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United Arab Emirates - February 16, 2021:The strength of the youth and their freedom to be authentically themselves is the attitude Steve Madden has adopted for its Spring 2021 Collection. Born out of a rebellious spirit, the latest styles set out to influence a new generation of creatives.This season, the Steve Madden collection ... Read more
New global strategy Reimagine announced for the British company under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer, Thierry Bollor頕 A sustainability-rich reimagination of modern luxury, unique customer experiences, and positive societal impact Start of journey to become a net zero carbon business by 2039 ... Read more
February 15, 2021: Mouawad is proud to announce the continuation of its collaboration as an auction partner with IIX Foundations SHE IS MORE initiative, which in 2021 takes the theme SHE IS COURAGE to invite everyone to participate in mobilizing youth leaders, help struggling industries and empower women in order to build C... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th February 2021: Dr. Rehab Al Ameri, Secretary General of International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF) an independent, non-government network of accreditation bodies that aims to harmonise accreditation practises in halal will be speaking on the second day of the Global Trade Review (GTR) Midd... Read more
The new wearable from HONOR offers style on the move. United Arab Emirates - February 15, 2021:As wearables continue to grow in popularity, statement making designs are bringing together fashion and technology like never before. Engineered to be the next generation personal companion, the newly release HONO... Read more
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum crowns the Elite (Noukhba) champions of Fakhr Al AjyalDubai, 15 February 2021: The 9th edition of Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of Generations) Falconry Championship, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), came to an thrilling climax on Sunday with 258 ... Read more
United Arab Emirates - February 15, 2021: Featuring groundbreaking styler innovation ultra-zone with predictive technology the ghd platinum+ responds to your hair and the way that you style, controlling heat more effectively and predicting your personal hair needs, to give ultimate results and stronger, visibly hea... Read more
Nine-year-old activist Licypriya Kangujam calls for climate change education eduCCate Global CEO aims to add sustainability to GCSEs The Westminster School Dubai pledges to plant 5,000 trees by the end of 2021Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 15, 2021:Nine-year-old environmental activist... Read more
M2 RO will provide up to 150 million imperial gallons per day and improve the security of water supply in the Emirate of Abu DhabiDevelopers or developer consortiums are invited to submit Expressions of Interest by the specified deadlineAbu Dhabi, UAE 15 February 2021: EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company), a leading company i... Read more
Hyundais hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell vehicle, NEXO, is awarded Alternative Energy Car Of The Year Award at annual GQ Car Awards 2021 British GQ praises Hyundai for: boldly going where only a few manufacturers have gone before, and comments on how they believe hydrogen could be a more efficient a... Read more
In the Education Supporting Institutions CategoryDubai, 15February 2021: Dubai Municipality has won the 23rd Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance award, organized by the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance, in the Education Supporting Institutions Cat... Read more
Dubai, UAE; February 15, 2021: Leading air charter broker Delta World Charter has signed an exclusive agreement with Fly2Sky to be the General Sales Agent (GSA) for their Airbus A320 fleet. Delta World Charter (DWC) will be managing two A320 aircrafts.. Dmitriy Korshunov, CEO of Delta World Charter said: We are thrilled to lease our first Ai... Read more
245 falcons compete in the Finals of Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry - Juniors Category on SaturdayDubai, 14 February 2021: It was a fitting conclusion to the exciting Juniors Category of Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry-Telwah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), on Saturday at Al Ruwayya... Read more
AED21.5b: trade between Dubai and UK in 2020Dubai 14, February 2021: The implementation of Brexit and the following consequences on trade, travel and security were the main highlights of the meeting that took place between Dubai Customs and its British counterpart.The meeting was organized online, and H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Mu... Read more


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Abu Dhabi, March 11, 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, is launching a number of initiatives to mark World Hearing Day. As a part of its campaign, AHS is shedding the light on some of the issues and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the prolonged use of earphones and the communication challenges faced by people with hearing difficulties, who make up 20% of the world population according to the World Health Organization.   Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Omar Al Jabri, Chief Medical Officer at Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) said “Every year we celebrate World Hearing Day to highlight the latest issues pertaini ......read more

• Success stories at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Emirates Wolgan Valley showcase results of decades-long investment • Emirates SkyCargo champions zero tolerance policy on illegal wildlife trade   Dubai, UAE - 3 March 2021: On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, the Emirates Group has reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to protecting wildlife and habitats. It also shone the spotlight on conservation efforts across the organisation at an online Environment Forum for its global employees.   During the forum, experts from the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley in Australia, and Emirates SkyCargo spoke about th ......read more

From MICRO LED and Samsung Neo QLED to monitors and lifestyle screens, Samsung redefines the role of the TV in the home with capabilities relevant to consumers’ new needs and personal interests United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. showcased its 2021 lineup of MICRO LED, Samsung Neo QLED, lifestyle TVs, monitors, and soundbars at its virtual Unbox & Discover event. As people spend more time at home, Samsung’s latest innovations let consumers get the most from their screens—allowing them to work efficiently, communicate effectively, and explore their personal passions. “At Samsung, we are proud to constantl ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:   A new international survey commissioned by Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) and conducted by independent research firm Povaddo reveals a public appetite for a better approach to reducing the societal harm caused by cigarettes. Seven in ten respondents (71 percent) believe that encouraging those adults who would otherwise continue to smoke to switch to smoke-free alternatives instead can complement other efforts to reduce harm.   Conducted in December 2020 among 22,500+ adults in 20 countries and territories, the survey explores attitudes regarding the role of smoke-free alternatives in improving public healt ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released January 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand returned to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) for the first time since the onset of the crisis. January demand also showed strong month-to-month growth over December 2020 levels.  Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted all comparisons to follow are to January 2019 which followed a normal demand pattern. •       Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in January 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (December 2020).  Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted all comparisons are to January 2019 which followed a normal demand pattern. • Total demand in January 2021 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was down 72.0% compared to January 2019. That was worse than the 69.7% year-over-year decline recorded in December 202 ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 03 March 2021:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is proud to launch the new 2021 RENAULT MASTER, a fleet vehicle that offers you all of the style and design of a passenger car with no compromise on utility.  Catering to the diverse transportation needs, the new 2021 RENAULT MASTER features a range of interior layouts, with loading volumes ranging from 8 to 17 cubic meters, and its cabin is designed for your comfort, with ergonomic controls and steering wheel to adapt to driving positions, adjustable seats, air conditioning, optimised soundproofing, and m ......read more

The legendary Supra joins  Dubai Police’s extensive line-up of Al-Futtaim Toyota vehicles  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 03, 2021: Dubai Police has recently acquired the legendary Toyota Supra to be added to its globally acclaimed super car fleet. The inclusion of the 2021 GR Supra in the awe inspiring fleet, which is used to promote the Dubai Police both locally and internationally, reinforces its position as one of the most sought after sportscars since its return after a 17-year wait.  The Supra was provided by Al-Futtaim Automotive, the exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, and a long-term partner of Dubai Police. Living up to the heady expectations of ......read more

• Receive up to AED 10,000 above current market value with Nissan’s value-driven trade-in campaign   Dubai, UAE, 03 March 2021: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is bringing back the market’s premier trade-in campaign, Automania Exchange, that will provide drivers the opportunity to exchange their cars, irrespective of make or model, with a brand-new Nissan.    From 2nd – 6th March, customers will receive up to AED 10,000 above market value for their current vehicle in exchange for a brand-new Nissan, along with the expert suppor ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:    Fresh design accents and the unique Multitone Roof enhance the appeal of the first five-seater in the British premium brand‘s small car range. Already more than 500 000 units sold worldwide. Market launch of the new edition begins in March 2021.      Munich. In the MINI premium small car model range, the MINI 5-door is the prime example of how creatively space can be used in typical MINI style. The MINI 5-door combines characteristic driving fun and individual style with a large dose of functionality. Now, fresh design accents, the Multitone Roof, which is unique in the competitive environment, a high-grade ref ......read more

The Middle East’s largest discount campaign offers discounts up to 90% on approx. 50,000 products    United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:    Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, launched a promotion campaign announcing discounts throughout the current year, in which the percentage of discounts reach up to 90% on more than 50,000 products. The yearlong promotion named ‘Smart Deal’ as it allocated AED 174 Million on discounts and this comes within Union Coop’s strategic objective aimed at implementing attractive and high-value shopping programs that benefit members of the society, in addition to supporting them in li ......read more

To celebrate its role as Official Timekeeper, OMEGA has launched a race-ready timepiece that delivers extraordinary precision under pressure. With its new chronograph lock-system, quick-change strap and water grip pushers, the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph is a fitting tribute to the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA. Built from stainless steel, the 44 mm chronograph has a blue ceramic dial and bezel ring, which features a white enamel diving scale. To get a better handle on the watch in high swells, OMEGA has included soft-touch rubber pushers, ergonomically designed to work efficiently in the wet and stylishly picked out in red and blue. Its ......read more

• Ericsson has released its new Connected Ports report, outlining smart use cases that can optimize port operations, create new cost reductions, increase worker safety and sustainability using private cellular technology. Get the highlights here.   Ports and shipping are vital for a well-functioning global economy. According to the World Bank, in 2019, trade represented more than 60 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Data from The International Chamber of Shipping reveals that shipping plays by far the largest part in this, facilitating roughly 90 percent of the world’s trading. The ports of the world literally keep its goods flowing. &nb ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 02, 2021:    Iga Swiatek stunned the tennis world in October when she swept to the French Open title in record-breaking fashion to announce her arrival as a major new star.  And she will be hoping to stage a similar run to the title when she makes her debut at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships next week. The 19 year-old overcame 2020 Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin in the final to become the first player, male or female, from Poland to win a major championship. But it was not only that which guaranteed her a place in the history books. Defeating reigning Dubai champion and world number two Simona Halep along the way, she became o ......read more

Further contract extension for recent UAE Tour Winner     United Arab Emirates -  March 02, 2021:  It was a case of double celebration for both Tadej Pogačar and the Emirati squad after the UAE Tour victory, as the young Slovenian also committed himself the team until at least 2026.   Matar Al Yabhouni, President of UAE Team Emirates said: “Tadej is our present and our future. He is a rider who was able to win the Tour de France despite his young age and still managed to handle the pressure of such a great success. He showed great poise and determination to win the UAE Tour, a race that is growing year after year and is of obvious impor ......read more

Dubai, 02 March 2021:  Dubai Municipality has carried out intensive campaigns on stores and warehouses that sell tobacco and its products in the emirate to verify their commitment to the approved health and safety controls and requirements.  In coordination with the Federal Customs and Tax authorities, more than 416,744 packs of cigarettes that do not conform to the approved UAE specifications and do not bear a digital tax stamp were confiscated in one of the warehouses located in the Ras Al-Khor area. In the same warehouse, more than 26 tons of banned pan products were confiscated. The inspection campaign was carried out due to the Municipality’s concern for the health ......read more

As the UAE’s national Reading Month gets underway, students from GEMS Royal Dubai School are taking their reading to adventurous new levels with an ‘Extreme Reading’ competition which sees them read in the most unlikely of places.     ʡ     . ...read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 02, 2021:  Do you ever just ask yourself how does one properly say "thank you" to the woman who gave you everything in life? Well, you can start with a gift to show your appreciation. That'll surely delight every mom on her special day! Think about what your mom's been eyeing & talking about recently  — has she been into gardening? A new DIY project to do? Or possibly a new kitchen gadget to test? Whatever it is, our list is packed with gift ideas that'll give you the most bang for your buck! ...read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 02, 2021:   The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), Kamil Al-Awadhi, took up his position today. “This is the most challenging time for air transport—in AME and around the world. The top priority is reconnecting the world when governments are able to safely re-open borders without travel restrictions. And the immediate action is supporting governments in establishing benchmarks and plans for an orderly resumption of service. The crisis has also reinforced our determination to tackle some major issues—reducing emissions, modernizing process, ......read more

2,400 accounts suspended and 11.5 million challenged since Twitter launched its COVID-19 guidance   United Arab Emirates -  March 02, 2021:    As the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines expands, people continue to turn to Twitter to find the latest authoritative public health information. Continuing its efforts to remove harmful and misleading information from the platform, Twitter will now be applying labels to Tweets that may contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines.    Starting today, labels will appear in the account’s display language and may link to either the curated content tab and the official public health information or t ......read more

The annual food festival will run from 25 March – 17 April 2021, shining the spotlight on Dubai’s diverse culinary scene Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 March 2021:  Dubai Food Festival (DFF), the annual culinary celebration, has announced updated dates for this year’s festival, from 25 March – 17 April 2021, with a calendar full of food-related concepts representative of Dubai’s rich gastronomy scene. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), this year’s festival will feature an exciting line-up of bespoke dining experiences and gastronomic activities, including Etisalat Beach Canteen, Dubai Restaurant Week, Hidden Gems and F ......read more

Dubai – 02 March 2021:  Celebrating the Month of Reading, Dubai Customs organized 12 events and initiatives under the theme ‘Al Furdah Reads”, which target employees, clients and society at large with the aim of spreading the love of reading.  Every year, March is observed as the month of Reading in the UAE; it is marked by a rich and diverse calendar of engaging activities and sustainable initiatives that motivate the community to read. The aim is to transform reading into a daily habit for everyone and equip, with knowledge, a future generation capable of driving the perpetual growth journey of the UAE. “We launched a number of diverse initiative ......read more

Dubai, 01 March 2021: Dubai Municipality has submitted 170,267 ideas it received through its unified Suggestion Scheme and the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Council from its beginning in 2008 until 2020. Out of them 17,545 were feasible ideas, through which, the scheme has so far achieved financial savings amounting to approximately Dhs105 million. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality emphasized that the Corporate Suggestion Scheme is a program in which all entities, including employees, customers, partners, and community members participate, with the aim of improving and innovating all of the Municipality’s work, and this is one of the most important pillars of the i ......read more

SEHA clinicians and MBZUAI faculty will explore the integration of Artificial Intelligence in the provision of medical care, with opportunities to research multiple elements of healthcare including the long-term effect of COVID-19 on patient wellbeing Abu Dhabi, March 01, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate-level, research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) university, to integrate the use of AI into the provision of medical care, enhancing clinical expertise and elevating the patie ......read more

AMAALA and Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones to work on joint initiatives related to drones, programming, and artificial intelligence   Chief Executive Officer at AMAALA, John Pagano                        Chief Executive Officer of The Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, Muteb Alqany   March 01, 2021:   AMAALA, the ultra-luxury development located along Saudi Arabia’s north western coast, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP). The signing will pave the way ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 01, 2021:   The World Photography Organisation is pleased to reveal the finalist and shortlisted photographers in the Professional competition for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. Now in its 14th year, the Awards’ Professional competition rewards a remarkable body of work for technical excellence and a fresh perspective on contemporary subjects.  The winner of Photographer of the Year 2021 will be selected from the group of Professional finalists and revealed on the 15 April. To mark the occasion a specially commissioned programme featuring the winners and hosted by art historian Jacky Klein and entertainer Nish Kumar will be ......read more

Dubai, UAE – 1st March 2021:  Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multi-cultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, asks everyone to look to the skies this weekend as the musical fireworks make a dramatic return from Thursday 4th March and for the rest of Season 25. In a year like no other, the return of this firm favourite will be sure to brighten up everybody's weekend plans, delivering the WOW Factor for the loyal guests and new visitors to the multi-generational seasonal park. The return of the firework spectacle is a great reason to enjoy the perfect weather in Global Village’s outdoor space, home to thousands of shopp ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 01, 2021:   Emirates will boost its frequencies to Sudan with the introduction of daily flights to/ from Khartoum starting on 9 March 2021. The introduction of additional frequencies will provide more options and added convenience for those wishing to travel to Dubai and beyond to Emirates' network of over 90 destinations. Emirates continues to take measured steps to safely and gradually restart operations across its network whilst prioritising the health and safety of its customers and employees across every touchpoint of the travel journey.   Khalfan Al Salami, Country Manager Sudan commented on the boost of services to Khartoum: &q ......read more

Kuwait – March 01, 2021:  We took into consideration some of the key features you need to look at when picking up a neckband earphone. This includes features like battery life, overall noise cancellation and sound quality and finally the connectivity with smartphones and other devices. The price is an important factor as well. After going through all the available models in the market, we have come down to our 3 picks for neckband earphones: The new HUAWEI FreeLace Pro, Bose QC 30 and Sony WI-1000 XM2. However, thanks to its strong features and audio capabilities at its helm, the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro might just be your best choice. Here’s how these three neckband earphones fa ......read more

• LOOTAH is set to launch its exclusive Makhmariah fragrant oil – an enduring fragrance applied to the hair and body, first discovered 100 years ago – in early March.    • Makhmariah is a precious scented treasure, and only a very limited number of bottles, each with its own unique serial number, will be made available to buy for AED 4,000.    • Carefully placed in a beautifully crafted, magenta-and-gold-patterned velvet box, Makhmariah is available in-store and online at LootahPerfumes.com, while stocks last.     United Arab Emirates -  March 01, 2021:   LOOTAH, the UAE’s leading contemporar ......read more

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has concluded its participation in the UAE Innovation Week, which was held under the slogan “UAE Innovates 2021”, from 21 to 27 February. The ministry’s participation included a series of activities and events aimed at stimulating innovative thinking and celebrating creatives and innovators. This comes as part of the ministry’s plans to consolidate the culture of innovation in the institutional work, empower national competencies to develop pioneering projects, and get the most out of the medical and technical cadres to deliver top-notch health services for the community members. Among the most prominent events org ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 01, 2021:  In response to requests received from customers, Emirates Post has extended the P.O. Box renewal deadline. Customers now have until 31 March 2021 to renew their subscriptions.  Customers are reminded that they can customize the way in which they receive their mail based on the selected subscription and preferences indicated on their digital epbox.ae account. Emirates Post encourages individual and corporate customers to apply/renew online via the website www.emiratespost.ae or the Emirates Post mobile app before the new deadline to avoid losing their PO Box number.   ...read more

United Arab Emirates -  March 01, 2021:   Dubai Sports Council’s 7th Annual Development Program for Dubai Club Coaches kicked off on February 27 with former Holland and Australia national Under-17 and Under-20 team coach Jan Versleijen, who is the Sports Director of Al Nasr Football Company, delivering a lecture, virtually, for coaches of the Under-13 to Under-18 teams at Dubai clubs. Versleijen, who has also coached Al Jazira and Al Shaab in the UAE as well as Saudi Arabia clubs Ettifaq and Al Wehda, delivered his lecture under the theme, “Football Club Model – Playing styles and principles”. Organised every year by Dubai Sports Council for b ......read more

• Developed by Dubai Startup Hub in cooperation with Dtec, report is a go-to guide for doing business in Dubai, answering commonly asked questions and offering practical tips.   • Report provides valuable insights to investors and entrepreneurs on how they could play a greater role in a post-Covid-19 recovery and digital transformation of the key sectors of Dubai’s economy.     United Arab Emirates -  February 28, 2021:   Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), the largest tech co-working space in the Middle East wholly owned by Dub ......read more

• The duo of Khalid and Ayesh bin Ayesh achieve first place   Dubai, February 28, 2021:  A total of 48 shooters representing 24 teams competed in the qualifiers and final of Plate Shooting for Emiratis at the Fazza Championship for Shooting–Saktoun Rifle, organised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC), over the weekend at Fazza Shooting Range in Al Ruwayyah.   Saktoun rifle shooting is more than a sport, but an important part of Emirati heritage that the HHC has been promoting to strengthen national identity of the UAE. Participants competed using Saktoun, a long rifle traditionally used in the past for hunting.   The category Plat ......read more

Medical and administrative professionals from SKMC track the wellbeing of newborns at home, keeping them safe and healthy as they wait for their second open-heart surgery Abu Dhabi - February 28, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has introduced an Interstage Monitoring Program (IMP) for newborns with heart abnormalities that require multiple surgeries. Implemented by a dedicated and highly specialized group of physicians, nurses and administrative staff for the first time in the UAE, the program helps to monitor infants while they are at home waiting for their next cardiac surgery. Infants born with the most severe types o ......read more

Late-night TV channel will feature hundreds of episodes of award-winning shows such as Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Samurai Jack and Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal. DUBAI, UAE; 28th February 2021: WarnerMedia has partnered with OSN to launch a new pop-up channel on the 25th of February dedicated exclusively to Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults in the U.S.A.. Adult Swim’s diverse slate – including global hit original series Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Samurai Jack, and more – has been streaming on VOD via OSN since November 2020. Guillermo Farre, Head of General Entertainment channels MENA and Turkey at Warner ......read more

Diners at Al-Futtaim’s Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali will have the chance to win  a share of 25,000 AED through a brand-new promotion    Embark on a global culinary adventure with Festival Plaza’s delicious F&B offering including Sumo Sushi & Bento, Peppermill, M&S Caf , Tony Roma’s and more    Dubai, 28th February 2021:   FEASTIVAL by Festival Plaza is almost here and what better way to celebrate than having the opportunity to win a share of 25,000 AED to spend at LuLu Hypermarket, courtesy of Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali, part of the Al-Futtaim Malls group. Running from Monday 1st March to Wednesday 31st March, customer ......read more

Dubai, February 28, 2021: Hitachi ABB Power Grids today announced the launch of its Smart Digital Substation offering which brings together the latest in digital substation technology with the unique predictive, prescriptive and prognostic capabilities of Hitachi’s industry-leading Lumada Asset Performance Management (APM) solution. The Smart Digital Substation forms part of a new wave of innovation that began with the recently announced integration of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ Digital Enterprise software into Hitachi’s Lumada ecosystem. By replacing copper wires with fiber optic cables, the Smart Digital Substation enables companies to reduce their carbon footprint wi ......read more

• Sam Bird wins the second Diriyah E-Prix Formula E night race – his first victory for Jaguar • Jaguar Racing leave Saudi Arabia leading the ABB FIA Formula E Teams’ World Championship by seven points • Sam Bird retains his streak as the only driver to have won a race in every Formula E season  • Teammate Mitch Evans retired after a collision  • The lights turn green for the third round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on the streets of Rome on 10 April 2021 where both drivers have been victorious   Saudi - 28 February 2021:  Sam Bird won the second round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship under th ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  February 28, 2021:   Nowadays many of us have multiple devices that we use simultaneously. The main device is obviously our smartphones as we use that more than the rest. Then there is the laptop, which we use more for getting work done, however, between the smaller screen smartphone and larger display of the laptop comes the tablet – a device with a bit of both worlds. At present, Huawei smartphones, laptops and tablets all support some degree of interoperability, but Huawei is stepping things up with the new EMUI 11 software update on the HUAWEI MatePad Pro. The new EMUI 11 enhances Multi-screen Collaboration  and Multi-Window features on t ......read more

- Customers can now gain access to the Kia Carnival through local distributors  - Spacious interior and best-in-class cargo space distinguishes the Carnival as a minivan for modern families - Known as the first ever ‘Grand Utility Vehicle’, the Carnival combines Kia’s high priority in safety with an easy-going ride  - The fourth-generation Carnival has a stronger design presence and SUV style    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 28, 2021:  The fourth-generation Kia Carnival arrives in markets within the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Customers can learn more about the brand's next generation flagship SUV, which has captured the ......read more

Key takeaways  •        BofA Global Research Podcasts are an ongoing series of discussions covering growth industries and topical market themes. •        T.J. Thornton is joined by Philip Middleton & Alastair Ryan for a discussion of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). •        We discuss differences between CBDC & Crypto, the rise of private sector stablecoins, & impact of CBDC on comm banks.   Central Bank Digital Currencies are not Crypto, but would be a better payment mechanism  While electronic payments today necessitate commercial banks, if Central Bank Digital Currenc ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  February 28, 2021:  A passionate admirer of Japanese culture, it was only natural for Michel Parmigiani to design a very elegant timepiece to celebrate hanami, the Japanese custom of admiring the beauty of flowers, in his own unique way. The new Toric Fleur, presented in a rose gold case made entirely within the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center, features a delicate lace design of marguerites on its dial. A long-time student of nature and the golden ratio, he was inspired by the subtle grace of this flower as seen in the meadows of the Swiss Jura. As he was reading this haiku written by the master poet Yosa Buson, evoking the undulating waves of the ......read more

DHA  plans to implement use of AI-powered technology for remote-patient monitoring. Al Ketbi: We are working on the optimum deployment of technology in order to empower patients, enhance patient convenience and care. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 February, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority recently announced its plans to enhance the use of smart health technologies on the occasion of the UAE Innovation Month 2021.  DHA has collaborated with Enpy, a Dubai firm; to explore the use of AI-powered device for remote-patient monitoring. Enpy is a start-up UAE company, based in Dubai, specializing in Medical Artificial Intelligence. It has designed the non-invasive inn ......read more

TECHSYN combines chemically optimised synthetic rubber with tailor-made silica to create tyres with up to 30% better wear efficiency and a rolling resistance that is reduced by up to 6%.1 As a result, TECHSYN reduces overall fuel consumption and CO2 emissions2, enhances tread mileage3 to extend a tyre’s designed life and cuts raw material consumption in the long term. TECHSYN went from concept to reality in just 24 months, thanks to the unique expertise and close collaboration between partners Bridgestone, ARLANXEO and Solvay. 27 February 2021 — Bridgestone, a global leader in sustainable mobility and advanced solutions, ARLANXEO, a world-leading synthetic rubber prod ......read more

Available in stores or online, customers can swap as many as three devices and save up to AED 2,800, which can be used towards their new smartphone Dubai, UAE – 28 February 2021:  Samsung Gulf Electronics announced the trade-in initiative for UAE consumers aiming to purchase the brand new Galaxy S21 Series 5G. Running until Friday, April 30th 2021, customers can save up to AED 2,800 on their Galaxy S21, Galaxy 21+, or Galaxy S21 Ultra by trading their current smartphone, smartwatch, or tablet from any brand. Those wishing to exercise this option to purchase a new Galaxy smartphone can trade-in as many as three old devices, including those with cracked screens.  &ld ......read more

Dubai, UAE - 28 February 2021: Global Finance, the New York-based international publication, has recently granted Arab Bank the “Best Trade Finance Provider 2021 in the Middle East” award. The recognition comes as an acknowledgment of the bank’s leading position in the region and its exceptional capabilities in providing the latest banking solutions and trade finance products that meet its clients’ evolving needs across the different sectors.  Arab Bank was selected for this award based on an evaluation process conducted by a panel of the magazine’s editors with input from international financial analysts, corporate executives and technology experts ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  February 27, 2021:   Tadej Pogacar defends leader’s jersey and extends his overall lead on the General Classification standings to 46 seconds after finishing second in Stage 5 of the UAE Tour atop Jebel Jais mountain.    All eyes were on the Slovenian as he was pipped to the Stage win by surprise winner Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma).    The 170km stage saw the peloton start in Fujairah and finish on the second and final summit of the Tour at Jebel Jais. The wide roads saw a lot of Pogacar’s main GC rivals bunched together until around 4km to go.   Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) put up a brave fight and w ......read more

Emirates Mars Mission improves UAE’s overall Soft Power score by 5% compared to last year UAE moves seven places up from last year in the ‘Respected Leaders’ category to reach the 7th globally  The Index was launched in the virtually-held Global Soft Power Summit attended by decisionmakers and specialists Mohammed bin Rashid: The UAE is not a place in the globe, but the globe in one place   • UAE sits at the top 10 for its strong and stable economy • UAE ranks 9th globally in ‘affairs people follow closely’, climbing 8 places up from last year • UAE classified among top 15 countries in the world in COVID-19 response ......read more

Following Saudi Arabia’s G20 Presidency last year, and ahead of COP26, the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November, the British Embassy in Riyadh is asking all of society to make a change #TogetherForOurPlanet Saudi Arabia, Riyadh - 27 February 2021:   As we recover from COVID-19, it is critical that we build back greener and more resilient, protecting the environment for future generations. Our world continues to get hotter, and climate change is a challenge for all. It is crucial that all countries and people take action to safeguard our planet. Today, the British Embassy in Riyadh launched the #TogetherForOurPlanet __# campaign, ......read more

This year marks a very special occasion for Tanagra, as the brand is all set to celebrate 40 years of being a successful unique destination for luxury lifestyle, art de vivre and decorative pieces in the GCC. Since its inception in 1981, Tanagra has made remarkable strides, achieving an outstanding level of excellence in transforming home dcor into a journey of self-expression. Tanagra is proud to offer the most luxurious and contemporary lifestyle brands to suit everyone’s exceptional taste.   To add sparkle to the occasion, Tanagra has joined forces with its renowned brands including Baccarat, Bernardaud, Daum and Lalique, to create exclusive pieces reflecting the &ldqu ......read more

Dubai, 25 February 2021: Dubai Municipality has obtained nine new certificates of conformity with international standards specialized in the fields of administrative systems in addition to renewing 10 international certificates, after evaluation and auditing of them by specialized international auditing companies from UK and Germany. The achievement comes within the framework of the Municipality’s keenness to enhance the sustainability of efficiency and quality standards in its various sectors. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: "We, in Dubai Municipality, always strive to follow the best strategies aimed at applying international standards in all pr ......read more

Emirates Environmental Group brings together over 200 entities to participate in the 25th Can Collection Day Campaign in the Year of “Towards the Next Fifty”. EEG Collects 1,500 kg of Aluminium Can and mitigates 23 MTCO2E, saves 341 Million BTU of Energy  and 36 m3 of Landfill space. Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) has yet again reunited the nation for its 25th Cycle of the Can Collection Day. The programme gathered more than 200 entities from all over the country to participate. It is with the help and true efforts of numerous corporations, hotels, academic institutions and families that EEG managed to collect 1,500 kg of Aluminum Cans for recycling on Thursday ......read more

• People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can donate blood 14 days after receiving each dose • SEHA encourages community members to commit to donate, with the establishment of a completely safe and efficient blood donation process   Abu Dhabi,25 February 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is emphasizing the role of blood donation in saving the lives of patients - even after receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccinated people may donate blood within 14 days of the first or second dose. Each donor contributes to saving the lives of at least three people.    Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Gr ......read more

Building on decades of Land Rover V8 heritage, the powerful Defender V8 joins the range of Plug-in Hybrids, and efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel powertrains.   • Defender V8 90 and 110: New 525PS supercharged engine powers fastest and most powerful production Defender ever made; 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds, 149mph top speed (Defender 90) • Power meets durability: Bespoke chassis settings and transmission tuning combine to make Defender V8 the most capable and dynamic example of Land Rover’s award-winning 4x4   • Potent new flagship: New Defender V8 Carpathian Edition combines the power and capability of Defender V8 with a unique combination of d ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  February 25, 2021:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new analysis showing that the airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021. Previous analysis (November 2020) indicated that airlines would turn cash positive in the fourth quarter of 2021. At the industry level, airlines are now not expected to be cash positive until 2022.   Estimates for cash burn in 2021 have ballooned to the $75 billion to $95 billion range from a previously anticipated $48 billion. The following factors play into this estimate:   • Weak Start for 2021: It is already clear that the first half of 2021 wi ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  February 25, 2021:   Make-up is all about self-expression, highlighting your confidence, and embracing the strong beautiful woman you are on the inside and out. This International Women’s Day, you should celebrate the strong independent woman you are.   And why don’t you start celebrating by pampering your skin and feeling good with make-up that brings out your beauty from deep within. We have hand-picked some of our favorite products so you can celebrate this day as the confident woman you are.  ...read more

United Arab Emirates -  February 25, 2021:   Leading detergent brands Tide and Ariel have announced plans today to donate one million washes to frontline workers in 54 public and private hospitals across Saudi Arabia before the end of March 2021.  As healthcare workers and first responders fight the pandemic, Tide and Ariel have launched  their COVID-19 relief campaigns: Tide’s “Protect the Protectors” and Ariel's “Tough for the Toughest”  to supply frontliners and their families across the kingdom with their innovative anti-bacterial fabric-care products that ensure thorough cleaning from all dimensions, eliminating dirt a ......read more

Becomes one of the first hospitals in the UAE to provide Bamlanivimab antibody treatment Advanced treatment for COVID-19, an injection to be administered in a hospital setting 25 February 2021 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Staying at the forefront of providing advanced treatment options to the community, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has now introduced Bamlanivimab, a highly effective antibody treatment against COVID-19 which greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization or progression to severe disease and bad outcome including artificial ventilation. Bamlanivimab has been authorized for emergency use by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to treat mild to modera ......read more

Consultant points to how GCC sector can thrive in new normal at Gulfood Innovation Summit Online content creators must be ‘objective’ United Arab Emirates -  February 25, 2021:     One of the biggest challenges facing the region’s food service industry is not the competition from a “crowded space” but a resurgence in people staying home and taking enjoyment in cooking their own food, Stavik Jaitly, consultant, Frost and Sullivan, told attendees at day three of the Gulfood Innovation Summit 2021. In a thought-provoking session titled ‘Hospitality & Food Service in GCC: Ready for the Boom After the Bust’, Jaitly acknowl ......read more

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