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HONOR MagicBook Series is Perfect for Fashion Forward, Design Conscious Individuals Across the Middle East

HONOR’s new sleek and lightweight laptop comes with a powerfully compact package   Dubai, UAE, MAY 27, 2020:  Global technology brand HONOR continues to strengthen its 1+8+n IoT strategy by bringing the HONOR MagicBook series to the Middle East. An ecosystem that integrates one smartphone, eight categories of additional connected products and a wide range of third-party linked devices, the launch of HONOR MagicBook Series in UAE is a milestone to reinforce the brand’s commitment to creating an all-scenario intelligence.    Catered to young people on-the-go, the aesthetically designed HONOR MagicBook 14 is equipped with up to 10-hour of battery life, FullView display with maximized screen-to-body ratio, powerful core for ultra-fast performance and enhanced graphics, as well as smart ......read more

Al Majid Motors Announces the Arrival of All-New Kia K5 Fastback Sedan in the UAE

Dubai,  27 May 2020:  Al Majid Motors, the sole distributor of KIA passenger and commercial vehicles in the UAE, has announced the arrival of all-new Kia K5 fastback sedan. The new Kia K5 is a fastback evolution of K5, which is the brand’s global best-selling sedan. The striking vehicle features a new stunning design along with a driver-focused interior, latest automobile technologies, and all-new powertrain options.    Mohammed Khader, President Al Majid Motors, said, “We are pleased to announce that the latest version of KIA’s most-loved sedan is now available across our showrooms for the UAE buyers. The latest edition marks a new era for KIA in creating vehicles that epitomise engineering brilliance and design superiority.”    The sporty sedan with its eye-catching ......read more

Danube Group Chairman Files Case With Dubai Police Against Scam Star for Faking Facebook Account to Get Donation

Cybercriminals created a fake Facebook account allegedly to swindle money by raising donations from friends of Mr Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group  Date: Dubai, UAE, May 27, 2020  Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, has filed a complaint with Dubai Police’s cybercrime unit against impersonating him through a fake Facebook account to allegedly swindle money by seeking donations from his friends.  A cybercriminal last week created a clone Facebook account in Mr Sajan’s name and started seeking donations in his name. One of Mr Sajan’s friends then notified him out of suspicion, when the scam came to his notice that prompted him to take legal action.  “Please note that someone has again created a fake account under my name and is sending random ......read more

Ericsson's USA 5G Factory: Staffed by Professionals – Trained by VR

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:    Puff: Ericsson's USA 5G Smart Factory in Texas is one of the most advanced manufacturing complexes in the world. When it launched earlier this year its engineering professionals were trained with almost no face-to-face interaction. By utilizing the power of virtual reality (VR) in the months prior to opening, new Ericsson employees were able to learn directly from peers in the company’s Tallinn smart factory, 8,000 km away. Top image: Mediabank ID Number: 109983 Body copy: Ericsson’s new USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville, Texas, began operations in early March this year, producing 5G base stations for the North American market. But almost a year earlier, when the future factory site was still an empty lot, Ericsson had already initiated a ......read more

Vatika Launches Natural Hair Food, an Effective Solution for Dry Hair

Dubai, UAE: May 27, 2020:   Vatika, a regional market leader in natural hair care has introduced a new product, Vatika Natural Hair Food Formula that is an all-round fix for dry hair. Vatika Natural Hair Food Formula is the newest addition to the brand’s portfolio, and being 100% natural, it does away with all prevalent harsher additives like paraffin, sulfates, parabens, or petroleum. Enriched with all-natural and equally gentle properties, Vatika Natural Hair Food Formula is immediately absorbed by the hair and moisturizes scalp, roots and hair.    Dry hair is a major problem for women and men in this region; usually caused by a drastic loss in moisture upon repeated exposure to harsh environments and pollutants, coupled with the scalp not producing enough oil or thinning hair letting the moisture ......read more

Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors Honour UAE's COVID-19 Frontline Heroes

Dubai, May 27, 2020:  Al Tayer Motors, the UAE’s official importer-dealer for Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati and Ferrari vehicles, and Premier Motors, one of the leading automobile dealerships in Abu Dhabi, have taken the lead in honouring the nation’s heroes at the forefront of fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. All first responders, doctors, nurses, medical & healthcare professionals, ambulance services, civil defense & police taskforce will receive an exclusive benefit over and above any retail promotions on the brands represented by Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors, applicable until September 30, 2020. Speaking about the initiative, Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors said; “Since March, normal life has been affected across the world and we all have had to face ......read more

Innovating to Fight COVID-19: Four Ways Drones are Contributing

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:    As the world continues to unite in its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, government officials are working closely with private sector organizations to adopt new technologies and maintain wellbeing.    DJI and departments across China have deployed drones for known public safety applications and have even discovered new ways drones can be deployed to combat viruses altogether.    As remotely piloted devices, drones are naturally effective at minimizing human interactions, crucial to safeguard communities. DJI’s tests with local partners have had drones deployed in four ways: to facilitate communication, disinfect areas, deliver supplies and measure body temperatures. Some of these applications are new, unique ways to deploy drones, ......read more

Former UNWTO Secretary-General to speak at ATM Virtual

• Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC and former Secretary-General of the UN World Travel Organisation to discuss sustainable investment for the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector  • The summit titled ‘Restructuring to Attract Sustainable Development and Customers in the New World Order, will take place on Wednesday 3rd June • ATM Virtual to take place on 1-3 June 2020     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2020:   Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has confirmed that the Chairman of the International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) and former UNWTO Secretary-General, Dr. Taleb Rifai, will host a virtual summit as part of ATM Virtual.  The summit, which is titled ‘Restructuring to Attract Sustainable Development and Customers in the New World ......read more

How Do You Rely on Your Smartphone in the UAE During the New Normal?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:   We are experiencing life in the UAE like never before under the new normal. Working remotely and staying at home due to social distancing rules has helped us to become closer with our immediate families. It also means we cannot meet our friends and loved ones like we used to. But just because we are physically apart from extended family and friends, it doesn’t mean that we have to be away from them completely. This is where modern technology and the latest smartphones can step in and help us be more connected than ever. Now you can continue to make precious memories by staying in touch with your friends and family while social distancing as well as get work done faster. This might be the new normal for most of us but with the power of the HUAWEI P40 Pro it does not mean you ......read more

Kingston Technology Ships 7.68TB Capacity for Industry-Leading High-Performance Data Center SSDs

• DC500R and DC450R SATA SSDs Now Available Up to 7.68TB • DC1000M 7.68TB U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Coming Soon   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:  Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today began shipping the 7.68TB* model of the Data Center 500R (DC500R) and 450R (DC450R) SATA SSDs. The DC1000M 7.68TB U.2 NVMe ships in June. The SSDs provide additional storage and implement strict QoS ensuring predictable IO and low latency for data centers using both NVMe and/or SATA.    Kingston’s 7.68TB data center SSDs include:   DC500R: • VMware Ready™ SSD engineered for read-intensive applications such as webservers, virtual desktop infrastructure, operational ......read more

Glaucoma: Symptoms and Treatment

By: Dr Mohammed Sohaib Mustafa, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Specialist in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:   Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the number one cause of irreversible blindness. However, the disease is treatable, and blindness can be prevented through early diagnosis. Although children and young adults can be affected by Glaucoma, high risk groups include people over 40, diabetics and those with a family history of glaucoma.   One of the earliest symptoms of Glaucoma is having a cloudy-looking cornea, especially in children. Some of the other warning signs include increased sensitivity to light. For example, patients can start seeing halos around bright lights. Another red flag is having ......read more

ATM Virtual to Focus on Potential Chinese Outbound Travel Market

With the spread of coronavirus under control and domestic leisure travel growing, ME travel professionals are looking to China to initiate international tourism  One of the most eagerly awaited sessions during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) three-day ATM Virtual event that takes place from 1-3 June 2020, is undoubtedly The Virtual ATM China Tourism Forum. The debate will take an in-depth look at the potential of the Chinese outbound leisure market now that China seems to have the viral outbreak under control and domestic tourism is growing once again. Many Middle East travel professionals will be looking for insight into the current state of the market and more importantly, how and when to start planning for inbound Chinese visitors.  Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director Middle East, Arabian Travel Market, said: ......read more

The Best Omega Sunglasses For a Long-Awaited Summer

The golden days of summer are back - and after all that’s happened this year – it’s never felt so good being out in the sun. Just in time for these long-awaited days outdoors, OMEGA has raised the style game with a unique collection of eyewear, with designs that borrow from the brand’s iconic universe, while also projecting an image of contemporary cool. The first bright idea has been to pair a retro feminine look with features from OMEGA’s watchmaking past – as seen in the women’s square style. Like the warm goodbye of a setting sun, the metallic frames shine in pink gold, and deliver classically fluted rims as well as the famous Seamaster wave pattern on the temple tips. It’s a design that certainly echoes the film-star years of the French Riviera, while still remaining up-to-date with ......read more

Eid Gifts From The Body Shop

May 23, 2020:  Celebrate the strength and spirituality of all your loved ones this Eid with an oasis of gifts that lift the mind, body and soul.

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Celebrate EID with Special Offers on HONOR Smartphones

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2020:   Celebrate Eid with intelligent gifting from global technology brand HONOR. Offering the latest next-generation technology at an irresistible price, users can be rewarded with coveted upgrades across photography, design and performance with the HONOR 9X PRO.    Perfect for gifting friends and family members in Eid, the latest devices from HONOR offer the best cutting-edge technology. The newest addition to the immensely popular X series, the HONOR 9X Pro can capture unforgettable Eid moments through the 48MP Triple Camera and 6.59” HONOR FullView Display.   The HONOR 9X PRO is a synthesis of the most desired software and hardware features and functionality, the all-inclusive HONOR 9X PRO is an exceptional assistant for everyday use and the perfect gift ......read more

Trina Solar Publishes Its Vertex Module Technology White Paper, Unveiling a Brand New Technology Platform

Dubai, UAE - May 23, 2020:  Trina Solar Co., Ltd (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), the world’s leading PV and smart energy total solution provider, has published a technology white paper on its 500W-plus Vertex ultra-high power modules (the “Vertex”).  According to the white paper, the Vertex has built up a brand new product technology platform by breaking the inherent impression and conclusion of the module, and holds great potential for realizing 600W and higher power output based on its optimized solutions in terms of product design, manufacturing, transportation, system compatibility, etc.  Considering the impact of high current output on the junction box and inverter, module size on the installation, handling, transportation and logistics, Trina Solar has taken the lead ......read more

DFDC, FDF Hold Joint Webinar on Managing Stress and Anxiety Amid COVID-19

Sharjah, May 23, 2020: The Department of Family Development Centers (DFDC) of the institutions of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently organized, in cooperation with the Family Development Foundation in Abu Dhabi (FDF) a webinar entitled “Bode well … Eid Mubarak”. This comes as part of the DFDC’s keenness to enhance cooperation and coordination with the social-sector-related authorities and institutions to bolster the UAE’s efforts in countering the repercussions of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The even falls under the virtual social campaign “Bode Well” launched by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family ......read more

du Keeps Loved Ones and Families Connected During Eid Al Fitr With World Calling Pack

du home customers can receive up to 2000 landline minutes per month and free unlimited internet calls for just AED 99/month   Dubai, UAE, May 23 2020:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has revealed that the World Calling Pack is now available for all du home customers ahead of Eid Al Fitr. As part of du’s commitment to ensure everybody remains connected with friends and loved ones at home and abroad, the latest initiative provides users with up to 2000 minutes per month to call one international destination of their choice. In addition to this offer, customers will also receive unlimited internet calls through du’s Internet Calling Pack, which comes for free with the plan and will be activated at the same time.  The World Calling Pack is available for AED 99 per month and ......read more

SALAMA Announces AED 13.65 Million Profit for Q1 2020

Dubai - United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2020:  Islamic Arab Insurance Company (“SALAMA”), the UAE’s largest and oldest Takaful provider, has announced its reviewed financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2020, reporting a net profit attributable to shareholders of AED 13.65 million compared to AED 14.96 million in Q1 2019. The Gross Written Contribution grew by 26% to reach AED 441 million in Q1 2020 compared to AED 351 million in Q1 2019. SALAMA continues to maintain its leading position in the Takaful segment of the UAE market. Despite global uncertainty due to COVID-19, SALAMA continued on its growth trajectory, achieving a substantial increase in its Gross Written Contribution. All lines of business and subsidiaries performed as per expectations, except SALAMA Algeria, which reported decreased ......read more

SITA Steps Up Development of a Self-sovereign Identity for Air Travel

SITA becomes a more active member and supporter of the Sovrin Foundation    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2020:   SITA has stepped up its commitment to developing a permanent digital identity for air travel by becoming a Premium Donor of the Sovrin Foundation, the international non-profit organization focused on the advancement of self-sovereign digital identity.  The Sovrin Foundation is a decentralized, global public utility for self-sovereign identity. Self-sovereign means a lifetime portable identity for any person, organization, or thing that allows the holder to present verifiable credentials in a privacy-protecting way. These credentials can represent things as diverse as a passport, an airline ticket or simply a library card.  SITA’s expanded role is key to speeding up the ......read more

Made in Italy, ICSA® Issues a Notification of Counterfeit Products Found in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Counterfeits of door hinges are found in the KSA Concesio, Italy - (EMAILWIRE.COM) - The following is a notification from ICSA Serrature Srl that the door hinge identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark.  The door hinge has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if they comply with any safety requirements.   Although the door hinges are marked ICSASRL, the door hinges were not manufactured or labeled by ICSA Serrature Srl.   Name of Product: Ball Bearing Hinge   Remedy: ICSA Serrature Srl recommends that these products be immediately removed from service and be replaced with UL Certified door hinges.   Identification on the Product: The product is marked with a counterfeit UL Listing Mark and the ......read more

Union Coop Al Barsha – 3 Commercial Center 40% Complete

Union Coop is looking forward to expand its presence further in the emirate of Dubai    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2020:      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, Union Coop through its ‘Investment Division’ has revealed that its Commercial Center project in Al Barsha – 3 area is 40% complete. The move comes within the framework of Union Coop’s plan for strategic expansion and increasing its outreach to serve the members of society, and contribute to obtaining a unique shopping experience. The new branch will increase Union Coop’s strategic inventory by 11%.    Commenting on the project, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “The total cost of the ......read more

Dubai Customs and Omani Counterpart Discuss Post-Covid19 Era

Dubai – 23 May 2020:  Director General of Dubai Customs HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih continued his video meetings with directors of customs organizations around the world to discuss means to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global supply chain.    Recently, Musabih met with Colonel Khalifa bin Ali Al-Syabi, Director General of Omani Customs and discussed means to boost mutual cooperation and plans and programs in place to prepare for the post-covid19 era.  The video meeting covered topics including better mutual trade, combating illegal trade practices, and how to ensure smooth traffic of passengers through Hatta and Wajaja border crossings which will resume soon.  During the meeting, Musabih talked about Dubai Customs experience in handling the corona virus through awareness and ......read more

Special Edition Jaguar XE, XF & Range Rover Vogue Vehicles Arrive in UAE

Attractive offers available through Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors Dubai, 23 May 2020  Special Edition versions of Jaguar XE, XF and Range Rover Vogue vehicles have arrived at Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms in the UAE. These special models offer customers additional features not available on the standard vehicle range. The New XE Special Edition is powered by a 300 PS turbocharged engine capable of accelerating from still – 100 kmph in 5.9 secs and is equipped with 20” Satin Grey Diamond turned alloy wheels and Premium LED headlights. It has a panoramic sliding roof and wireless charging for phones. The XF Special Edition, apart from the regular features additionally has Adaptive Cruise Control and Queue Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Closing Vehicle Sensing or Reverse Traffic ......read more

Ralph Lauren: How to master the art of tie-dye. #RLatHome

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2020:    Tie-Dye:   Not Just for Summer Camp Anymore   There are tons of fun activities out there—but only one that leaves you with something you’ll want to wear. Here’s how to master the art of tie-dye:     Step 1: Get Your Kit Together   Most craft stores sell dye kits with everything you need to get going—including cotton shirts (check to see if your local one offers curbside pickup). Or, if you’re looking for a more natural alternative, the US Forest Service has great information about creating your own natural dyes from local plant life.   Either way, here’s what you’ll need:    · Colored dyes · Squeeze bottles · Rubber ......read more

First Range Rover Made Under Social Distancing Measures Comes Off Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull Production Line

• First Range Rover manufactured under new social distancing measures to protect the health and wellbeing of Jaguar Land Rover employees   • Robust protocol and guidelines in place across the company to ensure effective social distancing, hygiene and health monitoring   • Employees encouraged to ‘Stay safe. Be Kind. Stay Well.’     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday 21st May 2020:  Today, the first Range Rover made under new social distancing measures drove off the production line at Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Solihull, following the recent temporary pause in production due to the coronavirus pandemic.     Effective social distancing, hygiene and health monitoring measures are in place following an extensive review ......read more

VFS Global Joins Nation's Biggest Community Campaign; Donates to the 10 Million Meals Initiative

Dubai, UAE 21 May 2020:  Supporting government’s efforts to strengthen the country during crises, VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, made a conscious decision of donating meals to the less fortunate people in the UAE through the 10 Million Meals initiative. Instead of customary hampers, the donation was company’s way of giving a meaningful gift on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr to its business partners. Described as the “nation’s biggest community campaign”, 10 Million Meals is launched under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative aims at reaching out to vulnerable individuals and families in the UAE by providing them ......read more

Emirates Sets Industry-leading Safety Standard for Customers Travelling as It Resumes Operations

Dubai UAE - 21 May 2020:  Emirates has unveiled multi-faceted measures for employee and customer care at every step of the travel journey, redefining safety and hygiene standards on board and on the ground. The new measures took effect today, with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations.   "Emirates is implementing a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the traveller's journey, to enhance the sanitisation of all touchpoints, and ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees. The risk of catching an infection on an aircraft is already very low, but we have spared no effort in reviewing and redesigning every step, from check-in to disembarkation. Every measure implemented is an additional reduction in risk, and taken altogether, our aim is really to make ......read more

IATA COVID-19 Middle East and Africa Update Today at 12 PM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2020:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) cordially invites you to attend a media briefing and teleconference led by its Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), Muhammad Ali Albakri.   Mr. Muhammad Albakri will be providing an update on below topics:   • Update on the effects of COVID-19 on the industry in the Africa and Middle East regions • Update on Aviation Relief measures  • Restart plan for the industry • Presentation from Pall Aerospace - the Manufacturers of the HEPA filters  • Q&A (English and Arabic)   Date: Thursday, 21 May 2020   Time: 12:00 PM (Gulf Standard Time)

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Samsung Brings Unparalleled Offers to Tech Enthusiasts This Eid

Samsung reaffirms its commitment to continuously present users with new and exciting opportunities   Dubai, UAE – 21 May 2020:  Samsung Gulf Electronics has illustrated its determination to please and excite consumers with a unique opportunity to purchase a variety of products this Eid. Samsung is eager to once again contribute to the annual festivities, and a multitude of incredible offers are now available on products that promise to present users with heightened elements of excitement and satisfaction.   Catered to exceed customer demands across multiple segments, Samsung’s Eid promotion applies to various market preferences, whether it be communication, entertainment, domestic, or others. The initiative represents a fantastic opportunity for Samsung enthusiasts to enhance their collection of ......read more

Introducing the Marks & Spencer Summer Edit

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2020:   Marks & Spencer has launched its latest collection for Summer, embracing an easy and relaxed approach to style. From stylish maxi dresses and midi dresses adorned in beautiful checked detailing, to laid back jumpsuits and on trend swimwear – Marks & Spencer promises a collection like no other. A fresh combination of colour and print build to a crescendo, as Spring moves into Summer with accessories offering an easy wardrobe update. This Summer, midi dresses are having a moment and they are the perfect transitional piece. For those looking for easy-to-wear dresses, look no further than the hero airy cotton-rich beach dress. The tiers and textured crochet panels give it a relaxed look and what makes it even better is all of Marks & Spencer’s cotton is ......read more

The Heart of Europe Takes Shape as the Ultimate Sustainable Island Tourism Destination in the Middle East

A new set of treasure islands gets ready to offer the best of Europe in an experiential holiday and entertainment retreat     Date: Dubai, UAE; May 21, 2020   Key Highlights 1. The US$5 billion mega sustainable tourism project will host more than 4,000 guest rooms and suites offering a wide array of services in different settings.   2. More than 1,200 construction workers, technicians, engineers and environmental experts are working full time within a healthy and safe environment.   3. Developer Kleindienst Group prepares to open the island for tourists in the fourth quarter of 2020 with hundreds of units getting ready to receive local and international visitors.   4. Latest milestones in line with updated masterplan – Phase I of project including Sweden, Honeymoon ......read more

Mubadala Supports the Fight Against COVID-19 by Leveraging Its Assets' World-Class Capabilities

Strata and Mubadala Healthcare collaborate to create multiple medical supplies to prevent the spread of coronavirus   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 May 2020:   Mubadala Healthcare and Strata Manufacturing (Strata), Mubadala’s composite aero-structures manufacturing company, are collaborating to manufacture essential medical supplies and support the fight against COVID-19, utilizing additive manufacturing to produce intubation capsule, face shields and ear guards.     The cooperation is part of Mubadala’s #WeAreDedicated campaign aimed at fostering collaboration across diverse enterprises and sectors to protect the community, and to support the UAE government in its COVID-19 response and mitigation.   A joint team was established to identify the requirements and business needs of the ......read more

UAE Banks Among Top Performing in GCC, KPMG Report Finds

21 May 2020: KPMG recently released its fifth edition of the ‘GCC listed banks’ results’ report, which analyzes the published results of listed commercial banks across the region for the year ended 31 December 2019. The report, titled ‘New Age Banking’, demonstrates that the UAE’s top ten banks reported positive results in 2019, with an average 13.9 percent growth in net profit, the highest among GCC countries, driven by an increase in the overall loan book and inorganic growth.  The local banking sector continues to show strength and resilience as top UAE banks reported the region’s highest growth in their asset base of 19.5 percent. UAE-based Emirates NBD reported the highest net profit across the GCC, at USD 3.94 million, and the highest return on equity at 21.8 ......read more

UAE Develops a Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing Technology

• Laser beam technology identifies the virus as soon as blood cells are infected • Camera detects morphological change in blood cells • Tests and instant results can be provided in public places • Introducing this technology reinforces the UAE’s position as a center for research, innovation and technology   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020: (AETOSWire) – QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company (IHC), announced that it has developed novel equipment which enables for much faster mass screenings, with test results available in seconds and allowing testing on a wider scale. This break-through will enable ‘Mass-scale screening’, changing the whole dimension of ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare Launches ‘Our New Earth' Microsite to Coach People to Transition to the ‘new Normal' Living Post Lock-down

• ‘Our New Earth’ microsite  https://www.ournew.earth/ is a health, wellness and development focused ‘Guide On The New Normal’ to coach people to allow them to thrive in this new style of living with a focus on the different roles they play within a society for the self, for the parent in you, the employers/ business owners as well as the employee. • It is important for us to holistically focus on Physical, Emotional and Mental health to enable our readiness and preparedness to manage this crisis constructively • The microsite also provides essential guidance for people dependent industries like manufacturing, services, retail and construction. The concept of Our New Earth:  https://youtu.be/8ReOKTHUWfI     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2020:  ......read more

OMEGA Adds Full Gold Models to The Speedmaster 38 mm Collection

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2020:   Blending classic Moonwatch design with refined feminine style, the Speedmaster 38 mm has become a popular choice with women across the world. Now, OMEGA is heightening the levels of luxury yet again by introducing new models in full 18K gold.  This exquisite material transforms the legendary Speedmaster look, and works in perfect harmony with the collection’s soft dial colours, oval subdials, and pleasing aesthetics along every curve. Set on a taupe-brown leather strap, the first model in the new selection has been created in the fiery red tones of 18K Sedna™ gold. The watch also includes a creamy silvery dial that follows the “cappuccino” style of previous models. This time, instead of contrasting brown subdials, OMEGA has kept the entire dial ......read more

LG to Further Diversify TV Production

Two Lines from Gumi, Korea to be Relocated to New Asia Hub Indonesia, Increasing Capacity by 50 Percent   DUBAI, May 21, 2020 – At a time when many other manufacturers are cutting back, LG Electronics (LG) is expanding its TV business with an eye on further diversifying its production footprint and stepping up capacity. The key component of this strategy will be LG’s Cibitung facility in Indonesia which will become the company’s new regional hub, taking over two of the six production lines currently running at in Gumi, South Korea. The move is expected to boost the efficiency of LG’s TV manufacturing across the globe, with Gumi maintaining its status as the control tower and taking on more work for LG’s other growing businesses. The move is part of a larger picture to realign LG’s ......read more

Renault of Arabian Automobiles brings you Trade-In Super Sale for Eid

Along with the current Ramadan offer, benefit from this great Trade In offer of up to AED 5,000 above market value Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2020:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for RENAULT in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, has announced Eid Week Super Sale in addition to its ongoing Ramadan offer, giving customers a never-before chance to drive home a new RENAULT with unbelievable added benefits.  Anyone looking to add or upgrade their drive to a brand new RENAULT can now get up to AED 5,000 trade-in support along with the current Ramadan offer, which features deferred payment until January 2021, free insurance, service and extended warranty or 0% interest over 4 years (T&C apply). The customers can choose one of the above mentioned offers ......read more

INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Launches Exclusive Eid Rewards Campaign

Customers can now trade-in their vehicle for up to AED 10,000 above market value    Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2020:  To celebrate the upcoming Eid Al Fitr, Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, has announced an Exclusive Eid Rewards campaign.  As per the campaign, customers can now trade-in their vehicles for up to AED 10,000 above market value along with benifiting from the ongoing Ramadan offer across the showrooms. With an aim to provide the much needed peace of mind to its customers, the offer is valid from 21st till 31st of May and is surely one not to miss.  An epitome of superior engineering and unmatched performance abilities, INFINITI is a brand that offers a wide variety of ......read more

Sony Middle East & Africa Launches New Compact 4K Handycam® Camcorder with Advanced Image Stabilisation Technology in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:   Sony Middle East and Africa unveiled a new 4K  Handycam® in the UAE, featuring an acclaimed in-built gimbal mechanism, Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ technology, for capturing smooth, natural and high-quality video footage. The FDR-AX43 has been developed for content creators and vloggers who want their footage to demonstrate a refined quality that will stand the test of time.   FDR-AX43 with ECM-B1M and GP-VPT1 The FDR-AX43 implements some of Sony’s most advanced imaging technologies including ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with wide angle of 26.8mm  and 20x optical zoom and Clear Image Zoom of 30x for 4K / 40x for HD . The new handycam features 1/2.5-type Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor  and BIONZ X™ image processing engine ......read more

What Narcolepsy Is and How to Cope With It

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 May 2020:  Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the part of your brain that regulates sleep. As a result, the patient experience excessive daytime sleepiness and a sudden loss of muscle control (called cataplexy) causing you to fall asleep during normal daytime activities such as working or studying. These episodes are often triggered by strong emotions. Narcolepsy is more common than you probably realize affecting about 1 in 2,000 people—and while there is not yet a cure, there are plenty of ways you can reduce the symptoms. Dr. Trilok Chand, Specialist - Respiratory Medicine at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi shares recommendation for diagnosing and treating narcolepsy: What are the causes? Narcolepsy can be familial and it runs in families that mean it is ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations Reports Fiscal 2019/20 Retail Sales Growth

 Strong demand for its widest-ever range of SV models drives Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division to record sales for the 2019/20 fiscal year  Special Vehicle Operations retailed more than 9,500 SV vehicles in 2019/20 fiscal year – up 64 per cent year-on-year  Overall SV sales in MENA grew 76 per cent year-on-year for the 2019/20 fiscal year  Best-selling SV models amplifying performance and luxury attributes of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles include 550PS Jaguar F-PACE SVR and 575PS Range Rover Sport SVR  Expansion of SV Specialist Centres to 100 retailer sites has played a key role in sales rise     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 May 2020:  Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division retailed more than ......read more

Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority: How to Help Your Children Thrive With Remote Schooling

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:    As a result of the current situation, families are facing extended periods of social distancing. To help families enjoy their time together, Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority offers parents guidance on how to help their children thrive at remote schooling and tips on how to engage children effectively.   There is a huge difference between elective ‘homeschooling’ and adapting to it very unexpectedly, but there many ways families can balance multiple children’s workloads whilst considering each child’s individual needs and keeping on top of learning schedules. During this time, it is important to recognise that this is an abnormal situation to be in, so be kind to yourself and look at the positives in every situation.   TALK ABOUT ......read more

Denim Culture

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:   Sportmax redefines the rules of denim with the S/S 2020 Denim Culture collection. Introducing soft playful silhouettes, feminine movement and unusual mix of textures. Find your perfect fit and discover denim blouses, dresses, skirts, culottes and trench coats.    

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Happy Eid with Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Fleur

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:  A passionate admirer of Japanese culture, it was only natural for Michel Parmigiani to design a very elegant timepiece to celebrate hanami, the Japanese custom of admiring the beauty of flowers, in his own unique way. The new Toric Fleur, presented in a rose gold case made entirely within the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking center, features a delicate lace design of marguerites on its dial. A long-time student of nature and the golden ratio, he was inspired by the subtle grace of this flower as seen in the meadows of the Swiss Jura. As he was reading this haiku written by the master poet Yosa Buson, evoking the undulating waves of the sea, Michel Parmigiani had the idea to create a watchmaking masterpiece to illustrate the permanence of the spring, the remembrance of the passage of ......read more

IATA Outlines Layered Approach for Industry Re-Start

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed details of its proposed temporary layered approach to biosecurity for re-starting passenger flights amid the COVID-19 crisis.   IATA has published Biosecurity for Air Transport: A Roadmap for Restarting Aviation which outlines IATA’s proposal for a layering of temporary biosecurity measures. The Roadmap aims to provide the confidence that governments will need to enable the re-opening of borders to passenger travel; and the confidence that travelers will need to return to flying.    “There is no single measure that will reduce risk and enable a safe re-start of flying. But a layering measures that are globally implemented and mutually recognized by governments can achieve the needed ......read more

Etihad Guest Rewards Members While Staying Home

• Members get 40% bonus miles when transferring loyalty points into Etihad Guest Miles for the first time • In partnership with Tryano, Talabat, Al Jaber Optical and more, members can earn miles while shopping from home • Cash back and discounts on everyday spends      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – May 20, 2020:   Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, is offering members 40% more bonus miles when transferring loyalty points into Etihad Guest Miles for the first time from a range of partner programmes across banking, telecommunications and hotels.    The latest offers from Etihad Guest’s partners also allow members to earn and redeem miles while staying home. Etihad Guest is one of the leading loyalty programmes, with new ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi Announces Winners of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020

The winning submission, Haweia – an Arabic term meaning identity – will officially be unveiled at NYU Abu Dhabi, and will then tour to other UAE locations in November 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 20, 2020:  Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), has announced the winners of the eighth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020. The winning trio are architecture students from the American University of Sharjah (AUS): Sara Mohamed from Egypt, Laura AlDhahi from Kuwait, and Sahil Rattha Singh from India.  The winning submission, titled Haweia – an Arabic term meaning “identity” – will be a sculptural installation with a smooth exterior façade of ......read more

Union Coop Launched ‘Drive Thru' Shopping Service

The First Drive-Thru Shopping experience in the Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE launched a new ‘drive-thru’ shopping service that allows consumers to shop from their vehicle, at Mirdif branch in Etihad Mall, first of its kind shopping service in the Middle East. Commenting on this, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “Based on the current and rapid developments witnessed by the world and the retail market in particular, Union Coop decided to implement this exceptional and new idea that contributes to increasing options for shopping methods for the community members and Union Coop consumers, where we offer tradition shopping service in the showrooms, the shopper valet service, online shopping ......read more