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Sharjah builds on its FDI appeal in 2020; attracts $220 million in investments & creates 1,117 new jobs

• Sharjah becomes home to 24 new FDI projects, with a 60% increase between Q3 and Q4    • The new investment projects are worth $220 million for 2020 • Mohamed Al Musharrkh: “The key lesson learned in 2020 is that we must focus on innovation-driven companies and SMEs”     Sharjah, January 23, 2020   2020 was arguably one of the most challenging years in human history. The onset of COVID-19 strapped the global economy on a roller-coaster ride, affecting both lives and livelihoods of people worldwide. On the business side particularly, the pandemic has revealed the resilience of cities like Sharjah, which continued to grow amid crisis by allowing global investors leverage opportunities offered by its diverse economy, business-friendly environment and low operating ......read more

Tondagraph GT Rose Gold Blue

United Arab Emirates -  January 23, 2021:    In 2016, in celebration of their 20th anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier joined a small but prestigious group of manufactures with the introduction of the Tonda Chronor Anniversaire, featuring the Maison’s first-ever in-house integrated chronograph- the PF361 caliber. Only seven brands in the watchmaking world have the expertise necessary to develop, manufacture and meticulously assemble such an intricate caliber, and today, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to announce the third such feat in its 23-year history for the highly anticipated Watches & Wonders Shanghai show.  Following the successful launch of the Tonda GT collection earlier this Summer, it should come as no surprise that Parmigiani Fleurier would seek to again surprise with the introduction of a new ......read more

Danube Group Launches World's First Civil Defence Approved Alucopanel A1 Aluminium Composite Panel Façade

With Dubai Civil Defence approval, Alucopanel A1 Non-Combustible Aluminum Composite Panels becomes the first and only Non-Combustible External Wall Façade System to be approved by government authorities in the Middle East region, which will eliminate the spread of fire and reduce casualties in buildings     Date: Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2021   Key Highlights   1. Dubai Civil Defence approves the Middle East’s first A1 Non-Combustible External Wall Façade System developed by UAE home-grown Alucopanel Aluminium Composite Panels   2. Global ACP market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of (CAGR) of 6.9 percent to US$6.3 billion in 2017 to US$8.8 billion by 2022   3. Fire incidents on an average killed 43,200 people per year in 23 years, from 1993 to 2016, ......read more

Dubai Sports Council Launch Dubai's First All-Schools Sports Tournament Series

•         Dubai Schools Games aims to unify Dubai’s students through inclusive sports events •         The games comprise of 14 sports, including in-person live events and virtual events •         A Dubai-wide talent identification programme to support development of athletes   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 21, 2021:   For the first time ever all private schools in Dubai have the opportunity to compete against one another in the Dubai Schools Games, an initiative launched by the Dubai Sports Council in consultation with the KHDA. This initiative is a safe “Opt-In” return to school sports that will help promote physical and mental health and well-being for all. In line with the UAE Centennial 2071 and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Racing Record Two Top 10 Finishes at Dakar Rally 2021

SHEIKH KHALID AL QASSIMI AND CYRIL DESPRES FINISHED SEVENTH AND TENTH RESPECTIVELY THE EVENT WAS WON BY STÉPHANE PETERHANSEL ABU DHABI, January 21, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Racing secured two top 10 finishes in the Dakar Rally 2021, which recently came to a conclusion in Saudi Arabia. The 43rd edition of the rally raid was staged over a 14-day period in Saudi Arabia, which was hosting the event for the second time in its history. The event started and ended in Jeddah, giving competitors the opportunity to drive through the desert and along the Red Sea, with other destinations on the route including Riyadh, Al Qaisumah and Sakaka. It was a solid showing from Abu Dhabi Racing, with drivers Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi and Cyril Despres finishing seventh and tenth overall respectively. Behind the wheel of a Peugeot 3008 DKR, Al ......read more

Take Special Care of your Skin with Martiderm

**Repair, tone and make your skin defy the test of time with the anti-aging ranges from Martiderm**  United Arab Emirates -  January 21, 2021:   The global pandemic has affected every aspect of our daily lives including the way our skin looks and feels.  Not to mention that many individuals have started to suffer from major skin concerns such as sensitivity, acne, blemishes that are mainly caused by stress and the fear of the unprecedented. While life has become relatively busy again, it’s extremely important to set a self-care routine in place, as it can help your skin overcome these difficulties and make you feel refreshed and uplifted about the way you look.    Here are some product recommendations from MartiDerm that will help you give your skin the care it needs and improve its overall ......read more

Henrik Stenson Leads Past Winners' Delight for Omega Dubai Desert Classic Return

United Arab Emirates -  January 21, 2021:   Former Dubai resident and OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic winner Henrik Stenson has expressed his delight at returning to compete in this year’s event, in what is the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates. As the country celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2021, the tournament is being staged for the 32nd time and Stenson has been a regular feature, teeing it up in the previous 20 successive editions.  “It’s amazing to think that the UAE is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and that I lived in Dubai for almost 10 of those years,” said Stenson. “It’s always great to be back in Dubai. Emma and I got married here in 2006, and it still feels very much like home.   “I have had a lot of success in the region ......read more

Etihad Airways to Recommence Flights to Doha

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Effective 15 February 2021, Etihad Airways will recommence passenger flights from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to Doha, Qatar, subject to the applicable government approvals. The service will operate daily using an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “With ties between the UAE and Qatar restored, the restarting of passenger services between the two capitals will once again support the growth of trade and tourism between the two nations. “Adding a new destination to Etihad’s network during the COVID-19 pandemic is another step towards the gradual expansion of normal scheduled services to more cities across the airline’s global network.” To ......read more

Nissan of Arabian Automobiles Reveals Second Batch of ‘A Golden Start to 2021' Winners

• The draw is the second of three taking place throughout DSF • Ten winners were rewarded 50 g of gold each   Dubai, 20 January 2021:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is announcing the winners of the second draw of ‘A Golden Start to 2021’ campaign, each of whom is being given 50 g of gold. The draw took place on 19th January at Arabian Automobiles’ head office following the reveal on the first batch of winners on 5th of January 2021.   The ten winners are Hamad Humaid, Badar Abdullatif, Amol Ramakant, Lakshmanan Shaji,  Mitha Khalifa, Taghlub Al Kass, Naglaa Mohamed, Shk Ali Mohammed, Abdulla Adnan and Ahmed Amer. Congratulations to each of them for starting ......read more

Ericsson: Smart Home Privacy: How to avoid ‘Data Paparazzi'

United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:    The paparazzi are known for often taking covert photographs of celebrities and selling them to tabloids or gossip magazines. In a similar vein, could the increasing number of smart, connected devices coming into our lives start acting like covert “data paparazzi”? And what can we do to avoid it? Find out here.   Today, our devices collect and forward information to all sorts of external parties: our home security alarm provider, our electricity supplier, our fitness watch vendor, our car manufacturer, and so on. Smart assistants listen to our voice commands and take that information to the internet to execute our orders. But smart devices go beyond the obvious too – they can be anything from a connected toaster to a washing machine, sewing ......read more

City Football Schools Now Operating From an Additional World Class Venue in Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:   City Football Schools is now providing coaching sessions for aspiring young footballers at a fantastic new venue on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi.   Players aged 3-18 can sign up for the programme at ACTIVE Al Maryah with sessions available three times per week, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.   The announcement ensures City Football Schools is now operating from three locations in Abu Dhabi, with ACTIVE Al Maryah joining Zayed Sports City and Emirates Palace in hosting coaching clinics for youngsters.   Simon Hewitt, Head of Football Operations – MENA and Designated Safeguarding Officer City Football Services, said:   “The addition of a third venue for coaching in Abu Dhabi showcases the continued growth of City Football Schools ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Mena Offers Customers Warranty Extension Lasting Up to 10 Years

● Jaguar Land Rover car owners now have the option to extend the warranty to 10 years or 275,000 km ● New programme created to ensure greater peace of mind; especially during uncertain times   20 January 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Jaguar Land Rover MENA has announced a new optional warranty extension to ensure longer lasting peace of mind for its customers. The initiative forms part of Jaguar Land Rover’s efforts to minimise any concerns typically associated with owning an older vehicle. The warranty on Jaguar Land Rover vehicle’s existing five-year contracts can now be extended to up to 10 years of ownership or 275,000km. This extension will offer lasting peace of mind as customer vehicle change cycle trends indicate that more and more customers are keeping their cars for longer ......read more

Abu Dhabi Delivers Knockout Opportunity for UFC Fight Island Triple Header Spectators to Attend UFC 257: Poirier VS. McGregor pre-fight press conference and weigh-ins

Added benefits for lucky spectators to see UFC’s biggest stars Etihad Arena events on Thursday and Friday before Sunday’s main attraction All ticket holders must register to book their seats, available on first‘register’first-serve basis   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:  Abu Dhabi has delivered yet another exciting first as the Emirate continues to welcome fans back to live events by inviting UFC Fight Island Triple Header ticketholders to attend the pre-fight press conference and official weigh-ins at Etihad Arena ahead of Sunday’s UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor.   Anyone with a ticket for the UFC Fight Island Triple Header can register to attend the pre-event press conference featuring main event fighters Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, co-main ......read more

Join the A-Beauty Revolution with Sukin's Buy 2 Get 2 Limited Time Offer

United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:  It’s a great time for beauty to take on a new glow with nature-inspired products. With the passing of each year, the needs for better health and skincare grows.    The skin, being your largest organ, could do well with a good dose of nature-inspired solutions, the type you can get from an A-Beauty brand. A-Beauty (or Australian Beauty) reflects the Australian way of life with simple, naturally beautiful products featuring powerful ingredients that do what they claim to do.    Inspired by the ageless landscape of Australia, rich with minerals and nourishing botanicals, Australia’s No.1 Natural skincare brand, Sukin produces proven skincare for healthy, beautiful skin. Its products contain 98.8% natural ingredients bursting with ......read more

Red, Blush and Black - Steve Madden Is Ready to Celebrate Valentine's Day With the Quintessential Colours of the Occasion

United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:   Steve Madden is ready to celebrate Valentine's Day with the quintessential colours of the occasion - red, blush-beige and black.  Celebrate with yourself, love yourself and be generous to yourself. If you call yourself a shoe lover, then treat yourself to trendy shoes that are perfect for this special day.   If red is the first colour that comes to your mind when we say Valentine's day then go for it! Spice up your casual ensemble with stunning red stiletto pumps, to add that touch of subtle glam. Those who want to avoid any kind of OTT, can opt for black sandals that maintain the balance between fun and elegance. Blush-beige will always remain an all time favourite for those who want to steer away from the obvious red yet celebrate in ......read more

New Kid on the Block: Umar Nurmagomedov Relishing Opportunity to Make UFC Debut in Abu Dhabi

Cousin of legendary Khabib, will face Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight clash on the preliminary card of UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CHIESA vs. MAGNY on January 20 Limited tickets are available at ethihadarena.ae or ticketmaster.ae Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 20, 2021:  Umar Nurmagomedov, cousin of the legendary UFC reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, says fighting in Abu Dhabi will be like fighting ‘in our house’, as he prepares to make his UFC debut at the Etihad Arena on Wednesday night. Umar faces Kazakhstan’s Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight clash on an action-packed 14-fight card at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CHIESA vs. MAGNY, the second event of the weeklong UFC Fight Island Triple Header.  “This (Abu Dhabi) is almost like our house. We feel the same here how we feel in Dagestan. We are always ......read more

Samsung Introduces a One-Stop Shop that Curates Every Step of Your Cooking Journey

Samsung is bringing a popular Family HubTM feature to smartphone users with SmartThings Cooking  United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced at CES 2021 that it is making one of its most popular Family Hub™ features available in the SmartThings app. Family Hub won its sixth consecutive CES Innovation Award this year—a testament to Samsung’s innovative strides in offering families smarter and more seamless kitchen experiences. SmartThings Cooking recommends recipes that fit your tastes and dietary restrictions, then builds weekly meal plans to match. As you’re cooking, it sends recipe instructions directly to synced Samsung cooking devices—so Family Hub can order groceries and the Front Control Slide-in Range  can automatically preheat, ......read more

El Talento and La Liga HPC Tighten their Grip on U16 Top Position as DSC Football Academies Championship Resumes

United Arab Emirates -  January 20, 2021:   El Talento Football Academy and La Liga High Performance Centre (HPC) have cemented their positions at the top of their respective groups in the Under-16 division following emphatic wins in Week 6 of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship. El Talento drubbed Foxes Red 7-0 to maintain their all-win record and take their tally to 12 points from four matches in Group B, while La Liga HPC defeated Alliance 3-0 in Group A to bolster their position at the top with 12 points from four game. La Liga HPC are also heading the Under-18 division with 9 points from three matches following their 4-1 win over Excellence Football Academy on Saturday, but El Talento Football Academy, who have six points from two games, will be fancying their chances when they get back into ......read more

Latest PGA Tour Winner Kevin Na Joins Strong American Contingent vying for 2021 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers Title

Strong list of partners gather in support of third edition; SoftBank Investment Advisers, Ministry of Sport, Public Investment Fund, Aramco, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC),  SAMBA,  Saudia,  Invest Saudi, Sky Prime, GIB, STC, Rolex, Saudi Cargo, Saddik & Mohamed Attar, UMA Premium,  Mix FM,  Nova, Adidas, Al Laith, Luxury Carts, Reza Hygiene and Royal Greens Golf & Country Club. 19 January 2021:  Five-time PGA Tour winner Kevin Na, who won the PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday, is the latest American star to enter the 2021 Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, 4 – 7 February 2021. The third edition of the Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers sees the strongest field gathered in ......read more

Women add US$5 Trillion to Global Wealth and Control 32% of Wealth, Experts at RetailME Conference Concur

The UAE government is driving initiatives to address gender equality in the workforce directly. It pledged $50 million to the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative fund in 2017, leading to the closure of 64 percent of the overall gender gap in the UAE workforce.   Date: Dubai, UAE - January 19, 2020    1. Women entrepreneurs add US$5 trillion to global wealth pool every year 2. Women currently control 32 percent of the global wealth 3. Women influence 85 percent purchase decisions in the retail sector 4. According to She Means Business’ exclusive partner, Visa, as much as 90 percent of companies in the UAE surveyed by the global payment leader expect the business will return to business normalcy in 2021   Dubai, UAE: Legal and social barriers that exist for women’s access to ......read more

Etihad Airways Boosts Carbon Offset Programme

Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 19, 2021:   Following the purchase of 80,000 tonnes of Carbon Offsets in November, Etihad Airways is expanding its offset programme in collaboration with Shell. Separately, the airline is also setting up a guest programme to allow guests to purchase additional voluntary offsets.  Shell’s nature-based carbon offsets Through its participation in Shell’s carbon credit programme, Etihad will expand its offset programme beyond the original Makame Savannah REDD project in Tanzania to include Peru’s Cordillera Azul National Park and Indonesia’s Katingan Mentaya Project, making Etihad’s efforts geographically diverse in the promotion of climate action.  Both the Katingan Mentaya and Cordillera Azul projects are certified by the Verified Carbon Standard and ......read more

President of the University of Paris II visits Dubai Judicial Institute and Praises its Training and Development Plans'

Dubai, 19 January 2021:  His Excellency Justice Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), welcomed Guillaume Leyte, President of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. This visit came in line with the framework of DJI’s endeavours aimed at strengthening academic cooperation with major international educational institutions and exchanging experiences in specialised academic and training fields. The visit included an introductory presentation on DJI, its functions and mission, and role in disseminating legal and judicial knowledge in Dubai and the UAE, in line with Dubai Plan 2021. DJI’s top management briefed Leyte on the best practices that are followed in the design and implementation of academic courses, workshops and qualifying seminars, in cooperation with a number of ......read more

Emirates becomes one of the First Airlines in the World to trial IATA Travel Pass, a Digital Platform for COVID-19 Updates and Test Verification

Dubai, UAE, 19 January 2021:  Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information.   IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a 'digital passport' to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination meets the requirements of the destination. They will also be able to share the test and vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel. The new app will also enable travellers to manage all travel documentation digitally and seamlessly throughout the travel experience.   Prior to a full roll out, Emirates will ......read more

10 Days, 29 Matches - Abu Dhabi Set to Headline the Future of Cricket

The world's first-ever ten-over format international league – Abu Dhabi T10 will be hosted at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 28th January - 6th February 2021   Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 19, 2021:  The most explosive players from around the world, a revolutionary new format, a thrilling 10-day itinerary and one of the finest venues – the stage is set for Abu Dhabi T10! The world's first-ever ten-over format international league will be hosted at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 28th January - 6th February 2021. From the big-hitting ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle to Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi to the spin wizard Sunil Narine, the very best of the best are making their way to the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium to do what they do best - entertain. They will come out ......read more

IRENA's World Energy Transition Day Kick-Starts Crucial Assembly Meeting

Agency’s 11th Assembly brings almost 2000 participants including 70 Ministers together virtually to set the course for a year of critical energy discussions 19 January 2021 – The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Eleventh Assembly started today (Monday) and takes place virtually setting the course for a critical year of global commitments to low-carbon development. With the postponed COP26 set to take place later this year, 2021 is seen as an important moment for countries to raise climate mitigation ambition including renewable energy deployment, to align economic recovery efforts with the goals of the Paris Agreement.   “The COVID-19 pandemic defined 2020,” said Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director-General. “However, as countries look to recover from the devastating ......read more

Al Qassimi Hospital Receives International Accreditation as Centre of Excellence in the Treatment of AV block.

• Ministry of Health boosts UAE’s global leadership in the number of accredited health facilities. • Dr. Yousef Al Serkal: MoHAP is proud to be part of the UAE government’s achievements. • MoHAP the fastest institution in the world in the process of accrediting its facilities within 6 years. • Al Qassimi Hospital’s cardiology centre is the largest of its kind in the UAE and can handle 50 to 60 case per month.   Sharjah, January 19, 2021:  Adding yet another feather to its cap, the Sharjah-based Al Qassimi Hospital has achieved accreditation as a centre of excellence in the treatment of Atrioventricular (AV) block from the Joint Commission International (JCI).   The advanced international accreditation was granted to the hospital after passing rigorous assessments ......read more

Conor McGregor Arriving at Fight Island

United Arab Emirates -  January 19, 2021:    Closing out UFC FIGHT ISLAND Triple Header will be UFC 257, which will see the return of Conor McGregor in a rematch against Dustin Poirier. Since their last featherweight bout in 2014, Poirier has found a new home at lightweight, defeating notable names, such as Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway and claiming the interim lightweight title. On the other hand, McGregor has consistently taken part in thrilling performances, including his most recent fight against Cowboy Cerrone, defeating the UFC veteran in just 40 seconds. 

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Registration is Now Open for the 11km National Day Camel Marathon

• Camel racing is a test of endurance and part of preserving the UAE’s intangible cultural heritage     Dubai, 19 January 2021:  The registration for the 11km National Day Camel Marathon, organised annually by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in collaboration with Dubai Camel Racing Club, opened yesterday - until Thursday (January 21). The highly anticipated event will be held on Friday (January 22) at Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack.   The 6th edition of the National Day Camel Marathon is now part of the Arabian Camel Festival under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.   Prior to competition on Friday, two preparatory races were held by the HHC for different age groups, covering a distance of ......read more

Shop The Style This DSF With BurJuman

Complimentary virtual and offline activities Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 January 2021:  Join us at BurJuman as we enter 2021 in style! This Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the Mall invites visitors to discover the new through its interactive pop-up installation-The Style Closet- in the main atrium until 30 January 2021, daily, between 2 pm and 10 pm.   Every day, ‘The Style Closet’ will introduce visitors to the hottest new styles of 2021 from some of their favourite brands including; Next, H&M, LC Waikiki, Aeropostale,  Forever 21, Splash, Ardene, The Children’s Place, Gaudi, Souvenir, Arrow, Color Plus and Cotton On. On Fridays and Saturdays, between 5 pm and 9 pm, the closet will come to life as live models showcase looks from across the Mall’s extensive fashion and lifestyle ......read more

Dubai Festival City Mall Launches Family Outdoor Market Experience ‘on the Creek' Featuring Food, Entertainment and a Lot of Fun!

- The first chapter of the series, Market on the Creek, will run daily starting 6th January to 20th February coinciding with Dubai Shopping Festival and in partnership with DTCM - Visitors can experience pop-up stores of home grown products and brands, games and championships, playgrounds, big games and many more - The weekends will see live entertainment featuring bands, DJs, street performers and interactive workshops for children of all ages    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19th January 2021:  For the first time ever, in partnership with The Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Dubai Festival City Mall, part of Al-Futtaim Group is transforming its Festival Bay, the waterfront promenade from 6th January to 10th April to launch a series of ‘’On the Creek’’ outdoor ......read more

MG Celebrates Middle East Success of new 2021 MG ZST with MAX Power, MAX Tech & MAX Thrill Campaign

 New 2021 MG ZST orders doubled since its launch across the Middle East as customers take a massive liking to this compact SUV   MG runs fun, interactive social media campaign focused on the new  MG ZST's power, hi-tech features, and ability to thrill Social Media content creators across the Middle East connected through #MGTakeItToTheMax challenge to bring their experience to life   United Arab Emirates -  January 19, 2021:  Celebrating the arrival of the new 2021 MG ZST in the Middle East, MG Motor has collaborated with social media content creators from across the region to create buzz around the unique features the growing British car brand offers on maximum power, maximum thrill and maximum technology.    Launched in October, the new 2021 MG's 160 hp ......read more

Trina Solar First PV Manufacturer to Obtain a Dual Environmental Protection Certification

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19th January 2021:  Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has recently obtained dual “Environmental Product Declaration” (EPD) certifications from UL, the global independent safety science certification institute, and EPDItaly, which is the first UL and EPDItaly mutually recognized EPD in photovoltaic industry, proving the Company’s environmental performance and sustainability. The recognition ceremony was held on Jan, 13rd in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. CAO Bo, Deputy General Manager of Trina Solar, and SHI Jun, General Manager of UL-CCIC Company Limited have attended the ceremony. Complying with the industry standards of ISO 14025 and EN 15804, the EPD certification is a ......read more

Motorola Launches Moto G 5G – the most Affordable 5G Smartphone in the UAE for 999 AED

Motorola delivers on promise of ultra-fast 5G for all with new smartphone that also boasts a 48MP camera and up to 2 days of battery life   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 January 2021:  Motorola has today launched the most affordable 5G Smartphone in the UAE. Priced at just 999 AED, moto g 5G is the first device in the region to feature a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G 5G processor – ideal for speed and immersive gaming.  The moto g 5G comes during a time in which Motorola seeks to expand its product portfolio and cater to increasingly diverse audiences. As part of the company’s wider strategy, Motorola aims to accelerate innovations in mobile connectivity, while also ensuring it meets the common end-user requirements such as ease-of-use and affordability. Motorola’s new device builds ......read more

Hello 2021, HELLO, GOOD STUFF! with Essence

January 19, 2021:   Let’s be honest, this past year didn’t give you the chance to wear much make-up, so forget 2020, but don’t forget about yourself – let’s begin a new year with a new you. Whether you’re working from home or enjoying a day out with your girls, don’t let the pandemic stall you from feeling glamorous all the time with your daily dose of make-up.  Introducing essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! a vegan and strictly natural collection created under the motto “Clean Beauty” *. The range includes products that are made of at least 90% natural ingredients and does not contain any microplastic particles, parabens, PEGs or mineral oil.  So if you need some tips on creating a “clean” make-up look? We’re here for you! We are all about that ......read more

Etihad Airway Is One of the First Airlines Globally to Launch IATA Travel Pass

United Arab Emirates -  January 19, 2021:   The International Air Transport Association and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced a partnership to launch the IATA Travel Pass for Etihad Airways’ guests. The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.  IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021. If successful, the pass will be extended to other destinations on the Etihad network. The IATA Travel Pass will enable Etihad’s guests to create a ‘digital passport’ to receive COVID test results and verify they are eligible to undertake their journey. Importantly, IATA ......read more

BofA - Global Energy Weekly: Oil ahead of the Curve

Rallying spot oil prices lead the curve into backwardation  United Arab Emirates -  January 19, 2021:    The Brent crude oil curve has firmly flipped into backwardation. Expectations of large oil inventory declines in the months ahead have grown on an extension of OPEC+ cuts into 1Q21 and the distribution of a number of Covid-19 vaccines. The flip side of crude oil markets going into backwardation is that, while spot oil prices have rallied, long-dated Brent and WTI prices are now lower than they were in June last year, keeping a lid on new investment. Also, while new virus strains in the UK and other locations have led to more lockdowns, fuel substitution is likely supporting oil demand too. One example is Asian spot LNG cargoes recently trading at $195/boe on robust winter demand. Because of this, oil is ......read more

Al-Futtaim's Trading Enterprises Elevates Family Journey Experience with the UAE Launch of Redesigned 2021 Honda Odyssey

• Available in three grades, LX, EX-L and Touring, and boasting refreshed exterior design and luxury interior refinements • An ideal family vehicle, featuring Magic SlideTM second-row seat, advanced connectivity, and a child-friendly rear entertainment system • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission mated to a 3.5-litre direct injected i-VTEC 24-Valve SOHC V6 engine with variable cylinder management. • Equipped with Active and Passive Safety features including eight airbags (Standard on all grades) and Touring-exclusive Honda SENSINGTM suite of driver-assistive technologies as standard   Dubai, UAE, 18 January 2021:  Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles in the UAE, is kicking off 2021 with new product offensive that will see more than three new Honda ......read more

Middle East Hotels Ready to Capitalise on Workation Trend, says ATM

• The pandemic and progressive IT companies have accelerated demand for remote working • ‘On the go’ bleisure stays increasingly popular with Gen Z singletons, white collar millennials and other digital nomads    January 18, 2021:    Hotels throughout the Middle East region are preparing to capitalise on the pent-up global demand for workations, driven in the main by the social restrictions imposed by governments across the world over the past ten months.   According to research conducted as well as commissioned by Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), many travel experts are expecting a surge in workations in 2021 and beyond, a trend that was apparent in 2019, but one which now has such pent-up demand due to the coronavirus travel ......read more

EWINGS Donates AED 100,000 and Signs Agreement with Friends of Cancer Patients

18 January 2021, Dubai:  EWINGS, Managing Operator of Mahzooz, has signed a financial contribution agreement with Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) and has donated a generous amount of AED 100,000 to the civil society organisation. FOCP is dedicated to alleviating the burden of cancer in the UAE through awareness, access to early detection facilities and providing financial aid to cancer patients who need help with covering high treatment costs.  “Our support and financial contribution agreement with Friends of Cancer Patients works towards achieving one of our collective company objectives which is to give back to the wider UAE community and to help those in need,” said Teresa Starr, Co-CEO, EWINGS.  “This year has been a challenge for many people across the world for multiple reasons, including ......read more

A New Wave of Coffee has Arrived at AlBarari

The Kissaten styled coffee house brings coffee mixology and bespoke brewing   Dubai, January 18, 2021:  Dubai residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee shops, but for bespoke brews and mixology that provide the perfect taste after every sip, there’s little to no competition—introducing Third Wave Cafe, a new hidden gem tucked away inside the award-winning Seventh Heaven complex of AlBarari. Meaning the ‘third generation’ of coffee experiences, the new cafe is the latest hot-spot to establish itself amidst the lush green oasis and offers a curated coffee menu, focusing on everything from the bean to the process for that perfect cup. Inspired by a ‘Kissaten’, meaning a Japanese tea house, Third Wave with stunning views of the river and greenery has an intentional ......read more

Herbal Essences Taps into Nature's most Powerful Ingredients with the new Potent Aloe Vera Haircare Range

January 18, 2021:    Herbal Essences, owned by the conglomerate Procter & Gamble, is venturing further into the trend for plant-based beauty products with the introduction of a new “Potent Aloe Vera” sulfate-free line. The collection, whose star ingredient is Aloe Vera has been sustainably and responsibly harvested from Mexico, and authenticated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, one of the world’s leading botanical institutions with more than 260 years of experience in plant science. Herbal Essences is the first-ever and only global hair care brand to have its botanicals endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as well as being certified by PETA. The new collection contains seVeral wash day products - ranging from leave-in hair oil mist, shampoos and conditioners, which allows consumers to start ......read more

ھربل إیسنسز تقدم أفضل مكونات الطبيعة مع مجموعة خلاصة الصبّار الجديدة للعناية بالشعر

    تخوض شركة ھربل إیسنسز، المملوكة لمجموعة بروكتر آند جامبل P&G، مزيداً من المغامرات لتقديم منتجات التجميل النباتية، من خلال إنتاج مزيج جديد خالٍ من الكبريتات،  وهو "خلاصة الصبّار القوي". تم الحصول على المجموعة بمكونها الرئيسي وهو الصبّار، بشكل مستدام ومسؤول من المكسيك، وتم التصديق عليها من قِبل (الحدائق النباتية الملكية، كيو)، والتي تُعتبر واحدة من أهم المؤسسات النباتية الرائدة في العالم، بأكثر من 260 عاماً من الخبرة والتميّز في علم النبات. وتُعد ھربل إیسنسز، العلامة التجارية العالمية الأولى والوحيدة للعناية بالشعر الحاصلة على اعتماد نباتاتها من (الحدائق النباتية الملكية، كيو)، بالإضافة إلى اعتمادها من قبل (بيتا PETA). وتحتوي المجموعة الجديدة على العديد من منتجات الغسيل اليومي، بدءاً من رذاذ زيت الشعر الذي يترك على الشعر وصولاً إلى الشامبو الخالي من الكبريتات والبارابين والبلسم، والذي ......read more

Jalabiyas – Epitome of Grandeur, Grace and Elegance

United Arab Emirates -  January 18, 2021:    No other garment symbolises the heritage of Arabian culture as much as Jalabiyas. The traditional Jalabiyas, hand-crafted by master artisans, trace their origin to ancient times and were loved and treasured by royalty.   The grandeur of the spectacular tunics has been documented and preserved by many historians and museums. It is perhaps the most enduring and iconic garment often passed down generations in a household. Exquisite weaves, rich fabrics, vibrant colours, intricate embroideries and frills were beautifully combined to create magnificent robes for every occasion. Over the years, adaptations of these full-length, flowing gowns spread from the Arab world to different parts of the world including Europe, Asia and Africa.   In 2003, Kashkha pioneered ......read more

Sony Middle East & Africa Launches Newest Addition to G Master™ Full-Frame Lens Series with the Indispensable FE 35mm F1.4 GM

Dubai, UAE, 18 January 2021 – Sony Middle East & Africa announced the FE 35mm F1.4 GM (model SEL35F14GM) – the newest addition to its acclaimed G Master full-frame lens series – delivering first-class image quality and beautiful bokeh for broad expressive capability in an extremely compact and lightweight design. The FE 35mm F1.4 GM is a must-have for Sony’s E-mount users, as in combination with Sony’s camera bodies it boasts advanced focusing capabilities - perfect for a wide range of uses such as shooting landscapes, portraits and street photography, both stills and video. “At Sony, our purpose is to fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology so we designed the FE 35mm F1.4 GM to perfectly capture the moments that need to be saved forever,” said Murat ......read more

Hyundai Motor Group Advances Hydrogen Strategy with New Fuel Cell System Plant in Guangzhou

• Hyundai’s first offshore fuel cell system plant to be built in Guangzhou, China • Construction to begin next month, to be completed in the second half of 2022 • New plant will initially produce 6,500 fuel cell systems a year and aims to gradually increase capacity in line with market demand • Investment advances the Group’s global hydrogen leadership and supports its push into China’s rapidly growing hydrogen industry Dubai, January 18, 2021:  Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced today that it signed an investment contract with the government of Guangdong Province to establish an offshore fuel cell system production facility in Guangzhou, China. The investment advances the Group’s global hydrogen leadership and supports its push into China’s rapidly developing ......read more

DGJG's DSF Campaign Continues to Shine; the Biggest Raffle Becomes Rewarding for Bothbuyers and Retailers

• More than 40 shoppers still can win kilos of gold during rest of the DSF season    Dubai - January 18, 2021:  The Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group’s ongoing ‘NON-STOP WINNING’ jewellery campaign, held in association with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) is turning out to be a compelling reason amongst the jewellery buyers to shop, thereby, increasing the participation in this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival.    With more than thousands of participants in the first 30 days of the season, the gold campaign is acting as amajor catalyst for the recovery of the sector. Till now, 60 lucky jewellery shoppers have grabbed15 kilos of gold and 40 shoppers still have a chance to win 10 kilos of gold.   Like every year, the DGJG campaign is one of the ......read more

Fifth Edition of Xposure brings the World's Best Visual Storytelling to Sharjah on February 10th

The four-day International Photography Festival will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah Sharjah, 17 January 2021:  February 10 promises to be a red-letter day for the world of photography as Sharjah gears to stage the fifth edition of Xposure, the globally renowned International Photography Festival. The hugely popular event promises an exciting week for experts as well as amateurs and enthusiasts, as it brings together the best photographers from across the region and around the world, presenting their vision of the events and people who have impacted the world. Hosted by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 10 to 13, Xposure 2021 will feature a gamut of activities including photography competitions, exhibitions, expert reviews, trade exhibitions, outdoor exhibitions and professional ......read more

Al Ain Municipality Collaborates with MBRSC to Analyse Palm Tree Cover using Artificial Intelligence

•         45,000 palm trees were detected, with an accuracy of 98.7%, using AI technology developed by MBRSC •         The technology helped analyse the quantity and health of palm trees in various regions of Al Ain •         The collaboration supports the UAE’s efforts towards agricultural productivity Dubai, UAE, 17 January 2021:  In line with the UAE’s efforts to increase agricultural productivity, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) developed AI technology that helped detect 45,000 palm trees, in various regions of Al Ain. The project is within the framework of UAE’s approach to enhance cooperation between government entities to improve services and develop innovative solutions that are both cost and time ......read more

Dubai Shopping Festival's Highest Value Raffle Ever In Partnership With Idealz and W Motors

To celebrate its 26th edition, the Dubai Shopping Festival will raffle off its most extravagant prize to date – a W Motors Fenyr SuperSport   17 January 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  This edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will feature the highest value prize in the history of the annual retail and entertainment event as part of the DSF Supercar Raffle, a W Motors Fenyr SuperSport worth AED6 million. The one-of-a-kind mega raffle is a partnership between Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), organiser of DSF, the well-established online shop-and-win platform Idealz and W Motors, the Dubai-based sports car manufacturer.  The collaboration between DFRE and Idealz was conceptualized to maximize DSF’s presence online and to make the DSF Supercar Raffle available to all ......read more

HBMSU Chancellor praises academic and administrative members for exceptional efforts

Exceptional achievements during COVID-19 crisis cap the university’s leadership University’s successes reflect its unique capabilities to ensure continuity of education using modern methodologies that anticipate change in the future January 17, 2021 - H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), expressed his appreciation to all academic and administrative members of the university for their exceptional efforts during this COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought radical changes worldwide. He praised their valuable contributions and efforts to transform unprecedented challenges into new opportunities to help promote the quality of smart learning and establish the culture of distance learning. The HBMSU Chancellor also commended them for their commitment during the global health ......read more