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Secretary General of NATO tells CNN: “The United States needs friends”

Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Following on from his address at Congress in the United States of America, CNN’s Hala Gorani spoke to the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg.    During the interview on Hala Gorani Tonight the Secretary General of NATO confirmed that he had spoken to President Donald Trump recently and agreed with his suggestion that allies needed to pay more towards NATO.    Despite criticism NATO had received from President Trump, Stoltenberg tells CNN that the US is committed to the organisation and sends a message to the President saying ......

    SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana tells CNN about the importance of connectivity between China and Africa

    Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  This month’s episode of Business Traveller explores the trade and travel relationship between China and Africa. Three years ago, China surpassed the United States as the biggest business travel market on the globe and now more of China’s business is being done in Africa.    During the episode, CNN’s Eleni Giokos heads to Johannesburg to meet South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana.    The national carrier, SAA, is one of two airlines with direct flights to and from Hong Kong. Jarana explains to the programme how seamless connectivity between China and ......

      Christine Lagarde warns CNN of “big risks on the horizon”

      Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  At the World Economic Forum in Davos, CNN’s Richard Quest spoke to the Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde. During the interview, Lagarde disputed claims that there was another international recession around the corner but forecast a “very modest slowdown” and commented “the sun is not shining as brightly as it did”. On the future global economy, Lagarde calls the inability of global players to come to agreements on trade and tariffs a “big risk”. Please clearly credit CNN Business with any use of this ......

        Saudi energy minister on the country's Crown Prince: His ability to lead the kingdom is unshaken ...

        For CNN Business, John Defterios spoke to Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih.  During the interview, Al-Falih told CNN he doesn't "see a big economic recession" but that corrective actions are "easily within our control." As the United States Secretary of States Mike Pompeo prepares to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Al-Falih suggests the two countries will continue to work well together due to “common interests, common values.” Al-Falih also speaks about the Crown Prince’s ability to lead stating “His ability to lead the kingdom ......

          CNN speaks to the CEO of The Emirates Group as Dubai Intl Airport welcomes its one billionth ...

          Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:  As Dubai International (DXB) welcomes its one billionth international customer, CNN’s John Defterios spoke to H.H Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum –Chairman of Dubai Airports and CEO of The Emirates Group.   During the interview with Defterios, Al Maktoum discussed the crucial role customers have played in helping Dubai International reach their goal, saying “It’s always about the customers. The more you please your customers, they will come again and again.”   Al Maktoum also commented on the US Federal Reserve’s decision to raise inflation, ......

            HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum's discusses her desire to make Dubai a global centre for creativity

            Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  CNN Style Dubai meets Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for an exclusive look at her family’s private art collection and hears about her father’s desire to promote the talent of regional artists.   As Vice Chair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum hopes to take the industry to a global stage where it can be recognised internationally.   Key Quotes:   HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum on the artistic scene in Dubai:  “A thriving cultural scene is actually a sign of a very stable country, a thriving ......

              Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion

              December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR    1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?   The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016.  They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on ......

                Dubai's quest to become the capital of the Islamic economy

                Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  With 1.8 billion Muslims in the world and an Islamic economy - which complies with Islamic laws – growing, John Defterios reports that Dubai is positioning itself as the global capital of the Islamic economy.   Dubai is already ranked number one in the world for halal food; halal travel; modest fashion; halal recreation; and shariah compliant pharmaceuticals and cosmetics but, now, it is looking to further diversify its economy.   The launch of global initiatives to create a certified halal accreditation system is one way in which it is doing so. This initiative has the potential to be ......

                  Mikaela Shiffrin tells CNN: “For little girls out there growing up… you're enough.”

                  Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin kicked off her bid for a third straight World Cup overall crown in Soelden, Austria, last weekend and will be chasing a fourth straight slalom world title at the World Championships in Are, Sweden, in February.   Alongside her summer preparation, Shiffrin earned a spot in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100, traditionally a feature which celebrates physical beauty with the strapline “World’s Sexiest Women”. However, instead of posing in a bikini or an evening gown, Shiffrin chose to wear a white ski jacket with her 2018 Olympic medals ......

                    The vintage cars with a high-tech secret

                    Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:   While most vintage car enthusiasts seek to return vehicles to their former glory, Jonathan Ward prizes and preserves the beauty in their decay, while hiding some high tech secrets under the hood. Ward is the founder of ICON, a California-based company that reimagines classic SUVs like Toyota FJs and Ford Broncos with modern tech and materials.  While that remains the bulk of the business, Ward has another, more unusual passion project: take vintage cars and, instead of restoring it to the way that it would have looked and driven when it was created, preserve the decay that has occurred ......

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Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal Offers New Baggage Services to Ease Transfers for Cruise Passengers…

 Baggagement - International Service Provider to Operate New Services at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal     Abu Dhabi–UAE, December 7 2019:  Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, today announced the launch of a new baggage service designed to ease transfers for cruise ship passengers.    Baggagement – an international baggage management company – has been engaged to provide its services to cruise ship passengers arriving in the UAE to join cruise ships leaving from Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal at Zayed Port.    As part of the procedure, passengers’ baggage can be transferred from the cruise terminal in Abu Dhabi to wherever the passengers desire, whether to a city, airport or ......read more

20th Fazza Championship for Youlah kicks off to a rousing start Emirati performer Abdullah Al Ketbi ...…

Dubai, 7 December 2019:   The first episode of the 20th Fazza Championship for Youlah, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), kicked off to a rousing start at Global Village’s Meydan Fort on Friday.    The event also marked the 15th year that the annual heritage sport became a popular live show entitled Al Meydan and broadcasted weekly on Sama Dubai TV.   Four ‘Yuweel’ (Youlah performers) out of the 16 qualifiers from the UAE and other Arab countries competed over the weekend. The performers were evaluated by a set of judges based on their skills in spinning and throwing a replica rifle. Bonus points were given to those who were able to hit the height of 17-20m. A loud buzzer and laser lights go off when a Yuweel reaches ......read more

Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & MD, Aster DM Healthcare meets the Governor of Kerala, Mr Arif ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 07, 2019:   Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare Group met the Governor of Kerala, Mr Arif Muhammad Khan at Raj Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. They discussed about Aster Volunteers' Aster Homes initiative of constructing 250 houses for victims of the Kerala floods of 2018. The first phase of Aster Homes which includes handing over 100 houses to the flood victims is expected to be completed soon, informed Dr Azad Moopen. ...read more

Listen to the youth facing different challenges, calls HE Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 07, 2019:  The inaugural edition of the global Youth Forum, hosted by the World Muslim Communities Council, kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Saturday witnessing participation of over 250 delegates from non-Muslim countries.    Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates – December 7, 2019: We live in an era of rapid change, in which challenges are constantly renewed that require creative and innovative solutions, says HE Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the World Muslim Communities Council (TWMCC).    Delivering his keynote address at the first Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi, Al Nuaimi called to listen the young people who are facing different challenges, and give them the opportunity to create the future by assuming their ......read more

DP World joins forces with Dubai Cares in giving a new facelift to Umm Al Qura School in Um Al ...…

• 200 volunteers supported the initiative, which is set to benefit 1,200 students • DP World has generously sponsored this edition      Dubai, UAE, 7 December 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, hosted on Saturday the last edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019, in support of Umm Al Qura School in Um Al Quwain. This edition, which was generously sponsored by DP World, witnessed an impressive participation of 200 volunteers who helped in the renovation of the school to enrich the learning environment for 1,200 students.   The new facelift included the creation of educational murals to enhance the learning environment in the school. Volunteers also assembled desk and chairs for the classrooms, and ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall named as 2021 Schwarzman Scholar…

Fall will pursue a master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing   Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall has been selected as a 2021 Schwarzman Scholar. Fall will pursue a Master of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University and spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society.    The 2021 Schwarzman Scholars were chosen from a pool of over 4,700 applicants from 41 countries and 108 universities.  The Scholars were selected through an application process designed to assess academic strength, leadership ability, and strength of character.    Fall hails from Senegal and graduated in 2017 with ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Apollo Hospitals Group India…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 07, 2019:   It was a jubilant occasion for Apollo Hospitals Group when it signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU) with Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) at the Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai facility. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami,Director General, Dubai Health Authority and Mr Santosh Marathe- COO Apollo Hospitals signed the MoU.   Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group reiterated the commitment of Afro-Asia’s largest integrated healthcare provider to associate with Dubai Health Authority on clinical, academic & preventive healthcare. The two sides will also explore collaboration opportunities in the field of healthcare technology.   Al Qutami appreciated the efforts of Apollo Hospitals Group and ......read more

ENEC Hosts Knowledge Sharing Forum Focused on Business Continuity Management…

Representatives of UAE government entities shared best practices in business continuity management discussing the value it brings to businesses     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 December 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has hosted a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The forum convened representatives and delegates from a diverse range of UAE government entities. Attendees learned about latest best practice in business continuity management within the peaceful nuclear energy industry and how these best practices can be implemented across other sectors.   The forum is a result of ENEC’s commitment and continued efforts to support the UAE’s successful transition into a knowledge-based economy and society. Through sharing ......read more

Reuben Kipyego and Vivian Kiplagat Win 2019 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon…

• Men’s first place awarded to Kenya’s Rueben Kiprop Kipyego with a personal best time of 2:04:40 • Kipyego marks his place in the history books achieving the rare feat of winning as the pacemaker • Kenya’s Vivian Kiplagat crossed the finish line in 2:21:11 to take first place in the women’s elite race and set new PB • Over 16,500 participants from across the world registered to take part in the second ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon • Elite wheelchair category won by the UAE’s Ayed Al Ahbabi     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 7, 2019:   Kenya’s Rueben Kipyego and  Vivian Kiplagat secured emphatic victories in the second ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon this ......read more

2019 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon Acclaimed by Runners and Fans…

• Participants from across the UAE praise capital for providing a very special running experience • Thousands visit all-new event village to enjoy family-friendly entertainment and cheer on runners     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 7, 2019:   With a brand-new course and all-new event village, the 2019 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, has drawn praise from both elite runners and fans alike. A record 16,797 runners across four race categories registered in this year’s event, which was held this morning (6 December) and took in the capital’s iconic landmarks including Emirates Heritage Village and the historic Qasr Al Hosn.   Speaking about his time in the UAE capital, ......read more

Al Qemzi Claims Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Pole With Brilliant Surge…

Team Abu Dhabi’s F2 world champion lines up home victory as series reaches grand finale in UAE capital     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 December, 2019:   Rashed Al Qemzi underlined his dominance of the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today with another sparkling display to claim pole position for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.   The Team Abu Dhabi driver, who wrapped up his second F2 world title in three years at the penultimate round of the series in Portugal, maintained his 100% qualifying record to move within reach of a fourth Grand Prix victory of the season.   Saving his best until last, Al Qemzi produced a brilliant second lap in the qualifying shoot-out to set a fastest time of 45.13 secs and deny Portugal’s Duarte ......read more

Next generation Nokia 2.3 brings powerful AI to everyone…

Dubai, UAE – 7 December, 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia 2.3. Delivering a feature-packed camera fuelled by AI, helping you get the best shot, the Nokia 2.3 also features a large 6.2” HD+ screen and two-day battery[i] life for long-lasting and immersive entertainment. Plus, being Android™ 10 ready, the new Nokia 2.3 will receive guaranteed monthly security updates for three years and OS updates for two years, ensuring this smartphone gets better over time. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global: “Consumers across the world have really appreciated the Nokia 2 family of products. The Nokia 2.3 is a step forward in our promise of offering you an experience that stays fresh longer – ......read more

Set Up Stylish Outdoor Spaces with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:   It is time to prep up the outdoor spaces to enjoy the beautiful weather. Both design and efficiency need to be kept in mind while choosing items for outdoors. 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a fantastic range of products for outdoor lounging, entertaining and al fresco dining.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “Whether you have a large garden or a tiny balcony the right furniture and décor can turn any space into a stylish and relaxing nook. Each item must be chosen according to the available area. At 2XL Furniture & Home Décor we offer a great range of products and accessories for outdoor lounging and dining that can glam up even the most ordinary spots. Simple ......read more

Cole Haan Makes Its Debut at Sole Dxb 2019 Showcasing Footwear Collaborations…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:   Cole Haan, via its distributor Al Yasra, is making its premier appearance at this year’s Sole DXB – 5 – 7th December. Sole DXB is the premier culture and lifestyle event in Dubai which presents the finest cultivation of street culture, championing their main pillars of fashion, music, film, the visual arts and sport. The iconic American lifestyle brand is set to make its mark at Sole DXB by showcasing collaborations with Jeff Staple of Staple Design and Chinatown Market x Smiley, alongside its signature ZERØGRAND collection – which blurs the lines between traditional footwear and modern sneaker culture. Cole Haan continues to work with extraordinary entrepreneurial partners to create innovative ......read more

New year, New You with Lunette…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:   With 2019 drawing to a close and the new year upon us, it’s very typical to start making New Year's resolutions such as eating healthier, reducing procrastination, or spending less. Most resolutions include learning something new or trying to do something better.     Going green and thinking about your footprint on the planet is probably one of the most responsible resolutions you can make in the coming new year. The reality is that the average person disposes of about 300 lbs. of period trash in their lifetime. Sanitary pads are plastic-based with non-biodegradable content that takes centuries to decompose.  Every time you use a pad, it is going to last many lifetimes. While we are generally ......read more

'Herman Miller and DIDI announce the winners of the ‘Ergo Chair - Student Designs for Wellbeing'- ...…

UAE, 5th December, 2019:   Herman Miller partnered with the students and faculty of DIDI (Dubai Institute of Design), to bring you ‘Ergo Chair—Student Designs for Wellbeing’, a creative project to rethink and reimagine ergonomic seating with wellbeing in mind.    At the end of the 6 week design challenge, the top 5 thoughtfully designed chairs were:  a chair for the masses, a chair for children  who are learning to walk,   a ‘Nurture Chair’, designed for breastfeeding mothers who seek privacy within public spaces, the 'Fidgeter’s Chair' designed with an aim to find a balance between the need for control in a particular scenario, and the need for freedom and body movement, and finally a chair designed ......read more

Etisalat Misr tests 5G on commercial network with Ericsson…

• The 5G test reached speeds of up to 1.4 Gbps • Successful 5G trials help speed up next generation wireless technology development.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:    Etisalat Misr managed to test 5G during Cairo ICT 2019, reaching remarkable speeds of 1.4 Gbps. This proof of concept is a step in 5G readiness. The successful trial represents an important milestone for Etisalat as technology leaders. It also exemplifies Etisalat and Ericsson’s commitment to develop and test new use cases and applications, which can benefit both consumer and enterprise.   Khalid Murshed, Etisalat CTO says: “Our 5G trial with Ericsson is a continuation of our successful partnership and our journey together to offer the latest and ......read more

World Muslim Communities Council hosts first International Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:   As the UAE is moving towards the culmination of the Year of Tolerance, prominent policy makers and religious leaders from around the world descend on the capital to promote global peace and inclusive society. Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates – December 5, 2019: The World Muslim Communities Council (TWMCC) will host the inaugural edition of International Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi this weekend. With this global academic initiative, the capital of the UAE will launch a major institutional initiative to enhance the role of Muslim youth in their societies as well as international forums.  More than 250 delegates from non-Muslim countries will congregate at the two-day Conference, themed ‘Building Future ......read more

Uncovering the Beauty of Mechanics'…

Corum pushes creative boundaries once again with the AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic and Automatic Tourbillon   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:   In 2013, the Admiral collection welcomed a new line to the family- the Admiral AC-One. Keeping in mind the key design codes of the Admiral collection, the lines of the iconic dodecagonal-shaped case was reworked to become more rounded, and angles less prominent. Taking into consideration the size and weight of the 45mm diameter-case of the AC-One 45, titanium became the material of choice for this contemporary reinterpretation. Designed as a robust timepiece to complement luxury offshore boating, the Admiral AC-One 45 is even sportier, bolder and pushes the boundaries of creativity a step ......read more

Arabian Automobiles INFINITI pledges the highest-quality certified pre-owned vehicles…

Dubai, UAE, 5th December 2019:   Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, is placing drivers front and center by encouraging those looking to purchase a certified preowned INFINITI vehicle to do so exclusively through the INFINITI Certified Pre-Owned (ICPO) program.   Vehicles covered under the program meet a defined quality standard that grants customers access to a host of benefits that the expert team at INFINITI is trained to ensure each pre-owned car is packaged with, including:   • Premium Protection: Peace of mind is virtually guaranteed with the ICPO Limited Warranty that covers each car up to the available manufacturer warranty, for ......read more

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