be temporarily saturated, government and industry stakeholder incentives are keeping investors engaged and many developers intend to continue projects as ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:    Abu Dhabi University (ADU) students have succeeded in developing a quarantine tracking mobile application for COVID-19. This project offered students the opportunity to put their technology skills to the test while contributing to the fight against COVID-19. The application is based on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and geolocation features to enable monitoring of quarantined individuals and ensures compliance with government guidelines.  The smart solution was developed by Maha Yaghi and Tasnim Basmaji, students on the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, and supervised by Dr. Mohammed G ......read more

+++BMW Group Plant Leipzig and customers mark the end of an era +++18 unique BMW i8 Roadsters +++High-level customisation requires production and process expertise   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   Leipzig. Austin Yellow. British Racing Green. Le Mans Blue. The last 18 BMW i8 vehicles left BMW Group Plant Leipzig today as their future owners looked on. Each car was a one-off created in close collaboration with the customer. “The degree of customisation in these vehicles threw up some major logistical and process challenges,” said Plant Director Hans-Peter Kemser. “But our i production unit has proved yet again that nothing is impossi ......read more

The sum of exceptional savoir-faire of the Parmigiani Fleurier Manufacture   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:    "We would like to congratulate the FHH on the creation of the new Watches & Wonders digital platform. Our Manufacture is proud to be part of this new project and introduce the Toric Slate Tourbillon, a timepiece that embodies our values: high horology and a contemporary interpretation of the teachings of the past. " Davide Traxler, CEO of Parmigiani Fleurier For the launch of the Watches & Wonders digital platform, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to introduce the new Toric Tourbillon Slate, a distinguished timepiece re ......read more

The lunar calendar in all its glory   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   Two years after it first appeared, Parmigiani Fleurier is updating the aesthetic of the Tonda 1950 Lune with a model featuring a slate dial and a second design with round diamonds on the bezel. Both showcase the poetry of the "lunar calendar" complication which illuminates their dial with a new layout. Behind this harmony, it is easy to forget the sheer mechanical complexity required to create an ultra-thin self-winding movement which comprises so many time indications. The Tonda 1950 Lune is both a technical and beautiful tour de force. Tonda 1950 Lune with slate dial Wit ......read more

Online searches for ‘space’, ‘Emirati astronaut’, and ‘NASA’ see substantial increases over the past year   Dubai, UAE – 01 July, 2020:  As the UAE readies to embrace history as the first Arab country to launch an unmanned, interplanetary satellite to Mars, the nation’s residents’ interest in space and related topics has gone into orbit, according to historical back-data collected by SEMrush, the award-winning digital marketing suite. Originally announced in 2014, the Emirates Mars Mission - also known as the Hope Mars Mission - has sparked considerable interest among UAE residents over the past 12 months, with searches ......read more

Live digital session with H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State and Dr. Farouk El-Baz, NASA space scientist and geologist Moderated live from Japan by Salem AlMarri, Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme, MBRSC United Arab Emirates –  1 July 2020:  The imminent Hope Probe mission to Mars wll be the subject under discussion on Saturday 11 July 2020 19:30 GST with H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State and Dr. Farouk El-Baz, NASA space scientist and geologist. They will be joined live from Kagoshima, Japan by Salem AlMarri, Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). The speakers will assess what space exploration has taught ......read more

New Solstice® E-Cooling heat transfer agents cool data centers and other electronic applications with greater efficiency, reduced environmental impact     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 July 2020 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced the launch of a breakthrough platform of liquid heat transfer agents that cool high-performance electronics more efficiently and effectively than traditional methods that use air and water. These new heat transfer agents lower operational costs for applications such as data centers that use high-performance servers. Solstice E-Cooling, the newest addition to Honeywell’s revolutionary line of next-generation low-global-warming poten ......read more

COVID-19 is a sense check and provides an opportunity for businesses to reimagine and start afresh on the journey of digital transformation     Dubai, UAE; July 01, 2020: Over 350 business leaders joined the virtual session on ‘Enterprise and Market Resilience during COVID-19’, hosted by Protiviti Member Firm for the MENA Region. The theme was on the digital response to COVID-19, deliberating upon how automation, technology, cloud and analytics can help organizations overcome the crisis and equip them better post COVID.   At the forum, Jonathan Wyatt, Protiviti’s Global Leader for Digital Transformation, highlighted: “The crisis has revea ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   IOC Middle East FZE, Dubai, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation, India’s largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and RR Holdings Ltd., Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, the holding company of Beximco LPG of Bangladesh, today signed an agreement for the formation of a 50:50 Joint Venture Company (JVC) for LPG business in Bangladesh.   Mr. Dharmedra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Govt. of India, who presided over the function, said that the agreement is a major milestone in the annals of India-Bangladesh cooperation when a group company of IndianOil based in Dubai i ......read more

LG’s Air Purifiers Feature Innovative Technologies Backed by the British Allergy Foundation to Prevent Allergens Known to Cause Respiratory and Skin Diseases   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:  The quality of the air we breathe has a direct impact on our health and wellbeing. This applies not just to our environment, but indoors as well – where we spend a majority of our time. Children, babies and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to airborne allergens that could cause respiratory ailments like asthma, and keeping the indoor environment safe from allergens is crucial to ensuring they remain healthy.  Chronic respiratory illnesses like asth ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:     Dubai Customs joined the world in celebrating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking, which is observed on 26th June every year. The Government organization organized a regional interactive workshop under the auspices of HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, which aimed to more knowledge and experience exchange, and more cooperation in fighting illicit trafficking.    The Federal Customs Authority, the Regional Intelligence Liaison Offices (Rilo) in Saudi, the Saudi Customs, local customs departments and more than 200 participants took part in the online worksh ......read more

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