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Dubai Cares Introduces Cutting-Edge E-Platform to Provide Learning and Development Opportunities for Teachers in Paraguay

• The AED 11,020,500 (USD 3 million) program supports teachers’ professional development and fosters learning among 50,000 students from primary and secondary schools   • The program is in line with the Global Council on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4 – Quality Education) digital strategy   Dubai, UAE, 27 October 2020:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohamed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum Global Initiative, has announced the launch of the “Educate, Learn and Innovate through an E-platform” (ELITE) program which is set to provide professional development for teachers as well as support 50,000 students across Paraguay with access to quality education. The program is a result of the Global Council on Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG 4 – Quality Education) meeting held in Dubai ......read more

Global Tech Start-Up RELX Technology Leads with Science by Opening New Lab

• RELX Technology conducts extensive research to verify product safety via a series of thorough assessments   Dubai, UAE 27 October 2020:  RELX Technology, Asia’s leading tech startup company, has started a program of systematic research centered on pre-clinical safety assessments. Located in Shenzhen’s International Bioindustry Valley in China, researchers at the new state-of-the-art bioscience laboratory are carrying out a comprehensive evaluation concerning e-cigarette products and their effects on user health.    "Like other regions around the world, e-cigarettes can be viewed with suspicion in the Middle East because as a whole, the industry has incomplete knowledge," said Ziad Houdeib, RELX Technology’s UAE General Manager. "Our China-based bioscience lab is on a ......read more

Schneider Electric Gulf Wins Best Employee Benefits & Well Being Strategy Award in Private Sector

Company wins at the 8th Gov HR Summit for its holistic focus on employee wellbeing over the past five years  Dubai, UAE, 27 October 2020:  Schneider Electric has won the Best Employee Benefits and Well Being Strategy Award for the Private Sector at this year’s GCC Gov HR Summit. The judges commended Schneider Electric for its holistic approach to its employee wellbeing over the past five years; they called out the company’s five-pillar programme that supports employees with their physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing. The GOV HR Summit 2020 is the Gulf’s signature event for human resource professionals from both the public and private sectors. The summit brings together HR professionals from across the region with the aim of sharing and highlighting best practices. This year’s event ......read more

New Land Rover Defender Named Motortrend 2021 SUV of the Year

 New Defender wins top honors for its outstanding off-road capability, on-road comfort, value, and modern style  Highly anticipated New Defender makes its triumphant return to the U.S. after being absent in the market for more than 20 years  The world’s most iconic 4x4 and the choice of adventurers and expedition leaders for more than 70 years has been reinvented for the 21st century, as the toughest and most capable Land Rover vehicle ever produced  Configure your New Defender at www.landrover-me.com/defender      (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) – October 27, 2020:  Land Rover announced that the New Land Rover Defender has been named the winner of MotorTrend’s 2021 “Golden Calipers” for SUV of the Year.   With a nod to the ......read more

A Biden Win Predicted but a Contested Result in the US Election Will Be the Biggest Risk to Markets

Regardless of whoever wins the US election there will be no easy path to reforms and no healing of a divided USA, says Saxo Bank The most likely result from the US election is a contested result where neither side will accept a loss, and a period of uncertainty and financial market volatility will follow, according to Saxo Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, Steen Jakobsen.  Speaking during an online briefing session hosted today by Saxo Bank, and featuring both Jakobsen and Head of FX Strategy John Hardy, Jakobsen emphasised that he doesn’t believe that the election result will make a substantial lasting difference to the US economy or stock market, but that there is a risk of market volatility in the scenario where the election result is contested.  He said: “This is undoubtedly the most contested ......read more

Size Matters: Hyundai Motor's Smallest EV Revealed

•       Hyundai revealed teaser images and video of mini EV based on ‘45’ Concept •       One-of-a-kind EV features Emotion Adaptive Vehicle Control (EAVC) technology •       Details to come on plans to offer unique mobility experience to young customers   Dubai, October 27, 2020:   Hyundai Motor Company today revealed the first glimpse of its smallest EV yet, with a video sketching its unique and innovative construction.   This petite EV’s exterior style is based on the ‘45’ EV concept that Hyundai presented in 2019 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Hyundai’s designers adapted the signature ‘kinetic cube lamp’ design of ‘45’ along with its angular yet ......read more

Samsung Receives Prestigious Consumer Friendly Company Certificate from the Department of Economic Development

New standards have been introduced as an integrated system and Samsung’s 90.46 percent pass rate illustrates its sustainability and competitiveness excellence  Dubai, UAE 27, October 2020:  Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced the results of a comprehensive business evaluation conducted by the Department of Economic Development (DED) and based on the GCC region’s first-of-its-kind Consumer-Friendly Standards assessment. Launched last year by the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy, a series of new standards were introduced as an integrated system to help traders upgrade their services to customer-oriented certified.  As an organization committed to maintaining sustainability and competitiveness excellence, Samsung submitted an online request to receive the ......read more

P&G Donates 1 Million Masks to Saudi Health Endowment Fund

27, October 2020:   Procter & Gamble (P&G) in partnership with AbuDawood donates one million masks to the Saudi Health Endowment Fund as part of the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. The company’s far-reaching force for good initiatives are aimed at protecting everyday heroes, providing support for communities, relief agencies and their employees as part of its  P&G “Protect Our Heroes” relief missions. Omar Channawi CEO P&G Middle East, East and West Africa and General Exports Markets, said: “Our mission to step up and serve others as a force for good starts in the communities we operate in. We want to do our part to support the Saudi government’s ongoing effort to fight the pandemic. This donation of masks to the Saudi Health Endowment Fund will provide an ......read more

PMI Announces Medicago to Supply Up to 76 Million Doses of Its Plant-Derived COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

A Philip Morris International subsidiary is a shareholder in a biopharmaceutical company that reached agreements with two departments of the Canadian government to accelerate its COVID-19 vaccine candidate efforts United Arab Emirates -  October 27, 2020:    LAUSANNE, Switzerland--Since 2008, Philip Morris Investments B.V. (PMIBV), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International (PMI) (NYSE: PM), has been a shareholder of Medicago (in which it currently holds an approximately one-third equity stake) and has supported Medicago’s innovative plant-derived research and development focused on vaccines. The investment is consistent with PMI’s own efforts to leverage science and innovation. Japan-based Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) is the majority shareholder and PMIBV’s partner in Medicago. Among ......read more

Western Digital and Dropbox Team to Accelerate Deployment of Leading-Edge Cloud Infrastructure for Today's Online World

Dropbox is One of the First to Qualify the Ultrastar 20TB SMR HDD, Placing them at the Forefront of Leveraging Data Center Capacity, Efficiency and Scalability for Meeting the Increasing Demands of Cloud Storage and Services by Businesses, Teams and Individuals Around the World   Dubai, UAE, October 27, 2020:   Empowering the world’s most essential data infrastructures, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) announced that Dropbox Inc. (NASDAQ: DBX), a leading global collaboration platform, is one of the first to qualify the Ultrastar DC HC650 20TB, host-managed, shingled magnetic recording (SMR) hard disk drives (HDD).  With Western Digital SMR HDDs serving as the storage foundation for its custom-built, multi-exabyte storage platforms, Dropbox continues its strategic path, taking ......read more

Ryan Gibbons Signs Two Year Deal with UAE Team Emirates

UAE Team Emirates have put pen to paper to bring Ryan Gibbons to the Emirati squad on a two year contract. United Arab Emirates -  October 27, 2020:    The 26-year old from Johannesburg, South Africa is the current national road champion and won a gold medal in the time trial at the 2019 African Games. He stepped up to World Tour level in 2017 with NTT and has spent his entire career so far with the African team. Gibbons represents the third new signing for 2021 with Matteo Trentin and Rafal Majka also joining the team.    Ryan Gibbons : “I am thoroughly looking forward to joining UAE Team Emirates for the next two seasons. I feel honoured to be part of such an incredible setup, which has achieved so much success and proven to be one of the best teams in the peloton. I have no doubt that this ......read more

SEHA Increases Accessibility of Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations Across Its Network

• SEHA to offer home visits and drive-through facilities at selected healthcare centers to provide the Abu Dhabi community with convenient access to the vaccination • The vaccination will be available across SEHA’s entire network, and is part of joint campaign with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre   Abu Dhabi,26 October 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, will be providing the seasonal influenza vaccine at all its healthcare facilities, with a drive-through option available at selected centers. It will also increase accessibility of the vaccine to the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain community through its home service. The influenza vaccine is part of the public health ......read more

Arab Bank Group Reports Nine Months 2020 Net Profit of $215.2 Million

United Arab Emirates, 26 October 2020:  Arab Bank Group reported net income after tax of $ 215.2 million for the nine months of 2020 as compared to $668.9 million for the prior period, recording a drop of 68%.     The fall in the profits is attributable to the build up of higher provisions, driven by current and forecasted economic conditions, and reflects the deterioration in the macro-economic environment in the region and globally, and to lower revenues from interest and fee income because of the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak and lower market interest rates and weakening oil prices.        Group net operating income is at $ 808 million, recording a drop of 22% from prior period as a result of a decrease in net interest and commission income, in addition to a drop in the profits of the ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Records the Highest Number of Submissions for its 15th Edition

Reading Panel reviews 2,349 entries from 57 countries, the highest number in its history Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 26 October 2020:  The highest number of submissions have been recorded for the 15th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, as its Reading Panel reported reviewing a record 2,349 submissions across nine categories, from 22 Arab and 35 foreign countries. The Reading Panel concluded its review of all submitted works, the highest number in the Award’s 14-year history, in a series of virtual sessions presided over by HE Dr Ali bin Tamim, Secretary-General of Sheikh Zayed Book Award and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, with the attendance of the Award’s Scientific Committee members Dr Khalil Al Sheikh and literary critic Sultan Al Ameemi, from Jordan and the UAE, respectively, as ......read more

Pandora: For the Magic in You

October 27, 2020:    From sparkling moons to stars, the new collection is full of iconic symbols that take on unique meanings for women everywhere. The new bracelets, charms, earrings and rings allow you to express yourself at a deeper level by wearing symbols of who you are and what you believe in. Beyond exceptional design and craftsmanship, these symbolic jewellery pieces also tap into the wellness that has shifted our collective focus inward, towards personal happiness and journeys of self-discovery. Where do you come from and where do you want to go? What and who matters most to you? The pieces in the new series allow women to tell their stories with jewellery that represents their many layers. 

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Namaste: Get Your Stretch on with Free Yoga Classes at Festival Plaza

Starting 30th October, classes will be free for all guests  Chill-seekers are in for a month of Zen as the popular mall invites guests to nourish and flourish  Dubai, UAE - 26 October 2020:  Dubai is a city known for its hustle and bustle and while it’s one of the many reasons we love the city, sometimes everyone needs a breather. Look no further than Festival Plaza – the local community shopping centre will be hosting free yoga sessions every day during DTCM’s Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) for visitors to catch an hour of Zen before going about their day.  The event is an annual celebration of all thing’s fitness and wellness. Launched in 2017, the initiative challenges everyone in the city to complete 30 minutes of activity each day for 30 days. Dubai Fitness Challenge ......read more

IKEA's New Store Gets Closer to Customers in the Capital

Set to open on 10th November, the new store will be the second in Abu Dhabi, offering a wide array of inspiring solutions and convenient services for the many people.   United Arab Emirates, 26 October 2020:  Swedish furniture giant, IKEA, today announced that its second store in Abu Dhabi and fifth across the Emirates will be opened in Al Wahda Mall on 10th November. Spread across over 2,100 square metres on the first floor of the Al Wahda Mall, the store will offer its much-loved range of products, but in a much more convenient location for those living downtown.  The store will be home to approximately 2,000 low and medium sized ready-to-assemble furniture and home essentials with quick access for customers who require their essentials on the go. The store will also offer inspiring solutions, and convenient ......read more

Dubai Dialogue 2020 Calls for Businesses to Prioritise Sustainability During Covid-19 and Beyond

Dubai Chamber’s largest sustainability conference brought together public and private sector stakeholders to discuss strategies for surviving and thriving sustainably.   United Arab Emirates -  October 26, 2020:    Businesses in the UAE must prioritise sustainability and make it an integral part of their strategies as they tackle new challenges and prepare for the post-pandemic recovery, industry experts said during the Dubai Dialogue 2020.   The annual conference, recently hosted virtually by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, examined several key sustainability and CSR trends and issues reshaping the global business landscape, as well as practical strategies and valuable insights shared by leading public and private sector organisations and stakeholders in the ......read more

Global Village Introduces Guests to a World Full of Wonder and Adventure as Season 25 and the Silver Jubilee Anniversary Gets Underway

Season 25 is running for 25 weeks and the next stop on this year's adventure is Friday's Rockin'1000 gig, the biggest virtual rock concert in history Dubai, UAE, 26 October 2020:  Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, hosted excited guests on day one of Season 25 as the Silver Jubilee anniversary started spectacularly. The stage is now set for an unforgettable 25th season at Global Village, with anticipation increasing from those yet to visit and experience the world of wonder at this inspiring outdoor oasis of family fun.  A fabulous shower of silver confetti swept over the park's entrances to mark the historic occasion, adding a further celebratory element as guests reveled in the electric atmosphere and explored ......read more

Dubai Culture Organises 11th Edition of the Festival

Live Our Heritage Festival returns to Global Village under the theme “Genius of Emirati Traditional Crafts”   • Hosting rich activities in conjunction with Global Village’s Silver Jubilee between 25 October 2020 and 18 April 2021. • Holding folk arts, traditional workshops, traditional crafts, educational sessions, enthusiastic competitions, and more. • Engaging Emiratis, residents and visitors in the UAE’s old social and professional life. • Reserving a permanent site for the Authority within the activities of Global Village. • Inviting intellectuals and those interested in heritage to participate and interact with the event. Hala Badri:  • Live Our Heritage Festival reveals the legacies of the ancestors to an international audience. • The ......read more

Surge in Savings This Diwali With City of Gold Diwali Fortune

• Dubai to glitter with amazing offers and raffle winnings across 100 Jewellery outlets    • Zero making charge for gold jewellery, Buy One Get One Free deals on diamond and pearl jewellery, Assured Free Gifts and AED 100,000 in jewellery gifts are up for grabs     Dubai, 26th October 2020:  Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG), the trade body for the jewellery industry in association with Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE), announces the 4th jewellery season for this year’s Diwali in Dubai – City of Gold Diwali Fortune. With over 100 jewellery outlets across the city coming together to celebrate the auspicious occasion, jewellery shoppers can double their savings with three exciting deals and one mega raffle winning campaign.    Commencing on ......read more

Trina Solar's Vertex 600W+ Series Modules Obtained the Industry's Worldwide Recognized IEC Certifications

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 26th October:  Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, announced recently that the Vertex 600W and 550W series of glass-backsheet and dual-glass modules passed the TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Module IEC standard serial test and obtained two certificates, IEC 61215 and IEC 61730. The Vertex series became the first 600W+ high-power PV module that achieved IEC certifications in the PV industry. Trina Solar’s Vertex modules (600W & 550W), using 210mm size cells, have the characteristics of high power, high efficiency and high reliability, suitable for large-scale ground mounted PV power plants and large industrial and commercial rooftop projects. Besides Trina Solar's leading ......read more

VFS Global Offers International Travel Insurance with Covid-19 Coverage

• Travel insurance with COVID-19 cover is mandatory for travellers applying for visas to countries in the Schengen area, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine • Policy by global insurers complies with EU requirements and waives the exclusion of Epidemic and Pandemic diseases  • Covid-19 cover also available for those visiting other locations worldwide, including USA & Canada   United Arab Emirates -  October 26, 2020:    At a time when many residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are preparing to head abroad for the first time in months, VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has launched a travel insurance that will provide COVID-19 health-related coverage. Available through VFS ......read more

Gillette® Middle East Launches Its First of Its Kind Heated Razor

The new Heated Razor by GilletteLabs boasts a host of innovative and advanced features to reimagine shaving experiences for users across the UAE 26, October 2020:  Gillette Middle East is proud to announce the release in the UAE of the world’s first heated shaving product, the Heated Razor by GilletteLabs. Available across the six The Art of Shaving stores in the UAE and online on theartofshaving.ae , the high-tech device promises to deliver newfound value to consumers. The razor provides an uninterrupted heat sensation thanks to its specially created warming bar, enabling users to experience the soothing pleasure of a hot towel shave with every stroke. The first-of-its-kind Heated Razor is the debut innovation from the newly established GilletteLabs premium division and has already succeeded in setting the benchmark ......read more

BCCI Confirms Sharjah Stadium as Women's T20 Challenge Venue

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - October 26, 2020:   Sharjah Cricket Stadium will host the Women’s T20 challenge scheduled to take place next month it was officially announced by the BCCI. Earlier in the month, the squads were announced and also captains Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, and Mithali Raj for Supernovas, Trailblazers, and Velocity squads respectively. The three teams will take part in the short tournament from the 4th to 9th of November in the United Arab Emirates. Sharjah was the logical choice for the prestigious tourney following the electrifying matches held at this world record holding venue during the current IPL 2020.  Expressing his delight at the development, Khalaf Bukhatir, CEO of Sharjah Cricket Stadium, said this was a welcome honour and in keeping with the stadium ......read more

Dubai Run to Turn the Whole City Into a Running Track on 27 November 2020

● Be part of the city’s biggest fun run; choose your distance, choose your location, choose your start time and choose your running partners  ● FREE 28-day training programmes by leading coaches and athletes to help get you ready ● In partnership with Dubai Cares, support fundraising for ‘Education Uninterrupted’   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 October 2020:  The Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is bringing the biggest citywide fun run to residents and visitors with Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai, in association with Fitbit and Cigna. On 27 November, the entire city will become a personalised running track for all ages, abilities and fitness levels; giving everyone exciting new reasons to join the flagship fitness movement launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin ......read more

Virtual European Beef Fair Exclusive for the UAE

The Spanish beef association (PROVACUNO) organizes next November 9th a virtual trade show for all Emiratis companies interested in European Beef   Dubai, UAE – October 25, 2020:  The world is changing, so are international relations. Due to the impossibility of carrying out massive face to face events such as international trade shows, PROVACUNO has decided to organize a virtual fair exclusively for the European beef sector and companies from the United Arab Emirates. The event will start on November 9th and will last for 3 days. During these three days (9th,10th and 11st) Emiratis companies may freely enter to the virtual trade show (between 11am-17pm) and interact with Spanish/European beef professionals. The event aims at strengthening business relationships between the beef sector of Spain/Europe and the ......read more

Indian Food Festival at Dubai International Hotel

1st -15th November 2020 United Arab Emirates -  October 26, 2020:    This November, Dubai International Hotel presents the Indian Food Festival. A scrumptious feast at The Gallery, Cadiz - Ahlan Lounge and Hotel Room Service from 1st -15th November 2020. With Diwali just around the corner, the in-house chefs have created a special menu offering popular Indian dishes.    The menu is conceptualised keeping in mind all the crowd favourites. One can indulge in Mutton Awadhi Biryani, Lucknowi Chicken Biryani, Banarasi Subzi Biryani, Murgh Malai Kebab, Dal Bukhara, Vegetable Cutlet, Gulab Jamun and more.    If you are travelling out of the country or are in transit, this is one Indian Feast you do not want to miss!   Date: 1st - 15th October Venue: The Gallery, Cadiz - Ahlan Lounge and Room ......read more

Tonda Reine De Mai for Elegant Lady*

October 26, 2020:    Parmigiani Fleurier continues to showcase its dedication to métiers d’art and high watchmaking with the launch of the Tonda Reine de Mai collection. Inspired by the bucolic landscape in Switzerland surrounding its manufactures and the flowers found there, it combines Parmigiani Fleurier’s commitment to in-house manufacturing, fine finishing, and artistry. Nature and the beauty of the golden ratio are enduring sources of inspiration, and the Manufacture uses a wide array of artistic techniques to bring them to life in this release, including hand-chiseling, hand-diamond-setting, hand-polishing, hand-sandblasting, and marquetry. The Tonda Reine de Mai features a beautiful bouquet of mother-of-pearl, rose gold, and diamond-set flowers, akin to the snow-white Daisy May ......read more

FOAP Reviews Current & Future Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Approaches

Sharjah, October 25, 2020:  The Friends of Arthritis Patients Society, FOAP, of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) organized on Saturday the 2nd Virtual Rheumatologists Forum, under the theme “It’s time for activity”. The event, which brought together an elite group of doctors and consultants from inside and outside the country, comes in conjunction with the activities of World Arthritis Day and aims to enhance community awareness about arthritis disease and its treatment and prevention methods, keep up with the latest scientific developments in rheumatology, and discuss the latest diagnostic and treatment methods to raise healthcare and therapeutic services provided to arthritis patients. The meeting was attended by HE Waheeda Abdul Aziz, Head of FOAP, Dr. Fatemah ......read more

Burj Khalifa Shines in Pink in Biggest Worldwide Visual Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness

Emirates Oncology Society and Emirates Medical Association, in collaboration with Burjeel Cancer Institute at Burjeel Medical City, initiated nation-wide campaign to raise awareness on early detection of breast cancer  Dubai, UAE, 26 October 2020:  In an effort to spread the strong message of Pink October 2020, and intensify the fight against breast cancer, Emirates Oncology Society and the Emirates Medical Association, in collaboration with Burjeel Cancer Institute at Burjeel Medical City, initiated a nation-wide campaign by lighting up Burj Khalifa with pink colour and displaying a series of tips on the importance of early detection of breast cancer. The activity is the biggest visual campaign for breast cancer awareness in the world up to date.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed in October of every ......read more

Thumbay Group Etches its Mark on the Global Map in 23 Years; Thumbay Medicity Ajman Plays a Key Role in the Advancement of Medical Education, Healthcare & Research

United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2020:  Established in 1998 by its Founder President Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Thumbay Group has crafted many a success story, especially in its core sectors of medical education, healthcare and research. The Group’s distinctive achievements and reputation in the UAE’s corporate landscape led it to accomplish the extra-ordinary, and has been credited with several ‘firsts’ in the region’s private sector, such as the first private medical university, first ever private academic hospital, the first and only private Academic Health System and much more. Thumbay Group’s pioneering role in the region has led to create something as unique as Thumbay Medicity in Ajman, UAE, with advanced facilities in education, healthcare, research, leisure, luxury, fitness, ......read more

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Showcases Sustainable Energy Solutions at WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show 2020

Dubai, 25 October 2020 – Hitachi ABB Power Grids, global power and technology leader, will showcase global solutions that provide sustainable energy at the twenty-second edition of WETEX and the fifth Dubai Solar Show (DSS) hosted from October 26 to 28, 2020. This will be the first ever Carbon Neutral 3D virtual exhibition organized by DEWA.   WETEX 2020 is the region’s premier industry event focusing on power, water and environment.    Dr. Mostafa AlGuezeri, Managing Director of Hitachi ABB Power Grids in the UAE, Gulf, Near East and Pakistan, said, “We are pleased to collaborate again with DEWA in the 2020 edition of WETEX. As the Titanium Sponsor of the event, Hitachi ABB Power Grids will use the platform, the region’s largest expo for the water and energy industry, to showcase our ......read more

Insightful and Intuitive: The Next-Generation Features that Seamlessly Integrate the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G with the Galaxy Ecosystem

United Arab Emirates -  October 25, 2020:    Excitement is at all-time high following the release of Samsung’s latest flagships. Several devices have been released to the market in quick succession – exceeding the expectations of every Galaxy enthusiast and empowering them like never before. At Samsung, our vision has always been to delight our customers. Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback concerning our latest releases, this is something we have accomplished once more.  One such device is, of course, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, the innovative phone that is already changing the shape of the future. Comprising new innovative tools and next-generation technologies, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is redefining powerful performance in the palm of one’s hand and has initiated a brand new chapter ......read more

MBRU to Connect With Future Healthcare Professionals at Najah Connect 2020

Interactive sessions at popular education fair will outline academic programs and unique learning opportunities at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences  United Arab Emirates -  October 25, 2020:    Students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and specialize in other healthcare fields will get valuable insights into the latest learning journeys at NAJAH Connect virtual education fair after Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), announced its participation.  NAJAH Connect 2020 will begin on October 27th until the 29th, from 10 AM until 10 PM. MBRU will also present two interactive sessions to engage healthcare professionals of the future.  The first session titled ‘Become the Next Frontliner’, on October 27, will outline ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota Records Strong Q3 Results

Toyota saw market share increase of 4% with a strong performance in passenger cars. The legendary Supra recorded an increase of 27% in segment share from the  same period last year Mid-size SUV segment drives brand performance with increased sales and 3% market share uplift versus Q3 2019 Toyota’s SUV models including the Highlander and C-HR continue to expand their reach with 4% increase in sales month on month   Dubai, UAE  -  25, 2020: After quickly adapting to a market in Q2 that was riddled with curfews, lockdowns and travel restrictions, Al-Futtaim Toyota’s third quarter performance tells a story of recovery, stability and even market share growth.     Thanks to a sturdy line-up of dependable segment leaders and thrilling new models joining the portfolio, ......read more

Children Envision Their Future in Pandora's World Children's Day Short Film

October 25, 2020:    In continued support of their partnership with UNICEF and ahead of World Children’s Day on November 20, Pandora hosted a creative workshop driven by a wish to inspire young minds to envision their future. As captured in a short film voiced by actor and Pandora ambassador Millie Bobby Brown, the Copenhagen-based event brought together a group of children to get creative, dream big and show what they could create with a simple cardboard box. Through exercises in self-expression facilitated by a creative consultant, the children were encouraged to explore their passions. Each child received a variety of tools and materials and was asked to create something that represents their future aspirations. Potential vocations such as interior design, environmental science, architecture and athletics came to ......read more

Vatika MENZ Campaign Wins Silver and Bronze at the Latest MENA Digital Awards

October 25, 2020 - Dubai, UAE:  Vatika MENZ, the region’s leading men’s haircare brand, picked up two prestigious awards at the latest MENA Digital Awards 2019, for their viral video campaign featuring the brand’s range of hair styling gels. The brand campaign won a Silver in the category ‘Best Use of Digital in The FMCG Sector’ and a Bronze for ‘Best Use of Video’.  The award recognises the success of the brand’s marketing campaign in cementing the reputation of Vatika MENZ styling gels across their target audience of 18-25-year-old males in the MENA region. The campaign tapped into the adventurous streak of the young male target audience by creating four distinct videos on ‘extreme challenges’ where  hair, styled with Vatika gel was tested under extreme ......read more

BofA: Swiss Watch Industry: 3Q Exports -10% and a Slow Recovery Ahead

EMEA Equity Research Daily Highlights BofA Global Research Media Relations   United Arab Emirates -  October 25, 2020:    Refer to important disclosures at the end of these reports (see links below). Please note, you may quote directly from this research report solely in your reporting as a member of the media; however all quotes must be cited as having come from a BofA Global Research report. All other copying, redistribution, retransmission, republication and any other unauthorized dissemination or use of the contents of the report or the link thereto are prohibited. If you are interested in interviewing an analyst, your request must be directed to Research Communications & Media Relations.       Luxury Goods: Swiss Watch Industry: 3Q exports -10% and a slow recovery ......read more

Ariel Middle East Hosted PodArt Over the Weekend

United Arab Emirates -  October 25, 2020:  Ariel Middle East - one of the world’s most recognisable laundry brands – merged Augmented Reality (AR) with abstract art through PodArt, a one of a kind experience over the weekend.   The event brought to life Ariel PODS - the innovative laundry care solution, designed to contain three products in one. The interactive art installation took place over three days and welcomed hundreds of friends across two unique locations, JBR and City Walk.   Ramy Tarshouby, Marketing & Commercial Director at Procter & Gamble Middle East said: “We were excited to see people come together in a socially distanced manner and interact with Ariel PODS and the art installations over this weekend. The feedback so far has been brilliant, especially about the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Organizes Webinar on Breast Cancer Awareness

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently organized a webinar on breast cancer awareness. The webinar covered several topics including latest research, trends and the importance of early detection. As part of the month-long initiatives to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every year in October, the Authority is providing free mammogram checks for women in governmental institutions in the Emirate who fulfil the needed criteria. The aim of this initiative is to promote early detection and educate women about the importance of regular breast examinations.  Those eligible for the free mammogram examination are women between the age group of 40 to 65 years. Women who have not had a mammogram in the last two years or have a strong history of breast or ovarian ......read more

ADX Announces Listing of Sawaeed Holding Shares on its Second Market

Fourth ADX listing in 2020 marks major milestone for Abu Dhabi success story and provides a template for other entrepreneurs    Abu Dhabi, 25 October, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announces that Sawaeed Holding has listed its shares on the ADX Second Market, under the symbol SAWAEED, and trading begins on the shares today. The company’s nominal value of share capital is AED 51.1 million, with each share having a nominal value of AED 1. This is the fourth listing on ADX in 2020. A virtual listing was conducted to commemorate the event and the video can be viewed by clicking on the following link https://youtu.be/-IsJ0DXdcTA Founded in 2006 by professionals initially specializing in the provision of employment services, Sawaeed has grown into a multi-faceted organization and has ......read more

Hyundai Rolls Out All-new Elantra Model in Middle East and Africa Market

• Longer, wider and equipped with latest tech features, the seventh-generation of Hyundai’s popular brand to deliver the most progressive in-vehicle experience in its 30-year history.   Dubai, 25 October 2020:  Hyundai Motor Company has launched its all-new Elantra today with the latest model now on sale in countries across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market.   Unveiled during a live virtual ceremony, the seventh-generation of the Elantra has undergone significant changes, delivering the most progressive in-vehicle experience in its class.    Longer, wider and more aggressive than the sixth-generation model, the 2021 Elantra boasts a wide range of advanced technologies and features. It marks another step forward for the Elantra brand, which first hit the roads 30 years ago in ......read more

Huawei Launches Petal Search, Petal Maps, HUAWEI Docs and More

UAE, Dubai, 25 October 2020:   Huawei today announced new developments to Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem at the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series launch event, launching Petal Search, Petal Maps, HUAWEI Docs, levelling up global Huawei users' digital experience with other new updates. Hardware and software integration enhances digital lifestyle experience Huawei’s official search engine app, Petal Search now is available in over 170 countries and regions and supports over 50 languages, letting users conveniently and instantly find out the information and services they need.    Petal Search offers search capabilities across more than 20 categories, including apps, news, videos, images, shopping, flights, and local business. It also develops and integrates various tools, such as weather, calculator, rate ......read more

Abu Dhabi University Professor Granted US Patent

• Dr. Omar Chaalal was granted a patent for a novel green process in the field of enhanced oil recovery for the removal of oil trapped underground  • The new process serves to improve oil extraction capacity using natural surfactant extracted from plants collected from the United Arab Emirates’ natural environment   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—25 October 2020:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the College of Engineering (CoE), Dr. Omar Chaalal, has been granted US patent under 10711178, for inventing a novel green process that uses two types of plant extracts that increase the total oil recovery to 96% of initial oil in place (IOIP) at reservoir temperature during the tertiary recovery mode. While water flood recovered around 50% of the ......read more

UFC 254 Winners Quotes

Khabib Nurmagomedov Beat Justin Gaethje, Submission R2 (Lightweight) “Thank you for these guys, these guys with me have been with my father for more than 10 years. All my team, AKA with coach Javier (Mendez), I love him so much, all my team. Today, I want to say, this was my last fight. No way am I going to come here without my father. It was first time, after what happened with my father, when UFC called me about Justin. I talked with my mother three days, she doesn’t want me to go and fight without my father. I promised her this was going to be my last fight, and if I give my word, I have to follow this. It was my last fight here.  “I know only one thing I want from UFC, you guys have to be me on No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, because I deserve this. UFC undisputed, undefeated lightweight ......read more

Emirates Post Marks the Start-up of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant With Commemorative Stamp

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 October 2020:   Emirates Post in collaboration with the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is issuing a distinctive commemorative stamp to celebrate the start-up of the first unit of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Barakah Plant, the first operating nuclear energy plant in the Arab World, recently started to generate clean electricity in a safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly manner, supporting the diversification of the Nation’s energy portfolio while in parallel reducing the UAE’s carbon footprint.   When its four units are fully operational, the Barakah plant will provide up to 25% of the UAE’s electricity needs, while preventing 21 millions of carbon emissions every year.   The ......read more

Water Experts Sound Warning Over Hygiene as Covid Restrictions Relax

Culligan Middle East questions if sufficient legionella testing is being carried out as water systems shut down for months are switched on again Dubai, UAE, 24 October, 2020:  As more hotels, malls and offices reopen in the Gulf region with the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions, experts have raised concerns over the level of business and domestic water hygiene safeguards. Culligan Middle East, one of the region’s water treatment companies, is questioning whether sufficient legionella testing is being carried out as water systems shut down for months are switched on again. “Our main concern is with domestic water systems, as apartments as well as hotel rooms are being vacated and left empty for a period of time,” says the company’s Dubai-based technical director, Rodger Macfarlane, a vastly ......read more

Leap Further Ahead with HUAWEI Mate 40 Series: Huawei Unveils the Most Powerful Mate Line-up Ever

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 October 2020:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) bolstered its product line-up with the advanced HUAWEI Mate 40 Series, the latest revolutionary flagship smartphones that empower users to leap further ahead. Showcasing the pinnacle of Huawei technology, the new Series reinforces Huawei’s dedication to innovation and its unrelenting determination to create the best Mate ever.  The HUAWEI Mate 40 Series has the Mate Series DNA at its core. Over the last eight years, there have been 10 outstanding generations of Mate Series devices and now the latest flagship smartphones take Mate to new heights with the best technology in the industry. From powerful performance to unique user interactions, everything about the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series has been fine-tuned to provide the most ......read more

Emirates Post marks UAE's Mars Mission with Commemorative Stamps

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 October 2020:  Emirates Post, in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the UAE Space Agency, is issuing the distinctive commemorative stamp, Emirates Mars Mission – Hope Probe, to celebrate the UAE’s historic first mission to Mars and its broader space ambitions.    The commemorative stamps feature four different images, two of which illustrates the design of the satellite and two of the historic moment of its launch into space. The initial run of the commemorative stamps comprises of 100,000 stamps along with 1,000 First Day Cover Sheets, available for sale at the Emirates Post Central Customer Happiness Centres and on Emirates Post’s dedicated web shop emiratespostshop.ae starting October 20.   The Hope Probe is designed to orbit ......read more