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Introducing the New Omega Constellation Gents' Collection'

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:   In the world of watchmaking, OMEGA’s Constellation has long been a symbol of exquisite precision and timeless style. Now, the next generation of models for men is proudly being launched.   The new 41 mm watches reflect a particularly bold and sophisticated spirit, while they also beautifully capture the Constellation’s most famous design traits – such as the iconic claws, and the half-moon facets at either end of the case. Furthermore, OMEGA has integrated some of its finest and most advanced watchmaking materials into the designs. This includes models in stainless steel, 18K gold, or a combination of both. Additionally, almost all the bezels have been crafted in polished ceramic – replicating the look of the original Constellation ......read more

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announces listing of Mamoura Diversified Global Holding's bonds

 ADX’s strong trading and regulatory infrastructure becoming increasingly attractive to major corporations   Abu Dhabi, August 4th 2020: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced today that it has listed US$4 billion Fixed Rate Notes issued by MDGH GMTN B.V. and guaranteed by Mamoura Diversified Global Holding PJSC (MDGH). MDGH is the debt issuing entity of Mubadala Investment Company, and the MDGH bonds have their primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.  H.E. Khalifa Al Mansouri, Chief Executive of ADX said: “Today we extend a warm welcome to Mubadala as it joins ADX. The listing of its MDGH bonds is further evidence of ADX’s appeal to a broader base of investors and issuers, and is in line with our strategy of increasing the number of products available to them. When we see global ......read more

Etihad Airways Introduces Microbebarrier™ Face Protection for Premium Passengers

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  August 04, 2020:   Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched innovative new protective wear for First and Business class guests. As part of its new health and hygiene programme, Etihad Wellness, premium passengers will receive a snood style facemask for use throughout their journey and beyond.  The soft reusable snood has been treated with MicrobeBARRIER™ fabric treatment, a broad spectrum antimicrobial treatment, laboratory tested and proven to reduce the presence of germs in fabrics. With this long-lasting protective layer, the snoods are washable and reusable, making them environmentally friendly. Travellers can choose to wear the snood around their neck like a scarf and when in close proximity to others, pull it up over their mouth and nose to ......read more

10 Reasons Why Sharjah is Your Perfect Shopping Destination This Summer

Sharjah, August 4, 2020:  The Emirate of Sharjah is currently witnessing a pleasant atmosphere and good vibes full of attractive offers and discounts as part of “Sharjah Shopping Promotions”, the largest of its kind shopping event, which is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCC, from July 22 to August 21. The participating shopping malls and retail stores have competed with each other to offer a variety of deals and events that cater to the needs of all community members.  Here are 10 reasons why the Emirate of Sharjah is a perfect destination for shopping and entertainment during the summer season. Among these reasons are the activities of the mega shopping event “Sharjah Shopping Promotions” from attractive deals to discounts ranging from 25% to 75% on a broad range ......read more

MBRSC Releases 0.7 Meter Satellite Image “Mosaic” Captured by KhalifaSat

• Currently “Mosaic” images of Abu Dhabi and Dubai have been released • “Mosaic” images of all other Emirates will be released in due course     Dubai, UAE, 04, August 2020: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced the completion of an updated map of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai using the UAE's first high-resolution satellite image “Mosaic”, captured by KhalifaSat. The system captures a matrix of individual digital images to create a single high-resolution picture of the UAE’s terrain. This imaging system by MBRSC will provide a comprehensive view of the UAE’s topography, using remote sensing systems, image processing, geographic information systems and artificial intelligence. While the service currently provides detailed high-resolution ......read more

Airbus Solutions Being Rolled-out in Kuwaiti Government Entities to Reinforce Mission-Critical Communication System

Deployment of Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat in line with Kuwaiti Government’s transition from narrowband to broadband networks   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:  With the Kuwaiti Government fast transitioning from narrowband to broadband networks, Airbus has shown strong support for the move through increased deployment in the country of its secure communication and collaboration solutions, specifically Tactilon Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat.   Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat are currently being rolled-out across local public safety entities in Kuwait to help strengthen their mission-critical communication systems. Concerned authorities will benefit from Airbus TETRA network and infrastructure by using their advanced multimedia capabilities such as photo and video services to boost ......read more

Blue Prism Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation Again in 2020

The Evaluation is Based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 04, 2020:  Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), a global leader in intelligent automation, has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation (RPA).”1 In the 2020 report, Gartner evaluated 16 vendors and has positioned Blue Prism in the Leaders quadrant based on the company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. According to Gartner, “Leaders provide mature offerings that meet market demand and have demonstrated the vision necessary to sustain their market position as requirements evolve. The hallmark of Leaders is that they focus on, and invest in, their offerings to the point where they lead the market and can ......read more

Reduced Coral Reef Fish Biodiversity and Functioning Under Temperatures That Mirror End-of-century Climate Predictions

Fast facts  ● An international team of researchers, hosted and supported by NYU Abu Dhabi, have found that small, bottom-dwelling reef fishes on the world’s hottest coral reefs in the southern Arabian Gulf are much less diverse and abundant than on nearby reefs with less extreme temperatures  ● The paper, published in Nature Communications, examines ‘cryptobenthic’ fishes in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, linking the reduced diversity and productivity of communities in the Arabian Gulf to energetic deficits that preclude the existence of many species   Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 4, 2020:  As global warming continues to escalate, there are lasting implications to consider, including the changes to biological communities in vital habitats such as coral reefs. A team of ......read more

Land Rover MENA's First Immersive 360° Film Celebrates the Beauty of Adventure

• Stunning Range Rover Velar is the star of the cinematic film • 360° video allows customers to take control of omnidirectional camera to explore surroundings inside the vehicle • Two-minute production uses CGI to provide first person view of the Velar     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04, 2020: Land Rover MENA has produced an immersive 360° film that invites audiences to climb inside the avant-garde Range Rover Velar and experience the beauty of nature from within a model adored for its own aesthetic. The two-minute-long film uses hyper-realistic CGI to provide car lovers a first-person view of the Velar, taking them on a cinematic adventure that explores the medium SUV’s impressive features and advanced driving capabilities.   Land Rover MENA’s region-first ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah Resumes Work at Full Capacity

Sharjah, August 4, 2020:  The Expo Centre Sharjah, on Monday, welcomed the return of its employees to the offices with 100% capacity in accordance with the decision of Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), as well as the wise directives of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The resumption of work came after taking a number of precautionary and preventive measures to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. From disinfecting the entire building and implementing the occupational health and safety requirement to installing AI-based thermal cameras and using employee ID cards instead of the fingerprint, the other measures include rearranging work stations to maintain physical distancing, installing glass barriers between offices,  putting up Covid-19-related signs and ......read more

Trade Bank of Iraq Rises Up the Ranks in Banker Magazine's Top 1,000 World Banks 2020

Dubai, 4 August, 2020: Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) was ranked among the Top 1,000 World Banks 2020 for the third consecutive year by the UK’s prestigious Banker magazine in recognition of its efforts in providing excellent services and developing its trade offering on par with global standards and matching market expectations. The Banker is the world’s premier banking and finance resource, providing global financial intelligence since 1926. The Banker’s Top 1,000 World Banks ranking has been setting the industry benchmark since 1970, providing comprehensive intelligence about the health and wealth of the banking sector. Cementing its international standing for its high quality service and product offerings, TBI climbed up in its global rankings by an impressive 26 positions from 2019 to be ranked 319 in terms of Tier ......read more

No Premium Without Responsibility: BMW Group Makes Sustainability and Efficient Resource Management Central to Its Strategic Direction

The BMW Group is making sustainability and resource efficiency central to the company’s strategic direction. Chairman of the Board of Management Oliver Zipse announced initial details of this strategic direction in Munich today and presented the targets the company has set itself for the phase up to 2030      • Board of Management and executive management will be measured against new sustainability targets • First-ever CO2 goals for full lifecycle up to 2030 • Science-Based Targets form basis for new goals • Far-reaching product strategy: Major CO2 reduction with more than seven million electrified vehicles • Carbon emissions from production and sites to be lowered by 80% per vehicle • BMW Group aims for most sustainable supply chain industry wide • ......read more

Why LED Technology is The Future of Indoor Digital Signage

Flexible and Efficient Use of Signage to Market Directly with Customers    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:  Across the MEA region, indoor display advertising has become one of the most traditional yet highly effective ways to advertise new products, help customers navigate a store and reinforce a brand’s identity.  When compared to any other form of indoor signage, LED has proven to be more efficient, valuable, and useful for diverse indoor applications. LED Signage is becoming more attractive to business owners who are looking for digital displays that provide high resolution and advanced technology. When choosing digital display signage for business, there are many options to consider. However, LED signage has exceeded all expectations with robust technology, colorful display and ......read more

Greenpeace Condemns Barakah Nuclear Power Plant as Wasteful and Dangerous

United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:   Greenpeace MENA condemns the start-up of unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi, as a wasteful investment in the wrong technology that will only deplete the scarce water resources of the “Emirates”. Julien Jreissati, programme manager at Greenpeace Middle East and North Africa, commented: "Nuclear energy is not the energy of the future, and definitely not the solution. With it we are leaving our future generations with nothing but a toxic legacy of radioactive and dangerous nuclear waste". He continued: ”The UAE has been a regional leader in developing and investing in cheap, safe and green renewable energy such as solar. This innovative country should keep its focus on capitalising on its abundant and ......read more

Emirates Post Marks the Launch of UAE's Mars Mission and Opening of Barakah Power Plant With Commemorative Stamps

The launch of the stamps marks two extraordinary milestones for the United Arab Emirates    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 04 August 2020: Emirates Post has announced the intended launch of commemorative stamps to mark two national milestones - the launch of UAE’s satellite to Mars and the opening of the Barakah power plant. The UAE became the first Arab nation to send a probe to Mars with the launch of the Hope Probe and is also the only Arab nation with the capacity to produce nuclear energy with the opening of the Barakah power plant in Abu Dhabi.  With the design process already underway, Emirates Post is aiming to issue the collector’s item later in the year.    With both events, His Excellency, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, Chairman of Emirates Post Group Company, said that the UAE ......read more

Sharjah Shopping Promotions Draws a Smile on Faces of 3 Lucky Winners of (BMW – X2)

Sharjah, August 3, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has recently announced the three lucky shoppers who had the chance to win (BMW – X2) car during their participation in the “Shopping Promotions” show which was broadcast by Sharjah TV throughout Eid Al-Adha holidays. winners of the cars were Sultan Al-Ansari and Maryam Salem Al-Muhairi from the UAE and the Pakistani, Nawab Imran from Pakistan The quiz show comes as part of the month-long mega shopping event “Sharjah Shopping Promotions” which is being held under the theme “Smile, You Are in Sharjah”.   Of the lucky winners of the premium car, the Emirati boy Salman Al-Ansari. The show also included handing out lots of prizes and gift vouchers valued AED 5000 and cash prizes at AED 2500. This in ......read more

Cebu Pacific Advisory: Suspension of Domestic Passenger Flights to/from Manila – Aug 4 to 18, 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  in line with the announcement of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) over Metro Manila and adjacent provinces, and continued community quarantine over the rest of the country.   CEB will continue to operate the following domestic flights:   • Clark-Cebu-Clark, every Tuesday  • Cebu-Davao-Cebu, every Tuesday   CEB also intends to operate the following international flights:   Frequency 5J 18 Manila-Dubai Every Sunday 5J 19 Dubai-Manila Every Monday 5J 194 Manila-Seoul (Incheon) Every Thursday 5J 5059 Tokyo (Narita)-Manila Every Wednesday / Saturday (Starting Aug 8)  5J 817 Osaka-Manila Every Friday (Starting Aug 6) 5J 807 Manila-Singapore Every Thursday / ......read more

Post-COVID Travel is Set to Become Smarter. Here's How.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  International travel is an undeniable part of our lives. Whether it was work-related or leisurely time-off, it growingly became a familiar and frequent experience. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this billion-dollar industry to an unprecedented halt. The world shifted from flying among the clouds to surviving on the cloud! This set the stage for changes unlike any ever known. With over 90% of the world waiting to travel again, there is a considerable amount of onus on the industry to adopt to the new normal.  There’s a silver lining, though. In March, the World Travel and Tourism Council forecast that international travel could fall by up to 25% this year. But some regions – particularly the Middle East – are forecast to recover more rapidly, ......read more

The Flow Show: $20tn in 2020

BofA Global Research Media Relations   Refer to important disclosures at the end of this report (see link 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.   The Flow Show   The Flow Show: $20tn in 2020   •  Global policy stimulus >$20tn in 2020 ($8.5tn monetary, $11.4tn fiscal) •  US$ bear markets in 1970s & ......read more

Panasonic Jaguar Racing Head to Berlin for a Lockdown Showdown

• After more than 150 days, Panasonic Jaguar Racing head to Berlin Tempelhof, Germany for the final six races of season six of ABB FIA Formula E  • The pacesetting Jaguar I-TYPE 4 will line up for six races in an incredible nine days on three different track layouts for the most intense finale in motorsport history • Mitch Evans sits second in the ABB FIA Formula E drivers’ championship  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing are third in the ABB FIA Formula E teams’ championship • Tom Blomqvist announced as the reserve driver for Panasonic Jaguar Racing  • Lights go green for the Berlin E-Prix at 19:00 local time (CET) on 5 August   3 August 2020:  After 158 days, Panasonic Jaguar Racing will head to Germany to complete season six of Formula E in a unique ......read more

Lacoste Launches the Roland - Garros Eyewear Collection

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  Lacoste forges a partnership of excellence with the iconic Roland-Garros brand resulting in a new range of sunglass frames driven by the strong connection between the French legendary tennis tournament created in 1928 and the brand’s innate passion for this inspiring sport. The collection includes a male and a unisex style crafted from injected plastic and detailed with a double logo featuring the classic Lacoste lettering and a dedicated Roland Garros.

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Global Metals Weekly

Gold and copper – twins in rallies   Key takeaways    •        Base and precious metals correlations +0.5 since 1990. Loose monetary and loose fiscal policy reinforce co-movement. •        Financial repression & inflation take 18m gold to $3000/oz; green stimulus may push silver to sustained deficit; upside risk. •        Rebounding global demand should keep copper undersupplied     Precious and base metals rally usually simultaneously   Prices of many mined materials have rebounded, with gold, silver and copper up 29%, 37% and 6% YTD respectively. The simultaneous gains of base and precious metals has caused concerns among market participants over how fundamentally supported the rally is: ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reading Panel Commences Virtual Review Process of 2020 Submissions

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 03 August 2020 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reading Panel Committee has commenced its review of this year’s eligible submissions, holding its first session for the current edition of the prize remotely. Chaired by HE Dr. Ali Bin Tamim, Secretary General of the Award and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, the review session was attended by panelists Professor Dr. Khalil Al Shaikh of Jordan and Emirati literary critic and poet Sultan Al Amimi, both members of the Award’s Scientific Committee, and Dr. Ali Al-Kaabi from the UAE. In the coming weeks, a series of further virtual meetings will be held by the Reading Panel Committee to review the 2020 submissions received thus far and evaluate how well they meet the criteria for the prize. These sessions will continue until 1 ......read more

RAK Hospital Launches Free COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme

• RAK Hospital is first hospital in the UAE to offer such a CSR initiative   • First-of-its-kind initiative by a UAE-based multispecialty hospital   • Unique initiative open to any UAE resident recovered from COVID-19   • Customised programme syncs with UAE’s efforts to mitigate COVID-19 effects   • WHO endorses rehabilitation for ex-COVID-19 patients   August 3, 2020;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  RAK Hospital, the multispecialty hospital located in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has launched the first-of-its-kind free of cost COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme in the UAE.   The exclusive wellness programme - conceptualised, developed and now offered by RAK Hospital- encompasses physical, cognitive, dietary and psychological support, and is aimed at UAE ......read more

Hyundai Motor Wins 2020 Future Mobility of the Year Awards

•       Founded in 2019, KAIST Future Mobility of the Year Awards recognizes concept cars that make outstanding contributions to the future of mobility •       HDC-6 NEPTUNE and built-in e-scooter won the ‘Public & Commercial’ and ‘Personal’ categories respectively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:   Hyundai Motor Company today won two 2020 Future Mobility of the Year (FMOTY) Awards for HDC-6 NEPTUNE and the company’s built-in e-scooter. Established by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Graduate School for Green Transportation in 2019, the awards recognize concept vehicles that make outstanding contributions to the future of mobility.    FMOTY awarded the hydrogen-powered fuel cell ......read more

Dubai Culture's Linkedin Initiative Gains Traction as Applications Number Reaches 1200

The long-term, e-learning initiative, wherein the Authority is offering over 100 specialised learning courses, saw a sharp rise in applications  Dubai, UAE, 3 August 2020: With application number reaching 1200, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority’s (Dubai Culture) recently launched collaborative initiative with LinkedIn is gaining considerable traction among creative industry professionals in the emirate and beyond. Since its launch, the number of applications has steadily increased, with the count of approved applications and that ones that received learning licenses from LinkedIn reaching 928 and others still being reviewed for approval.  The initiative launched as part of Dubai Culture’s efforts to align with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime ......read more

DREI Organises Virtual Real Estate Conference With Saudi Partners

The conference discusses real estate challenges and solutions post COVID-19 and cements cooperation between the UAE and KSA 3 August 2020:   The Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) in Dubai Land Department (DLD) is organising the first virtual real estate conference titled ‘Real Estate post-COVID-19 – Challenges and Solutions,’ in cooperation with a number of entities in the KSA. The conference, which will be held on 23 – 24 August, will witness the participation of a group of real estate speakers and experts from both countries. The sessions will be held through modern technology that supports the remote organisation of conferences and exhibitions. This conference is in line with the keenness of the UAE Government and Dubai’s Government, represented by DLD and DREI, to raise the levels of ......read more

Here's Why A Silicone Cleansing Brush Champions Other Cleansing Tools and Techniques

* Avoid spreading bacteria whilst you cleanse by using a bacteria resisting silicone cleansing device from Magnitone London **     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  The purpose of cleansing your face as part of your daily skincare routine is to remove dirt, grime and bacterial build up from the night or day before, whilst also gently exfoliating and promoting new skin cell development. Cleansing devices are a key part of your routine to reach a deeper level of removing dead skin cells and oil filled pores that become built up over time, which your fingertips or facial cloth just won’t quite reach. Therefore, choosing the right cleansing tool is important to ensure you are achieving the objective of using one in the first place.  There are many benefits to using a silicone cleansing ......read more

Sony Middle East & Africa Announces ‘Ready for PlayStation®5' for current BRAVIA™ TVs

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 August 2020:  Sony Middle East & Africa today announced a lineup of its current BRAVIA TVs are officially ‘Ready for PlayStation®5’. The new ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ tagline has been created in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to make it easier for consumers to select the optimum TV in preparation for the highly anticipated launch of PlayStation 5 (PS5™), the next-generation game console releasing this holiday season.   The first ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ TVs from Sony includes the standout X90H 4K HDR Full Array LED and Z8H 8K HDR Full Array LED models . The X90H displays gameplay images of up to 4K resolution at 120 fps  with a very low input lag of 7.2ms . The Z8H is capable of displaying incredibly detailed 8K ......read more

Cebu Pacific Mounts More International Flights From August 1

 Following Dubai-Manila-Dubai flight restart, operations in Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo and Osaka resume Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  Following the restart of its once-a-week flights between Manila and Dubai in mid-July, Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, resumes flights between Manila and key Asian destinations beginning August 1. CEB has begun its twice weekly (Wednesday and Saturday) one-way flights from Tokyo (Narita) to Manila on August 1. Twice weekly (Thursday and Saturday) flights between Manila and Singapore are set to begin on August 6; whilst the twice weekly service (Wednesday and Friday) between Manila and Taipei will begin on August 7. One-way flights to Manila from Seoul (Incheon) every Thursday are scheduled to begin on August 6; whilst ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and Ski Dubai to Host One of the World's First Snow Sports Competition Following COVID-19 Closures

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, is pleased to announce that Ski Dubai will host a ski and snowboard competition in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council on Saturday, 15 August 2020 to encourage the safe return to snow sports following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The inaugural event will be one of the first snow sports competition in the world to be held with social distancing measures in place. The ‘Return to Safe Sport’ competition is open to all competent racers, freestyle skiers and snowboarders and is free to enter. Starting at 10am, the event will be divided into four snow sports disciplines including the Alpine speed disciplines of Slalom Skiing and Giant ......read more

Safe Start-up of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Successfully Achieved

- Start-up is major step in process for upcoming generation of emissions-free electricity  - Process undertaken in line with regulatory requirements and highest international standards for nuclear quality and safety   02 August 2020, Abu Dhabi,  UAE: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has successfully started up Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This step is the most historic milestone to date in the delivery of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, as part of the process towards generating clean electricity for the Nation for at least the next 60 years.   Since receipt of the Operating License from the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Back to Winning Ways

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:  Gaviria takes victory on second stage of Vuelta Burgos. On the second day of competition after the official resumption of the teams racing calendar, UAE Team Emirates claimed their latest win. The win came to Fernando Gaviria, who dominated the final sprint on the 2nd stage of the Vuelta a Burgos, 168 km from Castrojeriz to Villadiego with Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) and Sam Bennett (Deceunick-Quick Step) rounding out the podium.   The team had to stay versatile on the stage, having to deal with the reduced number of riders. This didn't hamper Gaviria, and the Colombian finished off the day with a clear victory.   Gaviria said: "The compactness of the team was exceptional: we had to do without three riders, therefore not being able to work to keep the ......read more

The National Screening Centers Will Open With Regular Working Hours on Arafa and Will Operate From 10 Am to 6 Pm Throughout the 3 Days of Eid

SEHA announces Eid Al Adha holiday and Arafat Day working hours for all its facilities. Emergency Departments will operate 24/7 Abu Dhab, August 02, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announces the operating hours of its facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday from 9th to 12th Dhu Al Hijjah 1440, corresponding July 30 until August 2, 2020.   SEHA extends its sincere greetings on the advent of Eid Al- Adha to UAE leadership, Government, and people asking God Almighty to grant citizens and residents health and wellness.  ational Screening Centers: SEHA announces the National Screening Centers for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will operate with regular working hours on Thursday, July 30, 2020 and from 10:00 am until 06:00 pm during Eid Al- Adha holiday starting from Friday, July 31, 2020 until Sunday, ......read more

Save up to AED 25,000 on Pre-Owned Lexus Cars with Al-Futtaim Auto Fest

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:   Looking for a great deal on your next car purchase? Head down to Dubai Festival City Mall next week and check out the Lexus pre-owned line-up.  From the 4th to the 7th of August 2020, Al-Futtaim Lexus, the exclusive distributor of Lexus cars in the UAE, is offering car buyers the chance to save up to AED 25,000 while purchasing one of their 25 pre-owned Lexus offerings as part of the Al-Futtaim Auto Fest. Displayed in Zone 2 at Dubai Festival City Mall (near Starbucks) from 10am - 10pm during weekdays and from 10am - 12am during the weekend, a selection of pre-owned Lexus cars will be available for sale at attractive packages.   Buyers can choose from 2016 to 2020 models including: IS300 Boldly styled and sports-focused, the IS300 not only turns heads ......read more

Jafza Sets a New Benchmark With ‘collaboration for Safe and Sustainable Growth' Webinar'

Frequent Screenings, Effective Measures, Aligned Policies and International Standards Were Endorsed at the Webinar    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:   The leading business and logistics hub, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), organised the ‘Collaboration for a Safe and Sustainable Growth’ webinar to kick-start a mega awareness campaign.  Distinguished speakers participated in the webinar such as Dr. Saif Darwish, Head of Communications and Public Relations, Community Medicine Specialist, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services and Ramzi Al Zarouni, General Manager of Agility Logistics who shared their best practices in maintaining the highest safety standards to ensure efficient business continuity.  The webinar emphasized on the significance of having frequent screenings, ......read more

Dubai Shopping Malls Group Mega Celebrations this Eid with 5 Days of Raffle, 50 Lucky Shoppers and Exciting Shopping Deals

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:   This Eid week, Dubai Shopping Malls group announces 5 days of extravagant deals and prizes. Starting with 5 raffle draws being organized July 31, 2020 onwards, 10 winners daily can take home cash prizes while making the most of the festive season. Organized as part of Dubai Summer Surprises - 1 Season, 3 Promotions, the EID in Dubai will be running till the July 04, 2020. Guests can witness all the fun at the 5 locations of the draws - Al Ghurair Center, Bin Sougat center, Dubai Outlet Mall, Times Square Centre and Reef Mall. Each draw will announce 10 winners i.e. 50 winners in all to win Eidiya cash worth AED 4000 each.  Commenting on Eid celebrations, Mr Vishal Mahajan, Director, Dubai Outlet Mall said, “Dubai Outlet Mall, the leading destination for Bargain ......read more

The Gold Price Rallies with Record ETF Inflows while COVID-19 Hits Consumer Demand in H1

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 02, 2020:  The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the consumer sectors of the gold market in H1 2020, with total demand dropping by 6% to 2,076t versus the same period in 2019, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.   However, while overall gold demand fell, H1 saw record flows into gold-backed ETFs of 734t. The global response to the pandemic by central banks and governments, in the form of rate cuts and massive liquidity injections, fuelled these record inflows  In contrast, bar and coin investment declined sharply in Q2 driven by Asian weakness and leading to a 17% decline to 397t in H1. With global markets in lockdown and consumers deterred by high gold prices and a squeeze on disposable income, jewellery demand fell by 46% to 572t and gold ......read more

Schneider Electric Shows They Are Acting to Build a Green and Inclusive Future for All Through H1 Extra-financial Results

• Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons • The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals  • The Tomorrow Rising Fund, by the Schneider Electric Foundation, moves forward with recovery and resilience by supporting education and training programs    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 01, 2020:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces their financial and extra-financial year results. Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) which measures their progress towards their ......read more

LG Announces Second-Q2020 Financial Results

Resilient Company Weathering Storm of Global Public Health, Economic Crises   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 01, 2020:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) second-quarter 2020 financial results were affected significantly by the worldwide impact of the pandemic. Consolidated revenue of KRW 12.83 trillion (USD 10.51 billion) was 17.9 percent lower than the same period of 2019, while operating profit of KRW 495.4 billion (USD 405.65 million) declined 24.1 percent from last year’s record second-quarter operating income. The resilient company managed its supply chain and cost structure to weather the storm of the global public health and economic crises.  The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company reported revenues of KRW 5.16 trillion (USD 4.22 billion) in the second quarter, down 15.5 percent from the ......read more

Why the United Arab Emirates' Esports Industry is Thriving

In Dubai and Abu Dhabi, there is one industry whose snowballing popularity is rapidly drawing attention: eSports. As detailed by gamesradar.com, it is a form of competition that uses video gaming as its medium and it is on the rise across the world. However, nowhere has its ascendancy been more meteoric in recent months than the United Arab Emirates. Let's take a look at the factors driving this trend and what these might mean for the future. A growing industry Source: Pixabay As ardent gamers can attest, Dubai’s eSports scene is already noteworthy, with an array of official competitions and internet cafe battles to keep players occupied. It’s not unusual for prize pots to run into the tens of thousands, making this a lucrative pastime for those with a degree of skill in this field. ......read more

Automation enables Mai Dubai to meet soaring demand for bottled water

Company effortlessly addresses more than 15 per cent increase in market demand for bottled water Mai Dubai increases production capacity to over 1.5 million units per day 29 July 2020 - Mai Dubai, a bottled water company fully owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), revealed that it has been able to successfully address more than 15 per cent increase in demand for bottled water, thanks to the company’s advanced technological capabilities and a fully automated production unit. With eight fully automated production lines that are seamlessly integrated to two high bay warehouses, one for raw material and the other for finished goods, Mai Dubai has taken the lead step in technology adoption in the bottled water industry. The operations of the facility are fully automated, starting from the arrival of raw ......read more

Win Big at Dalma Mall with the ‘Eid Family Shopping Challenge'

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 30, 2020:  Still thinking what to do this Eid-al-adah? Head to Dalma Mall for a thrilling episode of a nail-biting shopping spree challenge, that you just can’t resist.   Out of all the entries received, 7 lucky families will be selected by a randomizer and will be invited to take the challenge on August 1. All the 7 families or teams will be given a budget to shop things within the exact budget within the countdown period. If met with the challenge criteria, the winning family can takes it all home along with the mega surprise - DALMA MALL vouchers worth 10,000 dirhams.   That’s not all, experience great Eid offerings & massive sale discounts, across a wide range of your favourite brands and some lucky prizes as part of the season’s sale.   Don’t ......read more

Minister of Economy reviews Interim Committee's efforts to deal with impact of COVID-19 on national economy

Bin Touq: Efforts include supporting individuals and companies & stimulating tourism and foreign trade More than 272,000 customers including 260,000 individuals & 9,527 SMEs benefit from the AED 50 billion Targeted Economic Support Scheme provided by the Central Bank Abu Dhabi, 29 July 2020: H.E Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, reviewed a detailed report on the progress of efforts undertaken by the Interim Committee to Deal with the Impact of COVID-19 on the National Economy, during the Committee’s fifth virtual meeting, which was chaired by His Excellency. H.E was briefed on the economic and financial implications of all the measures adopted by the federal and local governments over the past months since the onset of the pandemic, and the extent of their effectiveness in supporting the ......read more

Lincoln Navigator Earns Top Large Premium SUV APEAL Award for Third Year in a Row

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   The Lincoln Navigator continues to turn heads and impress consumers, earning the top award in the Large Premium SUV segment for the third consecutive year in the 2020 J.D. Power US APEAL study. The Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study measures owners’ emotional attachment and level of excitement with their new vehicle across 37 attributes, ranging from the sense of comfort and luxury they feel when climbing into the driver’s seat, to the feeling they get when they step on the accelerator. These attributes are aggregated to compute an overall APEAL index score measured on a 1,000-point scale. The Navigator became the first American vehicle to top the APEAL study in 2018. This year, over 87,000 surveys were completed across 31 brands and 185 ......read more

Today in History: Launch of the UAE's First Earth Observation Satellite

Dubai, UAE, 29th July 2020:  The UAE entered the Earth observation satellite club 11 years ago today. On 29th July 2009, DubaiSat-1 was successfully launched from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan, onboard the Dnepr launch vehicle. The launch of DubaiSat-1 had a far-reaching impact on the UAE’s space sector and pioneered many more missions that put it on the list of leading space-faring nations. The satellite also played a critical role in developing the first Emirati team of engineers with first-hand experience of space sciences.  The DubaiSat-1 provided ground-breaking work related to Earth observation. It was used to compile and publish the UAE’s first atlas built entirely by a team of Emirati cartographers, engineers, and researchers. The satellite also played an important role in supporting relief ......read more

GEMs Economic Viewpoint: Everything You Need to Know About GEMs – 2020 Midyear Edition

BofA Global Research Media Relations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   Refer to important disclosures at the end of this report (see link 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. GEMs Economic Viewpoint   GEMs Economic Viewpoint: Everything you need to know about GEMs – 2020 midyear edition   •  Korea, ......read more

IATA Calls for a Harmonized Approach to Restart Aviation in the Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to harmonize biosafety measures for passengers across the region as aviation restarts. A global framework for restarting aviation while protecting public health has been agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and published in the Take-Off  guidance. However, inconsistent application of these biosafety measures along with unnecessary border constraints are deterring passengers and suppressing the resumption of air travel in the Middle East.  “We are starting to see some governments in the Middle East open their borders to regional and international air travel. This is good news but those flying for the first time since the lifting of restrictions face an array of different types of biosafety ......read more

New Furniture Collection Brings Harmony With a Human Touch Into Your Home

• The Newent Collection for Bentley Home – a refined new aesthetic style honours creativity and sophistication • Individual pieces feature exquisitely hand-crafted techniques to bring classic simplicity and modern luxury to Middle Eastern homes • Bentley Home’s exceptional master craftspeople, based in Forli, Italy, combine long-established traditions with modern technology • Bentley Motors and Bentley Home design and manufacturing processes are united by shared core values and synergies   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2020:   With the launch of the Newent Collection, Bentley Home is offering a unique insight into its extraordinary creation process and crafting secrets. Each piece of exquisite furniture is individually finished by hand and fuses traditional ......read more

Sharjah Shopping Promotions to Launch Live Quiz show on Sharjah TV During Eid holidays and Weekends

Sharjah, July 29, 2020:  The activities and events of the Sharjah Shopping Promotions, the largest of its kind shopping event, is currently underway across the Emirate of Sharjah, where the first week of the campaign has witnessed a huge turnout by shoppers and visitors to make the most of attractive discounts of up to 75% on the finest brands, as well as to enjoy Sharjah’s fascinating tourist atmosphere. The month-long event is being organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, under the theme “Smile, You Are in Sharjah” with the aim of supporting the retail sector and boosting sales and markets. And on the occasion of Eid Al Adha, the organizing committee has announced the launch of a live quiz show which will be broadcast on Sharjah TV throughout Eid holidays and weekends. The show ......read more