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The sprawling premises, spanning over 77,000 sq.ft. and developed at an investment of AED 35 million, marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Group’s founder and chairman Mr. M V Kunhumohamed in the UAE.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:    Jaleel Holdings, the UAE-based leading investment comp... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:    Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, crowned the winners of the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Co... Read more
First 5G-enabled metro in MENA.  . Dubai 14 December 2019:   Etisalat today announced that it is enabling 5G connectivity at the Etisalat Metro Station, becoming the first 5G-enabled metro in the Middle East and North Africa. .  . Etisalat Metro Station is the eastern terminus of Dubai Metro’s Green Line, which opened... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:   In the wake of the great success achieved by the latest addition to the Tazio Nuvolari collection, the Nuvolari Legend automatic timepiece, Eberhard & Co. presents the new version "The Brown Helmet", featuring a dial in a warm "antique leather" nuance that perfectly... Read more
 Riders, led by Emirati triathlete Faris Al Zaabi, aimed to complete 101 kilometers at Hudayriat Island  Seven cyclists completed 101 kilometers in commemoration of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan  Abu Dhabi – UAE, December 14, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) held its second annual Ride for Zayed cyclin... Read more
 The flight was received by His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan  Jazeera Airways to operate three flights a week to Al Ain International Airport from Kuwait International Airport  14 December 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports is pleased to announce that Al Ain International Airpo... Read more
Team Abu Dhabi duo survive early scare to grab  crucial victory on day of dramatic racing  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 December, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori took a major step towards retaining their title in the UIM XCAT World Championship with victory in a dramatic Dubai Grand Prix today... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   OMEGA’s Seamaster Diver 300M collection continues to evolve with the introduction of two stunning new models.. Blue Ceramic and Sedna™ GoldThis 42 mm watch, crafted from 18K Sedna™ gold, includes a polished blue ceramic bezel with OMEGA Ceragold™ diving scale. Beaut... Read more
 Action vehicles from the new James Bond film No Time To Die now on show at Bond In Motion   Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Lee Morrison and Stunt Driver Mark Higgins give insight into creating the spectacular stunt sequences in No Time To Die  Bond In Motion at London Film Museum, Covent Garden, i... Read more
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi leads the efforts to have palm tree included on the list. Abu Dhabi, 12 December 2019: The palm tree has been added to UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage after the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) led moves for its inclusion.&n... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   Corum unveils two limited editions of their Golden Bridge, combining the aesthetic of the baguette movement with that of suspension bridges. Two aerial works of art, suspended in the void, hoisting the creativity of the brand to a new level until now unexplored.Architecture is a transversa... Read more
• To mark its 33rd Foundation Day, Aster DM Healthcare has announced the launch of 5 new Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services in India, Oman and Ethiopia equipped with Tele-Consultation facility. This is in addition to the 7 existing Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical services in India, UAE and Philippines.• Flag-off event hosted at Aste... Read more
December 12, 2019:  City Centre Muscat has installed free wheelchair cabinets to serve the mall's elderly and special needs visitors, in a step from the mall to serve the visitors and give them a pleasant time and an easy and comfortable shopping experience with all family members..  . Special wheelchairs are available at the main ent... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   Knee high boots have been making the fashion rounds for years now and this year is no different.It’s time to cover up your with probably the only style that is ruling the winter 2019 runway and streets.And for a good reason, they are often the highlight of the chicest ensembles, owin... Read more
 

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The festive season is here, and it is time to jazz up your dining room. Be it an intimate dinner, family celebration or a grand holiday bash, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, has got you covered. The festive collection at 2XL includes superb range of luxe dining tables, gorgeous decorations, spectacular centerpieces, creative candle lights and extravagant tableware and cutlery sets.    Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The festive season calls for opulence. You can elevate the dining experience of your guests by transforming the entertainment space into a statement spot. At 2XL we have a wide selection of products in gold, white and ......read more

UAE, 15 December 2019:   Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has revealed that Emirati Fatima Abdullah Al Mazroui has won AED 100,000 one of two grand prizes of Al Ansari Exchange's Mobile App promotional campaign. Fatima, who is the first Emirati woman to bag a major prize for the campaign, used the Al Ansari Exchange mobile app to transfer the amount of AED 600, which qualified her to enter the competition.       Fatima Al Mazrouei, who sponsors 4 needy families and orphans residing by transferring a monthly sum to their bank accounts, never expected that her charity work will turn one day to ......read more

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15 December 2019:   Following the successful launch of Logic Compact vapes in, Kuwait, (Japan Tobacco International) is bringing its Internationally recognized Reduced Risk Products brand to the UAE (RRP) .    Logic Compact successfully launched in around twenty-one markets Worldwide including Italy, France, Romania, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Russia and Canada earlier this year and in the UK.   JTI’s Middle East General Manager Graham Gibbons said, “Our success in the Kuwait market and now the exciting launch into the UAE indicates the potential growth for the vaping market in the Middle East. We are look ......read more

30,000 children in Senegal and 20,000 children in Tanzania receive bags assembled by 2,000 volunteers as part of the “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates during Ramadan   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15 December 2019:  50,000 school kits that were assembled by 2,000 volunteers as part of Dubai Cares’ “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates last Ramadan, have reached their final destinations in Kaolack, Senegal and Zanzibar, Tanzania after crossing thousands of miles from their origin in Dubai. Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, distributed the school kits to 30,000 children in around 70 ......read more

In celebration of the year of the rat (and our love for cats) the brand created an exclusive collection with beloved cartoon duo, Tom and Jerry.   United Arab Emirates, Dubai - 15th December 2019:  To celebrate the Lunar New Year and the year of the rat, Kate Spade New York has partnered with the iconic Tom and Jerry duo to create an exclusive line of ready to wear, handbags, small leather good, and accessories. Inspired by the playful relationship that the cartoon duo is known for, 9-piece collection features the brand’s signature spade floral motif and classic Kate Spade silhouettes, all reimagined to feature Jerry peaking mischievously out of his favorite hiding p ......read more

• New Index ranks Singapore, Amsterdam, London, Shanghai, and New York as the top five cities • Dubai and Riyadh feature in the top-ranking cities representing the Middle East region • Global cities in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa ranked on mobility ecosystem development     Dubai, December 15, 2019:   Singapore tops Oliver Wyman Forum’s inaugural Urban Mobility Readiness Index: How Cities Rank on Mobility Ecosystem Development. The index ranks 30 cities on how prepared they are to incorporate the latest mobility technologies and what they are doing to reshape urban mobility. The to ......read more

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank   Commodities, not least industrial metals, received a boost this week from news that a phase-one trade deal had been reached. The Bloomberg Commodity Index was 2.2% higher on the week with all sectors recording gains. Commodities, not least industrial metals, received a boost this week from news that a phase-one trade deal had been reached. The Bloomberg Commodity Index was 2.2% higher on the week with all sectors recording gains. Once signed by both countries it holds a Chinese promise to buy more U.S. agricultural goods while the U.S. would lower some of the existing tariffs. Apart from metals, softs stood out with cof ......read more

Penalty lap proves decisive as Torrente, Al Mansoori miss out to Maritimo in spectacular grand finale       Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 December, 2019:  Australians Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton clinched the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship with victory in the Dubai Grand Prix today as Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori saw their hopes of a second successive title ended in dramatic style.   A penalty lap imposed on the defending champions for missing a buoy in Abu Dhabi 4 proved decisive as Barry-Cotter and Willaton swept past them in Maritimo to win the weekend’s second race by 34.85 seconds from Rashed Al Tayer and ......read more

Statement by HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention.   Dubai, December 15, 2019:   HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, stressed that declaring 2020 as the year of preparations for the next 50 years by UAE leaders is yet another step forward in shaping the future that our wise leadership wants for its people.   Al Owais added: “Through this initiative, our country will witness the biggest national strategy of its kind. It will not only prepare for the coming 50 years on the federal and local levels, but will also make the UAE the best, fastest growing and most flexible country to ......read more

Preparing for Golden Jubilee celebrations and developing plans for the next 50 years     Mohammed bin Rashid issues directives to form two cabinet committees to build a comprehensive 50-year development plan and oversee the Golden Jubilee celebrations    Mohammed bin Rashid: “Today, we announce 2020: Towards the next 50. We shall develop our plans and projects and reinvent new ideas.”   Mohammed bin Rashid: “50 years ago, the founding fathers shaped our life today, and next year, we will shape the coming five decades for the future generations.”   Mohammed bin Rashid: “Together, we will build the Emirates ......read more

Campaign sheds light on successes at work and highlights importance of providing them with suitable job opportunities December 14, 2019: Dubai’s Community Development Authority (CDA) has launched a community campaign aimed at increasing awareness about of the rights of People of Determination at work. The campaign aims to highlight success stories and enhance the understanding in the society and business community on the importance of enabling People of Determination to work in accordance with jobs appropriate for them to encourage them to join various sectors without feeling discriminated for their capabilities, and in aligned with the needs of the labor market. Several People of D ......read more

Move complements Fund’s commitment to empower youth and instill a culture of innovation Abu Dhabi, 14 December 2019 : The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has announced plans to conduct a foresight study aimed at providing a long term look at the prospective challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship in the UAE. The Fund has designated a team of experts to facilitate the research and identify the key factors to be focused on while conducting the study to yield credible results and practical recommendations. The foresight study is being made to help establish a key outlook on the future for local entrepreneurs, including the promotion and move to empower Emirat ......read more

Agreement paves way for technical cooperation between both sides Signing takes place after ABCC-organized seminar in São Paulo December 14, 2019- The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Ports, paving the way for more robust technical cooperation, port promotion, and joint business-related events and activities.   The signing took place after the conclusion of a seminar organized by ABCC in São Paulo. The seminar - which came following the state visit of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to the UAE in October this year - showcased the growing business opportunities in both São Paulo, Brazi ......read more

12 December 2019 - The World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) in cooperation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held a high-level forum that discussed climate finance strategies for the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and reviewed the measures and actions taken by countries under the framework of the Paris Agreement. The forum, which was attended by ministers, officials and representatives from many countries, provided a key platform for participants to exchange knowledge on the most important practices and effective ways to develop and implement regional and national strategies. These efforts are aimed at facilitating co ......read more

December 12, 2019- The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in United Arab Emirates, organised a roundtable discussion dedicated to Arab ICT ministries and regulators on ‘The Role of Arab Governments in Internet Development.’ The discussion put the spotlight on current opportunities and challenges in the Middle East in managing Internet resources and highlighted new developments in the region. The roundtable was attended by representatives from several Arab countries, including: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt. The day-long event was opened by keynote a ......read more

The sprawling premises, spanning over 77,000 sq.ft. and developed at an investment of AED 35 million, marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Group’s founder and chairman Mr. M V Kunhumohamed in the UAE.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:    Jaleel Holdings, the UAE-based leading investment company, which operates the region’s largest FMCG wholesaler Jaleel Cash & Carry, has moved its corporate headquarters from Central Fruit & Vegetable Market in Ras Al Khor to MVK Central in Majan, Dubai. This shift to the new dedicated premise marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Group’s founder and Chairman Mr. M V ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:    Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, crowned the winners of the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award. Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council, the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon saw the participation of 363 ladies of different abilities from diverse backgrounds. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council ......read more

First 5G-enabled metro in MENA   Dubai 14 December 2019:   Etisalat today announced that it is enabling 5G connectivity at the Etisalat Metro Station, becoming the first 5G-enabled metro in the Middle East and North Africa.    Etisalat Metro Station is the eastern terminus of Dubai Metro’s Green Line, which opened to the public in September 2011. Etisalat aims to provide metro users with a unique 5G experience riding on blazing speeds of more than 1Gbps and faster response time with latency less than 1 millisecond. At 20 times faster than 4G and with ultra-low latency, 5G technology allows users to stream live 4k resolution videos, with virtually no lag ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:   In the wake of the great success achieved by the latest addition to the Tazio Nuvolari collection, the Nuvolari Legend automatic timepiece, Eberhard & Co. presents the new version "The Brown Helmet", featuring a dial in a warm "antique leather" nuance that perfectly matches with the look of this vintage-inspired chronograph.  In fact, the design of Nuvolari Legend recalls that of the first pocket and wrist chronographs produced at the beginning of the last century by the Maison from La Chaux-de-Fonds, while being paired with a case and movement with purely contemporary features: solidity, reliability ......read more

 Riders, led by Emirati triathlete Faris Al Zaabi, aimed to complete 101 kilometers at Hudayriat Island  Seven cyclists completed 101 kilometers in commemoration of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan     Abu Dhabi – UAE, December 14, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) held its second annual Ride for Zayed cycling event today in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE.    Following the success of the inaugural ride last year, the second edition saw over 200 participants come together to cycle the 5 and 10km track on Hudayriat Island in Abu Dhabi. Seven of the participants complet ......read more

 The flight was received by His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan  Jazeera Airways to operate three flights a week to Al Ain International Airport from Kuwait International Airport     14 December 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports is pleased to announce that Al Ain International Airport (AAN) has welcomed Jazeera Airways new services from Kuwait International Airport (KWI) to Al Ain.   The flight was received by H.H. Sheikh Saeed bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; Bryan Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, and Marwan Boodai, Chairman of Jazeera Airways, in addition to delegates ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi duo survive early scare to grab  crucial victory on day of dramatic racing     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 December, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori took a major step towards retaining their title in the UIM XCAT World Championship with victory in a dramatic Dubai Grand Prix today.   The defending champions in Abu Dhabi 4 won the first of this weekend’s two races by 20 seconds from Australians Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton in Maritimo to regain the lead in the title race from the Dubai Police crew of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi who finished fourth.   Torrente and Al Manso ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new program to raise global standards in cargo handling operations.   The Smart Facility Operational Capacity (SFOC) program aims to reduce audit complexity and duplication for cargo handling facilities.   This new IATA initiative has two components:  Standardized Global Audit Program:  IATA has introduced the Smart Facility Operational Capacity Audit Certification (SFOC Audit Certification) to provide airlines with the assurance that SFOC Certified facilities are adhering to IATA’s Resolutions and Recommended Practices in ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2019:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50% since 1990. Much of the improvement has occurred because the industry has achieved an annual fuel efficiency improvement of 2.3% over the period since 2009, some 0.8 percentage points ahead of target.  This progress is a combination of investments in more efficient aircraft and operational efficiencies. “Cutting per passenger emissions in half is an amazing achievement of the technical expertise and innovation in the aviation industry. But we have even bigger amb ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   OMEGA’s Seamaster Diver 300M collection continues to evolve with the introduction of two stunning new models. Blue Ceramic and Sedna™ Gold This 42 mm watch, crafted from 18K Sedna™ gold, includes a polished blue ceramic bezel with OMEGA Ceragold™ diving scale. Beautifully integrated with the case is a blue rubber strap with a buckle in 18K Sedna™ gold. Once again OMEGA has used polished blue ceramic [ZrO2] for the dial, which features laser-engraved waves and a date window at 6 o’clock. The skeleton hands and raised indexes are 18K Sedna™ gold and filled with white Super-LumiNov ......read more

 Action vehicles from the new James Bond film No Time To Die now on show at Bond In Motion   Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Lee Morrison and Stunt Driver Mark Higgins give insight into creating the spectacular stunt sequences in No Time To Die  Bond In Motion at London Film Museum, Covent Garden, is the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles in the world   Included in the new display are:   • James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 stunt replica with damage and bullet hits • James Bond’s Aston Martin V8  • James Bond’s Land Rover Series III from Jamaica & ......read more

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi leads the efforts to have palm tree included on the list Abu Dhabi, 12 December 2019: The palm tree has been added to UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage after the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) led moves for its inclusion.  The decision to inscribe the palm tree into the list was made at the 14th annual meeting of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Bogotá, Colombia from 9 – 14 December 2019. This step is part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s strategy to safeguard and promote th ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   Corum unveils two limited editions of their Golden Bridge, combining the aesthetic of the baguette movement with that of suspension bridges. Two aerial works of art, suspended in the void, hoisting the creativity of the brand to a new level until now unexplored. Architecture is a transversal theme already largely explored by Corum. Recently, the Golden Bridge Stream, Round and Rectangle collections lent their unique aesthetics to compositions combining art and architecture, technique and aesthetic, creativity and respect for Fine Watchmaking traditions. The new Golden Bridge Round 43 Art Deco continues this renewed vision of t ......read more

• New expansion projects to boost Khalifa Ports’ handling capacity • CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal now fully operational     Abu Dhabi–UAE, December 12, 2019:   After seven record years of operational growth, Abu Dhabi Ports flagship Khalifa Port is set for further expansion, say company executives.   Khalifa Port, strategically situated halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, was officially inaugurated on 12.12.12 by the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.   Of particular note is the investment of AED 2.2Bn in the development of South Quay and Khalifa Port Logistics, as well as AED 1.6Bn exp ......read more

• To mark its 33rd Foundation Day, Aster DM Healthcare has announced the launch of 5 new Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services in India, Oman and Ethiopia equipped with Tele-Consultation facility. This is in addition to the 7 existing Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical services in India, UAE and Philippines. • Flag-off event hosted at Aster Hospital premises to launch Medical services vehicle for Ethiopia in the presence of Consul General of Ethiopia to UAE and officials from Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Ambulance. • As part of its internal initiatives, the group has also announced the launch of the ‘Green Choices’ campaign to encourage sustainable workpl ......read more

• INFINITI names engineering student Raoul Samarani as the 2019 Middle East’s winner of its acclaimed INFINITI Engineering Academy • Following an intense final at Al Masaood INFINITI Showroom in Abu Dhabi, Samarani has become the last of the seven Academy Engineers (one per participating region) to be awarded a unique one-year placement to work in automotive and Formula 1™ • Chosen by a panel of judges from INFINITI, Renault F1® Team, the Alliance and Harvard University, Samarani will begin his unique one-year placement with INFINITI and Renault F1® Team in January 2020, together with another six winners from all over the world   Dubai, Uni ......read more

• Signed agreements with key customers and stakeholders in the GCC • Much-awaited laboratory poised to be the first in the region and largest in the world to begin construction     December 12, 2019:    Gulf Electrical Power Laboratories (CESI | GEPL), a state-of-the-art electromechanical testing facility, announced the commencement of their operations as a separate entity that provides localized and technical services from Saudi to the wider GCC region. This will be followed by construction of the much-awaited electrical testing laboratory poised to be the first in the region and largest in area. The announcement was made today at an official ceremo ......read more

• Business seminar sheds lights on key economic trends expected to reshape global trading landscape in 2020 • Presentations identified high-potential market opportunities for Dubai-based businesses in ASEAN and African countries     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a seminar at its headquarters earlier today which identified key economic trends expected to reshape the global economy and trade landscape in 2020, as well as market opportunities offering the most potential for businesses in Dubai.   The seminar examined key factors and developments affecting global trade growth i ......read more

Huge festive space will be home to outdoor cinema, multiple renowned F&B outlets, activities, games, Santa meet-and-greet, and much more Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2019:  City Centre Me’aisem is creating an outdoor Winter in Wonderland this festive season, complete with a glittering Christmas tree, crystal-white snow, and popular treats, in what will be the mall’s first ever entertainment and food event.  The month-long festival – from 5 December till 5 January – intends to bring families and friends together to experience renowned F&B pop-ups, a cinema, ice rink, snow park, and much more.  The 50mX50m outdoor space will revolve around a ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that 59 airlines have committed to the 25by2025 campaign which seeks to address gender balance in civil aviation.   The 25by2025 campaign was launched on 26 September 2019 with participating airlines making a voluntary commitment to:    Increase the number of women in senior positions (to be defined by the member airlines) by either 25% against currently reported metrics or to a minimum representation of 25% by 2025    Increase the number of women in under-represented jobs (e.g., pilots and operations) by either 25% against ......read more

December 12, 2019:  City Centre Muscat has installed free wheelchair cabinets to serve the mall's elderly and special needs visitors, in a step from the mall to serve the visitors and give them a pleasant time and an easy and comfortable shopping experience with all family members.   Special wheelchairs are available at the main entrance. Visitors can borrow these free chairs to enjoy various shopping, food and entertainment options and return it when leaving the mall.     ...read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   Knee high boots have been making the fashion rounds for years now and this year is no different. It’s time to cover up your with probably the only style that is ruling the winter 2019 runway and streets. And for a good reason, they are often the highlight of the chicest ensembles, owing to their sleek, statement-making look.  Steve Madden introduces its newest range of knee-high boot silhouettes that will help you step up your footwear game this season. Boasting of a variety of trending heel styles, the boots are available in extra-tall stilettos, block heels and flats too. Bling up your style this festiv ......read more

• Exclusive apparel and lifestyle accessories celebrate legendary Mark 2 Saloon on its 60th anniversary • New range includes heritage art prints, ‘ultimate getaway car’  T-shirt, espresso set and zip-up jacket • The Mark 2 was launched in 1959 and went on to inspire future generations of Jaguar sport saloons • New collection is part of a Jaguar lifestyle range perfect for Christmas gifts     12 December 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Jaguar has channelled the timeless design of its legendary Mark 2 saloon for a new range of clothes and accessories – perfect for Christmas.   The lifesty ......read more

• Agreement set to further bolster line’s position as leading passenger cruise operator in the Gulf • Deal pledges bilateral environmental commitments between cruise line and the port’s operator • Contract inked onboard MSC Bellissima’s on the occasion of her maiden call ceremony to Mina Rashid     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11 December 2019 - MSC Cruises announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with DP World for preferential berthing rights at Mina Rashid in Dubai. Thanks to the additional volumes, the Geneva, Switzerland-based cruise line will further consolidate its position as the largest passenger cruise operat ......read more

  Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity,  today published an investigative report, Snatch Ransomware Reboots PCs into Safe Mode to Bypass Protection, by SophosLabs and Sophos Managed Threat Response. The report details the changing attack methods of Snatch ransomware, first seen in December 2018, including rebooting PCs into Safe Mode mid-attack in an attempt to bypass behavioral protections that detect ransomware activity. Sophos believes this is a new attack technique adopted by cybercriminals for defense evasion. Continuing a trend noted in SophosLabs’ 2020 Threat Report, the Snatch cybercriminals are now also exfiltrating data before t ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   IKEA is giving the first 1,000 visitors the chance to be amongst the lucky 25 winners to win gift vouchers worth AED 1,000 as the store opens on 18th December The Swedish home furnishing giant invites the city to join a morning filled with fun, festivities, food and a chance to win gift vouchers as it opens its doors in Jebel Ali on the 18th of December.  Not leaving any stone unturned in keeping the tradition of making every IKEA store opening special, the first few customers entering the store will be in for a special surprise gift featuring iconic IKEA products. In addition, the first 1,000 customers will receive scrat ......read more

OMEGA’s brand new Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph collection becomes available worldwide   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   The Seamaster Diver 300M is a modern classic in the world of watchmaking. First launched in 1993, its reputation for underwater excellence and design has grown significantly over the past 26 years. Now, OMEGA has brought its latest collection of chronographs to the surface. Customers everywhere have the chance to try these watches on – and view the beautiful new features up close.    There are eight new chronograph models to choose from. Each one is sized at 44 mm and is available in stainless steel; or ......read more

Flow measurement solution helps improve product quality, reduce raw material cost and minimize waste and re-work December 11, 2019 – Emerson’s Rosemount™ MS Slurry Sensor with the Rosemount 8782 Slurry Transmitter is a slurry magnetic flow meter specifically designed for high noise and slurry applications for use in the oil and gas, mining, and pulp and paper industries. Featuring robust coils and advanced signal processing, a responsive yet stable flow signal is possible even in high noise applications. With over 25 years of experience delivering products for these challenging applications, the new Slurry Magnetic Flow Meter helps improve product quality, reduce raw mat ......read more

December 11, 2019: The Ministry of Tourism is set to bring a unique scientific tourism experience to local and international tourists as the 2019 annular eclipse phenomenon is set to occur in the Sultanate. The Ministry has partnered with the Oman Astronomical Society, which has been working with various institutions including the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Public Authority for Radio and Television, and Photographic Society of Oman, among other relevant government and private institutions, to record one of the rarest astronomical phenomena to take place over skies of Oman by the end of this year. The Annular Eclipse 2019 projec ......read more

11 December 2019: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) has announced that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has chosen Dubai, the United Arab Emirates to host the MENA Climate Week 2020, the first of its kind climate event to be held in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and will coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai. The announcement came during a press conference for the Regional Climate Weeks, which took place on the sidelines of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), which is being held in Madrid, Spain until 13 December 2019. HE Al Tayer is heading a high-level delegation f ......read more

Dr. Al Nuaimi: UAE prioritizes maritime safety and implementation of best practices when dealing with ship-based marine pollution and accidents UAE, 11 December 2019 – H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime (FTA) led the opening of the ‘Regional Workshop on Maritime Agreements for Civil Liabilities and Compensations’ organized by the FTA in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The workshop will run until December 12, 2019 at Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai. Representatives of seven Arab countries and 20 officials of legal agencies in ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   Last week, FOREO, the Swedish Skintech brand formed only six short years ago, was named 10TH Most Popular Beauty Brand on the planet right now, according to online beauty discovery platform Cosmetify.  The Cosmetify Index reported that Google searches for FOREO increased by a staggering 118% in 2019, making it one of only three brands out of 200, to deliver an increase of over 100% in just 12 months, while global sensations such as Kylie Skin delivered a decrease of -26.60% in search volume. The global research ranked FOREO, Kylie Skin, Huda Beauty and Mac in the top 10 most popular beauty brands based on a weighting syst ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   With the weather getting cooler why not invest in a trench coat or mac? Sandro is championing the trend through water-resistant styles with a range of designs and classic colours to suit all.    Find your perfect trench coat or mac with Sandro this FW19.  ...read more

If you are searching for the perfect beauty set for New Year’s Eve, look no further!    In hopes of starting the new year right – in glamour and style, international beauty brand, Flormar has launched five New Year coffrets to help you glam your way into the New Year! These festive gems also make for great stocking fillers for your beauty-obsessed friend!      Celebration coffret (AED 99) Every day is a celebration, especially New Year’s Eve. The set contains a mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, eyeshadow and nail polish. Your go-to-go to be the queen of the party.      They wouldn’t dare to start the party wit ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 11th December 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, confirmed that district cooling is a key pillar in combating climate change worldwide. Countries are moving towards maintaining a sustainable environment, by adopting environmentally-friendly solutions and services, to create a better future for generations to come. This comes in line with the global approach to combat climate change.   Advantages Empower highlighted that district cooling is one of the best internationally-adopted solutions to combat climate change, as they contribute to reducing carbon emissions. Di ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   The Aquadate collection now includes a new chronograph version, which Eberhard & Co. designed to increase the offer of one of its popular timepieces. Animated by a calibre that is proven to be robust and reliable, Aquadate Chrono remains true to the aesthetic codes of the time-only version, starting with the bezel decorated with knurls. The dial, available in different colours, is enriched with “vagues-droites” decoration and the shield – symbol of the Maison – at 12 o’clock. As anticipated by the piece’s name – “Aquadate” – the date window at 6 o’clock is easy ......read more

World Aviation Safety Summit showcases new emerging technologies, analytics and data solutions that will support the enhancement of safety within the industry      11 December 2019 – Dubai, UAE:   The World Aviation Safety Summit, which has taken place in Dubai, displayed new artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, that will help improve safety in the aviation sector.    In a session on how new technology can reduce incidents, experts from dnata displayed on stage the ‘Oscar bot’ - an Alexa-style solution that can help safety specialists report incidents in a more efficient and effective way. The Oscar bot enables manager ......read more

Dubai – 11 December 2019:  Dubai Customs targeted its clients with a 3-day financial services campaign. The campaign aimed to raise awareness around the financial services available round the clock on the Dubai Customs website. The campaign, organized by the Financial Department, aimed to help clients easily access different services and to help them learn more about innovative services including online payments, debit account, e-wallet, virtual account, online account management, and securities, plus the Virtual Stock Guarantee initiative, which has recently been launched to streamline trade and reduce cost. It supports re-export activity from free zones to external markets an ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:    Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® is now open at Nakheel Mall. The opening marks a third Dubai location for the chain. Freddy’s is known for its cooked-to-order steakburgers made with lean 100 percent USDA Halal ground beef, Vienna® Beef hot dogs, crispy shoestring fries and frozen custard treats made with freshly churned Meadowvale chocolate or vanilla frozen custard.  “Our dine-in restaurant is located on the second level, in the heart of the mall and adjacent to the cinema which makes us a convenient option for everyone,” said Yousef Khattar, Managi ......read more

Dubai, 11 December 2019:   Lucky Dubai resident, Rui Guo, went shopping at the newly-opened Nakheel Mall – and walked away with a brand new Maserati.  Chinese-born Rui, who has lived in Dubai for 15 years, won the car as part of Nakheel Mall’s AED1 million opening promotion.  Rui Guo, said: “I popped in to the mall by chance to buy my mother some medicine. When I found out I had won the Maserati I was overjoyed and emotionally overwhelmed. It’s the most unbelievable prize I’ve ever won.  I will certainly be visiting the mall again.”  The Maserati was one of hundreds of prizes up for grabs for every shopper who spe ......read more

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2019:   Al-Futtaim Toyota is inviting residents for a weekend filled with fun activities and lots of entertainment.  The ‘Toyota Family Weekend’ will be held on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th at the Marsa Plaza parking at Dubai Festival City.  Kids will be entertained with plenty of activities including face painting, bouncy castles and wall climbing activities while visitors can also enjoy F&B as there will be a variety of food trucks on site. If that’s not enough, there are plenty of prizes to be won through the various exciting games and competitions.  Just before the end of 2019, Al-Futt ......read more

Battle of the Best – International Short Film Fest, a unique cinematic experience created by Socialciti is back in Dubai on popular demand of filmmakers and UAE cinema lovers. In its 5th season BOTB Short Film Fest presents a unique opportunity to experience world cinema through 10 Short movies in one show. Supported by the UAE film community and entertainment network like Zee & Filmfare- the Short Film Fest will take place in Reel Cinemas – The Dubai Mall, on Friday 13, December 2019 at 7:00 PM onwards. With more than 100 entries from International Filmmakers, the best 10 short films were selected, most of them have won awards in other international festivals and are g ......read more

• In a new review article drawing upon more than 150 scientific papers, researchers from the Center for Genomics & Systems Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi examine the diversity, evolutionary history and genomics of falcons in the context of their conservation and interactions with humans. • Falcons have experienced several recent adaptive radiations, or development of new species, around the world. This newly-developed diversity, which coincides with many “genomic peculiarities”, means there is potential for genome-wide approaches to studying falcons.  • This review article, published in Ecology and Evolution, suggests that the study of falcons should have ......read more

2020 Portable Computing Solutions from LG Designed with Every User in Mind   Dubai, December 11, 2019:    LG Electronics’ newest gram laptop computer series – the LG gram 17 (model 17Z90N), LG gram 15 (model 15Z90N), LG gram 14 (model 14Z90N) and 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 (model 14T90N) – is designed to set a new standard for portable computing and will satisfy the needs of the most demanding users. The 2020 lineup of LG gram laptops stick to the company’s winning formula – lightweight, compact, long battery life – while adding even more performance. At the heart of the new series is the 10th Generation Intel® Core™ proc ......read more

Dubai:  Located in Garhoud views building, Al Garhoud, the recently opened Desi Village Restaurant & Café is featuring authentic Indian desi flavours to its diners. Where they can indulge in a world of flavours and spices transported from India along with some great ambience & music - creating one of the best dining experiences available in the town. As the name suggest, Desi Village Restaurant & Café is recreating the vibes of Desi culture in Dubai while offering a truly ethnic dining experience to its guests. Its varied and exciting menu is including over 40 dishes from various states of India - which are brought to the table in a very chic, modern avatar. The high-lights ......read more

• Middle East electricity demand to triple by 2050 • More than $100bn worth of clean energy projects already in pipeline • Cost of installing photovoltaic solar in Middle East has fallen by 73 per cent since 2010   Dubai, UAE 11 December:    The Middle East’s energy and utilities sector is undergoing an unprecedented transformation, with the shift towards renewable energy and digital innovation at the heart of ambitious energy diversification programmes. As governments seek to increase energy security and maximise returns from hydrocarbon resources, utilities are pressing ahead with some of the largest renewable energy schemes in the world ......read more

December 12, 2019:    Sohar University, today announced that it has collaborated with Red Hat to create the Sohar University Red Hat Academy. Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web- managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program. As a growing need for reducing the skills gab between education and industry, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FCIT), Sohar University, has subscribed to Red Hat Academy Program in order to obtain the rigorous curriculum and hands-on labs. These equipped students with the enterprise-ready ski ......read more

• First laboratory to provide a full suite of testing services across construction & building, oil & gas, F&B, industrial, agricultural, health, tourism, education, and Government sectors. • Featuring state-of-the-art information systems, sophisticated equipment and technical expertise • A subsidiary of NCC Group, one of the largest support services conglomerates in the UAE     11 December, 2019, Abu Dhabi – UAE:   His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Tarek Al Goweiny, CEO of NCC Group, and Eng. Muhammad Nassar, COO of AMAN Integrated Solutions, today inaugurated Aman ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:   The magic of the season resides in sharing which comes from caring, and we all know caring is loving. December is the best time of the year to show some love to yourself, your loved ones and even to your skin.    SUKIN, Australia’s #1 Natural Skincare Brand*, has put together three beautiful skincare gems to help you reveal a nutrient rich and radiant skin.   The Sukin Love Your Skin Set (AED 120.75) is a generous blend of active botanicals, essential oils and natural ingredients for a simple daily cleanse, tone and moisturise routine. It contains three magical products including a foaming facial cle ......read more

Torrente, Al Mansoori head into final round with focus on double race victory     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11th December, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori will blank out off-race matters in the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship and focus on securing a double race victory in this weekend’s decisive Dubai Grand Prix.   The defending XCAT world champions, who opened the season with back-to-back race wins in Italy, hope that a repeat performance will be enough to see them retain the title they secured with victory in China’s Hangzhou Grand Prix last year.   “Our focus is purely on getting maximum p ......read more

More than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers in attendance at one of the largest events of its kind in the region     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:     GEMS Education has held a special entrepreneurship bootcamp involving 500 of its students from 20 schools and more than 40 corporate mentors, trainers and volunteers. The ambitious full-day event, titled ‘Big Bang Bootcamp’, was held on 10 December 2019 at GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai in conjunction with INJAZ UAE and Standard Chartered Bank.   The bootcamp is a precursor to the GEMS Global Innovation Challenge, one of the world’s largest youth in ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the European Union to support aviation’s energy transition to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of the bloc’s Green Deal, being launched today. “Aviation has high hopes for the European Commission’s Green Deal. We want to be part of Europe’s building of a new energy economy and we will do everything we can to make sustainable aviation fuels a priority for aviation in Europe and around the world,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's Director General and CEO, at the Sustainable Innovation Forum running alongside the UN COP25 Clim ......read more

Dubai, UAE; December 11, 2019:   Pure Gold Jewellers, the award winning jewellery chain, has opened a modern, spacious outlet in Dubai’s newly opened Nakheel Mall in the prestigious Palm Jumeirah location. The new store launch is part of Pure Gold Jewellers strategic plan to increase their number of outlets in the UAE, with eight more openings planned for 2020.  The 100 sqm store in Nakheel Mall features a luxurious look, with brightly lit spaces dedicated to different types of jewellery.  Karim Merchant, Group CEO and Managing Director, Pure Gold Group, said: “Nakheel Mall is the new destination for shopping and entertainment, and it is centrally located ......read more

• 59% of Abu Dhabi’s emergency cases are directed to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City  • Sheikh Khalifa Medical City receives Leader in Readiness Award 2019 • Attendees emphasize the importance of all involved entities working as one unit     Abu Dhabi, December 11, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates, has hosted a Readiness Forum. During the conference attendees exchanged knowledge, experience and best practice, while exploring the preparedness of Abu Dhabi’s health and emergency institutions to respond to a national crisis.    The Readiness ......read more

December 12, 2019: World-renowned luxury jeweller Mouawad unveiled The Miss Universe Power of Unity Crown, crafted by Mouawad, at an exclusive press event at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis today ahead of its grand debut at the 2019 MISS UNIVERSE® competition on Sunday, December 8, at 7 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on FOX and Telemundo. The crown is valued at approximately $5 million USD. Taking its inspiration from the universal themes of nature, strength, beauty, femininity and community, the  crown was created with 18-karat gold and handset with more than 1,770 white diamonds and three golden canary diamonds. These hundreds of diamonds are set in intricate motifs of petals, leaves and ......read more

• British rising star beats talented rivals to secure prestigious accolade • Hoggard earns test in Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 car and collects £200,000 as part of prize • Aston Martin Lagonda plays vital role in identifying future British world champions in new Autosport Award partnership     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2019:    Aston Martin Lagonda is proud to announce Johnathan Hoggard as the 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award winner. The 19-year-old Briton, from Spalding in Lincolnshire, was awarded the most prestigious honour in junior motorsport during the gala Autosport Awards ceremo ......read more

Under the theme “Defining Innovation in the Food, Beverage & Hospitality Industry   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 December 2019:   His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), inaugurated today (Monday) the tenth edition of SIAL Middle East 2019, and the fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition, organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) in cooperation With the French “Comexposium”. The opening ceremony was attended by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu ......read more

The partnership brings banking and accounting together in a single platform for businesses in the UAE   Dubai - December 10, 2019:   Zoho, a global privately held company that offers the most comprehensive suite of business software applications announced its partnership with Mashreq, one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE to bring connected banking solution in the region through Mashreq NeoBiz.  With this solution, NeoBiz account holders will have access to Zoho Books, the most powerful VAT-compliant accounting software, to eliminate manual data entry and automate reconciliation. NeoBiz is the first digital banking proposition in the UAE exclusive ......read more

Software Provider Helps Dow Chemical Company Implement AWP Best Practices Across the Organization 10 December 2019 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, and Digital Construction Works (DCW), a Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group joint venture providing digital automation, integration, and “twinning” services, around fit-for-purpose software and cloud services, announced that Bentley Systems was named a winner at the Downstream Awards. Bentley won in the Innovation in Downstream Digitalization category for Dow ......read more

Fund showcases financial and non-financial services for high-value Emirati projects with significant economic contributions Abu Dhabi, 10 December 2019: As part of its efforts to promote entrepreneurship in the UAE, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has joined the ongoing 10th edition of SIAL Middle East at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), the event, which features top local and international food and hospitality companies, will run until December 11, 2019. ......read more

First big automatic Regulator of the Chronoswiss collection   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 09, 2019:   With the Flying Grand Regulator Open Gear Retrograde Second, ReSec for short, for the first time in its more than 35-year history, Chronoswiss presents a regulator timepiece in a striking 44mm case with an automatic movement. The C.301 is an exceptional automatic calibre developed by Chronoswiss. The refined Open Gear construction makes the regulator mechanism a main design element. It is put into the spotlight at the face of the dial, where the train wheel bridges in charge of the off-centre hour display were skilfully skeletonized and screwed firmly to the di ......read more

• Newly formed International Advisory Council recently held its first meeting which focused on efforts to stimulate business activity in Dubai   • Advisory council is among key stimulus initiatives launched by Dubai Chamber under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 09, 2019:   The newly formed International Advisory Council recently held its first meeting at the Dubai Executive Council’s headquarters where member companies discussed efforts to boost economic competitiveness and stimulate business acti ......read more

The world’s favorite hand-breaded, fried chicken is now sourced from local farms in the Kingdom, including Almarai, Al-Watania Poultry and Tanmiah Food Group   KSA – 9 December  2019:   As a step towards strengthening its long-standing commitment to Saudi Arabia, KFC, the world’s largest chicken restaurant, today announced its partnership with the Kingdom’s leading poultry companies and suppliers to source its chicken from local farms. This partnership will entail the supply of fresh chicken on-the-bone to over 200 KFC restaurants in KSA daily , by Almarai’s premium poultry brand, Alyoum, as well as from Al-Watania Poultry, the large ......read more

Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition packs exclusive design elements and collector’s items. Dubai, UAE, 9 December 2019:   Don’t miss your chance to be among the first in the UAE to own the special edition Galaxy Note 10+ featuring Star Wars-inspired design elements and digital content in advance of the December 19 release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The device is available for pre-order online at www.samsung.com from December 10 – December 15 or until stocks last; and customers who pre-order it will get a complimentary Samsung Care+ for two years.  This special edition device will be bundled with a designed leather case, a metal bad ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 09, 2019:   Liu Jo Eyewear presents a new sunglass style dedicated to the trendy young woman. The light and clean, full-metal structure is designed in a round silhouette embellished with delicate metal clips along the lenses for a distinctive touch.   The lasered logo is positioned on both temples and the acetate temple tips contrast with the lens colors, translating the brand’s attitude into an essential ready-to-wear accessory.   The vivid and feminine color palette includes gradient lenses with tones of Brown, Cyclamen, Khaki, Blue/Peach and Blue/Rose   The sunglass style is available in all Liu Jo bout ......read more

The growth of fintech and blockchain technology in UAE, particularly in Dubai, has in the past been viewed by some as a threat to the established banking industry. Traditional banking models are being overtaken by new technologies that can facilitate transactions faster and more cheaply, without the administrative fees banks charge. The UAE’s Central bank is now working in conjunction with the UAE Government to develop a more supportive, collaborative stance on fintech, working in partnership to create a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and other fintech initiatives to ultimately improve customer experience. ‘Smart Dubai’ has been set u ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 09, 2019:   Sneakers of various colourways and styles can seriously amp up any outfit.   Pair with leather pants and a blazer for an effortlessly chic look, to a tee and pair of jeans for the ultimate weekend of leisure – put your best foot forward with Sandro this season.   ...read more

With the chance to meet Santa, stories with Mrs Claus, carol singers, and a tree lighting ceremony, Ski Dubai is creating a Christmas Wonderland full of cheer Dubai, UAE, 09 December 2019:   Now’s the perfect time to pull on that questionable Christmas jumper, warm up the vocal cords, and get ready to spread some festive cheer as Ski Dubai at  Mall of the Emirates announces a picture-perfect Christmas Wonderland from 12 – 24 December. The packed programme of activities offers the opportunity to meet the main man himself - Santa Claus, witness the lighting of a magnificent, glittering Christmas tree, revel in artistic craft-making workshops for the kids, and sh ......read more

New center will support the rapidly growing e-commerce sector in the UAE and help local businesses go global     Dubai, 9 December 2019:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, officially opened its Dubai World Central Facility today. The new import and export gateway and service center will see DHL invest USD 5.5 million over five years to support the rapid growth of e-commerce in the UAE and the region.    Strategically located at the Logistics District at Dubai World Central (DWC), the center occupies 4,870 sq m. area and has a capacity to manage 2,400 shipments per hour and up to 57,600 shipments a day. The n ......read more

DUBAI – Five star Olympians brought the curtains down on the 4th Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics DuGymCup with a Masterclass at the Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Al Maktoum Sports Hall on Sunday. Cheered on by more than 250 gymnasts and coaches from around the world, Marina Durunda of Azerbaijan, Melitina Staniouta of Belarus, Ukraine’s Natalia Godunko, Spaniard Carolina Rodriguez, and Neviana Vladinova of Bulgaria gave a live performance and a Grand Masterclass, and shared their experience with the budding young talents who had participated in the competition earlier. Vladinova, 25, who represented Bulgaria at the 2016 Rio Olympics and has won a World Championship ......read more

Dubai, December 9, 2019:   A path-breaking air quality monitoring device-co-invented by a Professor from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) in collaboration with researchers from two other universities has received a U.S. patent. The device was developed through a US$1 million funding in a joint collaboration involving three universities: Qatar University, Universita de Brescia, Italy, and Canadian University Dubai.  The multi-parametric environmental diagnostics and monitoring sensing board uses multiple renewable energy sources to power the various environmental sensors mounted on it, unlike conventional sensor devices which use batteries that could be toxic for the e ......read more

** The must have skincare item for 2020 and top tips to apply correctly to deliver results **       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 09, 2019:   We’re not sure about you, but 10 years younger is on our New Year wish list.  Isn’t it every year?  In our pursuit of eternal youth, we’ve tried many things, including many weird and wonderful, but few seem more effective in keeping us looking young and fresh than a well applied facial oil.   Which is why if you’re looking to make one change in your skincare regime in 2020 to really see a difference, this would be our tip to you.    Celebrity Faci ......read more

• Jaguar has taken technical knowledge gained from the I-PACE eTROPHY race series to develop a range-boosting software upgrade for I-PACE customers • Changes to the all-electric model will improve battery performance and deliver up to 20km of additional real-world range on a full charge • Race-derived enhancements are delivered through optimisation of battery management, thermal systems and all-wheel drive torque improvements • Jaguar is inviting customers to have the complimentary software update installed at retailers • The update will also add enhanced Software-Over-The-Air functionality      09 December, Dubai, United Arab Emir ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; December 9, 2019:   Walnut Grove Restaurant, with branches in The Dubai Mall and City Walk has launched its festive season cracking adventure of 2019 with their ‘Spend, Crack and Win’ campaign Inspired by the enchanting story of the nutcracker, campaign will start from December 14 until the 25th December, 2019. Visitors will crack walnuts for their spend while dining at the restaurant in both branches.  “’Tis time, full of surprises and the season of giving with Walnut Grove. Everyone has  a chance to be part of, and celebrate with us in the festivities of the best season of the year.”, said Olaf Abi Aad, Chi ......read more

**Champion Cleaners are here to freshen up your home and wardrobe in time for the seasonal celebrations**     It’s that time of the year where you begin to bring out your much-loved winter wardrobe in time for all of your fun filled festivities. Normally, after long periods of time, the items in your wardrobe can start to smell musty - this can be the result of dust mites and other microorganisms that multiply in breeding when not cleaned often.   Whether it’s your Christmas Day jumper, your New Year’s Eve dress or your children’s best festive attire, Champion Cleaners have you covered; specializing in cleaning and restoring your most lov ......read more

Hosted by the World Muslim Communities Council, the inaugural edition of the Forum, called for launch of a general secretariat for the youth of Muslim communities.    Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates – December 8, 2019:   Muslim leaders of non-Muslim countries in the world took to the stage in the UAE’s capital city of Abu Dhabi to promote tolerance and provide transformational tools for youth empowerment by setting twelve recommendations that focus on the core values of social inclusion with innovation, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. At the Forum, the youth called for the establishment of a general secretariat for the youth of Muslim communiti ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 08, 2019:   It’s time to put your delicate kitten heels and strappy stilettos away and get your boot collection in order. This winter, ECCO has got the hottest collection of boots that are both stylish and durable. From sturdy combat boots to the elegant knee-high and ankle boots, these are boot trends you have to get your hands on this season.  Made from exquisite material and with unique form and function, you just can’t go wrong with these winter silhouettes. Pair your lace up combat boots with a contrasting feminine dress or blue jeans to look effortlessly cool for a day out in the city and opt for sculpted heel ankle ......read more

Dubai; December 08, 2019:   The countdown for the festival season is officially on and now is the best time to begin buying gifts for your loved ones. And there's no more important time for us than during the festive season to answer that question 'what's the best gift?' Surprise your loved ones with the choice of their home appliances from Nikai electronics and this season memorable for them.  Juicer: The next gifting ideas will be the Nikai’s juicer that can produce 1.5 litre of juice at a time. You may already own a juicer but here's why an upgrade to this one can be a wise choice: it extracts the maximum amount of juice possible, and all i ......read more

With Special Guests including Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 08, 2019:   As the trusted timepiece of the world’s favourite spy, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has hosted an event in New York to celebrate its newest James Bond watch. Guests were welcomed at The Top of the Standard, where the new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition was revealed for the very first time. Actor Daniel Craig, as well as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli made a special appearance for the occasion. James Bond has been wearing an OMEGA since GoldenEye in 1995 – the choice of Lindy Hemming, the costume designer wh ......read more

Ajman-UAE: December 08, 2019 – Ajman University (AU), as part of its social responsibility, has run a special basketball match for determined people with mobility impairment. The match, organized by the College of Mass Communication, was part of the graduation project of a student of graphic design. The match, attended by AU Chancellor, Dr Karim Seghir, Vice-Chancellors, and large audience, saw a stiff competition from the two teams.  “What was interesting about the match was the high spirit and real competition between a team with mobility impairment of the Dubai People of Determination Club and AU sound students on wheel chairs.” The project submitted by ......read more

Ajman-UAE: December 08, 2019:   “It is the first gadget in the world to scan and authenticate official documents and records in almost no time.” This is how 31-year-old Emirati national Amer Al Jabri, a brilliant alumnus of  Ajman University (AU), described his ‘7E Reader’ which “is meant to enhance the safety and security in the country.”  Al Jabri, who was well received and honoured by AU Chancellor, Dr Karim Seghir, said he could not imagine that his device would be adopted and used in all borders and airports of the country. “This innovative scanner can add to the security of the entire world by detecting and cra ......read more

Max Fashion has launched a festive collection to help you pick your holiday party ensemble Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 08, 2019:   It’s that time of year again — festive season is one of the most awaited times of the year when dresses are the epitome of holiday cheer! As the season approaches, it’s time to put together some fashion-savvy looks, and dresses and outfits for all the events you are looking forward to. So many festive parties call for glamourous outfits or dresses. You want an outfit that says chic yet sophisticated. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. This season, add brightness and color to your wardrobe with Glam Edit, an exclu ......read more

The Number of UAE Nationals working with Union Coop reached 423   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 08, 2019:   ‘Union Coop’ revealed 37%  Emiratization rate until the end of November, with 30% growth compared to last year, as the number of UAE Nationals working reached 423, compared to 725 expatriate employees.  Highlighting Union Coop’s commitment towards the Directives of UAE’s wise leadership, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “The high rate achieved in Emiratization comes as a result of Union Coop’s constant efforts to improve the recruitment of UAE Nationals in the private sector, ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 December 2019   – The Last Overland, a team reversing the famous 1955 Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition continues its journey from Singapore to London with a visit to Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing facility in Nitra, Slovakia. There, the team were met by the latest Land Rover, the New Defender, which came face-to-face with its early ancestor “Oxford” a Series I Land Rover. To welcome the team at Nitra were Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s Executive Director for Manufacturing, Grant McPherson.  The team were given the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 8th December 2019:    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, revealed that it has achieved 40% Emiratisation in its senior management, and 33% in its middle management. Empower also highlighted that 15% of company’s 750 employees are Emiratis, out of which 48% are female Emirati employees and 52% are male Emirati employees. This supports gender balance in the work environment and attracts young Emirati talents, to work in the district cooling sector.  This comes within the framework of Empower's commitment to enhance the role of Emirati talents in driving economic developmen ......read more

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