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Companies Ready to Battle at Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge

An innovative inter-company challenge concept with UAE’s top companies participating to conquer 7 challenges in an exhilarating adventure around Dubai, to win the coveted title Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2019:   Dubai’s exhilarating, Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge, powered by LivFit and Rush-A-Way returns this year with unique team-bonding exercises to ignite spirit, friendly competition to create an infectious excitement on 20th April 2019. The unique team building inter-company challenge growing over the years is a proven effective concept to strengthen teams and also serves as an excellent platform for networking.  With the gamification at work concept gaining mileage, many corporates are engaging employees with the adrenaline push for instant gratification and improved productivity. ......read more

alfanar and Huawei partner to bring greener power solutions to Saudi Arabia

March 25, 2019:   alfanar, the Middle East’s leading manufacturer of wide range of electrical products and solutions, has partnered with Huawei to explore how IoT and 5G technologies can be used to bring greater sustainability, efficiency and cost-savings to alfanar’s electrical products. Together the two companies will co-create 5G and IoT solutions that will accelerate the digital transformation of the Middle East’s electricity industry.  The announcement was made through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on the sidelines of Middle East Electricity, the Middle East power industry’s largest annual trade exhibition, which took place recently in Dubai.  Through this agreement, alfanar and Huawei will adapt Huawei’s global IoT cloud service to the unique requirements of the ......read more

Dubai Investments Park holds symbolic ghaf tree planting ceremony with Dubai Land Department

Dubai, March 25, 2019:   Dubai Investments Park, the wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, received ghaf trees from a Dubai Land Department delegation and held a symbolic planting ceremony as part of a planned calendar of initiatives and activities that underlines a commitment to the Year of Tolerance at Dubai Investments. The Dubai Land Department delivered the young ghaf trees, the national tree of the UAE, in a symbolic planting ceremony in front of Dubai Investments House in the presence of Dubai Investments management. Omar Al Mesmar, General Manager of Dubai Investments Park, Obaid Mohammed Al Salami, General Manager of Dubai Investments Real Estate Company and Dr Rashid Abdulla Al Haji, General Manager of Properties Investment, were in attendance along with Majida Ali Rashid, CEO of Real Estate Investment ......read more

Qasr Al Watan Library Welcomes Visitors at Qasr Al Watan Palace

The integrated modern library contains literature and materials collected over 35 years Abu Dhabi, 25 March 2019:   The spectacular new Qasr Al Watan Library, located inside Qasr Al Watan Palace in the Presidential Palace compound, is now open to the public, marking the addition of a major new attraction to Abu Dhabi’s cultural and tourism assets. Inaugurated on March 11, Qasr Al Watan Library is distinguished by its exceptional location in the centre of the Presidential Palace, which is now one of the few open-to-public presidential palaces anywhere in the world.  The library features an extensive collection of 50,000 titles on different branches of science, as well as a wide range of literature about the United Arab Emirates, which has been collected over more than 35 years. It provides access to ......read more

UAE eHealth Week 2019 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements in UAE

Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the 4th HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2019 Conference and Exhibition. The 2019 edition of e-Health Week is the ninth event hosted by HIMSS in Dubai and was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), the Department of Health, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Emirates Health Informatics Society and supported by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).   During the Opening Address HIMSS recognized 12 Dubai Health Authority hospital facilities, as HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) or Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM) Stage 6 achievers. The EMRAM – developed by ......read more

Core Beats – Dubai's favourite free fitness concert – is back at Club Vista Mare

R&B music-themed beachfront workouts on Saturday, 30 March Dubai, UAE, 25 March 2019:   Dubai’s favourite celebration of movement – Core Beats – is back for its second, free-to-attend edition of 2019 at Club Vista Mare at Palm Jumeirah on Saturday 30 March.   Participants will experience immersive yoga and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts at the vibrant beachfront destination, guided by experts from Dubai’s top studios Yoga La Vie and Barry’s Bootcamp. Club Vista Mare’s Core Beats free fitness concert series has been a huge hit since its launch last year, hosting over 2,000 participants so far. Set against a backdrop of spectacular views, the upcoming concert features adrenaline-charged beach workouts to R&B music and a live performance by celebrated ......read more

ADEK: 36 per cent increase in student participation for ADEK's lema? programme

Abu Dhabi, 25 March 2019 -   A record number of 32,938 pupils across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi took part in a series of interactive workshops this winter as an introduction to the fun side of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Between January 20th and March 7th over 66 schools across Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions took part in the latest ‘lema?’ tour, a programme run by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). It is a 36 per cent increase on the previous student participation record set during the first trimester of 2018 and nearing 50 per cent of last year’s total participation. The programme brings together teams of expert scientists and educators to introduce young people to the strange, quirky and exciting side of STEM subjects. This ......read more

40 tons of live honey bee land at Ras Al Khaimah Airport for the first time in 2019

Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  On Thursday, March 14th, 2019, 40 tons of live honeybees landed at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport on an Egypt Air Cargo flight from Cairo for the first time in 2019. Many customers were waiting to welcome the bees and take them to various farms across the UAE. Al Najeh Honey entrusted Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK) with this task and the entry of the honeybees to UAE was executed flawlessly by RAK airport offering best handling services thereby ensuring that the honey bee shipment is delivered and handed over to the consignee in the shortest possible time. Mr Sanjay Khanna, CEO, RAK Airport said that “the entire team at RAK Airport put in immense efforts to join all the dots together. Lot of planning has gone behind this to achieve the final goal of handling and delivering ......read more

Print Power | Marks & Spencer

Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  Let your style blossom with these statement floral dresses from Marks & Spencer. The midi dress is the perfect piece to help you transition into the season ahead. Team with white trainers for a casual daytime look, or pair with statement heels for special occasion.  

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The Principals MENA introduces new exclusive range of Vidimed and Giuliani health, hygiene and cosmetic products to the Middle East market

Latest skin and hair care products from leading European brands Launched at V Hotel, The Palm Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  The Principals MENA (TPM), a fast-growing brand marketing company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), recently launched its latest range of best-in-class health, skin and hair care products from a network of leading international partners, at a special launching event held at V Hotel, The Palm. The launching was part of the company's continuing efforts to bring high-quality and carefully-chosen consumer healthcare and wellness products to the region. The event also marks the regional entry of Vidimed and Giuliani--European brands exclusive to TPM. Headquartered in Dubai, TPM is one of the leading companies in MENA providing baby healthcare, consumer, pharmaceutical and sports nutrition ......read more

La Marquise Introduces Their Dazzling Spring Jewellery Collection

Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  In the lead up to the Easter season, La Marquise unveils their new Spring collection bursting with dazzling bracelets and mesmerising rings that artistically blur the distinction between statement-piece jewellery and playfully joyous accessories. Taking the literal lexicon of the Easter season, La Marquise have centred their latest collection on a “springy” design that radiates vibrancy and joy. The featured bangles and rings are created from delicate white, yellow and rose gold bands which loop and intertwine to make mesmerisingly elegant and unique bangles. This collection  plays on a multitude of exquisite diamond cuts set in unique designs, devising an assemblage of stones that sparkle with pure exuberance. These stunning spiral adornments are each a celebration of ethereal ......read more

Ozalys is launching the first professional range of products and spa treatments for women affected by cancer, and also designed for the well-being and safety of beauticians

Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2019:  Ozalys continues to innovate by launching the first professional range dedicated to the after cancer sector; a spa range associated with beauty treatments: 8 products and 6 treatments (face, body, hands & feet, scalp). Safe for women seeking well-being and self-esteem after the illness. Ozalys offers comfort and reassurance with high quality care designed to the most rigorous standards, to minimize preservatives and exclude all harmful   or unsuitable substances without compromising performance and pleasure of use. But Ozalys also ensures the day-to-day safety of beauticians in their salons. Indeed, Ozalys is the first brand in France to evaluate the toxicity and guarantee the tolerance of its products for professionals to ensure professional exposure with total peace of mind: a ......read more

End of the Cycle Beckons as Global Economy Outlook Becomes More Uncertain

Half (49%) of respondents expect the economic cycle to last another one to two years, but many North American investors (52%) see the cycle ending earlier Trade wars impacting the allocations of nearly half (46%) of all respondents, while two thirds (65%) of wholesale investors report that Brexit has altered their European and UK allocations Fixed income investors concerned about high levels of debt globally and widening credit spreads Chinese fixed income allocations are rising as investors look through geo-political issues Fixed income investors are actively repositioning portfolios, building resilience through a variety of strategies that include yield, short duration and floating rate instruments Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2019:  Invesco released its second annual Global Fixed Income Study, an in-depth report on the ......read more

Hospitality by DWTC Awarded 34 Medals at Expo Culinaire 2019

Hospitality by DWTC team maintains title of ‘Best Effort by an Individual Establishment’ for ninth consecutive year Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24th March 2019:   Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s leading culinary provider, demonstrated a range of capabilities at the annual Expo Culinaire 2019, winning the team 34 medals and accolades of international stature, including the title of ‘Best Effort by an Individual Establishment’ for the ninth consecutive year. A delegate team comprised of 20 chefs from DWTC participated in the three-day event, showcasing their culinary expertise across a range of categories including; Five-course Gourmet Dinner, Emirati Cuisine - Practical Cookery, Ice carving, and Chocolate Showpiece. The chefs won a total of 13 gold medals, 13 ......read more

DFSA and Standard Chartered Bank focus on curbing illicit wildlife trade

The engagement highlights how financial institutions and regulators can contribute to the well-being of humanity and the natural environment It also reinforces how tackling financial crime and the flow of illegal funds can support such collaboration  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2019:   The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) recently hosted senior executives from Standard Chartered Bank to discuss how financial institutions and regulators can work together to help curb illegal wildlife trade and disrupt the flow of illegal funds arising from this predicate crime.   David Fein, Group General Counsel at Standard Chartered and Vice-Chair of the Financial Taskforce of the UK Royal Foundation of ‘United for Wildlife’ campaign  which is under The Duke of Cambridge’s ......read more

INFINITI Engineering Academy 2019 launches as 50% of winners secure full-time roles

INFINITI launches the sixth edition of its highly successful Engineering Academy as its retention rate achieves record numbers So far 50% of the Academy Engineers have secured a job in F1® or at INFINITI, with this percentage expected to rise as some former winners complete their studies This success is possible thanks to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, which facilitates such a close collaboration between INFINITI and Renault F1® Team With applications soaring year on year, the 2019 edition is expected to be the most popular yet. Are you Engineered Differently? Apply now at academy.infiniti.com Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2019:  INFINITI, the premium automaker of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced the launch of the 2019 edition of its renowned INFINITI Engineering Academy. This will be its sixth ......read more

Emirates Foundation's Think Science Fairs 2019 edition successfully conclude with 28,000 visitors and 1850 contestants with 700 projects across all seven emirates

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation Think Science engaged over 50 private and public sector organizations, 450 mentors and 81 science experts to guide, support and assess participating youth and their projects Abu Dhabi, UAE 24 March 2019 –   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation, and in partnership with the Ministry of Education and attendance of His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Municipality, 2019’s final Think Science Fair took place in Ajman University, the host sponsor in Ajman, with the participation of 160 ......read more

SENAAT 's Revenues Increase to AED 16.3 Billion in 2018

Earnings growth of 20% to top AED 2.5 billion Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 March 2019:   SENAAT (“SENAAT” or “the Group”), one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, today announced financial results for 2018 demonstrating year-on-year growth and improved profitability.  SENAAT achieved steady revenue growth in 2018 to reach AED 16.3 billion, a 3.5% increase over the previous year (2017 revenue: AED 15.7 billion). More notably, EBITDA increased to more than AED 2.5 billion in 2018, a 20% increase compared to 2017, reflecting margin enhancement realised by capitalising on market opportunities and through cost control initiatives implemented across the Group.    These outstanding results complement the sustained growth in the company's industrial assets ......read more

WCU: Gold lifted by Fed dove while oil pauses

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2019:  Commodities traded higher for a second week, albeit at a slower pace, with gains being driven by precious metals and – for a change – the agriculture sector. Precious metals received a boost from a sharp drop in bond yields after the US Federal Reserve signalled no further rate hikes this year while also slowing its balance sheet reduction.  The dollar initially dumped on the news before once again being pumped higher on Friday when dismal PMI data from both Germany and France provided some renewed support for the greenback. Stocks, and with that the general level of risk appetite, initially rose before pausing in response to ongoing concerns about the outlook for economic growth.  The energy sector saw WTI and Brent ......read more

Ajman Free Zone participates as a strategic partner of Future Build Exhibition 2019

Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2019:   Ajman Free Zone will play a key role in highlighting opportunities in Ajman for companies in the national and International investment and development sectors at the Future Build Exhibition which takes place on the 25th to 27th March at The Pavillion, Al Zorah.   The Ajman Free Zone pavilion will feature five of its construction and facilities management sector companies, including Power Tech, Ercon, West Gate, Ideal and Pathway.  The event will see a wealth of companies involved in the building and construction market showcasing their services and products to potential customers representing a wide variety of construction, investment and development opportunities.   H.E Fatma Salem, Acting Director General of Ajman Free Zone, comments: “The construction ......read more

Exciting Finish to the First Qualifer of the 2019 Nations Tour

24 March, Dubai, UAE: The first qualifier of 2019 Nations Tour presented by OMEGA concluded on 19th March at the Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai, with an exciting finish between the top three qualifying teams. The two-ball tournament and Net Stableford aggregate score format saw Marco Saviozzi and Frederic Gastaldo from Team France take the first place on a countback in the opening qualifier with a net aggregate of 70 against Team Singapore, Naima Maya and Martha Wong who finished close on 69 points. Christian Klynge and Soren Dam from Team Denmark and Markus Brake with Pascal de Garrigues from Germany were tied and finished third with a net aggregate of 64. The winning team received a Pro-Am spot in the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic 2020 and season hospitality pass to the OMEGA chalet. The second place took home a pair of hospitality ......read more

Union Coop Online Store Expects AED 30 Million Sales in 2019

Number of SKUs Online by end of 2019 – 60,000 Home delivery to include Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2019:  Amidst a series of unique promotions and offers, Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE revealed that it expects AED 30 Million Sales in 2019, with more than 60,000 SKUs from its web store and online partners. The retail pioneer also listed previous year online sales as AED 15.8 Million from the web store and online partners, while expecting to outdo themselves this year by nearly double the previous year sales figure.    H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said, “Our web store crossed AED 5 Million in sales by February 2019 and at the same rate we are looking forward to a figure of AED 30 Million in sales by 2019 end, nearly ......read more

NCEF-NIGHT MASK – FILORGA's NEW miracle sleep mask for tired skin

Rejuvenating effect after only 7 nights Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2019:  Women today have to juggle their careers, homes, children, social lives, etc. This taxing lifestyle affects their sleep. With less time to sleep or bad quality sleep, it’s the skin that suffers in the morning.  According to many studies, sleeping less than 6 hours per night is intensely harmful to the quality of the skin and accelerates ageing of the skin. The before and after results of sleepdeprivation on the face speak for themselves: drawn features, a dull complexion, redness, enlarged pores... poorer skin quality, a visibly more aged appearance, etc. We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping to recharge and recover from the stresses that we have endured during the day. It is an ideal opportunity for the skin as the regeneration and repair ......read more

HP Unveils Cutting-Edge Virtual Reality Headset at Global Partner Conference

HP Reverb VR headset delivers staggering resolution for immersive experiences you must see to believe   Dubai, UAE – March 24, 2019 :   At HP Reinvent, the company’s largest global partner event, HP unveiled a game-changing, grounds-up designed virtual reality (VR) headset. Joining HP’s comprehensive VR portfolio, the HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset – Professional Edition delivers truly immersive and transformative experiences for work and life with amazing clarity with its staggering 2160 x 2160 panel per eye with double the resolution1 and 114-degree field of view.    “As the commercial VR segment is expected to grow to $34 billion by 20222, customers are seeking lifelike VR viewing to help open doors to new business opportunities in product design, training, and ......read more

UAE Embassy joins with Peking University and American University of Sharjah for Global Education Forum

Cultural and educational exchanges between China and the UAE strengthened Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2019:  On Friday 22nd of March, the UAE-China Higher Education Forum: Toward a New Model for Global Integration was successfully held at the Science Auditorium, Peking University. The event saw joint cooperation between the UAE Embassy to China; The Middle East Studies Center and the School of Foreign Languages at Peking University, China; and American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.  The forum’s focus was upon shedding light on UAE Higher Education to Chinese educators, students, parents, and scholarship officials. A musical performance was also carried out at the event featuring talented students from Peking University, as well as Sheikh Zayed Center for Arabic language and Islamic Studies at Beijing ......read more

The Fed has surrendered, and here's what comes next

By Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist & CIO at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2019:  Summary:  FOMC meeting made it official: the Fed has thrown in the towel, and central banks are committed to defying the business cycle. But where does this leave us in terms of positioning for 2019, 2020 and beyond? If you are familiar with my research over the last 20 years, you know that I am no fan of central banks; they are glorified bureaucrats with an academic sense of infallibility who believe they have a supreme power’s insight into the economy and markets. But yesterday marked a new low for world central bankers as the US Federal Open Market Committee completely threw in the towel. Anyone who ever thought the Fed or other central banks are truly ‘independent’ should spend $20 on the great 2018 Paul Volcker ......read more

Al Mouj Muscat to showcase award-winning lifestyle and leisure destination at OREX 2019

Oman’s Leading ITC to be Strategic Partner for this Year’s Conference, Showcasing New Offerings  Muscat, 23 March 2019 –   Al Mouj Muscat, Oman's leading lifestyle and leisure destination, is set to participate as a strategic partner at the second edition of Oman Real Estate Exhibition and Conference (OREX) 2019. Oman’s leading ITC will showcase its unique, freehold-title properties, commercial and retail projects within its luxurious world-class 2.5 million sqm development. Being one of the most influential real estate events held in Oman, OREX 2019 provides the perfect platform for Al Mouj Muscat to highlight its offerings of a unique style of leisure and lifestyle experience. Visitors and potential investors will have the opportunity to view the lifestyle offerings of the award-winning ......read more

Showcase of Manzar and Sunita

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2019:  Manzar creates couture in its truest sense; luxuriously crafted, wonderfully detailed and tailored to perfection. On any occasion from your red carpet day to an evening about town you dazzle in an original creation. At MANZAR we give shape to a distinct style in couture that is a unique blend of classic embroidery, textures, drapes all brought to life with an original and modern sensibility. Our Designs have a strong personal identity, drawing inspiration from MANZAR’s personal vision and caters to the needs and lifestyles of our patrons. MANZAR enjoys working on themes to take the concept of “one of a kind” to a new level. We have undertaken commissions to customize wardrobes for specific events, occasions and celebrations and endeavor to fulfill the constantly varying and ......read more

Water-stressed areas receive clean water this World Water Day

To support the theme of this year’s World Water Day “Leaving no one behind”, Metito collaborates with Planet Water Foundation to serve daily water needs in the Palghar district in India through innovative technologies Nearly 663 million people lack access to an improved water source and this number is expected to increase Dubai, UAE, 23 March 2019:   According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025. This World Water Day, Metito and Planet Water Foundation are bridging the gap between water supply and demand by improving existing water sources in the communities.   The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and WHO reported that nearly 663 million people lack access to an improved water source. The ......read more

Northern Ireland Keen to Launch New Products in UAE

 Huge Business Interest Generated During the Visit Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2019:  Invest Northern Ireland invited Al Maya Group to visit Belfast in Northern Ireland and arranged meetings with leading companies dealing in FMCG / Food products.  The visit of Al Maya to Belfast was the follow up on last visit and also after the Gulfood 2019.   Al Maya’s delegation was headed by Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director.   During the visit of the delegation Mr Kamal Vachani also met Mr Alastair Hamilton, CEO, Invest Northern Ireland and discussed the ways to enhance business relations through Invest Northern Ireland with Al Maya Group. Invest Northern Ireland is involved in promoting trade between the two countries.  We are very much delighted to be associated with Invest Northern Ireland who has ......read more

Spectacular Closing Ceremony Celebrates Legacy of World Games Abu Dubai and Achievements of Thousands of Athletes and Volunteers

Dubai, UAE 23, March 2019:   Seven days of sporting achievement, thousands of athletes and volunteers, dozens of events, countless displays of bravery, and millions of smiles. As the final curtain falls on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the athletes, coaches, families and fans came together to not only celebrate successes on the field of play, but to also look forward to exciting future achievements. Officials and dignitaries from the UAE and Special Olympics, including His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Khalfan Mohammad Al Mazrouei, Managing Director of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and the President of Liberia, George Weah, led the celebrations.   Held at Zayed Sports City, the spectacular Closing Ceremony featured amazing ......read more

Michael Michael Kors Spring 2019: Middle East Edit

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  Michael Kors is pleased to announce the MICHAEL Michael Kors Spring 2019 Middle East Edit featuring three pieces exclusive to the Middle East: the painterly headscarf (a first for the brand), a woven caftan and the Mindy lace-up sneaker.  The flowing bell-sleeve caftan and headscarf exude easy elegance in an olive and white carnation print, set against dramatic black.  For sport-chic appeal, slip on the Mindy lace-up sneaker in crisp leather punctuated with 3D blooms in olive, black and white. Paired with the capsule’s painterly headscarf or caftan, they convey a sense of relaxed glamour from head to toe.   An extension of the larger Spring 2019 MICHAEL Michael Kors line available in the Middle East, which centers on urban romance, these three pieces strike the perfect ......read more

Union Cooperative supports UAE agriculture with AED 79 Million

An increase of AED 35 Million compared to 2017 Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  Union Coop, UAE’s largest Consumer Cooperative revealed that the value of its UAE agricultural products in 2018 amounted to AED 79 Million, an increase of AED 35 Million compared to 2017, pointing out that supporting and encouraging agriculture stems from its core objective to establish a sustainable agricultural environment with enhanced stock and food security.  Talking about how Union Coop has been supporting UAE’s agro-economy, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said, “Union Coop encourages farmers to develop UAE farms while ensuring the product quality, achieved by attending developmental lectures and workshops to improve the quality and quantity of crops, while ensuring the product quality adheres as ......read more

Meet HP Tango! The Home Printer Reinvented

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 21 March 2019:   Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that makes life easier. And this sleek, fully app-based, voice-activated printer, is it. With seamless set-up and cloud-based connectivity, you can print, scan and copy from anywhere. And, because it’s so beautifully designed, it will blend seamlessly into your home décor when not in use. Minimalist and compact design for the Smart Home First of its kind covers based on the latest trends in International fashion, design and materials. Soft materials serve as both an aesthetic accent and paper landing zone. A “guided lighting” LED illuminates the paper tray when it’s printing or out of paper. HP Smart App Powered Use the app to communicate with Tango. Print anywhere using ......read more

Philippines consulate general visits Danube Home

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  Paul Raymund P. Cortes, Consulate General of Philippines, Dubai visited regions fastest growing retailer Danube Home at Al Barsha showroom and met with Philippine community to give them a motivational speech and also opened door to discuss problems of the community face to face. Paul Raymund P. Cortes, Consulate General of Philippines, Dubai said: “For the consular services, despite financial and budgetary constraints, we will notch it up a bit and hope to make the consulate premises and procedures more convenient and comfortable for our people. I hope that when people come to the consulate for any service, they would leave feeling satisfied.” Adel Sajan, Director Danube Group said: “This is a small step which we persuade for the betterment of our people. We as brand believe to ......read more

Top Tips on choosing the perfect Coffee Table

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  The coffee table occupies a unique place in the heart of a living area where ideas and conversations are brewed over, so choosing the perfect design can certainly have an impact on one’s home. With endless options available in the region, Carol Sukkar from Home and Soul Dubai shares her top tips on how to select your dream coffee table without the extra stress that can come with the process: Decide the material: Marble is quite trendy this season being both stylish and sophisticated. Marble can integrate beautifully into the decor and complements any colour palette beautifully Choose a shape that fits: Round, oval, square or rectangular? The shape should fit your room structure and style without overpowering it Ensure the coffee table complements the furniture: A marble coffee table will ......read more

Over 1,700 projects worth USD 1 trillion fall under China's ambitious One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBOR)

Annual Investment Meeting 2019 to host AIM-OBOR Forum Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2019:   With more than 1,700 projects worth USD 1 trillion, China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road Initiative aims to positively impact 4.4 billion people, or 65 percent of the world’s population that equals to about 40 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Spanning across to 70 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania, the One Belt, One Road Initiative has been allocated over $340bn in construction contracts secured by Chinese companies. These statistics were released in conjunction with the upcoming Annual Investment Meeting which will be held from 8th to 10th April in Dubai focusing on ‘Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization. ’This year, ......read more

Mobile Malaria Project Embarks on Journey of Discovery

Land Rover Bursary awarded to the ‘Mobile Malaria Project’  Driving a modified Land Rover Discovery, eight-week expedition will travel through Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya Land Rover Bursary is awarded annually in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) – Land Rover’s longest standing humanitarian and conservation partner Oxford University researchers with portable laboratory equipment will work with African scientists to learn about the challenges facing malaria research and investigate the potential of portable DNA sequencing technology  Project vehicle enhanced by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations in celebration of 30 years of Discovery as the most capable full-sized premium SUV Thursday 21 March 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates –   Land ......read more

IKEA survey reveals that although the bedroom is the most essential room in households in Qatar, it is the most unorganised

A survey responded by over 2,500 residents in Qatar sheds light on how habits in the bedroom and organisation can have an effect on overall wellbeing Dubai, March 21, 2019:   This month IKEA conducted a survey to understand people’s habits, organisation concerns and associations to their bedrooms. The independent online survey gathered findings from 2500 respondents spread across Qatar. Insights from the survey revealed that the bedroom ranks as the most essential room in the home, where the most time is spent, yet it is the room that respondents rarely invest in and find the most difficult to organise. IKEA wants to understand how this affects day-to-day life and how it can support people’s’ functional needs for a better way to use their bedrooms.  Although 52% deem the bedroom as one of the most ......read more

Volvo Cars celebrates 60 years of sharing safety knowledge with open-for-all digital library

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:   Volvo Cars is for the first time making its safety knowledge easily accessible in a central digital library which it urges the car industry to use, in the interest of safer roads for all.   The announcement symbolises the company’s philosophy of boosting safety through sharing knowledge that helps save lives and comes on the 60-year anniversary of what may have been the most important invention in the history of automotive safety, the three-point safety belt.   Introduced by Volvo Cars in 1959, the three-point safety belt is estimated to have saved over one million lives globally, not just in Volvos but in numerous other cars, thanks to its decision to share the invention in the interest of improving traffic safety. Since then it has continued to prioritise societal progress ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds actively participated in UAE National Sports Day conducted by MOH, Ajman

M.O.H Ajman conducted UAE National Sports Day in Ajman Marina, supported by Red Crescent, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, Ajman Speciality Hospital, Sharjah Cycling Society, various Social Centres and other entities. As an appreciation for the active participation of Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR Team, Mr. Hamza KS, Manager - CSR, Malabar Gold & Diamonds received a memento of appreciation from Mr. Ahmed Tariyam Al Shamsi, Director, M.O.H.  Ajman and Dr. Moona Al Shamsi – Asst. Director, M.O.H.  Ajman. Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the largest jewellery retailers globally with a strong retail network of 250 outlets actively participated in UAE National Sports Day celebration conducted by M.O.H Ajman in Ajman Marina. The program was supported by Red Crescent, Malabar ......read more

Etisalat AGM approves Full-year 2018 dividends of 80 fils per share

Twelve month consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to AED 8.6 billion an increase of 2.4% compared to same period last year Aggregate subscriber base reached 141 million  Etisalat named ‘Most Valuable Telecoms Brand’ in MENA region in 2018 by Brand Finance UAE is ranked number one for the highest Fiber to the Home (FTTH) penetration among all its global counterparts for a third year in a row Abu Dhabi, 21 March 2019:   At Etisalat’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at the company’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, shareholders have backed the board’s recommendation to pay full-year 2018 dividends of 80 fils per share and approved the proposal of lifting restrictions on foreign shareholders voting rights.    Etisalat Group consolidated revenues ......read more

Dubai WoodShow attracts more than 7300 visitors, USD 70 million in business deals

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2019: Concluding three days of trade exhibition, Dubai WoodShow 2019 closed on a grand note on14thMarch2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The show also recorded onsite deals worth USD 70 million.  The record-breaking show is the largest wood and wood machinery exhibitor showcase in the Middle East, which accommodated over 240 exhibitors from 45 countries with 48 first-time participants, 192 repeat exhibitors and a packed show of over 530 brands. “The record number of exhibitors and visitors for this year’s show underscores Dubai WoodShow’s popularity in the Middle East and across the world. It also reflects the healthy performance and confidence of the industry and its vital role as a major driver for a healthier global economy,” said Walid Farghal, Director ......read more

Step up your make-up game for Spring/Summer '19 with Lottie London

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  If Spring/Summer is your favourite season, then you’re likely ready to discover the latest make-up collections for the new season and be thrilled to experiment more with your looks. So, if you’re keen on shaking up your make-up life and weaving in new products, then Lottie London is the brand to add to your wish list, offering fun and playful products from colourful eye shadows to quirky lip toppers. Here some of the latest Spring/Summer launches by Lottie London: Lottie Eye Foils (AED 35) These iridescent liquid eye shadows will take your eye make-up game to the next level, as they glide on the lids smoothly giving a foil-like glittery effect. The eye foils can be worn on their own or as eye toppers to add a pop of glitter to the centre of the eye lids. The eye foils come in various ......read more

This Weekend Sees Abu Dhabi Host Week 13 of Show Jumping Competitions

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day event will be held at the Emirates Heritage Club Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  Week 13 of the national show jumping competitions will kick this weekend – on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd - at the Emirates Heritage Club in Abu Dhabi. The show will be held under the sponsorship of Longines, Official Time Keeper and presenting partner of the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League competitions. Held in cooperation with the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the two-day show jumping competition will see riders jumping heights of up to 145cm in the club’s indoor sand arena.  This weekend features 11 action-packed classes - five on Friday and six on Saturday - for riders and horses of all levels. This national ......read more

Schneider Electric Partners with Vericlave to Strengthen Customers' Cyber Posture

Fortifies end-to-end cyber portfolio to protect industrial installations Advanced technology shrinks attack surface by more than 90 percent Cuts cybersecurity deployment and ownership costs by 50 percent or more   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 21, 2019 –   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has entered into a global partnership with Vericlave, a leading cybersecurity technology provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will provide Vericlave’s advanced encryption technology to further secure and protect its customers’ critical IT and OT systems from the risk of cyberattack.    “Digital transformation and the growth of IoT are giving rise to new threats that can have a ......read more

IKEA X TOM DIXON X YOU

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  About a year ago the first part of DELAKTIG was launched: a platform for living for you to customise and adapt to all the twists and turns of your life. Now it’s time for part two. Together, IKEA and industrial design icon, Tom Dixon, have designed the one piece of furniture you might ever really need in life...  “We called it an open platform for living, and Tom kept referring to it as a bed, so of course we couldn’t stop after the first DELAKTIG launch. The bed is a key piece of furniture in any home – I mean, everyone needs a good night’s sleep. So we decided to go for a second launch:  a bed frame that is designed to be personalised.”  So, the team simply couldn’t stop after the first launch of DELAKTIG. What would take the open, ......read more

Top Chefs recognized by American Egg Board at ExpoCulinaire

Winners for the Egg Class Competition and Middle East Young Chef of the Year Awards revealed Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019 –   Winners of the Egg Class Competition and the Middle East Young Chef of the Year Award were announced at the recently concluded ExpoCulinaire 2019. Traditionally held within the Gulfood exhibition, ExpoCulinaire is a series of culinary competitions accompanied by a trade event that is dedicated specifically to the culinary community. The awards for the Egg Class Competition and the Middle East Young Chef of the Year Award competitions were sponsored by the American Egg Board (AEB), the research, education and promotion arm of the U.S. egg industry. AEB’s partner, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) along with the Emirates Culinary Guild assisted with the organization and ......read more

Oman Insurance Company wins Medical Insurance Company of the Year at 2019 Annual Health Awards

Dubai, March 20, 2019:  Oman Insurance Company was awarded Medical Insurance Company of the Year at the recent 2019 Health Award. Jointly organized by Dubai Health Authority and Health Magazine, the award aims to recognize outstanding contributions of healthcare organizations and professionals in the region.    With a clear focus on exceptional customer experience, strong underwriting capabilities and digital solutions, Oman Insurance was a clear winner among the 10 nominations received in the Medical Insurance category. Some of the customer focused initiatives by the company include the launch of reimbursement and policy servicing portal, the linking of member eligibility verification to Emirates ID, the simple online portal to buy DHA medical insurance and the award winning corporate wellness program ......read more

Emirates Post invites young people to enter international letter writing competition

Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) annual competition champions the art of writing amongst schoolchildren  Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2019:   Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, is encouraging schoolchildren to rediscover the art of letter writing by entering the UPU International Letter Writing Competition.  Now in its 48th year, the prestigious competition is organised by Emirates Post as part of the global activity of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations body that oversees the world’s post. Since 1971, the UPU has invited young writers aged between 10-15 years old to write letters on a given theme to be in with a chance of winning exciting prizes. “Write a letter to your hero” is the inspirational theme of the 2019 competition, which ......read more