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Dubai launches e-statistics system for better data to clients and decision makers

Dubai – 16 July 2019:  Dubai Customs launched its new e-statistics system which has been developed in-house to keep abreast with the technological advancements in the UAE towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), in line with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, kicked off the e-statistics system, in a launch ceremony held at DC headquarters in the presence of Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Center, alongside senior executives and directors from Dubai Customs. In his opening speech to the launch ceremony, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih confirmed that the new smart system is an indication of the incessant efforts of ......read more

A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld: the White Shirt Project

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   The Maison KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce the launch of “A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project,” to celebrate the late creative director’s legacy through one of his most beloved styles: the white shirt.  Artists, actors, models, designers and friends of Karl have been invited to create their own version of his iconic white shirt, including Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Sebastien Jondeau, Alessandro Michele,Takashi Murakami, and more. Carine Roitfeld, creative visionary and a longtime friend of Karl’s, will curate the global project. As Karl once said, “If you ask me what I’d most like to have invented in fashion, I’d say the white shirt. For me, ......read more

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai launches all-inclusive picnic promotion from July to August

Offer includes park entry, transport and F&B, at unbeatable prices Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is giving guests across the UAE the chance to plan a picnic with their friends and family at the park this summer with unmatched offers on selected dates. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Bollywood Parks™ Dubai for just AED75, including unlimited access to rides and attractions, free transportation on select dates to and from appointed locations in Dubai and the neighbouring emirates, as well as a buffet at Studio Canteen, Mughal-e-Azam and Victoria Station restaurants.  Transport will be arranged across all the ......read more

All-out Sprint in Albi as Philipsen Takes Sixth and Martin Breaks Into the General Classification Top 10

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen secured a top 10 finish on stage 10 of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish in the French town of Albi.   It was a tough day at the saddle with strong winds, evident as the peloton got to the final 60km and the pace was upped in an attempt to reign in the breakaway that had led the race until then. With 20km to go, an echelon was opened and the peloton fractured into three groups, with the first making sure they pulled away. The relentless pace kept going till the finish line, with Jasper Philipsen showing his potential to compete with some of cycling’s top sprinters. The photo-finish confirmed Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage win, Philipsen was sixth.   It was also a ......read more

Picnic Indoors This Summer with Marks & Spencer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:  It might be hot outside but that’s no reason not to enjoy a picnic indoors! And better still, with Marks & Spencer’s beautiful animal and ocean inspired picnic range, entertaining family and friends has never been easier. Not only will its fabulous array of items see picnic-lovers through from day to night, but they’ll also guarantee a summer of fun. From melamine plates that are almost too pretty to eat off, to cute little hampers for all those nibbles, there’s something for everyone.   Marks & Spencer’s delicious picnic feast is also a must-have this summer. Inspired by some of Britain’s most loved flavours, the brand’s crowd-pleasing sandwiches, crunchy salads, creamy dips, mini sweet treats and smoothies are ......read more

A charitable initiative from the ADNOC Sas Al Nakhl School brings together AED 86,000 for the UAE Red Crescent

The school was honoured with “Aoun” award for its outstanding humanitarian efforts   • The Sas Al Nakhl campus pupils were awarded the prize for volunteering and participating in humanitarian work. • The Aoun Award for Community Services aims to instil the culture of volunteering among the Emirati youth • The awards adds to a long list of charitable honours won by ADNOC Schools, including the United Nation Award and Dubai Cares Award     Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 15, 2019:  ADNOC Schools’ Sas Al Nakhl Campus raised AED 86,000 for the UAE Red Crescent and received the prestigious Aoun Award for Community Services sponsored by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), for their outstanding humanitarian efforts and contribution towards society and help penurious families ......read more

Schneider Electric Launches First Smart Factory in Mexico Implementing Innovative EcoStruxure Solutions

•      Schneider Electric’s smart factory in Monterrey, the first one in Mexico, has comprehensively deployed a wide range of EcoStruxure solutions •      The Smart Factory also serves as a showcase for digital transformation in Mexico, empowering operators to gain visibility into operations, maintenance and energy use, helping to reduce up to 20% maintenance costs and increase overall equipment efficiency by 7%   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, opened today its first smart factory in Mexico, a showcase for customers and partners to witness how digital transformation can help them make informed, data-driven decisions that bring about improved ......read more

Don't Run Risk of Damaging Your Vision With Poor Food Choices, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Warn

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   From managing our weight, fighting diseases, to giving us the energy we need to work or study each day, there are many well-known benefits to a healthy and balanced diet.   Making the correct choices when it comes to what you eat each day can also play a significant role in keeping your eyes healthy and maintaining your vision throughout your lifetime.   As well as treating a range of vision-related ailments each day, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai explain to patients how their daily food choices can have a huge impact on their eyes.   Dr. Luisa Sastre explains how a rich and varied diet filled with some of the most common foods found in most people’s kitchens are essential to the health of your eyes.   “A ......read more

Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces – Summer 2019 Collection

Ferragamo Cuir     Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   The heritage of the Ferragamo brand is enclosed in the new timepiece stale, Ferragamo Cuir, designed for women who love to give their own twist to classic dress code conventions.   The timepiece celebrates artisanal leatherworking expertise, as well as the ability to innovate with refined elegance and glamour.    The exotic charm of the elaphe snakeskin leather strap is available in three colour options: including sky blue, pink and beige is also featured on the dial. The decorative and textured pattern is applied in a visual continuum that perfectly complements the 30mm-diameter case in steel, IP champagne or IP rose gold.    The result is a sophisticated watch with distinctive sleek forms ......read more

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomes DGEP Coordinator General

Dubai – 15 July 2019:  Dubai Customs Director General Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed Dr Hazza Al Nuaimi, the new Coordinator General of the Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) of the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai. This is part of Dubai Customs’ strategy to maintain close ties of cooperation with government agencies and raise Dubai's profile as a global centre of excellence in all aspects of public service. Musabih pointed out that the DGEP has played a central role in improving efficiency of government work and organizational performance in Dubai, making it a role model locally, regionally and globally.  Director General of Dubai Customs highlighted the latest DC achievements, most importantly the recent recognition from the World Customs Organization (WCO) which ......read more

Team Abu Dhabi Clinch World Endurance Crown in Poland

All-Emirati crew claim commanding race win while Torrente, Al Qemzi,  Al Tayer, Abbate secure title on Necko Lake Abu Dhabi, UAE - 15 July, 2019:   Team Abu Dhabi wrapped up their first major powerboat racing title of the season today as Shaun Torrente, Rashed Al Qemzi, Rashed Al Tayer and Italian Tullio Abbate clinched the World Endurance Championships in Augustów, Poland. This time the honours on the day went to the all-Emirati crew of Majed Al Mansoori, Mohamed Al Mehairbi, Rashed Al Remeithi and Faleh Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 36 who recorded a commanding victory in the second of two back-to-back six-hour races to finish runners up in the series. But sixth place was enough to ensure American Torrente, Emiratis Al Qemzi and Al Tayer and Italian Tullio in Abu Dhabi 35 secured the world endurance crown ......read more

Purificacion Garcia Introduces the Women's FW19 Collection

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:  Purificacion Garcia reveals its women’s Fall Winter 2019 collection, which focuses on innovative, modern and yet timeless designs that exude effortless elegance.  Twill and Denim fabrics are the key when it comes to the item’s adaptability to different occasions and styling possibilities. Volume and midi silhouettes set the tone and are delicately matched with waist-cinching items such as coats and vests.  The color palette for this season focuses on the use of vibrant colors and some of the most remarkable pieces feature sophisticated details and artsy motifs, highlighted by the use of green, white, mustard yellow and navy blue.  Classic fits and silhouettes are juxtaposed to new styles specially designed to the PG woman. This ......read more

Turkish Airlines keeps providing privileged flight experience for its guests with its new travel sets

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:  Consistently striving to increase the overall travel comfort of its passengers, the national flag carrier of Turkey now offers new travel kits specially designed by Versace, one of the leading representatives of fashion world, and Mandarina Duck specialized in travel products. Increasing its market share and number of passengers in the global aviation sector every year, Turkish Airlines has now started to welcome its business class passengers on intercontinental flights with the elegant and sophisticated designs of Versace sets as from July 2nd. Socks, earplug, sleep mask, warning stickers, Versace lip balm, hand lotion, facial mist and hairpin (in women's sets only) are all placed within the sets in order to meet passenger’ needs in this respect during their ......read more

du LaLiga HPC Crowned Champions of IberCup in Spain

Football’s Top International Youth Tournament  Dubai, UAE – July 15, 2019:  du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) announced today that its U14 teams have won the IberCup, the top international youth football tournament, which took place this year in Spain between July 9-13.  The IberCup brought together the world’s strongest academies from across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, providing youth the opportunity to face-off in a highly competitive 11-aside tournament.  This year witnessed the participation of top teams from Brazil, Spain, France, Portugal, Sweden, United States, Canada, Ukraine, Egypt, Morocco and Hungary, with du LaLiga HPC proving their might and bringing home the gold trophy to the UAE.   With an undefeated winning streak throughout the ......read more

New National Poll Reveals Continuously High Levels of Trust and Support for UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program

National poll on nuclear energy in the UAE highlights some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear energy in the world The national poll conducted by the independent global market research company Nielsen shows the increase of awareness of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program by seven percent    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2019: A new national poll on nuclear energy has shown that UAE residents are in favour of, and have a strong understanding of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. The poll revealed some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear energy in the world – higher than any other nuclear energy producing nations.    The poll was commissioned by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and conducted in 2018 by the independent global market research company ......read more

The Perfect Shave Kit for your Summer Travels

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:    Summer is here, and travel beckons. Travelling is enjoyable, but far more when done light. Traveling light can save you a lot of trouble and money while giving you extra freedom and flexibility. Its importance cannot be stressed enough, the popularity of travel kits is a testament to this.  Toiletries and grooming is an overarching theme in every man’s packing list, because before you know it, you’ll be in need of some tidying. When it comes to grooming, The Art of Shaving travel kit is a perfect addition for every gent. With it, you can ensure that you look your best wherever you go. The kit contains an unrivaled set of products to ensure that you experience the perfect shave every time while helping against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks and ......read more

Pottery Barn Kids launches new ‘Back-to-School' collection'

United Arab Emirates, 15 July 2019:   Pottery Barn Kids has unveiled its ‘Back-to-School’ Collection with a creative line-up of must-have school accessories – including backpacks, lunchboxes and water bottles for the little ones. Popular collections include the ‘Disney Frozen’ collection featuring best-loved characters from the film, including Anna, Elsa, Hans and everyone’s favorite snowman Olaf. For kids looking for a slightly different style, the Mackenzie backpacks are the perfect buy for the pre-kindergarten to the pre-teen years. The backpacks come loaded with design details like ergonomic padding, side pockets and sturdy zippers – perfect for rough and tough usage. It also has a reinforced bottom and extra buckles for added convenience and safety. There are also trendy, ......read more

MENA M&A transactions US$112 billion in first half of 2019

MENA Investment banking fees US$504.8 million in first half of 2019  MENA equity and equity-related issuance reached US$1.1 billion while debt issuance totalled US$53.1 billion in first half of 2019   July 15, 2019:   Refinitiv today released the 2019 Q2 investment banking analysis for the Middle East.   According to the report, Middle Eastern & North African investment banking fees totalled an estimated US$504.8 Million so far during 2019, 12.7% less than the value of fees recorded during the first half of 2018. Debt capital markets underwriting fees totalled US$147.6 million, up 1.7% year-on-year the second highest fee volume for the region since our records began in 2000.   Equity capital markets fees decreased 64.8% to US$24 million, a 10-year low. Fees generated from ......read more

Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde Slate The traveller's watch featuring a new guilloché dial

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:  The Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde is the ultimate traveller's timepiece. With its two time zones, it allows any two locations to be paired, correct to the nearest minute. It even allows those locations with a half-hour or quarter-hour difference to be paired with full hour times set from the Greenwich Meridian. Following the success of the Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2017 (where the watch won first prize in the "TRAVEL TIME" category), Parmigiani Fleurier is presenting a new version of the model with a slate-coloured guilloché dial.    A WORLD FIRST INSPIRED BY A RESTORED PIECE   It was a restored piece that inspired Parmigiani Fleurier to add the GMT complication to its collection. ......read more

Kitchen Hacks: 8 Clever Ways to Smart Storing

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home as for many it is the most used room in the house. We all want that pretty kitchen with ample space, neat storage compartments, solutions for produce to remains fresh and for anything and everything to be found with a blink of an eye. The kitchen struggle is real and maintaining an organized kitchen can be a chore.   IKEA is often recognized for it’s well-designed, functional yet stylish and affordable solutions that help keep your kitchen clutter-free and make the best out of the space. The Swedish brand presents several innovative but simple solutions to create a better everyday life for the many people.    1. KUNGSFOR Net Bags   In line with its sustainability agenda, ......read more

Dubai Festival City Mall Partners With Spotify To Launch Music Library in Industry First

Retail giant leads the industry by launching music library featuring soundtracks from IMAGINE, Dubai’s record-breaking live show  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th July 2019:  In a world first, Dubai Festival City Mall has launched its own music library which will be available on multiple music platforms, becoming the only mall globally to offer such a service. The world’s most popular streaming service, Spotify, will be one of the first platforms to offer music fans access to stream songs and albums from IMAGINE, the two-time record-breaking visual and sensory show. IMAGINE, which plays live every night on the iconic Festival Bay and is free for all visitors, combines lasers, light, fire and water to tell remarkable, emotive stories. The state-of-the-art show seamlessly fuses technology and art and has earned ......read more

Sports Collection - Autumn Winter 2019

July 15, 2019:  In keeping with the 2019 spring-summer collection, this new collection continues to mix up styles and pairs urban wear with sportswear. Whether on the tennis court or golf course, the Crocodile brand carefully combines technical fabrics and style to create versatile looks that can be worn in the city or for practicing sport. TENNIS COLLECTION – AVAILABLE ON 15 JULY IN THE RETAIL NETWORK Designed for greater freedom of movement, the tennis collection is a line of technical products designed to guarantee optimal comfort during physical exertion whilst keeping an impeccable style on and off the sports fields. The new aspects of the AW19 collection reside in the new functions of the items in the collection: more compact, removable, reversible. This collection blends flashy colours with a range of heritage ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah and Singapore to Discuss the Bilateral Cooperation'

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - Monday; 15/07/2019:  H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and H. E. Low Pit Chen, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore in Dubai discussed strengthening the bilateral business cooperation, and the economic issues that contribute to reinforcing the investment cooperation between Ras Al Khaimah and the Republic of Singapore. The meeting was attended by H.E Youssef Ismail, Head of the Supreme Committee of Saud Bin Saqr Foundation for Youth Project Development, H.E Arafa Al Falahi, H.E. Aisha Alqatami, Board of Directors members of  Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mohamed Hassan Al Sabab, Director General of RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry . H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and ......read more

Ralph Lauren at The Championships, Wimbledon – Sunday 14th July

14 July  2019:  Today, Polo Ralph Lauren welcomes the below guests to The Polo Ralph Lauren Suite at The Championships, Wimbledon. This year marks the brand’s 14th year as Official Outfitter of TheChampionships, Wimbledon, outfitting all Chair Umpires, Line Umpires, Ball Persons and Grounds People.  Guests enjoyed a drinks reception, seated lunch and afternoon tea, whilst watching the men’s finals on court.   Attendees include:  Claire Foy  Kendall Jenner  Letitia Wright  Henry Golding  Deepika Padukone Brooklyn Beckham  Hana Cross  Fai Khadra JJ Lin  Ayame  Goriki  Hannah Quinlivan  Wei Qi Siwon Choi Jingting Bai Yusaku Maezawa

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Dubai-Based Schools Operator GEMS MENASA Assigned Preliminary 'B' Ratings; Outlook Stable

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:  GEMS MENASA (GEMS) is the largest K-12 schools operator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with EBITDA margins of about 30%-35% and good cash flow visibility. The company proposes to fully refinance its capital structure through the issuance of $1,650 million term loan B and senior secured notes, leading to an opening leverage of adjusted debt to EBITDA of about 7.5x in fiscal 2019. We are assigning our preliminary 'B' ratings to GEMS and to the company's secured first-lien loan and bond. The stable outlook reflects our view of broadly stable EBITDA margins and positive free operating cash flow (FOCF) generation, with expected S&P Global Ratings-adjusted debt to EBITDA of 6.5x-7.0x in 2020.    

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The Eid Gift Guide

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:  Show your love this Eid with GUESS’ top picks for the upcoming celebrations.   Find something for yourself or for your loved ones with a handpicked selection of clothes that will not disappoint.     Celebrate the Eid nights with romantic, flowy maxi skirts, or dresses adorned with floral prints.  

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DLD signs MoU with Al Masraf to manage and service OA accounts

Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD), represented by its regulatory arm Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade (Al Masraf) to manage and service Owners Association (OA) accounts. The MoU was signed by HE Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of RERA, and Hussein Ohida, Assistant General Manager – Corporate Support Services. Bin Ghalita commented: “RERA seeks to attract as many potential private sector partners as possible to help them implement their strategies to regulate Dubai’s real estate sector and support all parties in their respective roles. The new MoU with Al Masraf will provide OA accounts more options and access to banking services provided by leading banks operating in the country.” The MoU ......read more

Doctors conduct first procedure in the UAE using donated amniotic membrane for burn victims

Doctors saved the lives of two burn victims and used donated amniotic membrane from a mother that delivered a baby via C-section. This is the first procedure in the UAE where amniotic membrane from the placenta is used to accelerate wound care and regenerate skin tissue.   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 14, 2019:  Two young Afghani nationals were rushed into Rashid Hospital after a gas cylinder defect left both of them with massive flame burns.   Twenty-seven year old Hafizulla had 45 per cent total body surface area affected by second-degree superficial and deep burns. His cousin, 20-year-old Khayal Mohammed had 30 per cent burns. Both were in a critical condition.    A multidisciplinary team of doctors from the hospital and the Burns unit of the hospital carried out several procedures to ......read more

Aston Martin Valkyrie Wows Crowds on Public Debut at Silverstone

• Aston Martin Valkyrie showcased dynamically ahead of 2019 British GP • High performance test driver Chris Goodwin completes lap of Silverstone • Verification Prototype 1 now set to begin extensive physical testing regime   14 July 2019:   Silverstone, UK: Aston Martin Valkyrie has broken cover after making its dynamic public debut in front of an enthusiastic crowd ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix.   Piloted by Aston Martin High Performance Test Driver Chris Goodwin, the 1,160bhp machine, took to Silverstone’s world-famous Grand Prix circuit for its first public demonstration run. With the focus not on outright lap time, today’s showcase offers a glimpse of what is to come from this extraordinary hypercar.   Following months of digital modelling ......read more

MoHAP Youth Council Discusses Mutual Cooperation with Civil Defence Youth Council

Dubai, 14th July, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Youth Council (MoHAP’s Youth Council) held recently a meeting with the Civil Defence’s Youth Council. The meeting discussed means of exploring mutual cooperation and sharing creative ideas to develop coordination mechanisms, launch bilateral initiatives and tackle most important challenges, so as to realize the strategic objectives of youth councils.    Present at the meeting were Dr. Sultan Sharif, Chairman of MoHAP’s Youth Council, Captain Humaid Abdalla Ali, Head of Civil Defence’s Youth Council and a number of members of both councils. A Package of Initiatives and Programs At the outset of the meeting, Dr. Sultan Sharif welcomed the members of Civil Defence’s Youth Council, stressing the importance of holding ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre launches ‘Send to Space' competition

Dubai, UAE, 14 July 2019:  The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), in cooperation with Emirates Post, launched a ‘Send to Space’ competition. The competition calls for sharing poems, short stories, and drawings to accompany Hazzaa AlMansoori on his mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 September, to be broadcasted on-board. This comes within the framework of MBRSC’s efforts to involve community members in its initiatives and programmes, including the UAE Astronaut Programme. MBRSC highlighted that the competition is open to all ages, nationalities, and people of determination. Participations will be accepted until Saturday, 27 July 2019, and the best submission will be selected from each category: poems, stories, drawings. To participate in the ‘Send to Space’ competition, ......read more

Beyontec Partners with AJMS to Develop Comprehensive IFRS 17 Solution for MEA Region

Dubai, July 14, 2019:  Beyontec Solutions, a global insurance technology solutions provider, and AJMS, a leading accounting, tax and governance, risk & compliance (GRC) consulting firm, have entered into a strategic partnership to develop a comprehensive IFRS 17 solution for the Middle East and African insurance industries. The new reporting standard under IFRS 17 will undoubtedly be a significant change for accounting requirements. However, it poses tremendous challenges for insurance companies in grasping the operational impacts on data, systems and processes. “We are delighted to partner with AJMS on developing the IFRS 17 specific software product as we see great synergies in our understanding of the insurance industry, and the combined ability to proactively consult and transition insurers into the new ......read more

Peugeot announces sizzling summer offers

• Peugeot announces Summer Drive offers throughout July and August in the UAE • Free service up to 30,000 km on selected models • 0% Interest, five years/100,000 km warranty and five years roadside assistance on all Peugeot models   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:    Peugeot and Al Naboodah, the French brand’s distributor across Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah, are making the summer of 2019 an extra special one for car buyers by launching a blistering seasonal special offer across the entire model range, designed to make owning a Peugeot even more accessible and attractive to customers in the Emirates.   Throughout the months of July and August, the unique campaign by Peugeot and Al Naboodah will help customers enjoy an extra special 2019 summer holiday.  ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah to Host the 7th Arab conference of Investment in Food Security

With participation of 250 countries and Institutions July 14, 2019: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that hosting the 7th Arab Conference of Investment in Food Security in Ras Al Khaimah offers a unique opportunity to enhance the investment in the agriculture and fish resources sectors in UAE, and Ras Al Khaimah in particular. The conference shall bring together over 250 countries from all over the world, which offers the participants an excellent platform for networking and represent a valuable opportunity to highlight the emirate’s capabilities in this sector and other sectors, while it builds its position as a promising investment destination on regional and international levels. He further noted that the conference shall ......read more

SHUAA Capital shareholders approve transformational transaction with ADFG at General Meeting today

• 100% of SHUAA Capital’s shareholders in attendance at the General Meeting have voted in favour of the proposed combination with ADFG • Transaction implies that ADFG’s shareholders will own 58% of the enlarged entity, with SHUAA’s existing shareholders owning 42%  • This combination makes compelling strategic sense, bringing together a unique full-service product offering for clients via an enhanced distribution network, and benefiting from ADFG’s track record of continuous profitability and returns, thereby creating substantial shareholder value   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 July 2019:  SHUAA Capital PSC (SHUAA), a market leader in regional investment banking and capital markets services, today announced that it had concluded its shareholders’ General Meeting to approve the ......read more

Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpagraphe Chronometre Titanium

A sporty and sophisticated Kalpa   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:   An iconic Parmigiani Fleurier timepiece since its creation in 2001, the Kalpa is once again set to take centre stage in 2019 with the launch of a new and daring men's model in titanium. The Kalpagraphe Chronomètre Titanium features an integrated chronograph which fits seamlessly within the contours of its case. It offers this promise of harmony – of substance and form; of the case and its movement – as on all the new Kalpa timepieces. What it also offers is this touch of ultra-modern sportiness seen on these truly distinctive timepieces.   THE INTEGRATED CHRONOGRAPH   The integrated chronograph – unlike the modular kind – is a complication which few manufactures in the world ......read more

First results from Arc Skills' programme show how gamification can transform education in UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:  Arc Skills, the world’s first lifelong learning company, has developed a unique gamified programme to teach a comprehensive set of 21st century skills in UAE schools, and it is showing its first, extremely positive, results. Every one of the 1,200 children taught across nine UAE schools – including Our Own English High School, Al Ain; GEMS Modern Academy; and GEMS New Millennium – has developed new competencies through the programme. The UAE-based company’s SOAR Skills 21 programme utilises engaging team activities, interactive quizzes, technology and gamification to immerse students in an alternate world of superheroes and supervillains to teach skills such as self-management, communication, collaboration and problem solving.  In a ......read more

Special edition 2019 Ford Expedition ‘Turath' arrives in Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms

Full size SUV draws inspiration from UAE’s heritage      Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:   Al Tayer Motors, the official UAE importer-dealer for Ford vehicles, has launched a special edition version of the full-size 2019 Ford Expedition sports utility vehicle (SUV) named ‘Turath’.   “Turath, the Arabic word for heritage, is a tribute to the UAE, which is a symbol of peace, modernity and tradition in the Arab world. Inspired by the ‘Year of Tolerance’, the Ford Expedition Turath has been customised and designed in-house to reflect the heritage of the great young, modern and tolerant nation that the UAE is today,” said Helal Hanei Omar, Senior Vice-President – Ford, Al Tayer Motors.   On the exterior, the Turath ......read more

Union Coop Reports 20% Growth in Net Profit for the First half of 2019

 AED 284.6 Million Reported as Net Profit for the first half of 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  13July  2019:   Union Coop, reported a 20% growth in net profit for the first half of 2019, compared to the previous year. The net profit for 2018 was AED 237.7 Million, whereas 2019 reported AED 284.6 Million net profit, which is a surge of AED 46.9 Million.  Commenting on the latest revelation, the CEO of Union Coop – H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi said, “The increase in net profit was parallel to Union Coop’s effort to reduce the prices of its products. The price reductions on products for the first half of the year amounted to AED 268.5 Million, which is 18.63% more price reductions compared to the same period of the previous year of 2018. It has be achieved as a result ......read more

Schneider Electric's Biggest Engineer-to-Order Factory in Asia Utilizes IIoT Technology and Renewable Energy to Enhance Its Operations

• Schneider Electric’s factory in Cikarang, Indonesia, is the showcase for the integration of industrial automation systems and renewable energy utilization  • The Engineer-to-Order factory demonstrates quantifiable and real-time benefits while protecting the environment -- improvements in energy efficiency and productivity by up to 15%; reduction in time and costs, and operator errors; while at the same time provide better support to the end user in the day-to-day operations and maintenance through better visibility. • Schneider Electric has a strong commitment in accelerating the implementation of industry 4.0 in Indonesia through its comprehensive EcoStruxure™ solutions and the sharing of best practices of its smart factories’ transformation to Indonesia’s industry ......read more

Philipsen and Kristoff Claim Top 10 Spots for Uae Team Emirates in Stage 7 Sprint Finish

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  13July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ young up and coming talent, Jasper Philipsen put in another noteworthy performance at the Tour de France to claim an impressive 5th place finish in the chaotic bunch sprint finish that concluded Stage 7. Philipsen was one of two riders from the team to contest the sprint, with Alexander Kristoff coming in just behind him in 10th place. The race was won by Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo Visma) after a mammoth 6 hour stage.    Stage 7 was to be the longest at this year’s tour, a 230km pan flat route from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone. For the majority of the stage it looked as if the peloton had decided to give itself a day off after yesterday’s brutal outing in the mountains, riding the first 225km of the route at a relatively ......read more

Tonda 1950 Stone-set range'

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  13July  2019:  Parmigiani Fleurier presents a new stone-set Tonda 1950 range, one which offers extraordinary brilliance. The round diamonds of the Tonda 1950 Stone-set and the precious stones of the Tonda 1950 Rainbow illuminate Parmigiani Fleurier's revamped ultra-thin women's watch.   THE SETTING OF DIAMONDS AND PRECIOUS STONES   The new Tonda 1950 for women has a large bezel, reducing the area of the dial and providing a broader surface on which to set the precious stones. No fewer than 51 round diamonds adorn the edge of the watch, totalling 1.82 carats. Thanks to their size and purity, these diamonds create a spectacular play of light. The Tonda 1950 Rainbow features 36 baguette-cut stones selected and arranged according to their precise shade to ......read more

Ralph Lauren at The Championships, Wimbledon – Wednesday 10th July

James Norton in Ralph Lauren Purple Label  • Ralph Lauren Purple Label Pink Jacket • Ralph Lauren Purple Label White Shirt • Ralph Lauren Purple Label Pink Trousers • Ralph Lauren Lace Up Leather Shoes  Emma Mackey in Polo Ralph Lauren  • Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Silk Dress  • Vintage Polo Ralph Lauren White Jacket  • Polo Ralph Lauren Orange Leather Bag   Ncuti Gatwa in Polo Ralph Lauren   • Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Jacket • Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Oxford Shirt • Polo Ralph Lauren Cream Pinstripe Linen Trouser • Polo Ralph Lauren White Sneaker  Amie Lou Wood in Polo Ralph Lauren • Polo Ralph Lauren Floral Fit & Flare Dress • Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Sandals • Polo Ralph ......read more

Dubai's leading school operator to launch Affordable IB School in Dubai- Ambassador International Academy (AIA)

•         Due to open in September, new Ambassador International Academy (AIA) will offer English and International Baccalaureate curriculums Dubai, July 11, 2019: Dubai’s leading operator of schools to launch Dubai’s first affordable International Baccalaureate (IB) school, built on education excellence with global quality standards and benchmarked against the best schools in the world. Fees at IB schools in Dubai average AED 52,800 in the Kindergarten and AED 65,600 in the Primary.  At Ambassador International Academy (AIA Dubai), the average Kindergarten tuition fees are AED 30,400 and AED 35,800 in the Primary School. Parents with children at AIA Dubai would save AED 22,400 in Kindergarten and AED 28,800 in the Primary.  Kamal Kalwani, Co-founder and Vice Chairman ......read more

Happy Eid with Corum Golden Bridge Round 39

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  11 July  2019:  It will soon be 40 years old. But the best is yet to come. Beyond its men's and women’s models, its manual or automatic winding, its vertical or horizontal structure, there is still no shortage of pages left to be written about the baguette movement. The Golden Bridge Round 39 is a perfect example. It is probably one of the most daring High Jewellery creations, not only for Corum but for contemporary watchmaking. The Golden Bridge Round 39’s unique architecture features an exquisite interplay of shapes with its horizontal baguette movement and a half-moon on each side of a round 39 mm case. No fewer than six new High Jewellery versions are being unveiled today. Together, they highlight five exceptional stones: diamond, sapphire, ruby, tsavorite and ......read more

Ride Into the New School Year with the Coolest Gear

Max Fashion launches the first of its back-to-school apparel collections Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  11 July  2019:   Summer vacations are just now in full swing, and the back-to-school season is slowly but surely upon us. The good news? The sooner you shop, the more you will relax as the first day of school approaches.  To help you get your school shopping done early, we’ve curated some of the best back-to-school looks from Max Fashion’s new Back to School collection which features all the characters we know and love. Make Memorable Moments in School  Dress up as the iconic, friendly Hello Kitty with a heart of gold. There are Hello Kitty character dresses, tops and trousers to help you achieve this famous feline’s purr-fect look. What’s more, your little Frozen fan ......read more

Colourful Anniversary Limited anniversary edition now available in new colors

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  11 July  2019:   Chronoswiss is celebrating its 35-year history with the limited Flying Regulator Open Gear Anniversary Edition – hence the colored 35 on the minute scale – and simultaneously is honoring its bestselling model. The anniversary watch’s unusual design is a play on the Regulator theme, placing it front and center with the “Open Gear” design.   The dial simultaneously serves as its module board, onto which the train wheel bridges of the skeletonized gears are mounted. The train wheel bridges have also been elaborately skeletonized and boast carefully angled and polished edges. Six polished screws keep them reliably in place, showcasing once again the brand’s principle of functional design. The Flying Regulator Open Gear also ......read more

Empower launches “Intelligent Delta- T Analyzer and Detector”

Dubai, UAE, 10th July 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced launching an intelligent system to detect lost energy, and receiving the Innovation Award Honorable Mention for its “Intelligent Delta — T Analyzer & Detector” technology, This supports Empower’s continuous efforts to come up with more sustainable, innovative, environmentally-friendly, and energy-efficient products. Empower highlighted that its Intelligent Delta — T Analyzer & Detector technology automatically searches and detects lost energy from central cooling plants and buildings benefiting from the service, and helps to avoid misuse of district cooling systems. Empower stressed that, through the implementation of this innovative ......read more

Dubai Duty Free and Arabian Automobiles raffle a Nissan GT-R this holiday season

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 10th, 2019:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive distributor for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates is pleased to announce the launch of a new raffle draw on the Nissan GT-R, the first in the region, in collaboration with Dubai Duty Free. Travellers are invited to take pictures with the luxury car, showcased at Dubai International Airport, and enter the draw. The Nissan GT-R delivers a daily super-car driving experience with its 565-horsepower 3.8-litre V6 engine and two new turbochargers for enhanced performance efficiency, topped by burnished exhaust tips and an adjustable suspension system, ensuring greater stability and smoother handling while navigating corners.  

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Etihad Airways Recommences Flights to Khartoum

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  11 July  2019:   Etihad Airways will resume flights between Abu Dhabi and Khartoum, Sudan, on Tuesday, 16 July. Etihad Flight EY 632 will depart Abu Dhabi at 9.50am every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, arriving four hours later at 11.50am local time. The return service, flight EY 633 will depart at 12.50pm, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 6.55pm. The airline suspended flights to Khartoum on 9 June due to security concerns in the city. The safety of guests and staff is the highest priority for Etihad Airways, and the decision to resume services follows a detailed review of safety and security.  

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