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Online facility by Union Insurance makes motor claims processing a smooth ride.

Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2017:  Union Insurance Company, a leading provider of innovative customer-focused solutions for individuals and organisations in the region has introduced a simple, online facility for individuals to file and track their motor claims.  Now customers are no longer required to visit branch offices and can use the online claims submission service for smooth uploading and tracking for their motor insurance claims. It offers vehicle owners convenience and time saving while keeping them regularly updated on the status of their claims through emails and sms. “Enhancing customer service through useful, technology-led applications is a continuous pursuit at Union Insurance.” says Abdul Muttaleb Al Jaedi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Offi ......read more

Union Insurance Company Reports Nine-Month Results

Net profit up to AED6.3 million (Dubai, UAE- November 15, 2017):  Union Insurance Company, a leading provider of innovative customer-focused insurance solutions to individuals and corporations in the region, has reported a net profit of AED6.3 million for the first nine month ended 30 September 2017 compared to a net loss of AED (12.8) million for the same period last year.   Gross insurance premium rose by 21.75% to AED802 million compared to AED659 million for the same period last year. The company’s total assets increased from AED1.47 billion at year-end 2016 to AED1.84 billion as of 30 September 2017.  Meanwhile, gross technical profit totaled AED 27.2 million compared to a profit of AED26 million reported a year earlier.  ...read more

Dubai Airports signs agreement with Union Insurance Company

Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s number one airport for international passengers – Dubai International (DXB), and Dubai World Central, has signed an agreement with Union Insurance Company, a leading provider of customer-focused insurance solutions to individuals and corporations in the region, to provide life insurance solutions to Dubai Airports employees  Ann-Marie Campbell, Executive Vice President of Human Resources Development at Dubai Airports said:   “We are very pleased to introduce this new initiative to our employees in collaboration with Union Insurance.  It is a reflection of Dubai Airports’  commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of our employees and their families. Our employees are t ......read more

Al Noor Training Centre Ladies Luncheon

Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2017:  As a part of “Year of Giving” initiative started by UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Al Noor Training Centre for person with disability organized the 14th Annual Ladies Luncheon. It took place on the 25th of January 2017, at Hilton JBR, their exclusive hospitality partner for the event. The event was attended by more than 200 ladies from different corporates. They enjoyed a delicious lunch along with spectacular performances from renowned Kathak dancer Dr. Sobia Khan & children from the Centre. The best handmade items form Smiles n Staff shop made by the Centre students were displayed and were available for sale for all. ...read more

Al Noor - Samsung Hope For Children Family Fun Fair: A Fun Packed Weekend For The Family

Al Noor Training Centre and Samsung Gulf Electronics invites each one of you across the UAE to be part of the Al Noor - Samsung Hope for children Family Fun Fair 2017. Dubai, 12th February 2017, UAE:  Al Noor - Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair 2017 will be the perfect place to spend time with family and enjoy the lovely weather along with lots of exciting activities. It will be held on 24th February’17 from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm at Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Al Barsha 1, behind Mall of the Emirates. Al Noor Training Center has been organizing the fun fair every year as it creates a vibrant environment for everyone to attend this event as well as work for the community It is a great opportunity for all the corporates across UAE to be a part ......read more

Inviting Corporates for an Exciting CSR Football Tournament organized by Al Noor and Bank of Sharjah

Al Noor Training Centre and Bank of Sharjah invites corporates across the UAE to be part of the  CSR Football Tournament from 24th February, 2017 to 25th February, 2017. Dubai, 18th January 2017, UAE:  Al Noor Training Centre for persons with disabilities has teamed up with Bank of Sharjah to organize an exhilarating and action packed event this coming February. “Al NOOR – BANK OF SHARJAH FUNFAIR CSR FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2017” will be a 2 day event from 24th February - 25th February’2017. Bank of Sharjah has been a great supporter of this noble cause and has contributed again by being a key sponsor for the 5th consecutive year. The Al Noor’s fundraising event invites corporates across UAE to be sponsors of the event which will help corporates serv ......read more

UAE IAA Celebrates HASAAD Program's 3rd Batch Graduation

The 3rd batch of HASAAD graduates being honored at their Graduation Ceremony. Dubai, 5th January 2017, UAE:  On 29th December 2016 the third batch of graduates successfully completed their HASAAD training program and were awarded certificates at the graduation ceremony by UAE IAA in association with Higher College of Technology, Protiviti  and Powers Resources Corporation (PRC). The program provides in-depth knowledge and enhances the skills of participants in the field of internal audit. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Abdulqader Obaid Ali, UAE IAA Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Bassiouni, Managing Director at Protiviti Member Firm for Middle East Region., Mr. Ahmed Refaat Assistant Director at Protiviti , Ms. Naima Al Menhali Board Member of UAE IAA and Director of Internal Audit Petr ......read more

Long Lashes Forever - European Beauty Brand unveils their Revolutionary Eyelash Enhancing Serum in the UAE

The eyelash enhancing serum naturally transforms the length, thickness and darkness of lashes in just three weeks! Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2016:  Say goodbye to the run of the mill mascara hacks, falsies, curlers and nourishing ingredients for perfect long, thick and dark eyelashes. European cosmetic giant Oceanic S.A has launched their revolutionary eyelash and eyebrow enhancing serum Long Lashes Forever in the UAE, aimed at those desiring long, thick and dark eyelashes and eyebrows. This high-performance serum helps to improve the appearance of short, brittle lashes and unlike extensions, the serum increases the length, darkness and thickness of lashes and brows naturally from within, just over a span of three weeks. Dermatologically tested and approved by the UAE Ministry of ......read more

Al Noor Training Centre gears up for bigger and vibrant Fun Fair 2017

Al Noor – Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair 2017 invites community and corporates across the UAE to be part of the event happening on February 24, 2017.  Dubai, 12th December 2016, UAE:  Throughout the years, Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities has been a beacon of joy not only for its students but also for its community. The institution has been organizing the biggest and the most vibrant fair annually sparking excitement amongst residents and visitors in the UAE. Witnessing the happiness that the occasion brings to each participant has become the constant driving force of the institution to make the event bigger and better on each passing year. As the New Year is about to unfold, the Centre is once again opening its doors for everyone to come ......read more

UAE IAA and Dubai Aviation City Corporation hold Government Innovation Forum 2016

The forum discussed the importance of innovation and creativity in the auditing profession.  Dubai, 28 November 2016, UAE:  UAE Internal Auditors Association, in collaboration with the Internal Audit and Risk Assessment Group at Dubai Aviation City Corporation, held Government Innovation Forum 2016 at Jumeirah Creek Hotel, Dubai on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The forum emphasized on the importance of promoting a culture of innovation, creativity and enrichment amongst auditors in government and private sectors to enhance the quality of internal audit in the times ahead. The event also highlighted the essence of strengthening the competence of internal audit professionals and encouraging them to find innovative ideas and profound solutions in the field of Internal Audit wit ......read more

Al Noor Centre invites public to its annual Open Day

Visit the Centre on September 25 and 26 to know more about the curriculum and services Dubai, UAE, September 22, 2016:  The Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities will hold its annual Open Day on September 25 and 26 and those who are interested in learning about the Centre’s curriculum and services are welcome to attend the event. During the two-day event, the Centre will organise guided tours for visitors who would like to discover how the Centre operates and there will be presentation about the curriculum and services offered by the Centre to children with special needs.  Isphana Al Khatib, Director of Al Noor Training Centre, said: “We invite everyone to our Open Day to discover who we are, what we do and how we can make a difference to your c ......read more

Empower the ability in disability & be a part of the success story of a special needs child

Al Noor Training Centre invites individuals and corporates to sponsor the education of a special needs child to help them reach their highest potential. Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2016:   “To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.” All of us at some point of time have thought about making a difference, but most often we didn’t know how to do it.  But that does not mean we have to write off community involvement completely. Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities brings to you the perfect platform where your compassion meets action. Their unique sponsorship initiative is an incredibly powerful way to transform the life of a child with special needs through your co ......read more

UAE-IAA Hospitality Subgroup organized a seminar to increase competency of audit professionals in local Hospitality Indu ...

The Hospitality Subgroup event encourages knowledge sharing of information and best practice awareness among members of the internal audit industry across the UAE.      Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2016:  UAE-IAA Hospitality Subgroup organized a seminar on Thursday, 25th August 2016 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center. The seminar, led and attended by seasoned professionals, was an ideal platform to exchange best practice and discuss practical matters pertaining to the role of internal audit in the hospitality industry. The event was led by the UAE-IAA Hospitality Subgroup Chairman , Mr. Aldrin Sequeira, who is currently the Chief Internal Audit Officer for the Jumeirah Group.  In line with its mission to provide dynamic leadership to advocate and promote the ......read more

Spread Happiness and Make a Difference this Ramadan by Supporting “Greetings by Al Noor”

Al Noor Training Centre is offering a remarkable collection of greeting cards which are both pocket and eco-friendly and the perfect way to bring a smile on the faces of friends and family. Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2016:   The Holy Month of Ramadan is about embracing the spirit of giving and light a thousand smiles. And what better way to spread happiness and share smiles than sending across a warm greeting to your family, friends, clients and colleagues!  Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities now gives you the opportunity to send Ramadan & Eid Greeting cards especially painted by the students of Al Noor! The latest festive season Greeting Cards Collection not only encourages the artistic potential of the students, but it is also a fascinating display o ......read more

National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) links with top global universities using FIATA's e-platform

The open forum was held to certify outstanding trainees and exchange knowledge on industry best practices by introducing FLA e-learning initiatives with Harvard, MIT, Princeton, United Nations and many more. Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2016:   The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) held an open Forum on FIATA Logistics Academy (FLA) on 15thMay, 2016 at the Le Meridian Airport Hotel, Al Wasl Ballroom to give out distinction certificates to their top trainees who got 95% and above from various freight organizations. Further, the new schedule for the coaching and management courses were announced. This e-learning platform is not limited to logistics courses but has leadership, management, business etiquette and much more. The Forum highlighted how FIATA Logistics Aca ......read more

Al Noor seeks calendar sponsorships for 2016

Dubai (20thAugust 2015) UAE: Al Noor Training Centre is delighted to announce the Calendar Project Proposal for 2016 is out and ready for sponsorship opportunities.  After generating a substantial amount of funds by selling almost 1,000 calendars last year, the Centre is proud to present the new themes- Dubai Leisure and Activities for the wall calendar, and Al Noor Services and Training for the desk calendar. What makes this initiative more special is that 25 students with special needs have meticulously designed the paintings of the calendars, displaying their creativity to the community. Al Noor seeks for corporates and individual sponsors to fund the running expenses and training imparted to its children, as well as covering the subsidy of all the students. The Calendar Project ......read more

Al Noor Training Centre organises Assistive Tech-X 2015 – Expo

To Create Awareness on Assistive Technology Empowering People with Special Needs Al Noor Training Centre is organizing the ‘Al Noor Assistive Tech-X 2015’, a two-day long expo dedicated to create awareness on how Assistive Technology can improve functional capabilities of individuals with special needs and empower them to reach their highest potential. Dubai, (August 10, 2015), UAE: For more than three decades Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs has succeeded in setting an exemplary roadmap for the special needs community and this time they have gone an extra mile by announcing the city’s first ever Al Noor Assistive Tech-X 2015, an event solely dedicated to Assistive Technology (AT), featuring two days of cutting-edge products and services, demo ......read more

Free Seminar on Fertility & IVF Treatment 25th July 2015

Free Fertility Seminar for Couples Trying to Conceive 25th  July, Saturday at 2:00 PM  (Refreshments included) Bourn Hall Dubai sets out to educate couples who want to know more about IVF and Fertility Treatments The inventors of IVF, Bourn Hall, have launched a new fertility awareness campaign aimed to help people understand more about their own fertility and the different tests and treatments available when facing infertility. Bourn Hall Clinic Dubai will host a series of free, monthly fertility seminars at their clinic where the doctors and embryologists will explain different procedures and discuss how the process works in the laboratory for those considering IVF treatments. There will also be the opportunity to tour the state of the art facility, which is a unique op ......read more

Being different doesn't matter, being loved does

United Arab Emirates, Dubai (20th July 2015): Every child is special. But when we talk about a child with ‘special needs’, we must think deeper. A special needs child means any child who might need some extra assistance emotionally, cognitively and physically.  A child who has needs which other children don't typically need or only need once in a while. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could come forward to improve the quality of life of these children? William Churchill once stated, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”.  In line with this very thought, Al Noor Training Centre brings to you an opportunity to contribute towards the making of a life of a special needs child through the Child Sponsorship Program. Th ......read more

This festive season add a dash of love to your greeting cards by supporting “Greetings by Al Noor”

Dubai, (25th June, 2015) United Arab Emirates: Like everyone, children with special needs have difficulties and challenges.But they also have strengths and unrevealed artistic potential. Through Al Noor Training Centre, children with Special needs will once again get a platform to express their creativity and realize their goals. The Greeting Cards Collection 2015-2016  which is up for sale is a fascinating display of hand drawn and hand painted cards by Al Noor students, Funfair Painting Competition Winners and local artists who have contributed their paintings towards the project. This project is one of Al Noor’s initiatives and the longest-running project at the Centre, the proceeds from which not only support the Centre’s running cost but also help young peo ......read more

Al Noor - Pacific Ventures Gala Dinner raised approximately AED 500,000 for the Centre

User friendly Smiles n’ Stuff website launched! Dubai, United Arab Emirates (June 9, 2014): Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs in partnership with Pacific Ventures hosted a gala dinner yesterday at the Conrad Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road to raise funds to cover the cost of running the Centre. Khalid Al Halyan, Chairman of Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs  introduced the guests to Al Noor’s recently launched Smiles n’ Stuff website.  Smiles n’ Stuff sells products that children between the ages of 14 and 18 who have cognitive disabilities learn to make by hand at its four vocational training classes. The disciplines include Wood Design Technology, ......read more

Al Noor stars at the International Children's Film Festival

Short film ‘Slam Downs’ puts spotlight on the lives of children with special needs Dubai, United Arab Emirates (May 5, 2014): Slam Downs, a film  produced by Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, in association with The Film Studio FZ-LLC was screened on 24th April at International Children’s Film Festival. The short film, which was nominated in a special category, aims to convey the key message of acknowledgment, acceptance and opportunity for children with special needs. Based on real-life incidents and anecdotes shared by the staff and parents of Al Noor students, the movie follows the journey of two kids with special needs as they leave school and endeavour to join the mainstream society. The film portrays the excitement, apprehensions, a ......read more

Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan praises partnership between UAEGDA and Bourn Hall Clinic where the world's first IVF ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 8, 2014): In the presence of His Highness Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan,  Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development president of UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA), Dr. Maryam Mattar – founder and chairman of board - UAEGDA, Adil Al Zarooni – Board Member of Bourn Hall International, Bruno Rosset – founder of Bourn Hall, Dubai and director of commercial operations and Dr. David Robertson – group medical director – Bourn Hall Dubai a partnership was signed between UAEGDA and Bourn Hall where the world’s first IVF baby was born, worldwide. His Highness Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan -  Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development president of UAEGDA says, "This is a w ......read more

Lama Group and Carfare announce strategic merger

Largest merger in the hospitality sector with over Dhs365million investment will exhibit at Arabian Travel Market 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 7, 2014): Lama Group, one of the largest destination management companies in the UAE, and Carfare, a leading privately owned comprehensive mobility solution group, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge two premier services in the hospitality industry. The strategic move will create a combined company worth over Dhs365 million. Both entities will retain their brand names but will operate under BK Group Holdings Co. and will offer complete travel and mobility solutions to more than 2.5million customers of the group. “Today we are creating the largest merger in the hospitality sector. The expansion of ......read more

Renowned Urologist and Andrologist Dr Oliver Wiseman to Visit Dubai

Bourn Hall Clinic to participate in Obs-Gyn Exhibition, 2014 Dubai, UAE (March 29, 2014): Renowned Urologist and Andrologist Dr Oliver Wiseman, MA FRCS (Urol) will hold two workshops at the forthcoming Obs-Gyn exhibition March 31st - April 1st in Dubai. Although based at Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, UK, Dr Oliver oversees the treatment and management of male patients with fertility problems for Bourn Hall clinics worldwide, including Dubai. He is also a Urologist at Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.  At the upcoming workshops, he will cover key topics such as history and investigations in male fertility and making a diagnosis, along with discussions on the importance of history and examination in male infertility, the use of hormonal and genetic blood tests and ......read more

Al Noor's Ambassador Princess Bee to unveil new single “Emaarat”

Dubai, UAE (March 27, 2014):  Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs’ international Ambassador Benedetta Paravia a.k.a. Princess Bee, has announced the final production of her duet “Emaarat”, which will be the first-ever international tribute to the U.A.E. by an international artist. The project will see artistic cooperation between the Italian artist and local Emirati celebrities and Nationals. The Arabic part of the song will feature the famous Emirati singer Harbi Alamri, who was the personal singer of H.H. Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, father of the Nation.  “The U.A.E. has come a long way, from a barren landscape to a modern-day oasis with everything one could hope for. I wanted to talk about what I loved about the country and ......read more

Pirelli opens its biggest flagship store in Kuwait Company to open 32 outlets in GCC by the end of 2014

Dubai, UAE (March 26, 2014): Pirelli, a global leader in the premium tyre segment, has opened a new store in Kuwait. Offering its signature premium tyres and tyre-related services, the store will offer the same comfort, convenience and range that has made it a globally recognized brand. It has been designed to be the biggest store in its segment in the region so far. The store was launched in partnership with Behbehani Motor Company. In keeping with its aim to provide customers with a comprehensive premium-segment experience, the company trains all its staff members and ingrains competence so that the customers have the perfect feel-good experience. Pirelli was founded in 1872 and has grown significantly since then. It has 19 tyre industrial plants in four continents and is widely avail ......read more

Pirelli opens its biggest flagship store in Kuwait

Company to open 32 outlets in GCC by the end of 2014 Dubai, UAE (March 26, 2014): Pirelli, a global leader in the premium tyre segment, has opened a new store in Kuwait. Offering its signature premium tyres and tyre-related services, the store will offer the same comfort, convenience and range that has made it a globally recognized brand. It has been designed to be the biggest store in its segment in the region so far. The store was launched in partnership with Behbehani Motor Company. In keeping with its aim to provide customers with a comprehensive premium-segment experience, the company trains all its staff members and ingrains competence so that the customers have the perfect feel-good experience. Pirelli was founded in 1872 and has grown significantly since then. It has 19 tyre ......read more

The 15th UAE IIA Annual Regional Audit Conference, a Resounding Success 650 internal auditors attended the event UAE IIA ...

Dubai, UAE (March 18, 2014): Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of DMI, the Internal Audit Association (UAE IAA) held recently its 15th annual conference successfully at InterContinental Hotel Dubai Festival City. The 15th Annual Regional Audit Conference is considered the premiere internal audit event in the Middle East and the largest “smart” conference covering many strategic important themes covering Risk management, innovation, fraud, technology. Compliance and emerging issues, future industry trend and the event had a fully dedicated Arabic track. The UAE IAA also announced the launch of a new sub-groups of construction, hospitality, banking, information technology and governance &am ......read more

TYREPLUS invites more than 1500 customer to a driving experience in Dubai Autodrome

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (March 16, 2014): TYREPLUS, a global retail network offering tyres and car services, will invite more than 1500 of their customers to improve their driving skills through participation in a Performance Driving Experience at Dubai Autodrome racing circuit. Customers will be provided with a Driving experience package when they buy 2 or 4 Michelin tyres during the TYREPLUS promotion period, which started beginning March. “As our customer’s safety have always come first, we recommend Michelin tyres along with TYREPLUS service to take care of driver’s safety,” said Herve Skrzypczak, TYREPLUS Franchise Manager for Africa, India & Middle East. “The driving experience will allow customers to improve their driving skills while enjo ......read more

Bourn Hall Clinic Dubai: Spreading Hope to Childless Couples in the UAE

Dubai, UAE (March 10, 2014):  Launched in 1980 in the UK by Nobel-prize winning Prof.Robert Edwards along with Patrick Steptoe, Bourn Hall Clinic is a pioneer in fertility. Branched out to Dubai, UAE in October 2013, Bourn Hall Clinic Dubai offers clients a supportive, honest and safe environment to discuss their fertility issues and works with individuals to form tailor-made plans to address these issues. About one in six couples face issues conceiving a child. Since each condition is different, all cases are given individual, focused attention. Through several types of investigations the clinic offers expert advice and concrete solutions that are custom developed depending on the severity of the problem. (determined through investigation). At Bourn Hall, Dubai, the process beg ......read more

Fakih IVF successfully holds 2014 UAE Reproductive Symposium

Two genetic tests introduced for the first time in GCC by Fakih IVF Dubai, UAE (March 3, 2014): International medical experts presented the latest advances in infertility treatments at the 3rd annual UAE Reproductive Symposium, which was held recently at Park Hyatt in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In keeping with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Reproductive Symposium is an annual event hosted by Fakih IVF to improve the standard of healthcare in the UAE. This year’s event was accredited by the Ministry of Health for a total of 12 CME credits because of its high caliber of faculty and content that was presented. At the event, Fakih IVF announced the introduction of two new genetic t ......read more

Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs partners with Peter Pan – The Never Ending Story

Dubai, UAE (March 2, 2014): Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs which has been providing high quality of professional training to the special needs community in Dubai for over 30 years, has teamed up with Yak Events for the forthcoming Peter Pan — The Never Ending Story Arena World Tour in its latest initiative to integrate special needs students into the mainstream community. Students from Al Noor will not only get to enjoy the eagerly anticipated show, some of them will also be taking on ushering and be part of the performance briefly. Four of the institute students will usher in the guests, while five will be part of the actual show. This will form part of Al Noor’s initiative to involve special needs students into mainstream activities as much as p ......read more

Fakih IVF to host the 2014 UAE Reproductive Symposium

Dubai, UAE (February 19, 2014) – Leading international experts will be presenting the latest advances in infertility treatments at the 3rd annual UAE Reproductive Symposium to be held on 27-28 February, 2014 at Park Hyatt in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In keeping with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Reproductive Symposium is an annual event hosted by Fakih IVF to improve the standard of healthcare in the UAE. This year’s event has been accredited by the Ministry of Health for a total of 12 CME credits because of its high caliber of faculty and content to be presented. Following the success of the 2013 symposium, the 2014 edition has doubled the number of faculty speakers and w ......read more

Excitement Builds for the Annual Al Noor Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair

The fun-filled community event to take place on Febraury 28th Dubai, UAE (February 16, 2014) – On February 28th, more than 5,000 people are expected to flock to the 2014 Al Noor-Samsung Hope For Children Family Fun Fair taking place between 10.00am and 10.00pm at the Al Noor premises, Al Barsha, behind Mall of the Emirates. This year’s Fun Fair builds on the success of the 2013 event that saw more that 600,000 dirhams raised for the Al Noor Training Center thanks to the enthusiastic participation of thousands of visitors. “This is one of our major fundraisers, to meet the operational costs. It is an opportunity for lots of people to support us, by just attending and enjoying all the fun” said Isphana Al Khatib, Director of the Centre. “Through the Sam ......read more

iCream launches in the UAE

iCream customizes your fresh frozen dessert instantly… you design it, they create it Dubai, UAE (January 29, 2014): iCream, the one-stop frozen dessert cafe, opens its doors this month in Al Ghurair Centre, Dubai. iCream brings its customers the ability to create and witness the preparation of their own unique ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or milkshake, which is freshly made with ingredients chosen by the customers.A concept originating from the USA, this is the first iCream franchise to open in the Middle East. The cafe engages the competitive advantage of creating a one of a kind experience which solves every frozen dessert craving for every kind of customer. The dessert is made in front of the customer's eyes, as they choose from a broad selection of flavours, milks and toppings to ......read more

Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs succeeds on a continuous mission to “give back” to the community

The center has transformed thousands of lives since 1981 Dubai, UAE (December 24, 2013): Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs was established in 1981 with the purpose of providing the best care for children and young adults with special needs. The centre started with just eight children, from a small villa located in the Jumeirah area of Dubai, has now moved to a purpose-built facility in Al Barsha that opened its doors in April 2007.The centre successfully facilitates and enriches the lives of up to 300 children and young people from different nationalities having various physical and cognitive challenges such as Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism. Al Noor's mission is to provide these individuals, regardless of background, the same opportunity through profe ......read more

Transfer Salary and Win Trip to Barcelona with United Arab Bank

All-expenses-paid trips up for grabs in promotion; aficionadosSharjah, UAE (November 17, 2013): United Arab Bank (UAB), the fastest growing Bank in the Middle East and voted the “No.1 Domestic Retail Bank in the Middle East,” is providing customers transferring their salaries to United Arab Bank chances to win tickets to watch FC Barcelona live in action at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. In the promotion, running until December 15, customers will automatically enter a draw to win the all-expenses-paid trip. Commenting on the salary transfer promotion, Tony Graham, Executive Vice President - Retail Banking said: “FC Barcelona is the world's greatest football team and has an enormous fan base here in the UAE. Seeing them play live at the legendary Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona is truly ......read more

Dirhami financial literacy stand proves a hit with 3700 visitors in ten days

UAE national team and Al Wahda FC player, Hamdan Al Kamaly, surprise visitors at the stand2,970 visitors entered the interactive maze and interacted with Dr. Dirhami mascot 18 November 2013 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Dirhami Program's exhibition stand at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, organized by the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED), has attracted 3,700 visitors in ten days. The exhibition stand is part of the Dirhami Program for Financial Literacy, which is aimed at creating financial awareness and educating community members about financial issues related to managing their funds and savings. It was launched in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) and in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC). The exhibition stand ......read more

Al Masraf opens a new branch in Jumeirah

Bank to increase number of branches to 15 in three yearsDubai, UAE (November 18, 2013): Al Masraf (Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade), the premium bank for investments and foreign trade in the region, opened a full-service branch at Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah Road, Dubai. To mark the opening of the fourth branch in Dubai and the ninth in the UAE, Al Masraf hosted a launch ceremony at the new branch. With the bank's headquarters based in Abu Dhabi, it offers a complete line of consumer and investment banking services. Through its relationship based approach, Al Masraf offers tailor-made finance solutions especially to its corporate clientele. Keeping in mind the business potential of Dubai and knowing it's demography, Al Masraf has a firm commitment to expand it ......read more

United Arab Bank appoints Howard Kitson as Head of Wholesale & International Banking

Sharjah, UAE (November 9, 2013): United Arab Bank (“UAB”), the fastest growing bank in the UAE, announced today that it has appointed Howard Kitson as Executive Vice President – Wholesale and International Banking. He will be responsible for the development of UAB's international corporate banking services. Howard has over 25 years of international banking experience and has held senior roles with global bank HSBC as well as regional banks. Prior to joining UAB, Howard was based in Qatar, as Country Head - Mashreq Bank Qatar since 2008. Earlier he was based in London as Europe Head of Wholesale Banking at Qatar National Bank from 2006 to 2008. Howard also gained a wealth of international banking experience at HSBC where his roles included Head of European Credit Risk in London from 2 ......read more

Repton School hosts “Fight Like A Girl” campaign

School raises AED 37, 000 to support the cause Dubai, UAE (November 7, 2013): Repton School, Dubai, the premier British curriculum school and the first boarding school in the Middle-East, initiated “Fight Like A Girl”, breast cancer awareness campaign recently. The weeklong initiative was in support of the Burjuman Pink Walkathon and all the funds will go towards spreading further breast cancer awareness and, importantly, to patient care. Fund usage is monitored by the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department of the UAE Red Crescent.“October is recognized as breast cancer awareness month worldwide. I have taken part in the Pink Walk for the last 5 years, which then led me to initiating this campaign with the aim to spread awareness amongst the students and educate them ......read more

Enter a world of luxury with the United Arab Bank Visa Infinite Credit Card; One Card - Infinite possibilities

The UAE's most exclusive credit card will give UAB customers a host of personalized privileges and rewards with “UAB Rewards”- the Best Customer Loyalty Program in the Middle East Sharjah, UAE (November 2, 2013): United Arab Bank (UAB), the fastest growing Bank in the Middle East and voted the “No.1 Domestic Retail Bank in the Middle East”, today launched its most premier card, the United Arab Bank Visa Infinite Credit Card, offering a wide array of privileges and convenience for elite customers in the UAE. The latest premium offering further demonstrates United Arab Bank's ability to deliver outstanding value to its chosen segment of customers, across a wide range of products, services and experiences.UAB Visa Infinite card holders will enjoy higher points with “UAB Rewards”, ......read more

]init[ provides solutions for e-government initiatives

Dubai, UAE (October 29, 2013): ]init[, the award winning and an industry pioneer in public mobile application development provides a comprehensive range of services for smart governments. For nearly two decades, ]init[ has been a trusted partner and innovative provider of information and communication solutions for several local, regional and international governments and organisations. One of the most outstanding reference is the award winning Abu Dhabi eGovernment Portal (www.abudhabi.ae) for Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC). ]init[‘s portfolio covers eGovernment Programme Management, IT Architecture and Governance, Web Content Management, Web Application Development, Mobile Communication and Social Media Communication, among others.Under the stewardship of its founder an ......read more

UAB's Q3 net profits grow by 39% to record high

Sharjah, UAE (October 23, 2013) - United Arab Bank P.J.S.C ("UAB" or "the bank") announces its Financial Results for the nine months ended 30 September 2013. Building on its impressive momentum UAB, the fastest growing bank in the UAE, announces Q3 2013 Net Profits of AED414m, an impressive increase of 39% over the same period in 2012. These results represent record high quarterly Net Profits for the bank, further underlining the success of UAB's growth strategy.The Bank's Chairman, Sheikh Faisal Bin Sultan Bin Salem Al Qassimi, commented "UAB's growing momentum enabled the bank to generate record quarterly results. Such performance reinforces the winning strategy of the bank, where we place our clients at the heart of our approach to deliver long term value for cu ......read more

]init[ Showcases Smart Government Best Practices at Gitex Technology Week

Dubai, UAE (October 20, 2013) - Following the vision of smart government initiative announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the German e-Governance major ]init[ Digital Communication is showcasing its international expertise in developing Smart Governments at this year's Gitex Technology Week held in Dubai from October 20 – 24, 2013.]init[, an industry pioneer in public mobile application development and the developer of Germany's most popular travel app, provides a comprehensive range of services for smart governments, ranging from evaluation and strategy to design and development, and to distribution and marketing. These services include consulting and conceptual design, apps for iOS, Android and Windows ph ......read more

Pirelli launches the Prepaid Visa Card campaign in GCC

Dubai, UAE (October 20, 2013) - Following the successful summer iPad campaign, Pirelli Middle East has launched its post summer campaign across the GCC that will run through to November 10th. The campaign entitles all customers who purchase two or four Pirelli tyres of 17 inches or above, to receive a Prepaid Visa Card that can be redeemed at any outlet where Visa cards are accepted. The amount will be the equivalent in local currency of USD26 or USD64 (a complete list of participating outlets can be found at www.pirelliwin.com).Karim Gaddas, CEO Pirelli, Middle East is excited to see the success of the new campaign after creating yet another alliance with a premium brand, "The goal is to constantly reward our clientele with Premium propositions in line with the quality of Pirelli pro ......read more

ASUS set to launch ultra powerful and portable gadgets at Gitex 2013

Padfones, tablets and laptops are some of the highlighted products this yearDubai, UAE (September 29, 2013) – ASUS, one of the world's top-three consumer notebook vendors and maker of the best-selling and award-winning motherboards, is all set to launch ultra portable and powerful gadgets at this year's Gitex Shopper 2013. ASUS will launch its range of advanced technology products at the largest consumer IT and electronic sales exhibition in the Middle East from October 5 to 12, 2013. Asus products will be available at the stands of all major retailers including at the special experience zone booth SS2-7 located within hall no. 2 at the World Trade Centre Arena. The products will also be available at the outlets of all these retailers across the UAE with special offers and disc ......read more

Diyafah International School opens its first state of the art campus in Abu Dhabi

Press Release      Diyafah International School opens its first state of the art campus in Abu Dhabi     Diyafah International School, Abu Dhabi, opened its first campus recently. It is a new branch of the Al Diyafah High School, one of the most established institutions in the UAE. The new state-of-the-art campus boasts excellent facilities that will provide a holistic education, delivering the British National Curriculum for primary children, aged from 3-9 years of age, taking them from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) through to Year 5 for this year and then furthur extending to Secondary in the following academic year.   The school’s owners are committed to providing students with the best learning experiences in a vibrant ......read more

International Indian Film Academy (iifa) hosts star studded celebratory dinner at Ritz Carlton Dubai

Arbaaz Khan, Neha Dhupiya, Manisha Lamba and Aditi Singh Sharma added glamour to the evening Dubai, UAE (August 28, 2013) – The International Indian Film Academy (iifa), conceptualised and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd held a star studded celebratory dinner at Ritz Carlton, Dubai, recently. Organised by the iifa team, the celebrity list included, Arbaaz Khan, Neha Dhupia, Manisha Lamba and Aditi Singh Sharma along with Vishwa Mohan, Vice President, Middle East and Africa region, Wizcraft International Entertainment and Leeberson Nelson General Manager, Wizcraft International Entertainment. A night full of glitz and glamour hosted at Ritz Carlton made it the perfect venue for celebrating the success of iifa 2013. The event kicked off with the celebrities on ......read more

Miss Poem is the perfect summer travel shop

Dubai, UAE (August 11, 2013): Known to carry a ‘young vision' both in Turkey and across the globe, Miss Poem is the “go-to” fashion boutique this summer. Designed for the summery mood of fashionistas in the UAE, the Spring Summer 2013 collection is a must-have in the wardrobe. Inspired by nature, the designs mix together moments, materials and colours of the great hits of the past, to offer creations full of memories renewed for the future in themes such as flowers, vichy, glam and vivid. As a design-oriented company, Miss Poem continuously works to diversify products and meet different tastes and requirements of the young and trendy girls. The stores have eight different lines of design: Miss Poem sweet Things, printed t-shirt & undershirts, tracksuits, sweat shirt, printed unde ......read more

No.1 Retail Bank in Middle East alters banking landscape with enhanced UAB Rewards

UAB's branch network is set to reach 30 by the end of 2013Almost 50% of UAB's new customers are UAE nationalsSharjah, UAE (August 5, 2013) – United Arab Bank (UAB) - The No.1 Domestic Retail Bank in the Middle East has further enhanced its Award winning Customer Loyalty Program “UAB Rewards” with additional features which further demonstrate its ability to deliver outstanding value to customers across range of products, services and experiences.Not only has United Arab Bank added over 90 Low cost Airlines such as FlyDubai, Air Arabia, Ryanair, etc. to the 360 airlines already available for booking, now it presents Middle East's first Online Electronics appliances redemption option, which allows the customers to choose from thousands of electronic products from home appliances, telecom, inf ......read more

Islamic Banking Division of United Arab Bank to disburse meals to over 4,500 people during the holy month of Ramadan

Bank joins hands with Awqaf & Minors' Affairs Foundation in this initiativeSharjah, UAE (July 30, 2013): The Best Domestic Retail Bank in the Middle East, as voted by the Banker Middle East Industry Awards – 2013 and the UAE's fastest growing Retail Bank, has again joined hands with Awqaf & Minors' Affairs Foundation for second year running to disburse meals to over 4,500 deserving people during the holy month of Ramadan.Sheikh Mohamed Al Nuaimi, Executive Vice President, UAB said: “UAB's Islamic Banking Division is happy to continue Ramadan initiative in association with Awqaf & Minors' Affairs foundation as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the community we operate in. Since inception we have keenly participated in various charitable events in keeping with the sp ......read more

Al Diyafah High School opens a new campus in Abu Dhabi

The 30-year-old institution to offer holistic-based educationDubai, UAE (July 30, 2013): Al Diyafah High School, one of the most established institutions in the UAE, is opening “Diyafa International School” in Abu Dhabi this September. The new state-of-the-art campus with excellent facilities will provide an holistic education, delivering the British National Curriculum for primary children, from 3-9 years of age, EYFS to Year 5. Registrations for places have now opened for parents interested in enrolling their children to start the school in the new academic year – September 2013.The school's owners are committed to providing students with the best learning experiences in a vibrant and modern campus. Consequently the new school will provide an engaging and challenging curriculum, using th ......read more

Celebrity Turkish brand Miss Poem opens two new stores in the UAE

Dubai, UAE (July 30, 2013): The young and trendy Turkish women clothing store, Miss Poem, has finally made it to the UAE. It has launched two new stores – one in The Dubai Mall and another one in Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. It is one of the most famous brands in Turkey that has styled and dressed many of Istanbul's well-known stars and celebrities. The two new stores in UAE are the first among many to follow, and are part of the expansion plan Miss Poem's local and executive distributer, Emessa has for the brand. It expects to open more shops in the country and the neighboring Gulf states. "We are on a mission!" said Alaa Hajjo, CEO of Emessa. "Our plan is to open 15 stores in five years. The stores will be for three of our brands: Miss Po ......read more

The spectacular iifa 2013 awards held at Venetian Macau wowed world audiences

The event saw an exuberant medley of styles adorned by India celebritiesDubai, UAE (July 30, 2013) – The International Indian Film Academy (iifa), conceptualised and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., wowed the world audiences with a promise to host an even bigger and better event in 2014 and recreate the magic of Indian cinema in Florida, USA.The event that was hosted by Shahrukh Khan along with Shahid Kapoor and was attended by notables like Choreographer-Director Prabhudeva, Sridevi, Abhishek Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Dia Mirza, Boman Irani and Anu Kapoor. Others who grace the mega extravaganza included Sushant Singh Rajput, Deepika Padukone, Ayushmann Khurrana, Zayed Khan, Parineeti Chopra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonu Sood, Sophie Chaudhary, Arjun Kapoor, H ......read more

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