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UAE Team Emirates Battle Through 100th Giro d'talia

  UAE Team Emirates’ impressive debut at 100th Giro d’Italia concludes with Polanc 11th in General Classification Monday, 29 May 2017, United Arab Emirates: The three week Grand Tour concluded on Sunday, 29 May with UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc in 11th place in the General Classification while Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) claimed the overall lead after a final-stage Individual Time Trial. The 100th Giro d’Italia, one of three three-week Grand Tours that includes the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, provided 21 challenging and testing stages for the UAE Team Emirates’ riders. Commenting on his performance with pride, UAE Team Emirates’ Jan Polanc said: "This is a Giro to remember for me. I thought nothing could be as great as my first stage victory in 2015 but I was ......read more

Baume & Mercier - Life Moments: The Wedding

They promised undying love before finally celebrating nuptial bliss. And what fine watches they have chosen to bear witness to their life together! A Promesse forged in steel, protected by a sapphire glass, is as perfect as love, marrying a round case with an oval bezel, the hallmark of this emblematic collection. Meanwhile, the Clifton captures the passion of watchmaking with its pearly bridges, hands in blue steel, and silver-plated dial finished with a sunray pattern. And so our newlyweds set off in search of sunshine... #Honeymoon #Celebratemoments #Promesse #Clifton Although the excitement of the party is over, the celebration will continue in style. Emotions still fizz like champagne, mascara runs from tears of joy… A collar bears a trace of the bride’s lipstick. Signs of the evening’s festivities are ......read more

Lush - Father's Day Collection

The entire Father's Day collection has been made using Fair Trade Sandalwood oil, that is ethically and sustainably sourced.  About Lush Since establishing 21 years ago, Lush has been driven by innovation and its ethics. Creators of pioneering beauty products such as the fizzing bath bomb, shower jellies and solid shampoo bars, Lush places emphasis on fresh ingredients like organic fruits and vegetables.  Lush operates a strict policy against animal testing and supports Fair Trade and Community Trade initiatives. Lush leads the cosmetics industry in combating over-packaging by running public awareness campaigns and developing products that can be sold ‘naked’ to the consumer without any packaging.  Lush operates a strict policy against animal testing and in 2012 launched The Lush Prize (in ......read more

A Handmade Lushful Ramadan

With the Holy Month of Ramadan starting soon, gifting is on all of our minds. A collection inspired by tones of Fair Trade Sandalwood Oil, enjoy the time of togetherness with presents guaranteed to delight friends and loved ones.  SANDALWOOD TRAIL  shampoo bar - Price AED 80 Made using Fair Trade organic Sandalwood Oil, chunks of Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, this shampoo bar hydrates and softens the hair. The bar also has rosewood which balances and cares for the scalp, while a touch of cleansing lemongrass oil offers a shine and a deliciously sharp note to an entoxicating sandalwood heart. Vegan SANDALWOOD TRAIL facial scrub - Price AED 98 for 45g Created with rich Fair Trade Sandalwood Oil from a sustainable Aboriginal harvesting group based in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, along with bamboo stem, ......read more

Emirates Diplomatic Academy Concludes Cultural Attaché Executive Training Programme in Cooperation with Ministry of Education

Two-week course prepared selected candidates to be cultural attachés, diplomats capable of promoting their nation’s culture around the world Abu Dhabi-UAE: 29 May, 2017 – Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomacy, education, executive training and research institution, has graduated a new cohort of cultural attachés. The two-week programme enabled students to improve in a range of skills and competencies – including negotiation, intercultural awareness and strategic thinking – and to explore various topics related to diplomatic protocol and etiquette, as well as the UAE’s foreign policy. Courses utilised an active learning environment that involved intensive teamwork and class interaction, and incorporated lectures, class discussion, ......read more

KHDA Officials to Attend 6th Raffles World Academy Graduation Ceremony

  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 29, 2017: Raffles World Academy, an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, will be holding its 6th annual graduation ceremony on May 25th at American University in Dubai (AUD).  The 2017 graduates from Raffles World Academy have achieved remarkable academic, athletic and artistic success with over 80 students completing their International Baccalaureate Diplomas and several receiving scholarships to leading international universities, including: University of California Berkeley, University College London, University of Toronto and the Royal College of Surgeons. Poonam Bhojani, CEO of Innoventures Education, commented, “This has been another exceptionally high-achieving year for our IB students who have all worked resolutely to advance their ......read more

Dubai Land Department Participates in the 68th World Congress of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI)

  DLD showcased Dubai’s expertise in attracting investments and preserving real estate rights Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 May 2017: A high-level delegation from Dubai Land Department (DLD) participated in the 68th World Congress of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), which was held in the European state of Andorra from 23rd to 28th May. Dubai made a prominent appearance at the event, which took place under the slogan ‘Smart City, Smart Building’, as the Emirate will host the next edition under the theme ‘Happy Cities’ from 27th April to 2nd May 2018.  Mahmoud Al Burai, Executive Director of Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) – the educational arm of DLD – commented: “Dubai participated at this year’s congress with a major platform to inform ......read more

Special Ramadan Offer for Families to See World's Best Squash Players for Free

May 29, 2017, DUBAI UAE: It’s game on at Dubai Opera next week when the world’s best squash players arrive in Dubai for the PSA Dubai World Series Finals, and in a fantastic offer organisers announced today that entry to the afternoon sessions on June 6,7, and 8 will be free for families. Only the top eight players on the Road to Dubai standings qualified for a coveted place at the lucrative tournament, which has $160,000 on offer in both the Men's and Women's draws and will take place from June 6-10, 2017. With the star-studded line-ups including ten players who have reached number one in the world, as well as both current world champions, the action promises to be thrilling in every session. Four matches will be played in each afternoon session during the group stage from June 6-8. The matches will commence at ......read more

Al Masaood Automobiles Announces Massive Ramadan Deals

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 29 May 2017:  Al Masaood Automobiles, the exclusive distributor of Nissan, Infiniti and Renault in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has launched a major promotional campaign during the holy month of Ramadan.   Exceptional deals are on offer for a select range of cars that includes Nissan and Infiniti line-ups and select Renault models. They include support on down-payments, reduced monthly instalments and complimentary service packages as well as free add-on special services, such as insurance and a five year car paint protection warranty.  Flexible financing schemes on select Nissan cars will also provide customers with complimentary add-on services as well as a variety of credit options. Under the promotion the recently launched Nissan Kicks is available for as low as AED 899 per month, the ......read more

Netflix Announces Its First Turkish Original Series

Dubai, May 29, 2017 - Netflix, the world’s leading entertainment network, continues its investment in international content with the announcement of its first original series from Turkey. Weaving a hero-driven action story with Ottoman and Turkish legend and history, the 10-episode series will be written and produced in Turkey and is expected to launch to Netflix members around the world in 2018.    The drama focuses on a young man who discovers that he has special powers. When dark forces that threaten to destroy Istanbul emerge, he must team up with a group of misfit friends to harness these powers to defend the city and all of mankind. The show will explore the rich cultural history of Istanbul and take the audience on a riveting journey into the heart of this magical city.    The series is produced for ......read more

Dubai Studio City Participates at Broadcast Asia 2017 Conference in Singapore

  -    DSC targets rapidly-developing Asia Pacific media industry to foster growth of filmmaking and broadcasting sectors in the UAE and across the Middle East   Dubai-UAE: May 29, 2017 – Dubai Studio City (DSC), a leading hub for the broadcasting, media production, film, music and entertainment sectors, participated at the Broadcast Asia 2017 conference in Singapore. The three-day event convened over 17,000 global experts, entrepreneurs, professionals, and practitioners from digital multimedia and entertainment technology sectors, to explore the latest trends and impacts on the future of the broadcasting industry.  Dubai Studio City featured a 360-degree virtual studio, where attendees had a chance to virtually tour one of DSC’s soundstages in 3D. The exhibition showcased the type of ......read more

Noor Bank to Apply Dubai Font Across Internal Platforms

Dubai-UAE: 29 May, 2017 – Noor Bank today announced that it has become the first bank in the UAE to implement the Dubai font across internal platforms. Employees of the bank will apply the iconic font to all documents created in Microsoft Office programmes. The transition from Arial to the Dubai font is in line with Noor Bank’s vision of being recognised as the financial icon of Dubai.  Speaking about the implementation, Hussain Al Qemzi, Managing Director of Noor Bank, said: “We are pleased to adopt the Dubai font within our internal communications on a day-to-day basis. The font is a unique symbol of Dubai’s heritage and self-expression in a world where all of our transactions are increasingly digital. As an institution that is rooted deeply towards Dubai, we are proud to support this vision from our ......read more

National Bank of Yemen Selects ICS BANKS® from ICS Financial Systems

May 29, 2017 Dubai - UAE: ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, announced that National Bank of Yemen, which was established in 1969, It is reckoned to be one of the largest Commercial Banks and a prominent contributor in the economic and social development in Yemen, has selected the multi-awards winning systems ICS BANKS®  The signing ceremony took place in Amman, Jordan attending the signing ceremony were the Chairman of Board of Directors of National bank of Yemen; Dr. Mohammed Hussein Halaboub and the Managing director of National Bank of Yemen; Dr. Ahmed Ali Ben Sanker and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Managing Director of ICSFS; Mr. Robert Hazboun and the Executive Director for Business Development of ICSFS; ......read more

S&P Global Ratings: The Overall Effect Of IFRS 9 On Rated Gulf Cooperation Council Banks' Financial Profiles Will Be Manageable, Says Report

  In the run-up to the adoption of IFRS 9 in January 2018, S&P Global Ratings has assessed the potential impact on the GCC banks that it rates. We expect that GCC banks will show resilience to the change in reporting standard, with the impact on their financial profiles manageable on average. This is thanks to GCC banks' relatively good earning capacity and conservative approach to provisioning. We focused on the quality of banks' lending portfolios, and excluded other assets in scope of IFRS 9 when estimating lifetime expected losses due to a lack of public disclosure. We included these assets in our normalized losses calculation. DUBAI (S&P Global Ratings) May 29, 2017--The impact of International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 "Financial Instruments" on the financial profiles of ......read more

New Medcare Clinic in Bin Sougat to serve the diverse healthcare needs of local communities

The clinic will offer specialty medical care services including Dental, Family Medicine, Gynecology, ENT, Orthopaedic, Pediatric, Physiotherapist, X-ray and Dermatology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 May 2017:  In the presence of Mr. Hamad Ahmed Hamad Bin Suqat Al Falasi, Chairman of Bin Sougat group, Medcare, the premium healthcare division of Aster DM Healthcare, inaugurated a new state-of-the-art clinic in Bin Sougat. The facility is in close proximity to Al Rashidiya Area, Garhoud, Khawaneej, Al Tawwar and Nid al Shaba, and aims to serve the healthcare needs of the Emirati residents and communities in these areas. Staffed by a team of eleven experienced physicians, the new clinic will provide key services including Dental, Family Medicine, Gynecology, ENT, Orthopaedic, pediatric, physiotherapist, X-ray and ......read more

SriLankan Airlines to establish its presence in Australia

Melbourne joins the Airline’s global route network from October 2017 Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2017:  SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the prestigious oneworld alliance, will be establishing its presence in Australia with daily non-stop services to Melbourne commencing October 29th this year.  Australia is home to one of the largest Sri Lankan expatriate communities, many of whom reside in and around Melbourne, the capital of Australia’s ‘Garden State’, Victoria. This factor, together with the tremendous potential for business travel and Victoria’s growing student population convinced the Airline to plan for the launch of non-stop daily services to Melbourne. The non-stop services will also facilitate passengers from the Middle East and South Asia seeking ......read more

Bee'ah Launches New Tech Company EVOTEQ at SAP Innovation Day

  Bee’ah Reveals New Ventures and Partnerships at SAP event SMARTTRACK app to combat counterfeit medicines revealed Memorandum of Understanding signed with SAP and EOH Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 29, 2017: Bee’ah, Sharjah’s pioneering environmental management company, has announced the launch of a new company, EvoTeq, and signed two new business agreements in its quest to deliver innovative tech-based solutions to combat pressing issues faced by the region. The signing ceremonies and announcements took place during Bee’ah’s participation in the SAP Innovation Day, taking place at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in Sharjah. During the event, Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, announced the launch of EvoTeq, a digitally focused company that will ......read more

Ministry of Economy releases report on UAE's battery trade

Abu Dhabi, May 29, 2017- The UAE’s total trade in batteries in 2015 reached USD 1.42 billion, 68.6 per cent of which was direct trade while the UAE free zone market accounted for 31.4 per cent, according to the Ministry of Economy’s report on the country’s foreign trade of primary and secondary batteries.  The study was prepared by Yousef Diab, an economist at the Ministry, under the supervision of Dr. Matar Al Ali, Director of Industrial and Information Management Analysis. It presented the latest statistics and the economic impact of the UAE’s foreign battery trade.  According to the report, the volume of foreign battery trade grew by 12.9 per cent in 2015, with re-exports, exports, and imports increasing by 39.3 per cent, 7.2 per cent, and 2.3 per cent, respectively. The total import value ......read more

Celebrate the season of giving with wonderful gifts

Eid- Al- Fitr Gift Guide 2017 Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2017:  As the crescent rises above the pure, holy and sanctifying month of Ramadan, the festival ushers a period of celebration and unity. Embracing the spirit of brotherhood, charity and goodwill, the lavish iftars and merry gathering of friends and family add to the happiness of Ramadan. This is also the period of giving well-meaning gifts to your dear and near ones. Attached herewith is an assortment of handpicked timepieces and fine jewelry from AIGNER, ESCADA, CERRUTI 1881, POLICE and GANT to help you with your choices. Adhering to different tastes and budgets, you are sure to find something for everyone in the list organized under ‘for him’ and ‘for her’. From anklets to specially designed set boxes, to pens and belts, the guide offers a ......read more

Unlock the Door to Your New Home this Summer

UAE Exchange Summer Promotion 2017 offers brand new home to grand prize winner Ramadan campaign will also see 25 winners walk away with AED 10,000 each Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2017:  This Ramadan, UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, continues its tradition of improving the lives of the expatriate communities in the UAE. The brand announced the launch of its Summer Promotion, starting 24th May, at Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel in Dubai. The grand prize winner will win a brand new home in Dubai worth AED 500,000 while 25 lucky customers will win AED 10,000 each.  “UAE Exchange is a home-grown brand that believes in empowering people. To celebrate the spirit of Ramadan, we are giving customers the chance to achieve financial security, empower themselves and improve ......read more

Cerner Masouliya to Develop Local Talent in Middle East

UAE, May 29, 2017- To develop local talent in the region and support nationalization programs throughout the Middle East, Cerner Middle East & Africa today announced the launch of the Cerner Masouliya (meaning “responsibility” in Arabic) program.  This program is designed to provide nationals in the region with knowledge in health care and information technology, as well as to develop skills to help their respective health care organizations transform the medical system in their countries.  Masouliya is aligned with the initiatives of multiple governments in the Middle East to create employment opportunities for nationals and to prepare them to deal with operational and strategic decisions across the private and public sectors.  “We’re proud to help develop the talents of local ......read more

5 Cool Cotton Loungewear sets in Store Now

Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2017:  TKD Lingerie, the D-K cup expert, shares its top 5 loungewear sets for the summer season 2017. The cotton sets are perfect for the GCC climate, offering protection from air conditioning while being cool and comfortable against the skin.   Kate Kikano, owner of TKD Lingerie, said: “The Cyberjammies loungewear range is always popular at this time of year, particularly for gifting. The collection offers the softest, most comfortable natural fabrics in gorgeous mix and match colours and patterns, making it the perfect outfit for doing nothing at all.”  The Heidi red knit top (AED 110 / BD 11) and Jana floral print pant (AED 140 / BD 14) are available in size 8-22.  The Heidi red modal cami (AED 110 / BD 11) and blue and red stripe shorts (AED 100 / BD 10).  The ......read more

GUESS Launches A Special Capsule Collection For Ramadan

Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2017:  This year, for Ramadan, GUESS is launching a special capsule collection exuding femininity and style. Specifically targeted at Middle Eastern customers, the pieces have been designed with meticulous attention to detail and finishes, offering a selection of subtly chic and sophisticated outfits for daytime and eveningwear.  Long, flowing dresses and kaftans are enriched with precious lace, embroideries and flounces, adding a graceful touch of romanticism, while pastel flowers blossom in all-over prints, on soft, fluid fabrics. For special occasions, gold accents steal the show on striking dresses and enveloping skirts.  Children too are given ample opportunity to shine with the elegant outfits of the special GUESS Kids Ramadan line. Girls’ skirts and dresses feature a touch of bling, ......read more

Break Guinness World Records at Ramadan Night Market

9 Record breaking attempts to be made at the annual shopping gala! Brace yourself to be part of the historical moments May 29, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Here is an incredible chance for the residents and visitors of Dubai to create some new world records, break old ones and grab once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to inscribe their names in the Guinness Book of World Records. Get ready to put Dubai on the map one more time with nine world record-breaking attempts at the upcoming Ramadan Night Market starting June 1st. The coveted title has collaborated with the organisers of the night market, Sumansa Exhibitions, to create history in Dubai this Ramadan.  Designed to appeal to all ages from youngsters to adults, these record breaking events will be the highlight of this year’s night market which will be held from June 1- 10 ......read more

Selected Post Offices Will Open Until 6 pm During Ramadan

Dubai, MAY 29, 2017:  Emirates Post Group announced that the official working hours during the holy month of Ramadan will be from 9 am to 2 pm; however, selected post-offices will observe extended working hours until 6 pm, from Saturday to Thursday, except Friday. The extended working hours in selected post offices are in response to the needs of the public in this holy month and form part of EPG’s efforts to provide postal and non-postal services to customers for longer hours. Among the post offices that will be open until 6pm in the 1st Postal Zone are: Abu Dhabi Central Post Office, Hamdan Post Office, Airport Post Office, Mussafah, Al Falah, Bani Yas, Tourist Club, Mussafah Shabiya, in addition to 5TH zone  Al Ain Central Post Office and Al Ain Al Senaiya Post Office. In Dubai, the extended timings will be ......read more

Premier Futsal collaborates with Dubai Sports Council to host semi-finals and finals of Season Two in Dubai

Dubai Sports channel to be the official telecasting partners Leading broadcast and communication group, Mediapro, enters Indian market with an alliance with Premier Futsal Dubai, May 29, 2017:  Premier Futsal, the most watched Futsal tournament in the world, is all set to go international with Season Two of the home-grown sporting event. The international foray of the sporting extravaganza and the association between Premier Futsal and the Dubai Sports Council makes it the second Indian sporting league to go global. With Season Two, Premier Futsal continues its quest to not only be instrumental in providing the sport with the much-deserved recognition in India, but also set the benchmark for privately organised sporting tournaments in the global Futsal ecosystem. Home to several leading local and global sports content, ......read more

Wasl Properties Launches Ramadan Arts Competitions to Celebrate the Holy Month

Annual contest celebrates and rewards creativity with exceptional prizes  May 29, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Wasl properties – Dubai’s leading property management and development company – is celebrating creativity this holy month, with special Ramadan Art competitions that reward artistic flair with exceptional prizes. The annual competitions welcome participation from all ages, with a painting challenge for children and a photography contest for adults. The entries will be displayed online and via Instagram, with members of the public voting and the wasl committee selecting the prize winners. Zainab Mohammed, Chief Property Management & Marketing Officer at wasl properties, commented: “We are delighted to be re-launching our annual Ramadan Art competitions, which aim to not only showcase and reward our ......read more

Carrefour Lays Foundation Stone for the Largest Regional Distribution Centre in National Industries Park

Dubai, UAE - May 29, 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of its new regional distribution centre at the National Industries Park (NIP) in Dubai in the presence of senior officials including Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of DP World- UAE Region, Shehab Sultan Mesmar Senior Vice President - Administrative Services, Ayoub Al Mulla Vice President Sales , Eric Legros Chief Executive Officer at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, Marco Antonios, Senoir Vice President - OmniChannels Solutions and Supply Chain, Miguel Povedano Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, and Younis Al Mulla Senior Vice President - Development and ......read more

LG X Power2 Makes Its Way To Markets Around the Globe

Featuring a 4,500mAh Battery, LG’s Largest, for Hours of Smartphone Entertainment and Productivity DUBAI, May 28, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) begins rolling out its LG X power2 1 smartphone this month in markets around the world starting in North America followed by key target markets in Asia, Europe, Latin America and other regions. The LG X power2 is a mass-tier phone targeting heavy-duty users who are in the market for a competitively priced device with a large display, advanced camera features and long battery life. With a long-lasting 4,500mAh battery, the LG X power2 is perfect for users who enjoy watching movies and video content on their phones, playing games or just getting things done.  The fast charging battery in the LG X power2 is designed to last an entire weekend before requiring recharging. At full ......read more

Domestic Helpers Tell Their Stories through Art

  Dubai, UAE - Sunday, May 28, 2017 — FleishmanHillard Middle East and the Sameness Project came together to run the Soles & Stories initiative to mark the firm’s 70th anniversary, which culminated in an exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus. The project featured seven domestic workers from the Philippines, Kenya and Sri Lanka, who were provided a pair of shoes to design as a creative outlet for their self-expression, to tell their hopes, dreams, joys and pains. Their works of art were displayed last night alongside their portraits shot by acclaimed Emirati photographer Amani Shali. The items were sold with proceeds going to the maids for their efforts, who then generously pledged to donate part of the funds to the Dubai Women’s and Children’s Foundation.  About FleishmanHillard FleishmanHillard ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention wins first place for its Heroes of Health smart application

UAE, May 28, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention’s (MOHAP) Department of Health Education and Promotion, won first place in the ‘Best Community Sport Initiative’ competition, for its smart application, ‘Heroes of Health.’ The competition was organized by the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare, under the patronage of His Excellency (H.E.) Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Chairman of the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare. Dr. Fadila Mohammed Sharif, Director of Health Education and Promotion Department at MOHAP, expressed her pride in the achievement that came as a result of the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle among the community in the UAE. Sharif noted that the achievement reflects the ......read more

Get the latest beach and lifestyle looks for less at Stadium.

Buy two get one free on selected Sale items Dubai, UAE, 28 May, 2017:  Get the latest beach and lifestyle looks at Stadium’s Summer Sale! Whether you want to find the perfect beach outfit or just want to update your laidback weekend look, Stadium guarantee amazing deals on all those coveted SS 17 items. Between 27 May and 25 June, Stadium stores based in Dubai are offering buy two get one free on their selected Sale items. Abu Dhabi shoppers can still enjoy discounts of up to 60% off until 15 June.  Ladies will love the beautiful light blue and white stripes of Billabong’s Sapphire Top (was AED 150, now AED 105), ideal for keeping cool during the hot summer days. Make a fashion statement and pair it with the Suntrippers Printed Skinny Jeans by Roxy (was AED 300, now AED 210), for a relaxed but stylish weekend ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Adopts Two Smart Technologies That Aim to Protect New-Borns

Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has started implementing two state-of-the art technologies that aim to protect the safety of new-borns in Dubai and Latifa hospital. The first system adopted aims to protect the new-borns by technologically linking them with their mothers and the hospital so that if someone attempts to move the baby without authorization the mother and hospital will be alerted.  The second system adopted on the other hand aims to monitor the oxygen levels in the child’s blood and alert the mother, and staff if the oxygen levels drop below the normal rate.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA said the authority aims to enable hospitals, health centers and clinics to provide the best services by providing them with the latest ......read more

Arrow Electronics to Showcase Top-notch Cybersecurity Technology Solutions at Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference 2017

Dubai, UAE: Arrow Electronics, Inc., (NYSE: ARW) announced that it will showcase a range of enterprise cybersecurity solutions at the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference 2017 to be held from 21-23, May in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Cybersecurity threats and attacks are getting increasingly advanced and persistent.  A recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report listed cybersecurity as one of the greatest threats to business around the world1.  “The cybersecurity landscape is a constantly changing environment, and enterprises are under tremendous pressure to deploy multilayer and comprehensive security strategy to keep up with today's constantly evolving IT security landscape,” said Vimal Kocher, managing director for the Middle East region of Arrow's enterprise computing solutions business. ......read more

Shop & Drive This Ramadan With Dalma Mall

The Holy Month of Ramadan is back with more prizes and activities at Dalma Mall! During this Holy Month, Dalma Mall gives the chance to everyone to win; as you shop for AED 200 and get the chance to enter a raffle draw to drive away in one of two Nissan Patrol Cars. The Shop & Drive Campaign will stretch from 27 May 2017, throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan and will conclude on the 15th of July 2017, giving everyone the chance to WIN BIG! Several cultural activities will also be featured during this Holy Month, amazing shopping offers, delectable dining and fantastic entertainment for the whole family. We look forward to celebrating this Holy Month with you all at Dalma Mall.

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Splash ‘n' Party announces Ramadan and Summer Camp specials!

Dubai’s hugely popular kids’ aqua park promises a splashing time this summer with announcement of generous offerings  Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2017:  Treat kids to some soaking wet play at Splash ‘n’ Party - Dubai’s favourite Kids waterpark. With the kid’s holiday break fast approaching and hours of recreational time needing to be filled, Splash ‘n’ Party offers an array of fun-filled water based activities and engaging onsite entertainment all guaranteed to keep active little ones amused.  Ramadan Offer – May 28, 2017 to June 24, 2017 Throughout the month of Ramadan every Sunday to Wednesday between 9:00am – 8:00pm, Splash ‘n’ Party will be offering a 50% off promotion on every entry where kids can enjoy the ‘wet and wild’ for 50 AED ......read more

Experts urge the society to build a conducive and inclusive environment for patients on World MS Day

Around 43% of people with MS had stopped working within three years of diagnosis. This figure rose to 70% after ten years.  The overall MS (Multiple Sclerosis) prevalence in the Arabian Gulf region is 31-55 MS cases per 100,000 in the whole population.  The prevalence rate of MS in UAE is 54.77 per 100,000 in the whole population, with the mean age of onset at 26.6 years.  Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017:  Marking World MS Day observed on 31 May every year, renowned experts in UAE have come together to garner the support of medical associations, government and the public at large to advocate for a more inclusive, conducive and supportive environment for people living with MS. The aim is to remove barriers and create opportunities for MS patients, so that they can live independently and participate equally in ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Integrates 19 of its National Development Program Graduates Into the Midfield Terminal Building's Readiness Program

  28th May 2017, Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that it has selected 19 candidates from its National Development Program (NDP) to join the Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) team, which was launched earlier this year to prepare the Midfield Terminal Building for operations.  The candidates were selected based on their educational qualifications and performance in the NDP at Abu Dhabi Airports. The move to the ORAT team will give them the opportunity to engage in on-site training and experience to enable them play their role in operating the new terminal once it comes on line.  To celebrate this group Abu Dhabi Airports Board of Directors invited the candidates to the most recent board meeting, which was held at the MTB site, in one of the piers. Their attendance was testament to the ......read more

PHILIPPINES to Host 6th UNWTO Conference

 Dubai, May 28, 2017:  The Philippines is all set to host top tourism officials from 156 countries for the 6th United Nations World Tourism Organization International (UNWTO) Conference on Tourism Statistics next month. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo said the gathering of tourism ministers, along with their respective entourage, will tackle sustainable tourism, defined by UNWTO as: "Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, environment, and host communities." “The big challenge that we Tourism Ministers must confront is to ensure that future generations enjoy what we are fortunate to enjoy today, particularly our depleting natural resources,” Teo explained. The DOT ......read more

Is Your Child Passively Smoking?

  Dubai-UAE: 28th May 2017: According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention on an average, children are exposed to more secondhand smoke than nonsmoking adults. Two out of every five children aged 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke in the United States. It can come from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.  Scientific studies show that there can be around 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke; at least 250 are known to cause disease. They can be breathed in by anyone near a smoker. Some of these chemicals are: Tar, which has many chemicals in it some of which cause cancer, Carbon Monoxide which reduces the amount of oxygen in blood - so people can develop heart diseases (the amount of carbon monoxide is not enough to cause any immediate effects in passive smokers (such as feeling tired), but over a long time the ......read more

Red Hat to Acquire Codenvy, Provider of Agile and Cloud-Native Development Tools

DUBAI, UAE, 28th May, 2017– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Codenvy, provider of cloud-native development tools that enable developers to more easily create modern container-based and cloud-native applications. By adding Codenvy to its existing portfolio of developer tools and application platforms, including Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat continues its efforts to provide solutions that enable developers to create applications for hybrid cloud environments. Red Hat plans to make Codenvy an integral part of OpenShift.io, Red Hat’s recently announced hosted development environment for building hybrid cloud services on OpenShift. Historically, software engineers have spent more ......read more

Ramadan 2017 to Witness an Increase in Job Search Activity, According to 79% of MENA Professionals

Bayt.com’s latest poll reports that nearly two thirds of MENA respondents feel more productive during Ramadan Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017: Ramadan is a time for reflection, unity, sharing and generosity. It is a time that can bring out the best in people, whether during work or when spending time with friends and family. For professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the wonderful spirit of Ramadan is very much present in the workplace and the holy month comes with plenty of time to reflect and plan. According to the new “Ramadan in the Middle East and North Africa Workplace” poll, carried out by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s #1 Job Site, the majority of MENA professionals (79.1%) agree that they plan to spend more time looking for a new job during Ramadan.   A large contributor to the ......read more

HBMSU launches weekly research seminars to foster strong culture of research & knowledge

UAE, May 28, 2017 – As part of its efforts to re-engineer the future of learning through technology, innovation, and scientific research, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has revealed that it will organize weekly research seminars to be moderated by academic and industry experts. This move aims to create a high-level research environment with global participation, which can greatly improve the quality of education outcomes and enhance the outputs of faculty, learners and graduates. The new initiative will focus on developing sustainable, flexible, and innovative research capabilities in line with the wise leadership directions to transform universities into research centres that entrench the passion for leadership and knowledge in future generations. The weekly research seminars represents great importance, ......read more

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers welcomes Ramadan with scrumptious Ramadan buffet at Ashiana

Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2017:  Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers invites guests to enjoy a special Ramadan buffet all during the month of Ramadan at Ashiana, the quintessential Indian eatery.  To commemorate the spirit of the Holy month, Executive Chef Vipin Kala has specially curated five unique Ramadan buffet menus featuring the finest flavours of authentic Indian dishes, with a modern flair. Each buffet spread features appetisers such as Chicken Tikka, Mutton Kanati, Seekh Kabab, Chicken Samosa with a separate salad station. The main course station features all-time favourites like Mutton Masala, Sabz Makhani, Dhaba Mutton, Chicken Kadai with a set of assorted chutney and condiments. Guests can end their meal with an irresistible selection of desserts. Soothing contemporary music in the background further lightens up ......read more

HASAAD to Increase Participation of UAE Nationals in Workforce

  UAE Internal Auditors Association (IAA) to increase number of UAE nationals working in private and government sectors by tenfold by 2021 UAE-IAA leads the region in quality internal auditing training DUBAI, May 28, 2017: The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE-IAA) is actively working towards increasing the participation of UAE nationals in the workforce through its recently launched internal auditing training programme, HASAAD.  HASAAD programme, running in collaboration with Higher Colleges of Technology, Protiviti and PRC, is aligned with ABSHER, an initiative by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which focusses on creating job opportunities for UAE nationals, vocational guidance and counselling, training and development, besides encouraging Emiratis ......read more

‘Prime Hospital' is first private hospital in Dubai to receive US ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery' certification

UAE, May 28, 2017- Prime Hospital, Dubai’s leading private, multi speciality hospital, has recently been accredited with the ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’ by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an internationally recognized healthcare leader committed to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. Dr. Neil Hutcher, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, SRC, headed the team that conducted the inspection of Prime Hospital. The ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’ program is a global patient safety and quality improvement initiative available to all bariatric surgeons and facilities worldwide. Prime Hospital is the first private hospital under the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to receive this certification—an ......read more

Prevent Yourself From Vehicular Heat Strokes This Ramadan

V-Kool helps protect against dehydration by welcoming Dubai summer on a safer note Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28, May 2017: Being under the sun or even indirect sun for long periods of time requires one’s body to work hard to keep itself cool, so the first rule in protecting yourself from dehydration this Ramadan is preventing heat exposure. However, what are the possibilities of being affected by heat when one is already under shade in their vehicle? With temperatures expected to soar above 40 degrees Celsius this summer and Ramadan, vehicular heat strokes can easily be stated as a cause of concern in the region.  Spiking up the AC power may be a temporary fix but increases fuel consumption and thus costs. Using a Sun Protection Film like V-Kool®, helps reduce up to 99% of Ultraviolet Rays and 94% of ......read more

Global Head of International Baccalaureate Dr. Siva Kumari Addressed the 9th Annual Graduation Ceremony of Dubai International Academy

  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 28, 2017: Dubai International Academy, an International Baccalaureate school run by Innoventures Education, hosted global International Baccalaureate (IB) Director General, Dr. Siva Kumari as the keynote speaker at its 9th annual graduation ceremony on May 24th at American University in Dubai (AUD).  The participation of Dr. Kumari demonstrates the growing importance and reputation of the IB curriculum for international students studying at DIA.  She joined the IB in April 2009 as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in May 2010. In January 2014, she became the first ever woman Director General of the International Baccalaureate (IB).  She addressed the DIA graduating class of 2017 that comprised of 138 high-achieving ......read more

Learn to create a home full of positive energies

Join Padmaja Yadav’s Free Vaastu, Feng Shui and Home Interior seminars at Indian Property Show 28th May, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Learn home décor tips for increasing health, wealth and harmony by the leading Feng Shui and Vastu expert, Ms Padmaja Yadav. She will be conducting free seminars on home interior and Vastu during the upcoming Indian Property Show from June 8-10, at Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. The interactive and engaging seminars will be held between 7-8 pm on Thursday, June 8 & Friday, June 9 and between 6-7 pm on Saturday, June 10. “Our home is our refuge that helps us in regenerating positive energy and by applying certain principles of home design aimed at increasing the flow of positive energy in a home; we can live in harmony with our surroundings. A home that is clean and organized instantly ......read more

SVO Unleashes Jaguar XE SV Project 8: The Most Extreme Performance Jaguar Ever

New Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is next Collector’s Edition sports car designed, engineered and assembled by SVO Production strictly limited to 300 units worldwide  Project 8 will offer supercar performance and dynamics in a sedan  600PS 5.0-litre V8 will make Project 8 the most powerful road legal Jaguar in history  Project 8 prototype featuring unique camouflage by SVO Design now on test at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.  Dubai, May 28, 2017:  Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) today announces the most powerful, agile and extreme performance Jaguar: the new XE SV Project 8.  A prototype version of the 600PS Jaguar sports sedan offering supercar performance has now undertaken its debut test at the gruelling Nürburgring Nordschleife, adorned with an exclusive camouflage ......read more