Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018: CNN reports on the dynamic technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way Dubai sources its food. CNN visited Badia Farms, the first commercial indoor vertical farm in the region. Badia Farms uses hydroponics technology to produce 27 varieties of leafy greens without the need for soil, sunlight and chemicals.
Omar Al Jundi, Founder and CEO, Badia Farms explains how the vertical farm works: “We use special LEDs to mimic the sun. We use a lot of sensors, climate control systems to regulate these conditions… the irrigation, timings scheduling and the different ......
CNN’s Inside the Middle East delves into the region’s comic book community
Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018: CNN’s Inside the Middle East meets a group of young, like-minded people who have a passion for comic books and have come together to establish a pop culture community. Brought up on seeing western superheroes, these comic book fans crave an Arab superhero.
The programme meets Saeed Arjumand, a comic book illustrator and owner of Comic Stop store, who speaks about the need to see more nationalities in comics: “Marvel talked about diversifying all their heroes. Like they want to get rid of ......
Such surgeries last for 10 years and more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th July 2018: Angelika Eksteen, 57 from Germany, who works for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, sustained a fracture in the left shoulder 10 months ago, for which she underwent a surgery at a local hospital. However, the surgery wasn’t successful, and Angelika continued to have complications in form of pain, lack of movements and weakness. As such, she couldn’t cope with daily activities which not only affected her daily chores, but also her sleep. The unbearable pain caused by the shoulder, eventually led her to be referred to Burjeel ......
Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018: In an interview with CNN’s Supercharged, the newly-appointed team principal of the Venturi Formula E team, Susie Wolff, explains why she has transferred to the all-electric racings series.
The former Formula 1 test driver tells host Nicki Shields that she believes that Formula E is now less reliant on former F1 drivers ahead of its 5th season, set to begin on 15 December 2018 in Saudi Arabia.
Alongside the introduction of the Gen2 Formula E care, Wolff will also work with former teammate Felipe Massa at Venturi, and she outlines some of the challenges lying ahead to CNN – ......
“I do not believe that Russia is going to attack Finland or the Baltic countries”
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018: As part of CNN’s coverage of the Helsinki Summit between Presidents Trump and Putin, Christiane Amanpour sat down with the host Finnish President Sauli Niinistö to discuss what had been achieved.
On what he feels President Putin achieved from the Summit:
“I think for him it was important for him to be in equal foot with the American President… he left also with a kind of burden. Those big issues, if they continue, they should also be ......
Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018: In the wake of Saudi Arabia lifting its female driving ban, Executive VP of the Saudi Sports Authority Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud joins CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to discuss the future of women’s rights in the country.
Key quotes below:
On the lifting of the female driving ban:
“To be able to experience in my home country what I experienced growing up in The States: movies, socialising, mobility those are monumental shifts that yes obviously we would have liked to have seen sooner but the fact that we’re doing it today for me is wonderful because ......
GREAT BARGAINS FOR EID SHOPPING
Dubai, UAE (June 12, 2018) - Dubai Outlet Mall is marking the holy month of Ramadan and the forthcoming Eid al Fitr celebrations with a wealth of good cause initiatives, as well as extending special promotions and great offers for shoppers. It’s all part of the Ramadan & Eid Carnival, with shoppers able to benefit from extended opening hours too – from 10am to 12pm every day until Eid, seven days a week.
The Mall has associated with UAE Red Crescent and Meltoo, encouraging shoppers to donate their used clothing and house-hold items and ......
Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018: Apple CEO Tim Cooke sat down with CNNMoney’s Laurie Segall for an exclusive interview in which he reveals he uses his phone too much, that Silicon Valley’s abuse of privacy is out of control, and weighs in on how trade tariffs could affect the iPhone.
On addiction and AI:
““I encourage everyone to look and everyone to make an informed decision and ask themselves if they’re picking up their phone 10x an hour or 20x an hour, maybe they could do it less. Maybe they would be more present in the moment with less… But I think the ......
Dubai, UAE, May 10, 2018: In an exclusive interview- recorded just prior to the US decision to withdraw from the Iran deal- CNN’s Becky Anderson sat down with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey to discuss the US withdrawal and its potential consequences. He told CNN that he fears "new crises" will break out in the Middle East as a result of the US abandoning the Iran deal, adding that it’s not just going to impact the region, but the entire world.
On the United States withdrawing from the deal: “This nuclear deal was previously called unsignable but it was rendered possible after ......
Dubai, UAE, May 05, 2018:
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He has over fifteen years of professional experience, Consulting in Enterprise Software Business Management and Business Development experience in the B2B and B2C industry sectors, as Senior Business Manager. He has been closely involved in the ......
Amanpour's interview with the South Korean Foreign Minister airs at 8pm CET on CNN International and 11pm ET on PBS.
Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018: South Korea's foreign minister has said she believes President Donald Trump is largely responsible for bringing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table.
Speaking ahead of Friday's historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea, Kang Kyung-wha told CNN that the US President had played a significant role in bringing the two sides together.
"Clearly, credit goes to President Trump," Kang told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in Seoul. ......
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: LAURIE SEGALL, CNN SENIOR TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT: I want to start with just a basic question, Mark. What happened? What went wrong?
MARK ZUCKERERG, FACEBOOK CEO: So this was a major breach of trust, and I’m really sorry that this happened. You know, we have a basic responsibility to protect people's data. And if we can't do that, then we don't deserve to have the opportunity to serve people.
So, our responsibility now is to make sure that this doesn't happen again. And there are a few basic things that ......
New model to be offered exclusively by Sharaf DG for a limited time period
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018: CASIO has announced the UAE launch of the Pro Trek WSD-F20A - a new smart watch built specifically for the outdoors. The new model is being offered exclusively by Sharaf DG for a limited time period only and can be pre-ordered starting August 16, 2018 with an expected delivery date of August 30, 2018.
According to the company's senior executives, the Pro Trek WSD-F20A, is CASIO's second Wear OS (Android) smartwatch model, which has been carefully designed and developed to meet the demands of more serious outdoor applications. The new unit also offers a built-in GPS (which you can access even when in offline mode) and a compass--tested to meet military ......read more
Multi-jet shower head for more showering comfort
Intuitive push and turn control unit in minimalist design
Large variety of combinations at the highest level
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2018: Immerse yourself in a new dimension of showering – that is what GROHE SmartControl stands for. From now on, the experience of “Push, Turn, Shower” will be even more multifaceted: The smart technology becomes part of another successful GROHE design line – GROHE Euphoria SmartControl. The new surface-mounted installation provides a significantly slim form of the SmartControl control unit as well as convenient temperature regulation thanks to the GROHTHERM thermostat.
Triple the Shower Fun
GROHE ......read more
Celebrate Eid in 'Swiss Style' with Skydance from Louis Moinet
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018: As a prelude to a much-awaited announcement about ladies’ watches at Baselworld, Louis Moinet has just unveiled the very first reinterpretation of its ladies’ watch, now dubbed the “Skydance”.
“Our style has matured a lot over the last ten years, as have our decorative techniques,” explains Jean-Marie Schaller, Louis Moinet’s CEO and Creative Director. “It was high time we extended our tradition of exclusive limited editions to encompass a completely different, contemporary piece.”
The timepiece in question has now become a celebration of sidereal space. To achieve this, it’s been endowed with a radiant dial in Magic ......read more
Dubai, UAE 16 August 2018: The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has partnered with the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) to award up to 20 full scholarships for its Certificate in Retail course, which commences on 9 September this year. These scholarships are being offered only to Emiratis and expatriate residents in the UAE.
As the GCSE and A Level results are being released from this week onwards, it is important to remind students that there are alternative pathways to success and a vocational education can be the key to unlocking their true potential. With this in mind, here are five key reasons why a scholarship at Dubai College of Tourism could be the perfect choice for ......read more
Dubai, 16 August 2018: Emirates Post Group (EPG), leading postal and non-postal services provider in the region, celebrated the onset of the blessed Eid Al-Adha with children from the Social Child Care Centre affiliated with the Social Services Department of Sharjah. The initiative comprised of providing the youngsters with gifts and arranging for a day filled of fun-filled activities including time spent at Dubai Festival City Mall’s ‘Faby Land’.
“Celebrating the upcoming Eid Al Adha with children of unknown parentage allows us to boost their morale, provide them with the joys associated with preparing for this holiday and support them with integrating into society. This initiative embodies the spirit of selfless volunteering in serving the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018: Huawei presented a special award to Turkish professor Dr. Erdal Arikan, the inventor of polar codes for 5G, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of communications technology. At the ceremony, held at Huawei's global headquarters in Shenzhen, the company also honored more than 100 Huawei scientists and engineers who are working on standards and basic research.
Basic research is key to industry development. Theoretical breakthroughs, often made after decades of focused scientific effort, help set the direction of technological progress. With 5G just on the horizon, the paper on polar codes that Professor Arikan published in 2008 defined an entirely new approach to maximizing the rate and reliability of data ......read more
HP Expands Portfolio of VR Solutions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug.16, 2018: HP Inc. and a global community of creators unveiled a groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) simulation of what life on Mars could look like for a human population of one million people. The HP Mars Home Planet program, led by HP and NVIDIA,® is the culmination of a year-long engagement with the creative community to simulate life on the Red Planet.
The program attracted over 90,000 creative professionals, architects, engineers and students spanning more than 150 countries. The most innovative ideas were brought to life through a VR experience created by Technicolor that premieres this week at SIGGRAPH, the world's largest conference on computer ......read more
Complementary WiFi at all WiFi UAE hotspots will operate at speeds 10 times faster for five days
Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2018: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), will keep you connected with your loved ones during Eid Al Adha by offering complementary higher-speed WiFi for five days across the UAE. From 19 to 23 August, free WiFi supplied by WiFi UAE will operate 10 times faster at no additional cost.
“du believes in creating unmatched connectivity for our customers by offering innovative and uninterrupted communication services. Higher speed WiFi in the UAE is our way of celebrating the joyous occasion of Eid and thanking our customers for the faith they have in us,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy CEO, TelcoServices – ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018: The SS2018 men’s watch collection celebrates Tommy Hilfiger’s love of motor sports, where speed and immediacy fuse with a touch of vintage nostalgia.
This season the collection offers modern classics, sharp minimalistic silhouettes accented with sport details, along with race track-inspired power pieces, all featuring the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag logo.
Casual inspiration is portrayed with a modern minimalistic Tommy touch in these round-theclock-ready men’s watches crafted in solid, two-toned/ grey / black ion-plated stainless steel 44mm cases.The smooth designs with multi-eye dials are refined by elegantly proportioned indexes and iconic Tommy Hilfiger logo. Available on link or mesh bracelets and smooth ......read more
August 16, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Yas Island, the UAE’s premier leisure and entertainment destination, is set to usher in an unforgettable line-up of Eid Al Adha celebrations taking place over the course of the holiday from August 21-26. In addition to Yas Marina’s signature fireworks show, visitors will be spoilt for choice with a wide range of events, activities and cultural celebrations taking place at Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, and Yas Mall. With enough exciting experiences to jam-pack the holiday with family fun, visitors and vacationers needn’t go any further for an Eid Al Adha to remember on Yas Island.
From August 21-25, visitors to Yas Mall and Cascade Dining can enjoy a ......read more
In the wake of the ongoing floods in Kerala
The fee waiver follows a host of initiatives taken by the group to help the flood-stricken Indian state, including a personal contribution of Two Crore Rupees made by Chairman, Dr. B. R. Shetty
Dubai, 16 August 2018: Leading money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brands, UAE Exchange and Unimoni, have waived service fee on remittances to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund in the wake of the catastrophic floods that has ravaged the Indian state of Kerala. The initiative which enables the global Indian diaspora to contribute to the relief efforts, follows a personal contribution of two crore rupees made by the Group Chairman and noted UAE-based businessman and philanthropist, Dr. Bavaguthu ......read more
Newly launched 2019 catalogue makes its way to the UAE celebrating the different ways we live at home
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2018: IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, has launched the 2019 catalogue in its 75th year, at an exclusive event at Marsa Plaza - Dubai Festival City, Residential Apartments by celebrating the many different needs that people have in their lives at home and inviting them to feel alive again. As one of the most widely distributed prints in the world, produced in 35 accessible languages, the catalogue is now available in the UAE.
This year, seven homes have been created as the base for the IKEA catalogue. They each tell stories of different lives, and the catalogue invites the world to an ......read more
The LA Based Italian joint has announced an irresistible offer to celebrate the launch of its new online delivery app
The brand has also unveiled its new Loyalty Plan to stimulate online sales
August 16, 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: To celebrate the launch of its new online ordering app, 800 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA, an Italian concept originating from L.A. has announced an irresistible offer for all pizza lovers. On every new download of the ‘800 Degrees’ app, customers will receive 2 medium Margherita pizzas absolutely free on minimum order of AED 50 purchased through the app.
This tempting offer can be availed from August 15-31, 2018. The Italian joint, popular for its traditional Neapolitan pizzas, recently launched its ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018: This is what my dreams smell like I make personal and immediate perfumes Deceptively playful Rooted in the unconscious Perplexing the senses Like kaleidoscopic explosions of beauty They can blow you away
Baruti is the Greek word for „gunpowder“. It is used to describe excessive character, bite and certain edginess. I‘d like to believe the creations fulfill the criteria.
As making perfumes is a way of expressing myself, I think my work qualifies as art. Sometimes the message is evident, sometimes a little bit more obscured, but I always speak to the connoisseur in everyone!
Radiating blue summer skies, continuous music, and effervescent big-city life.
WITH NOTES OF Mastic oil (Chios), Hyacinth, Rose, ......read more
Abu Dhabi-based airline to be official shirt and main club sponsor of the Saudi Stars League side
Multi-season agreement includes plans for joint marketing, loyalty, and in-flight initiatives
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2018: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed an agreement to be the official shirt and main sponsor and partner of the Riyadh-based, Saudi Stars League team, Al Nassr FC.
The multi-season partnership was signed today at Etihad Airways’ Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi, and was attended by senior members of both organisations’ leadership teams.
Players from the football club were also in Abu Dhabi for the announcement, including Saudi national players, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2018: Emirates has introduced new toys from the Emirates Fly with Me collection and Lonely Planet Kids activity kit bags for children travelling in all classes. The new range of toys will come in the top four favourite characters, as voted by customers and fans in a social media competition held last year.
Of the 17 characters Emirates introduced on board in the last three years, the top four characters chosen for the new products are Lewis the Lion, Peek U the Panda, Ernie the Penguin, and Savanna the Elephant. The new collection will be on board all flights and across all classes from this month.
Family experience on board
On short haul flights, the brand new product range includes a vibrating plush for infants up to 2 years ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018: Marks & Spencer moves into Autumn Winter 18, with a sense of confidence and simplicity; celebrating style and championing quality. Throughout the overall season, there is a subtle synergy, presenting collections that are cohesive and versatile, and tailored to her everchanging needs.
Autumn sees the arrival of Poetic, as top to toe colour takes a new feminine direction. A palette of pinks set the tone; from soft blush and rose, to rich burgundy and fuchsia. Luxurious textures enhance the mood, from chunky knitwear to plush corduroy; creating a richness of finish.
Sartorial sees classic shapes and chic tailoring reworked through a sports luxe lens, as emerald green and cobalt blue update the aesthetic. Classic check separates ......read more
To protect marine environment and ensure safety of national ports and marine installations
List of countries whose vessels are prohibited from entering UAE waters before obtaining inspection and conformity certificates from recognised classification bodies, is to ensure no vessel sails in UAE’s territorial waters without meeting the safety and quality standards that ensure safety of their crews and protect the marine environment
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018: Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef) has said that it is ready for the decision of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime (FTA), prohibiting vessels carrying flags of countries that are black-listed by ......read more
Strengthening bilateral trade between Hong Kong and the UAE
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018: The bilateral trade relations among Hong Kong and the UAE have long been robust. Adding to the Hong Kong’s business advantages, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises more than 30 exhibitions each year to bring together buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their business.
Mr. Abdul Aziz Nasser, Deputy Director, Middle East, HKTDC announced that nine international fairs, which cover watches and clocks, fashion, electronic products, lighting products, green products and spectacles, will be held in Hong Kong from September to November. These fairs will serve as ideal platforms for traders and suppliers from the UAE to expand their ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15th August 2018: Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced the results of passenger and cargo traffic in July, achieved the highest July load factor (LF) in its history with 85.3%. Despite the high base of July 2017, growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, has been an important indicator of the continued increase in global interest to Turkey and Turkish Airlines.
According to July 2018 Traffic Results;
The passenger growth trend continued in July, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 4% reaching 7.8 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to %85.
In July 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 1.5 points, with an increase of 2% in capacity (Available Seat ......read more