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Taste the best of the world at Lulu Hypermarket World Food Expo 2017

Come and treat your taste buds to the delightful flavours of the world at Lulu.  See how delicacies and specialties are made at the live cooking demonstration. Grab a taste at the sampling stations. Enjoy big discounts and amazing offers on ready to eat items, pastries, bread, fresh food products and more. Offers valid from 22nd March to 4th April 2017 #HappyAtLulu Lulu’s New Achievements In February 2017 Deloitte in Annual Global Retailers Report has ranked Lulu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th among the top 50 fastest growing retailers in the world. Following the announcement Chairman for Lulu Group, Yusuffalli M.A. said: “Today, it is completely a consumer-driven market and the shopper needs only the very best. We have been continuously innovation in all aspects of our ......read more

Bottega Verde Introduces The New Splendida Skin Care Line!

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Bottega Verde, one of Italy’s leading Natural Skincare and Cosmetics brand recently launched its new skin care line Splendida, in their Flagship store at City Centre Deira amongst much celebration! The launch included a LIVE Demonstration from the Bottega Verde Skincare Cosmetologist, Tania Acconciaioco, Makeup Tutorials, and Fresh Flower Giveaways. The media and customers were given a tour of the store, educating them on their beauty needs and providing them beauty solutions from Bottega Verde. The store concept revolves primarily around the customer, with the aim of providing a refreshing shopping experience that allows them to breathe in the natural Tuscan origins and take home a piece of Italy with them.  Thanks to in-depth research at Bottega Verde’s laboratories, the Splendida ......read more

Huawei shares its vision for video in the region at CABSAT

Growing demand for personalized content spurs increased demand for mobile video  Abu Dhabi, 23 March 2017:  Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, shared its vision video cloud solutions at the 2017 edition of CABSAT, the region’s leading broadcast, satellite digital media event, taking place March 21-23 at the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai.  On day 2 of the event, Huawei experts highlighted the wealth of opportunities the region has to offer in the video market, which continues to be fragmented. Huawei also demonstrated how the company’s video cloud solutions will offer both telecom operators and content providers in the region with the necessary platform to generate new sources of revenue and monetize content, while providing consumers with a plethora of content options through a single ......read more

VAT and GCC regulatory tax reform at Deloitte's 10th annual Middle East Tax Conference

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  For the past ten years, Deloitte has organized a yearly tax conference in the Middle East to update practitioners and clients on global and regional tax updates and tools.  The 2017 edition was held in Dubai on the 22nd and 23rd of March. The tax conference’s aim was to help attendees in regaining a sense of control and keeping pace with an ever-evolving tax landscape and in assisting them in mapping change in real time, offering senior business and tax executives the opportunity to interact with leading practitioners and industry peers from across the Middle East and the world.   A number of Deloitte senior partners and tax experts including Dan Lange, Global Managing Director of Tax at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, were present to provide their insight to the attending two ......read more

Dubai Design & Fashion Council and CUD to boost youth engagement in Dubai's design community

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai (CUD) and Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) have joined hands to boost engagement of youth talent in the development of Dubai’s growing design community, by extending DDFC’s activities into the student community and to cultivate wider networks that will help to build a global market for regional design.  The collaboration was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between DDFC Chairperson and Group CEO TECOM, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, and CUD President Professor Karim Chelli, in the presence of  DDFC CEO, Jazia Al Dhanhani, and select academic and administration staff from CUD.    The Dubai Design and Fashion Council was established by the Dubai Government to raise the profile of Dubai as a regional and global ......read more

Legendary Breitling DC-3 touches down in Dubai as part of record-breaking world tour

Legendary aircraft is aiming to become the oldest aircraft to circumnavigate the globe, as it marks its 77th birthday  500-piece Navitimer limited edition series is accompanying the aircraft on the tour Dubai, 23rd March 2017:  The legendary Breitling DC-3 aeroplane has landed in Dubai as part of its record-breaking world tour. This historic aircraft, which is aiming to become the oldest plane to circumnavigate the globe, arrived at Jetex FBO Terminal, Dubai World Central on Tuesday (21st March) ahead of the next leg of the trip which will take it to Karachi, Pakistan. Having crossed the Arabian Gulf from Qatar, flying low over Dubai’s world-famous landmarks, the Breitling DC-3 is making its first ever visit to a region that today boasts some of the world’s leading airlines, with fleets of ......read more

Future Cities Show to focus on six core elements of sustainability

The show will highlight and provide details on waste management, water management, green building, sustainable cities and communities, economic growth and clean energy. Dubai, UAE March 23, 2017:  The UAE has become a pioneer in environmental and sustainable work, under the wise vision of its leadership that foresees the future and believes in the ability to achieve the impossible. In lieu of the same, the inaugural edition of ‘Future Cities Show’ in Dubai, UAE, which runs from April 2nd - 4th at Dubai World Trade Centre, will shed light on six core elements of sustainability. Held under the theme ‘Sustainability, Innovation and Happiness’, Future Cities Show is a global platform for companies and organisations engaged in developing an advanced infrastructure all over the world. It will attract big ......read more

Tips to avoid penalty headaches on Dubai's mandatory health coverage

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  An unintended consequence of mandatory health insurance has been the commoditization of health plans. What was once seen as an additional benefit for some key employees has become mandatory for all employees – naturally leading to a massive increase in demand for the health insurance industry. This is particularly relevant for employers with less than 100 employees, dependents of employees and domestic help. Under the Compulsory Health Insurance Law in Dubai, which aims to build homogenous health services for all, every employer is mandated to offer medical insurance to their employees.  Keeping up with a demand hike of this level is no small feat for any industry, especially when insurance seekers and sponsors alike faced fines for non-compliance by a set deadline. As of the beginning of ......read more

ENBD REIT Admits Shares to Trading on Nasdaq Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 March 2017:  ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”), a Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited (the “Fund Manager”), has announced that its ordinary shares have been admitted to the Official List of Securities of the DFSA and to trading on Nasdaq Dubai (“Admission”) under the ticker symbol ENBDREIT.  ENBD REIT offered 94,594,595 ordinary shares (the “Offer”) to institutional investors at a price of US$ 1.11 per ordinary share. Gross proceeds of the Offer amounted to approximately US$ 105 million, before the deduction of commissions and other fees payable by or on behalf of ENBD REIT in connection with the Offer. The Fund Manager intends to use the proceeds of the Offer to fund ......read more

INSEAD Enhances its MBA Programme Curriculum

MBA students to benefit from an improved personalised learning journey, content innovation, new electives, personal career advisors, a culminating capstone and a leading-edge digital start  Abu Dhabi, Fontainebleau (France), Singapore 23 March 2017:   INSEAD, the business school for the world, has announced that after an extensive two-year review, the faculty has approved a new MBA curriculum to be rolled out in September 2017.  Steered by the MBA Curriculum Review Committee led by INSEAD’s Deans and senior faculty members, the new curriculum is constructed with active participation from major stakeholders including faculty, students, alumni, staff, and recruiters, among others. It is designed to maintain rigor and relevance with improvement of the learning quality as well as personal leadership and career ......read more

Dubai Land Department showcases its ‘Investment Map' and ‘Real Estate Promotion Trustee' initiatives on the first day of Dubai Property Show in Shanghai

25 local real estate companies promote Dubai as an attractive investment hub for China Dubai Land Department presents its latest technologies and projects to highlight its leading services in the real estate sector Dubai - United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) highlighted several of its pioneering initiatives during the first day of the Dubai Property Show in Shanghai as the strategic partner of the event, which was inaugurated today on Friday 24th March and will run for three days until Sunday 26th of this month. DLD’s participation is taking place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center under the theme ‘Dubai, your ideal investment destination’. The department’s delegation will be working to translate this theme into reality over the course of ......read more

Russia maintains foreign investor interest

Foreign direct investment in Russia surged to $8.3 billion during 2016, more than the $5.9 billion as reported for 2015, according to central bank data Explore big investment opportunities in the Russian capital city of Moscow at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2017 Dubai, March 23, 2017:  Foreign direct investment in Russia surged to $8.3 billion during 2016, more than the $5.9 billion as reported for 2015, according to central bank data. The country is becoming a safe haven for investors amid economic and political uncertainty in Europe. It’s relatively low sovereign debt to GDP ratio and large gold and foreign currency reserves, have enabled the country to retain the interest of foreign investors. In addition, the Russian authorities are doing everything possible to create the most comfortable conditions for foreign ......read more

Celebrate the start of the spring with Lexus Select Event

Exclusive offers on a large Lexus line-up  Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, proudly presents the Spring Edition of the Lexus Select Event, giving customers the opportunity to purchase their preferred Lexus at exclusive prices starting at AED 122,000. “The much anticipated Lexus Select Event brings to our customers a host of exclusive offers and benefits, giving them the chance join the world of luxury by choosing their preferred car from a selection of Lexus vehicles, all while enjoying amazing experiences that extend well beyond the car,” said Christopher Buxton, Managing Director of Lexus at Al-Futtaim Motors. Customers wishing to learn more about the offer can visit any of the Lexus showrooms across the UAE.

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New services in Metrash 2

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  The Ministry of Interior added two more new e-services to its mobile app Metrash 2 and the website of the Ministry, thanks to the commitment of the Ministry to make its electronic services accessible for the public easily and with least effort and time. The new service facilitates automatic renewal of residence permits of the employees in companies and institutions in addition to the facility to subscribe for direct debit service through the Metrash 2 account. The new automated residence permit renewal will help a lot to save time and efforts of the company representatives and can avoid fines for delay in renewal. To avail this service it is required to add companies in the new service whereas the system will automatically notify the list of individuals whose residence permits to be renewed soon. ......read more

Top Talents Honoured at MENA Digital Awards 2017

IMPACT BBDO Dubai awarded Agency of the Year and BBDO Worldwide named Network of the Year Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 23, 2017:  The world’s foremost digital advocates gathered at the Westin Hotel on 22nd March to attend the fourth edition of the MENA Digital Awards (MDA) and honour digital talent, efforts and innovation in the region. The awards ceremony followed the successful conclusion of the sixth Digital Media Forum (DMF), which was held earlier that day.  Najla Semaan Mazboudi, CEO of SpotOn Media Services and Events and Founder of DMF and MDA, commented: “MDA was launched to recognise and celebrate those responsible for creating digital marketing campaigns that have a real impact and drive our sector onto new heights. The awards programme has gone from strength to strength since its ......read more

HEC Paris in Qatar welcomes Executive MBA Class of 2018

Doha, Qatar – March 23, 2017:  HEC Paris, one of the world’s top three providers of Executive Education programs, has officially welcomed its latest batch of participants for the HEC Paris Executive MBA in Doha. The new participants were greeted by Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO, HEC Paris in Qatar, who gave the participants an overview on HEC Paris locally and globally. The Executive MBA Class of 2018, consisting of 13 nationalities of which almost 50% are Qataris and 30% are women, then received an orientation of the program from Matthew Gibb, Director of New International Programming and Academic Partnerships, HEC Paris. The EMBA participants come from a range of industries and sectors including Education, Health and Social Services, Management Consulting and Banking and 23% of participants are flying in from ......read more

Blend Anything, Extract Everything With Kenwood's Purejuice

The new range of slow press juicers is the first step towards Fresh Thinking Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Making your own juice is a healthy choice. So it makes sense to choose an appliance that juices anything and extracts every bit of goodness from every ingredient. Today, consumers are becoming more conscious of what they eat and how they prepare their food. Social media is heavily populated with healthy eating topics such as juice detox smoothies, protein shakes, lean living, and insanity workouts.  Retaining maximum nutrition is the thinking behind the design of Kenwood’s new juicers, PureJuice’s new range of slow press juicers and part of their Fresh Thinking campaign in advocacy for health and wellness. Not only will your 100% natural juice be healthier and will last for longer without separating into ......read more

CRA, IIC Host Annual Telecommunication & Digital Media Forum in Doha

Regional regulators, policy makers and telecoms experts from around the world gather in Doha for the two-day forum  Doha, March 23, 2017:  The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is co-hosting the International Institute of Communication’s Telecommunications and Digital Media Forum (TDMF) in Qatar from March 22 to 23. The Forum has brought together regional and international policy and decision makers in Doha to exchange ideas and experiences that will help the industry to evolve.  The aim of the Forum is to consider best practice policy and regulatory decision making to drive accessibility, affordability and competitiveness, while ensuring that the digital ecosystem is fair and offers protection to all.   The two-day forum, being held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Doha, is tackling a range of issues ......read more

Wintershall: Oil and gas production at record level

Wintershall continues on growth course Robust portfolio ensures profitability Positive free cash flow despite low prices  Kassel / Abu Dhabi, March 23, 2017:  Wintershall is on a growth course despite the difficult conditions in the industry and attained an historic level of production in 2016 of 165 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). This means the company has increased its oil and gas production in the last ten years by around 50 percent. At the same time, Wintershall more than doubled its commercially recoverable oil and gas reserves in the same period from 814 million BOE to 1.62 billion BOE. “Solid foundations for further profitable growth in future too,” CEO Mario Mehren said at the company’s annual press conference and announced that the company would continue on its long-term growth ......read more

Alharbi: The data revolution must be used to enhance the statistics sector

On the sidelines of the first Gulf Statistical Forum Riyadh, March 22, 2017:  Based on its belief in the importance of the fruitful cooperation between the public and private sectors in the field of statistics,and on the ground of its concern with the advanced statistical methods and its role in updating the databases fifteen years ago , Eye of Riyadh participated in the first Gulf Statistical Forum which was launched in Riyadh under the sponsorship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz under the theme of “Enhancing Statistical Partnerships to Support Economic Policies and Sustainable Development in the GCC Region”. Mr. Abdullah Al-Harbi, the CEO of Eye of Riyadh indicated - after being honored by the Minister of Economy and Planning the Eng. Adel bin Muhammad Fakeih and by the attendance ......read more

IGCF 2017: HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi Welcomes International, Regional Participants in Keynote Address

HH Ruler of Sharjah Urges Societal Participation for Inclusive Development International Government Communication Centre, Government Communication Fund Launched Guest of Honour Emphasises Contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Sharjah, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) was officially inaugurated with keynote speeches from His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, and HE Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. Present on the occasion were HE Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), HE Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan ......read more

Sony Middle East & Africa to grow volume of business by 20% in 2017

Veteran consumer electronics professional Taro Kimura outlines growth strategy across television, camera and headphones segments  Dubai, UAE, 23 March 2017:  Sony Middle East and Africa (MEA) has unveiled a new business strategy that aims to increase its regional presence and grow business by 20 per cent in 2017. Driving Sony MEA’s strategy, new managing director Taro Kimura will achieve this vision through new product launches and a refreshed business development strategy that will place the company and its business partners in a strong position to gain market share in the company’s focus categories, which are television, digital imaging and audio products. Sony MEA is looking to grow television sales by 26 per cent, audio product sales by 11 per cent and achieve a 52 per cent sales growth in its ......read more

IGCF 2017: Unifying Public, Private Sectors Can Fast-track Socio-Economic, Environmental Change

Prominent panellists discuss joint capabilities of public, private sectors in creating sustainable change, generating opportunities  Dr Muhammad Yunus: Youth should be job creators, not job seekers Jeffrey Sachs: UAE has excelled at placing people at heart of public policy, global governments must develop effective public sector leadership Badr Jafar: Private sector, entrepreneurs can be change-makers through understanding sustainability, corporate governance business case Sharjah-UAE: 23 March, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today attended the second session of the opening day of the sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), being held from March 22 to 23 at Expo Centre Sharjah. Eminent speakers taking part in the ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds receives ‘Best Jewellery Brand Award' from India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd. (IBJA)

Announcement Malabar Gold & Diamonds receives ‘Best Jewellery Brand Award’ from India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd. (IBJA) Mr. Abdul Majeed – Group Executive Director, Malabar Gold & Diamonds received the award from Mr. Mukesh Mehta, President – National, India Bullion and Jewellers Association at an event held in Mumbai recently.  Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the BIG 5 jewellery retailers globally receives ‘Best Jewellery Brand Award’ from India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd. (IBJA). Mr. Abdul Majeed, Group Executive Director, Malabar Gold & Diamonds received the award from Mr. Mukesh Mehta, President – National, India Bullion and Jewellers Association in the presence of Mr. Shiras T.M, Head – Supply ......read more

UBF CEOs Advisory Council meets to chart the future course for the UAE banking industry

New platform for cyber intelligence sharing is among the steps proposed to make the banking system more robust Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The CEOs Advisory Council of the UAE Banks Federation (UBF), a professional representative body comprising 49 member banks operating in the UAE, met in Dubai today (March 22, 2017) to discuss latest developments in the banking sector in UAE. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of UBF.  Sharing his views on the state of the banking industry, H.E. Al Ghurair said, “The banking sector continue to adapt fast to both global and regional economic challenges and new opportunities, and relative slowdown witnessed is good for the long-term health of the banking sector, as it encourages players across the industry to place greater emphasis on innovation to ......read more

Rashid Hospital recognised as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery.

The hospital performs the highest number of mini-gastric bypass procedures in the region. The hospital is currently expanding its bariatric services due to a high-waiting list. Hospital follows stringent selection criteria and only those patients who medically need surgery and have exhausted other methods of weight loss are selected.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority run Rashid Hospital recently received international recognition as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery. The Surgical Review Corporation presented Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei, CEO of Rashid Hospital and her team with the certification.  In 2016, the general surgery department performed 400 bariatric surgery procedures, of which 65 per cent of the patients have several comorbidities. Of these, in 95 per cent ......read more

New Quality Benchmark Set During Construction of Unit 3 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

Reactor Coolant Loop (RCL) pipe welding completed, establishing new quality benchmark for global industry Concrete pouring for containment building dome structure successfully completed  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 March 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed the welding of Reactor Coolant Loop piping and the Reactor Containment Building (RCB) dome structure for Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.  The completion of pipe welding for the Reactor Coolant Loop has set a new global benchmark for quality in pipe welding, and the RCB dome structure marks the completion of the major construction activities for the building which houses the main components. These achievements mark another set of safe and on-time milestones in the construction of Unit 3, which is now 69 ......read more

Envirol reveals move to upgrade and expand food waste recycling plant in Dubai

March 22, 2017: Envirol, a joint venture initiative between Dubai Municipality and BLUE (a member of Alserkal Group), has revealed its plans to expand and upgrade its current recycling facilities in Dubai. The announcement was made today (March 22, 2017), during a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion at the Envirol Recycling Plant in Al Aweer. The expansion work for the recycling plant, which is the MENA region’s first grease trap waste treatment plant, is expected to be completed before the end of the year. Present during the ground breaking ceremony were Talib Abdulkarim Julfar, Assistant Director General for Environmental Services and Public Health, Dubai Municipality; Ahmad bin Eisa Alserkal, Chairman, BLUE; and other senior officials. To date, the current capacity of the Al Aweer plant is around 50,000 gallons of ......read more

TKD Lingerie: Top 5 lingerie trends from the past five years

TKD Lingerie celebrates fifth birthday with five year trend retrospective   Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  TKD Lingerie, the D-K cup expert, has revealed how the lingerie design has changed over the past five years since its inception in 2012.  The lingerie retailer has seen two distinct and opposing trends emerge over the past five years. There has been a clear ‘50 Shades of Grey’ effect, with a steep increase in demand for more provocative and playful styles. Scantilly, a new raunchy range launched by Curvy Kate in 2015, has seen sales soar along in the UAE with double digit growth year-on-year.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, lingerie and nightwear has embraced the ethos ‘More is More’. The once ubiquitous g-string has all but vanished from lingerie drawers, being replaced ......read more

Sheikh Ahmed: UAE on the forefront in adopting latest smart technologies

Smartworld hosts the inaugural CIOMajlis Annual Conference  Region’s first of its kind annual ‘Student Innovation Award’ for Emirati and expat university students launched by CIOMajlis Winners of Student Innovation Award to get jobs in leading UAE companies Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  CIOMajlis launched the region’s first annual innovation award for university students, which will give them an opportunity to work in the largest IT companies in the UAE. The ‘Student Innovation Award’ was launched at the first CIOMajlis Annual Conference, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, at Le Meridian Hotel in Dubai, UAE, ......read more

Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its first electric vehicle ambassador

Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actor revealed as the new face of Nissan’s electric vehicle and zero emission programme In first mini-movie, Robbie takes Nissan BladeGlider for a midnight spin around Monaco as company moves to attract new audience to the electric revolution Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 22, 2017:  Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight. The prototype 190km/h Nissan BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the conventional thinking of what an all-electric sports car could look like in the future. Showcasing all the fun and excitement of pure electric vehicles, the ......read more

A pebble with a message encourages women to get breast cancer checks

Medcare initiated a unique direct engagement campaign to help women in UAE proactively seek guidance for breast cancer checks. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2017:  Breaking the silence and taboo around breast examination, Medcare has initiated a ‘discreet’ campaign to help women directly reach out to healthcare specialists for screening and mammography, with an opportunity to have their questions on the disease answered. As part of the effort, a pebble was placed inside the shoes of women who went for prayers and attended religious education sessions. Upon coming back, the women felt a lump inside their shoes, and were compelled to examine the small stone that gave them a simple yet powerful message “Some Lumps are Not Visible, Breast Check Tips at 800 Medcare”. The first phase of the ......read more

Masdar Institute and British Council to Host 2017 GCC-UK Science Collaboration Symposium on Smart Cities in Abu Dhabi

Global Infrastructure Investment of AED112 trillion Required Over Next 20 years to Ensure Sustainable Urban Future Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 March, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, and the British Council, the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, today jointly announced scientists and innovators from research institutions and start-up companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the UK will be gathering for the GCC-UK Science Collaboration Symposium 2017 in Abu Dhabi on 26-27 March . The event, which will be held at the Masdar Institute Multi-Use Hall in Masdar City, aims to encourage scientific researchers to ......read more

Scholarships worth AED 150,000 to be won at GITEX Shopper Spring 2017

Amity University Dubai offers four top students dream ticket to a university degree Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  Students visiting GITEX Shopper Spring 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this week will have the opportunity to submit their best report cards to win four university scholarships offered by Amity University Dubai.    With a value of AED37,500 each and applicable to any Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree offered by  the University, one scholarship will be awarded to the student submitting the report card with the highest marks, each day of the four day event.  Dr. Vajahat Hussain, CEO Amity Middle East, said: “GITEX Shopper is the biggest consumer electronics show in the UAE and we are pleased to enjoy a strong partnership with the event. Amity University Dubai offers ......read more

Julphar's Board of Directors recommends 16% cash dividends and 3% bonus shares

March 22, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE):  The Board of Directors of Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries recommends the distribution of 16 percent cash dividends and 3 percent bonus shares for the year 2016 – subject to the formal approval of the company’s shareholders during the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held on April 16th, 2017. Commenting on the Board’s decision, Julphar’s Chairman His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi said: “Last year witnessed economic and political challenges impacting the region. However, we managed to maintain a strong performance, which demonstrates our solid and stable foundation. We are deeply committed to enhance our shareholders’ value and we believe in our long term vision to be the leader in enabling access to quality ......read more

EDF Group joins Masdar-led consortium developing Phase 3 of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; March 22, 2017:  EDF Group, via its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles, a market leader in renewable energy electricity, has joined the Masdar-led consortium developing the 800-megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The agreement formalising the company’s entry into the consortium was signed today by Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO of EDF Group, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company.  His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), His Excellency Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to the UAE, and Antoine Cahuzac, Group Senior Executive Vice President for Renewable Energies at EDF Group and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EDF Energies ......read more

LG and Tokujin Yoshioka Celebrate Innovation for a Better Life at Milano Design Week

LG and Renowned Japanese Designer Create Immersive “S.F_Senses of the Future” OLED Exhibit Focusing on Beauty of Nature in Design, Art and Architecture   Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  To commemorate its 70th anniversary, LG Corp. announced plans to unveil a large-scale light art installation during 2017 Milano Design Week, the world’s largest design exhibition. Titled S.F_Senses of the Future and hosted at Superstudio Piu, the display will mark LG’s debut at Milano Design Week and is intended to highlight the brand’s longstanding passion for design and innovation.  LG is partnering with world-renowned designer Tokujin Yoshioka, known for his use of groundbreaking experimental techniques to reflect the beauty of nature and the complexity of the human senses. LG’s design philosophy is ......read more

Finnair to temporarily suspend its Miami route for summer 2017, flights resume in October

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  Finnair is making changes to its traffic program for the summer 2017 season, due to operational reasons which relate to a temporary shortage of crew and aircraft. Finnair will suspend its flights between Helsinki and Miami between May 4th and September 29th and will also cancel two of its weekly frequencies on its Helsinki-Chicago route during the month of May. “We are very sorry about the disruption this is causing our customers, and we are doing our best to offer suitable alternative routings for them,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “We are contacting all customers with bookings on the affected flights to offer an alternative routing. In case a suitable alternative routing cannot be found, customers may apply for a ticket refund. Finnair continues to ......read more

Grand Optics Celebrates 20 Years in the Middle East

A DIFFERENT VISION Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  In April 2017, the eyewear retailer and eyecare specialist Grand Optics is celebrating 20 years in the Middle East.   Since Grand Optics’ inception in 1997, by the founder & CEO Shawqi Ghanem, the company has been fully dedicated to their clientele and focused to further strengthen its position as the trend-setting and most trusted optical services provider in the region. Throughout its twenty years, Grand Optics has captured the imagination of customers across the UAE, Oman, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Qatar – and has offered the latest styles in eyewear and the most advanced technology in eyewear.  Having started with one dedicated showroom in Dubai in 1997, Grand Optics has developed more than 60 unique concept stores in prime ......read more

Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana Nowruz Event

Dubai, March 22, 2017:  Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana, the 5 star hotel and deluxe hotel apartments, hosted a Nowruz event to showcase the true essence of the Persian New Year. The two stunning Rotana properties in Deira invited valued media partners and bloggers in the hotel. During the event, an overview of its enticing offers was introduced.  With prices starting from AED 120* per person; come along with your family and friends to spend a splendid time at Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Arjaan by Rotana as Festive Nowruz is back at the Shayan specialty restaurant. Book your table now, as Nowruz will be from 19th March, Sunday serving dinner buffet, 20th March, Monday serving lunch and dinner buffet and 21st March, Tuesday serving lunch buffet and sumptuous set menu for the whole month of March. *Lunch ......read more

INSIGHT a natural inspiration, essential choice and passion for hair

INSIGHT is 100% made in ITALY. Products formulation are from active main ingredients derive from organic agriculture from certified crops. A blend of oils and butter of natural origin work in synergy with these extracts, increasing the action of nourishment of the hair. INSIGHT is SLS/SLES free, Petrolatum free, Silicon free, Paraben free, Colorant and Allergen free.  DAILY USE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER Description: Shampoo & Conditioner is a daily care of every kind of hair. The delicate formula that restores the vitality of the hair leaving it soft and shiny. It also increases the strength of the hair fiber and nourishes the hair deep down to the roots. Key Ingredients:  Organic lemon extract, Apricot butter, Sunflower oil, Corn germ oil.  DRY HAIR SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER Description: Shampoo ......read more

World-leading hospitals group Badr Al Samaa opens doors to first venture in Kuwait

Omani healthcare giant launches Badr Al Samaa Medical Centre in Farwaniya with special 50% discount offer on specialist services  Badr Al Samaa Group of Hospitals, the number one private hospitals group in Sultanate of Oman, has opened its first venture in Kuwait - the Badr Al Samaa Medical Centre in Farwaniya. The Medical Centre, launched in association with Dr Nadeem Abdul Azeez Al Duaij, a dynamic and highly qualified Intensivist in Kuwait, was inaugurated this month by H.E. Sheikh Faisal Al-Humoud Al-Malek Al-Sabah, Governor of Farwaniya, in a ceremony attended by dignitaries, officials and community leaders. Mr. Abdul Latheef, Director of Badr Al Samaa Group of Hospitals, said: “Our vision to enter the Kuwait health sector was to establish a world-class multi-specialty hospital to cater to the needs of the ......read more

Massimo Dutti Spring/Summer'17 Campaign – Summer Echoes

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  This season, the design team has presented its ideas and brought its sketches to life on a catwalk that will become the showcase for the creations of fashion’s future trends. Their legacy for the upcoming season: a series of new, timeless pieces that will serve to strengthen the brand’s position among industry leaders. Warm weather is just around the corner and with it a return to life lived outdoors, long days and laughter; a time of making up stores and experiencing exciting adventures…an ode to good weather with a single purpose: to have the best time possible. And Massimo Dutti presents its Boys&Girls Spring/Summer ’17 campaign under this motto of fun and comfort with a collection that reflects the spirit of the brand with clear references to a rustic ......read more

Step Up Academy is the First Ever UAE Dance School Chosen to Perform at Disneyland Paris

A group of 22 young dancers, from 14 different countries set to represent UAE in front of Disneyland crowds on 28th March 22 March 2017, UAE, Dubai:  Step Up Academy, a homegrown dance school from Dubai, has announced that it is the first and only group from the UAE to be chosen to perform live at one of the largest and most high profile venues in the world, Disneyland Paris. On 28th March, the unique group of 22 young dancers from 14 different countries will showcase their talent at the ‘Perform in the Magic’ show in front of an audience of more than one thousand spectators – proudly representing the rich diversity of the UAE as well as its position as a hub for high quality art and dance.  Following a strict audition process, the young group made it through with the support of their five dance teachers ......read more

Sababa Lounge Opening

In presence of a number of stars such as  the star Walid Tawfic , the Star Abdullah Bel Khair ,the star Aryam and the icon of beauty Joelle Mardinian and a lot of high society activist ,influencers and media coverage , Sababa Lounge opened in Four Season Resort and hotel , Jumaira Dubai.

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All-Emirati girls team from Higher Colleges of Technology wins 4th UAE Global Management Challenge

Winners fend off competition from UAE teams comprising over 900 participants Team of 4 students to vie for international title in Doha next month UAE to host Global Finals of the Global Management Challenge in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  An all-Emirati girls team comprising of students from the Higher Colleges of Technology, has been declared the winner of the 4th edition of the UAE Global Management Challenge, the world’s largest strategy and management competition for students and professionals.  After several rounds of intense challenges, team United Spirits came out on top fending off competition from eight teams in the final round. This is the first time an all-Emirati team has won the competition.  The 4th edition of the competition has seen unprecedented interest, with ......read more

Global Village Celebrates International Day of Happiness Spreading Joy and Cheer!

Dubai, 22th March, 2017:  Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, participated in the ‘International Day of Happiness’ celebrations in the UAE, with its own festive line up of exciting activities.  The Happiness Welcoming Team: Global Village’s front line staff wore specially designed ‘smiley’ t-shirts to welcome guests on this special day. The guests were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the happy bunch! “Ring A Gong” Guests expressed their happiness by ringing an actual gong which was specifically set up by Global Village near the Gate of The World, where a plaque stated: “If You Are Happy, Ring A Gong!” Thousands of guests were seen lining up to share their happiness while taking photos to capture the happy moments they ......read more

Oysho presents the preview for its new SS17 collection: Midnight romance

Femininity, elegance and sensuality with a certain ’90s feel, are the inspiration behind the look for Oysho women this SS17.   The collection features new long-line designs, turning bras into tops and other garments that break away from their definition as underwear to take over the streets and become a trend that will stay with us throughout summer.  Minimalist-style sleepwear is also a feature along with kimonos, cropped tops with tulle embroidery and lingerie-style jumpsuits.     Underwear sets and bodysuits join this new alternative range which can be worn with casual streetwear. Their finishes, details and shapes perfectly define the feminine figure as well as providing comfort and elegance.  Lingerie is given a fresh look thanks to details such as asymmetric necklines, halter necks and even ......read more

The Countdown is on for UAE Entities Taking Part in Kazakhstan's "Future Energy" Expo 2017

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The clock is ticking for UAE entities as they look forward to taking their place in the UAE Pavilion – one of the largest – at the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017 "Future Energy", which will be held in less than 80 days’ time. “With less than three months remaining until EXPO 2017, we are happy to announce that the preparations for the exhibition are almost over, and the participating countries are already starting to organize their pavilions”, said Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the Chairman of the Board of JSC National company Astana EXPO-2017. The United Arab Emirates will host one of the largest pavilions at the event, spread over 980 square metres, that will feature a presence from major UAE organisations. EXPO 2017 will run from 10th June to 11th ......read more

This Spring La Roca Village hosts the first ‘Cracking Art' exhibit in Spain

Cracking Art comes to Spain as part of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village, a platform that discovers, promotes and sustains talent and creativity Challenging the norms of contemporary art, a multicoloured invasion of super-sized animals will surprise visitors to the Village from 1 March to 31 May Talent, creativity and innovation. Fashion and art come together once again this season at La Roca Village in a blaze of colour and light to convey the essence of spring. The artistic movement Cracking Art presents its first exhibition in Spain, at the invitation of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective by La Roca Village. From 1 March to 31 May, La Roca Village will host a surprising and multicoloured invasion of 40 large artworks of snails, rabbits, swallows and frogs created out of plastic, a material ......read more