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How to spend your leisure time in Dubai

If you are planning a rich vacation abroad, chockfull of exciting adventures, memorable nights, fun-filled days, and enough photos to fill your cameras to bursting, then Dubai is sure to be on your list of prospective destinations. Now, you are on your vacation and have landed in Dubai. After checking into the hotel, what do you do next? Where do you go? Or if you don’t want to move from your comfortable bed and don’t want to sleep either, what do you do? For one, you could hit a Beach. Dubai beaches are famous for scenic eateries, beachside bars, latest fashion boutiques, and regular celebrity activity. The Jumeirah Beach Dubai stretches for 1.7 km of warm sand and blue, sparkling waters. Looking for something more adventurous? There’s always the Kite Beach, which offers an endless array of water sports and ......read more

Etihad Airways Travel Advice for 2018 Winter Holidays

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  The Winter holidays are set to start soon with schools in the UAE breaking for holidays in the coming week, leading to a particularly busy time at Abu Dhabi Airport.   To ensure guests enjoy a convenient travel experience during this busy period, Etihad Airways has a number of travel tips and reminders to save time:   Early Check-in For the convenience of those guests who live downtown, early check-in is available at the Abu Dhabi City Terminal for AED30 per guest. Guests should arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport at least three hours before take-off, accounting for extra road traffic.     Check-in and Boarding Times Economy Class check-in for non-US flights opens three hours before departure and closes one hour before departure. Guests travelling ......read more

DKNY Launches (Limited Edition) Holiday 2018 Collection

A downtown spirit, a modern attitude – both have always been at the heart of DKNY. For Holiday 2018, the brand delivers plenty of each, along with an intriguing blend of understated glamour and elevated ease. December 13, 2018:  In this collection of contrasts, quintessential DKNY signatures – sportiness imbued with femininity, tailoring accented with edge, innovative outerwear and knits – strike the illusive balance between effortless and sleek, with exaggerated peplums nipping the waist, color blocked denims, and free-flowing pleated skirts lending movement to chunky cowlnecks.  True to the season, DKNY launches its Middle East exclusive collection of glamour and sparkle, with liquid metal sequins skirts, beautiful embellished Ready - to - wear pieces reminiscent of the NY city skyline and soft layered ......read more

Enjoy 11 exciting new street entertainment shows at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:   BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood theme park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has launched a brand-new line-up of live entertainment, filled with exuberant music, song and dance.   The 11 new live entertainment shows will be held in the park throughout the day, and will include folk dances, cultural performances from across India along with spectacular Bollywood-themed acts. ‘Jashan E Welcome’, a high-energy performance showcasing the diverse music and culture of India Chhau, Kathakali, Bhangra and Garba at Bollywood Boulevard showcases the vibrant fusion of South and North Indian dance forms ‘Desi Pardesi’ at the Crossroads will showcase a fusion of Western and ......read more

New maritime law seen as key initiative to boost UAE's sea trade

STA Law Firm says legislation will reinforce the country’s position as a preferred shipping destination Dubai, UAE, 13 December, 2018:    Built on traditional pearl diving and dhow building, the UAE’s maritime industry dates back centuries, remaining fundamental to the economy, and legal experts say a new law will significantly benefit the country’s sea trade. The first draft of the UAE’s new maritime law is expected to be ready in early 2019, and will then be passed to stakeholders for feedback, before being submitted to the federal government for approval. STA Law Firm, which has represented many of the UAE maritime industry’s major players, believes the new law is a key step to addressing some of the critical problems faced by the industry. Additionally, the new law will reinforce ......read more

Cautious Optimism Extends into 2019 Airlines Heading for A Decade in the Black

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts the global airline industry net profit to be $35.5 billion in 2019, slightly ahead of the $32.3 billion expected net profit in 2018 (revised down from $33.8 billion forecast in June). Highlights of expected 2019 performance include: The return on invested capital is expected to be 8.6% (unchanged from 2018) The margin on net post-tax profits is expected be 4.0% (basically unchanged from 3.9% in 2018) Overall industry revenues are expected to reach $885 billion (+7.7% on $821 billion in 2018) Passenger numbers are expected to reach 4.59 billion (up from 4.34 billion in 2018) Cargo tonnes carried are expected to reach 65.9 million (up from 63.7 million in 2018) Slower demand growth for both passenger traffic (+6.0% in 2019, ......read more

IATA Launches Platform Enabling Airlines to Share Turbulence Data

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Turbulence Aware data resource to help airlines avoid turbulence when planning routes tactically in flight. Turbulence Aware augments an airline’s ability to forecast and avoid turbulence by pooling and sharing (in real time) turbulence data generated by participating airlines.     Today airlines rely upon pilot reports and weather advisories to mitigate the impact of turbulence on their operations. These tools—while effective—have limitations due to the fragmentation of the data sources, inconsistencies in the level and quality of information available, and the locational imprecision and the subjectivity of the observations. For example, there is no standardized scale for the severity of turbulence ......read more

Over 80 developers showcase top projects at Indian Property Show in Dubai

Weaker rupee boosts Indian realty demand from NRIs 3 day expo at Dubai World Trade Centre from 13-15 December to attract thousands of investors H.E. Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department and Bollywood Actor Arbaaz Khan inaugurate Indian Property Show   December 13th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   A weaker rupee against the US dollar is making investment in Indian realty cheaper for NRIs and boosting the demand as we also witness increase in enquiries from Indian expatriates in UAE. And to cater to the rising interest and provide home buyers plethora of choices and an opportunity to interact with the real estate developers from across India, the popular Indian Property Show is back in Dubai for a three-day realty shopping experience. Being held at Hall No 7, Dubai World Trade Centre, the ......read more

How the world searched for 2018

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  We look forward to this time of the year all year long. It’s when we take a look at the past 11 months and remember the people, events, and topics that captured our attention which got us to ask and discover. We gathered the most trending queries in each of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE. The lists had a few things in common, especially between Egypt and Saudi Arabia where the more traditional songs dominated the top songs list. Football was also a common theme between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, who both competed in this year’s World Cup.  Together with millions of people around the world, we searched for the year’s most important moments on Google. We were happy to see the role Search plays in our everyday lives, whether it was to find much anticipated high school results, ......read more

Emiratisation Efforts Stepped Up in Support of New Tourism Vision 2025

Enhanced industry nationalisation initiatives encouraging Emiratis to pursue careers in travel and tourism sector Dubai, UAE; 13 December 2018:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced plans to further drive industry Emiratisation efforts to create a strong pool of local talent that will play a key role in helping Dubai achieve its Tourism Vision 2025. As guided by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, nationalisation initiatives launched by Dubai Tourism’s vocational education institution, the Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), continue to raise awareness among prospective young job-seekers within the local community, offering opportunities to pursue tourist-facing roles across diverse ......read more

Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates Emirates’ modern and efficient fleet strategy to continue with future deliveries of Boeing 777-8 and 777-9 aircraft Dubai, UAE, 13 December 2018 - Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books. A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates, the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft and also the only airline in the world to have operated all the six variants of the Boeing 777 family. One of out every eight 777 aircraft ever manufactured by Boeing has been delivered to Emirates. Emirates will also be one of the first airlines in the world to fly the two next generation models- the Boeing 777-8 and 777-9.  Watch a video of the delivery ......read more

du announces availability of eSIM on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th December, 2018: UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced the availability of eSIM on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Users can now activate an additional cellular plan, making it easy to use two different phone numbers or separate voice and data plans on one device.  Existing du prepaid and postpaid customers can activate the eSIM functionality at no extra cost until December 31, 2018 by visiting du Shops. 

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SAVEX 11 TO 15 DECEMBER 2018

HALL 11, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  One of the busiest shopping days of the year is finally upon us. Savex is here. More importantly, the bargains are here. Savex is a shopping extravaganza. These are huge sale days where bargain hunters flock to the 5-day shopping fiesta. Savex officially kicks off from 11 to 15 December 2018; where everyone can find plenty of deals by Okaidi, Bebe, Paris Hilton, BCBG, Guess, Adidas and many more. It is a time of the year that retailers gear up for and offer some of the best prices on big-ticket items during the fiesta. In addition, in the lead up to Savex, many local retailers offer impressive discounts too. Therefore, it is an opportune time to grab a bargain. Locals in town are probably more familiar with the DFS sales but Savex is slowly going to ......read more

Leading Emirati business leader shares insights of her momentous life

Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg, first Emirati businesswoman to launch autobiography Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  Well known regional business leader, Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg, Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC (ESAG) today completes another milestone in a stellar career; she is the first Emirati businesswoman to write an autobiography, entitled ‘Raja Al Gurg - An Autobiography.’ The 180-page hardback book, released by Motivate Publishing was launched on December 12 at Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. A personal and inspiring account, the autobiography takes readers on a journey from Dr Al Gurg’s childhood on the banks of Dubai Creek to studying in Kuwait, through to her early career at Za’abeel Secondary School and her transition into the family business. Readers then discover how she learnt ......read more

Model of the Year Takes Camo to Catwalk Level

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  In collaboration with brand ambassador and model of the year Kaia Gerber, OMEGA has produced two new straps for the watch she represents – the De Ville Trésor.  As one of the world's most sought-after models, OMEGA ambassador and face of Trésor Kaia Gerber is often clothed in high-end fashion. However in her personal life, the young, laid-back Californian is more likely to be seen in street-style than haute couture.  So it was no surprise that when asked to choose a design for the new Trésor straps, Kaia chose to keep it casual.  The new watch straps with stainless steel buckles and fitted keepers are available in two camo patterns: blue and beige. They also come in two different widths to match the 39 mm and 36 mm case sizes in the 2018 Trésor collection. By ......read more

Superstar Indian musical duo Vishal-Shekhar to take the stage at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting sensational Indian musical duo Vishal-Shekhar on 21st December at 8 pm in front of Rajmahal Theatre. The duo consists of Vishal Dadlani, singer and vocalist of the electronic band Pentagram, and Shekhar Ravjiani, a trained classical singer. Since their formation in 1999, they have been recognised for their talents in Bollywood and have created soundtracks for several iconic Indian movies such as Jhankaar Beats, Dus, Bluffmaster, Dostana, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Tickets will be priced at AED49 for guests who would like to visit the park exclusively for the show. However, the price of the performance is included in the price of the standard ticket to ......read more

Cocobum Brings World's Hottest Swimwear to the UAE

Luxurious, cute, and accessible. Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2018:   Opening the doors to the world's hottest range of luxury swimwear is Cocobum, the UAE's new exclusive, multi-brand online boutique, founded by Dubai-based Belgian sisters, Charlotte and Cyrielle Verstuyft, which launched in November 2018. In a country blessed by year-round sunshine, upon establishing Cocobum this dynamic duo set out to help UAE women in their hunt for the perfect swimwear pieces, from scores of sought-after international names not yet readily accessible in the region. Offering same-day delivery within the Emirates and a stunning poolside showroom in Jumeirah Dubai, Cocobum also welcomes clients after appointment to touch, feel and try on the collections in an on-point summer setting prior to purchase. Cocobum presents beautiful ......read more

CITIZEN's “#MyBetterStartsNow” campaign seeks out UAE's inspired and driven individuals

Leading watch brand’s collaboration with inspirational influencers will ignite a recruitment drive though media and social media to find individuals who personify the “Better Starts Now” philosophy of CITIZEN Initiative will allow unsung heroes to be recognized for their endeavours, with the most deserving individuals receiving a reward for their cause   Dubai, UAE (December 13, 2018): Seeking out, celebrating and rewarding inspiring heroes of the UAE is the aim of Japanese watch manufacturer, CITIZEN with the launch of its “#MyBetterStartsNow” campaign unveiled today at Five hotel, Palm Jumeirah.    The initiative reflects CITIZEN’s “Driven” philosophy, which underpins its ambitious aspirations while reflecting its position as a global pioneer in watch ......read more

Fine hosts visually-impaired mountaineering hero Erik Weihenmayer

The event is part of a series to empower partners and employees  Dubai, UAE – 13 December 2018: Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hygienic paper products, hosted Erik Weihenmayer, a visually-impaired mountaineering hero, at an event called ‘No Barriers’ in Dubai last night. Weihenmayer spoke about his perseverance, bravery and accomplishments, including the ascent of the highest peaks on each of the seven continents during the event, which was co-hosted by James Michael Lafferty, CEO of FHH. FHH is hosting a series of ‘No Barriers’ events in December for Erik’s visit to the Middle East as part of its drive to motivate and empower employees and partners to reach their full potential. As an American adventurer, activist, athlete, author and ......read more

Data analytics and cyber security will be key to improving aviation safety

Hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, day two of World Aviation Safety Summit focuses on impact of data analysis and developments in cyber security on state of safety in the global aviation industry Huw Ross, Helios: cyber security within aviation is still at an early stage of development. 12 December 2018, Dubai, UAE:   The importance of utilizing data analytics and improving cyber security across aviation organizations were the central focus areas for day two of the 6th annual World Aviation Safety Summit. The  event is being hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), at Roda Al Bustan, Dubai.  The summit welcomed more than 300 regional and international experts to discuss a range of topics that are top priorities for safety of the air transport sector. These ranged from ground ......read more

Oman UAE Exchange Launches Online Money Transfer Service

Send Money Anywhere Anytime with Oman UAE Exchange’s Mobile App and Website   Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   Tired of standing in queues to transfer money? Worry no more because now with Oman UAE Exchange you can send money online conveniently and easily from the comfort of your own space – be it home, office, the supermarket or anywhere. Oman UAE Exchange, a renowned money transfer, foreign currency exchange and payment solutions brand in the Sultanate of Oman, today announced the launch of its new money transfer mobile app and website as part of its digital offerings. The new online service offers customers a secure, swift and hassle-free way to send money anywhere anytime from Oman, at preferential exchange rates.    With the introduction of this latest service, Oman UAE Exchange ......read more

Sophos Introduces Lateral Movement Protection to XG Firewall to Stop Advancing Cyberattacks

  Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced that its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall now includes lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. The SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report discusses a rise in targeted ransomware. With the SamSam ransomware campaign estimated to have earned more than $6.5 million, it is not surprising that criminals are attracted to this method. In these attacks, cybercriminals target weak entry points and brute-force Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) passwords. Once in, they move laterally, working one step at a time to steal domain admin credentials, manipulate internal controls, disable back-ups and more. By the time most IT managers notice what’s happening, the ......read more

Ways To Rewire Brain Plasticity, As Proven by experts

Imagine the film of a camera. Pretend that the film represents your brain. Now imagine using the camera to take a picture of a car. When a picture is taken, the film is exposed to new information -- that of the image of a car. In order for the image to be retained, the film must react to the light and adapt to record the image of the car. Similarly, for new knowledge to be retained in memory, changes in the brain representing the new knowledge must occur. Brain Plasticity or primarily known as neuroplasticity makes all of this possible. It helps brain restructure physically, mentally, emotionally, environmentally and more. Moreover, brain plasticity is a milestone which extensively benefits a child’s development especially while recovering from an injury, boosting the abilities of the memories and helping them with effective ......read more

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall is all set to welcome an exciting festive season with 'Winter Wonderland'

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  The exciting winter activation aims to keep young visitors engaged and entertained, while shoppers get a chance to win a Volkswagen Teramont.  Children and their families can look forward to a great time at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall during this winter season. A unique 'Winter Wonderland' takes shape inside the mall packing loads of fun and excitement for kids of ages 2 to 12 years from 15th of December 2018 to 3rd January 2019.  Modelled like a colorful snow-capped village to recreate the winter ambience, Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Once inside, children can indulge in making their own snowman.   Kids can experience what it feels like to climb Mount Everest in The Virtual Reality Zone through a sequence of immersive first ......read more

UAE students win top awards at international math competition in Malaysia

All 30 participants from UAE – aged 7 to 12 – shine at the contest; the group includes 4 Emiratis Indian sister duo Archita and Asmita Pal stand out for winning the championship at Intermediate level and 1st Runners up in the Grand level categories respectively Nine-year old Emirati girl Maha Omar Saleh Al Sarkal triumphs over hundreds of students across the world December 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Students from the UAE did the country proud at the recently held 23rd UCMAS International Competition 2018 winning top awards among approximately 3000 competitors from 40 countries across the world. The event, which was held in Selangor, Malaysia, saw participation of 30 UAE students, aged between 7 and 12, all of whom bagged big prizes in the mental math visual and listening competitions categorised in eight ......read more

'Introducing the GUESS Jeans Fall 2018 Collection'

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  The new GUESS Jeans FW18 collection is loaded with urban, street and Nineties influences, revisited in a contemporary key. A fusion of suggestions that celebrate the freedom of creating a personal and unique style. Glow/Glam With the arrival of autumn, nature dresses itself in neutral and nude tones, like white, naked and pink champagne, all reflected in refined and glamorous garments. Just like the hues of nature, a soft colour palette becomes the ideal base for enhancing lively colour contrasts – especially the iconic GUESS red. Clothing is brought to life with bold motifs, and floral designs with dark and sensual accents. Coordinates, give denim an ultra- feminine, urban-contemporary appeal. Pop/Jungle Leave coyness at home with audacious, energetic prints and colours. ......read more

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry addresses the Middle East Iron and Steel Conference

Following His Excellency’s address, Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel, also spoke on regional steel trends Dubai, UAE - 12th December 2018:   His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry in the government of the UAE, opened the 22nd Middle East Iron and Steel conference in Dubai yesterday by discussing ongoing regional and international trends, and how the iron and steel sectors of the GCC could work toward mitigating risks inherent in a turbulent international market, and seizing on new opportunities available to them. His Excellency addressed the Middle East Iron and Steel Conference alongside H.E. Abdulaziz Alrasheed, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Economy and Planning for the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ......read more

Santa is Coming to Town!

This festive season, Marks & Spencer is bringing Santa to the UAE Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, come say hello to Santa at the Marks & Spencer Santa’s Grotto, where everyone can take a picture with Santa and also receive a special gift from him.  For some extra Festive cheer, pick up a scratch and win voucher at Santa’s Grotto for a chance to win an extra special gift from Santa! Who knows? If you’ve been very good this year you might even win the grand prize of a family day out for five people at IMG Worlds of Adventure!  Celebrate all things merry and bright with friends and family this festive season by visiting Santa at the Marks & Spencer Santa’s Grotto.  Malls and Timings:  Dubai Festival City Dubai Marina Mall ......read more

Dubai Shopping Festival Wednesday Specials at The Smile Bar

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  Here’s a great way to start off 2019, that will leave you with a great looking smile.  While DSF offers will pour in from every direction for you to take advantage of, this is one offer you cannot afford to miss. The Smile Bar is good news for those who are anxious about clinic appointments, concerned about high costs, and worried about teeth sensitivity post whitening sessions. The Smile Bar’s use of advanced technology, in a relaxing spa environment, makes teeth whitening as easy as saying ‘cheese’. The Smile Bar’s DSF Wednesday offer comes with FREE after-care worth AED 130 for every teeth-whitening session done on any Wednesday during DSF, so that you can enjoy your shopping days with well-maintained pearly whites.  Treatment packages available ......read more

Etisalat first telco to provide Home Insurance solution

Partnered with Union Insurance to deliver ‘Home Protection Plan’ for all eLife customers Abu Dhabi, 12 December 2018:   Etisalat today announced a new insurance offering - ‘Home Protection Plan’ for all eLife home customers to provide a hassle-free option, making sure all household goods are insured for just AED 10 per month.  The new insurance plan provides coverage of up to AED 50,000 to eLife customers giving them complete protection of their home contents. The general market price for similar insurance plans may cost over AED 300 a year, offering subscribers savings of over 50 percent on their premiums. Subscribers of this plan have a unique benefit of having small monthly payments instead of high annual premium payment. Moreover, no surveys and no minimum commitment are required to ......read more

flydubai announces new fare structure offering passengers more choice

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   Dubai-based flydubai launches new fare types offering passengers more choice when travelling in Economy. The new fare types are applicable for all bookings made from 02 December onwards and allows passengers to choose between Lite, Value and Flex bundles designed to cater to their different travel needs and budget. Passengers travelling in Business continue to benefit from great value for money with the existing business class fares that include a generous checked-in baggage allowance, meal options from an internationally inspired menu, complimentary inflight entertainment and many other add-ons. Commenting on the launch of the new fare structure, Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai said: “As we enter a new chapter of the airline’s maturity we remain ......read more

Aetna International paper examines the role of behavioural and genetic data in detecting and preventing disease

40 percent of premature deaths are the result of individual behaviour, with obesity and smoking as the leading causes of death. Genetic predisposition and social circumstances are also important factors. Advances in science and technology can help curb the rate of premature deaths, by predicting and preventing health episodes before they happen. Aetna International explores a holistic approach to individual health, partnering technology with expertise from health care professionals. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 12 December, 2018:  Leading global health and wellness benefits provider Aetna International has released a paper Bespoke health promotion: How personalisation is transforming health, which examines the importance of bringing together health and lifestyle data with advances in genetic profiling and ......read more

Schneider Electric presents Villaya Emergency for easier access to energy in emergency situations

The increase in humanitarian emergencies calls for mobile, clean, reliable and affordable energy access solutions Villaya Emergency can be deployed on site in less than 30 minutes to provide energy for impacted areas  Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – 12 December 2018 –   During a humanitarian crisis, electricity is often difficult to access. Schneider Electric , the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching Villaya Emergency, a solar microgrid solution ready to use in any situation thanks to a system combining Schneider Electric technologies and the expertise of innovative start-ups.    Facilitating access to clean, reliable and affordable energy during humanitarian emergencies   Whether due to the geopolitical context, natural disasters or ......read more

Arla Foods launches initiative with UAE Ministry of Education to promote healthier food habits among students

Arla FOODMoovers will be rolled out in 150 schools across the UAE 12 December, Dubai, UAE:   Arla Foods is proud to announce that it has launched an initiative in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Education to promote healthier food habits among school children. Arla FOODMoovers will be rolled out across 150 public and private schools in the UAE following the success of the pilot program at Dubai British School earlier this year and is aligned with Arla’s commitment towards the UAE health agenda.    The program was recently launched (06 December 2018) in the presence of Her Excellency Jameela Salem Al Muhairi, Minister of State for General Education in UAE; His Excellence Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to the UAE; Jens Alsbirk, Consul General of the Kingdom of Denmark ......read more

Els Back for the 30th Omega Dubai Desert Classic Aiming for a Record Fourth Victory

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  Three time Omega Dubai Desert Classic Champion Ernie Els, known as ‘The Big Easy’, will return to Emirates Golf Club to tee it up for the 30th edition of the tournament from 24 – 27 January 2019.   Els will be joined by fellow South African Major winner Louis Oosthuizen who won the South African Open on the European Tour last weekend. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Ernie cemented his place as one of the greatest players of his generation with over 70 pro tournament wins worldwide including four Majors.  The South African forged his reputation as a legend of the Middle East’s longest-running European Tour event in 1994. He fired a course record of 61 in the first round, which still stands 25 years on. Those 12 birdies and 21 putts helped secure Els ......read more

HUECK Middle East unveils new office set-up in Dubai for seamless customer interface

December 12, 2018: HUECK Middle East (ME) Aluminium Systems, one of the leading and trusted aluminium solutions systems provider, has announced its new office set-up in Dubai as it continues to improve customer experience, enhance its profitability prospects, and strengthen its brand in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East region. The announcement was made during a company-organized gala dinner at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai for its regional partners.  The Dubai head office is equipped to deliver high-quality technical, engineering, and supply chain solutions for various projects in the region. HUECK ME is also committing in new resources and training centers; fresh inventory of aluminium systems, hardware, and required accessories; and best-in-class technical and after-sales support to achieve seamless ......read more

Ring in the New Year With Four Firework Shows at Dubai Festival City Mall

Free schedule of entertainment events planned for shoppers including four fireworks shows Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2018:   Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to the New Year at Dubai Festival City Mall, as it hosts a packed schedule of free activities and entertainment on 31st December to celebrate the kick-off of 2019. Shoppers, families and friends can welcome the New Year with a spectacular evening of non-stop entertainment, including four firework shows throughout the evening, a live band featuring famous Australian singer, Katie Elle Jackson, as well as a special IMAGINE show.  Offering one of the best views in Dubai, combined with waterfront dining, Dubai Festival City Mall is one of the city’s only destinations offering free entertainment throughout the night, and is the perfect location to celebrate. The ......read more

Young photographers invited to take part in empowering Unified Photography Workshops at Manarat Al Saadiyat

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   Young photographers are invited to develop their creative skills at two empowering, inclusive, and fun Unified Photography Workshops taking place at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat. A collaboration between the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the U.S. Embassy and AMIDEAST, the sessions are open to children aged 7 to 12 years old. Open to boys and girls with and without intellectual disabilities, the Unified Photography Workshop will be held in the photography studio at the world-class art center and gallery on Friday, December 14 from 10am to noon. The second session will be held in the afternoon, from 3pm to 5pm.  Photography, like art and sport, can unite children through their shared love of creativity and exploration, ......read more

9th Edition of China Homelife Exhibition to Have Over 3000 Exhibitors Across Business Sectors

Verified suppliers ensures guaranteed quality and delivery Event will also have two day long conferences covering e-Commerce, and, manufacturing and franchising  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2018:    Covering nine focused sectors and over 100,000 products, China Homelife Exhibition is the largest sourcing platform for Chinese products in the Middle East and North Africa. Inaugurated by H.E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre, the exhibition is open to importers, traders and buyers to source high quality products directly from manufacturers. Taking place at the Dubai Exhibition and Convention Centre from Dec 11 – 13, the opening also saw H.E Sun Biqing, Director of Hangzhou Commerce Committee present on the occasion.    Given the rising ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Saud discusses collaboration with British Consul-General Andrew Jackson

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler and diplomat held talks on opportunities to improve and broaden cooperation between the Emirate and the United Kingdom December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates:   His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today welcomed the British Consul-General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Andrew Jackson. Sheikh Saud and Mr. Jackson discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in areas of interest in Ras Al Khaimah and endeavored to work collaboratively to achieve mutual objectives. Also present at the meeting was Sheikh Khalid bin Saud Al Qasimi, Vice Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Investment and Development Office and Chairman of Marjan, and a number of other senior officials.  His Highness Sheikh Saud said:  “Ras Al ......read more

Julphar to Launch Wearable Insulin Delivery Device in GCC

Exclusive distribution agreement signed with US medical technology company, Valeritas ‘High-tech device will help empower diabetes sufferers to take control of their condition,’ says Julphar GM December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with medical technology company Valeritas Holdings, Inc. to bring its V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device to the GCC.   The device is an all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes. Under the terms of the agreement, Julphar will have the rights to promote, market and sell the product to diabetes clinics and patients in the GCC. Julphar will be responsible for all sales, marketing, customer ......read more

Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion

December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR    1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?   The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016.  They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on product development, purchasing, marketing, product assortment and product categories. They are a wonderful partner and that’s why we are successful as we both understand each other’s ......read more

V-KOOL™ Emirates opens its new flagship store in Dubai Unveils its new Car-Care concept in Heat & Paint Protection

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   V-KOOL™ Emirates, the global leader in the high-performance premium window film market for both automotive and architectural glass, announced the opening of its flagship store at AWR Business Center with a renewed Car Care concept; in the presence of an elite clientele, channel partners, Eastman Chemicals Ltd and senior management from KAPICO Group, the group holding company of AUTO1 – Car Care Division that is a master franchisee for V-KOOL™ for UAE, Oman & Kuwait.   The outlet was inaugurated jointly by Mr. Vipan K. Handa, Deputy Group CEO & Board Member-KAPICO Group, Mr. Andrew Vickers, Commercial Manager – EMEA for Advanced Materials – Performance Films of Eastman Chemicals Company and Mr. Ranveer Handa, CEO – KAPICO Group. The ......read more

Jaguar to Make History With All-Electric Race Series

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, starts this weekend Eleven Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will take to the grid at the first race on 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the official support series to ABB FIA Formula E, will be the first motorsport race in Saudi Arabia where both men and women compete together  Vernon Kay and Amanda Stretton to host live coverage of qualifying and the race on Jaguar Racing’s social channels Entrants will be joined by VIP driver and British racing star Alice Powell 11 December 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates –   Jaguar will make history this weekend with the debut of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for ......read more

CBUAE and Central Bank of China meet to Enhance Renminbi Clearing in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) today hosted a workshop with the People’s Bank of China (Central Bank of China) and the Agricultural Bank of China on “Improving the Renminbi Clearing in the UAE”.    The aim of the workshop is to present the results achieved by the RMB Clearing Centre to date, and to identify the actions to be taken to improve the arrangements for Renminbi clearing in the UAE.   This workshop is taking place almost a year and half after the official launch of the Renminbi Clearing Centre in the UAE (Dubai) on May 10, 2017. The Centre represents a major part of the efforts to foster further economic ties between China and the UAE. The importance of Renminbi Clearing has become increasingly important as the UAE and Chinese Government’s ......read more

Dubai being crowned as the ‘Champion City' for District Cooling Solutions: International District Energy Association (IDEA) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018 ends on a

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower named as 2018 IDEA Global leader   The participants stressed the importance of finding adequate financing for district cooling projects to drive the growth of the industry  Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2018:   The 8th edition of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018 ended today with a high note, Dubai being crowned as the ‘Champion City’ of the district cooling sector globally, showcasing a cooling capacity of nearly 2 million refrigerator tons. In addition, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower was named as 2018 IDEA Global leader. The conference was held for three days under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of Emirates ......read more

Chic and Stylish Wraps with a 3 in 1 effortless concept

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  Are you heading to the beach or pool sometime soon and looking for the perfect cover-up to see you through the day? With endless options available, it can be a little overwhelming to find the ideal option that is both comfortable and stylish. Well, look no further as Lemon Mint, the elegant ready-to-wear brand, is your go-to retailer for the ultimate beachwear with their signature style – The WRAP.   The idea of The WRAP came to life when founders Charlotte and Ludivine were newcomers to Dubai and were both on the hunt for trendy, casual cover-ups to wear during the warmer weather conditions. Amidst the heat and sun, the concept matured during their frequent trips to the beach where they noticed a lack for fashionable and relaxed beachwear that maintain a sophisticated feel to befit ......read more

Holiday Gifting Made Easy with Wet n Wild Beauty Specials

Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  For those of you looking to stock up on gifts for the beauty lovers in your life without having to break the bank, visit Glambeaute.com, the one-stop online shop for all things beauty! Glambeaute.com now features Wet n Wild’s holiday gift sets that are all gorgeous, affordable and make for perfect gifts and stocking fillers. The limited-edition sets are packed with beauty bestsellers that will impress any beauty lover and Wet n Wild offers a whole range of cosmetics for eyes, lips, nails and face.  Here are a few top picks from the brand’s collection: Limited Edition 5 Piece Mini Mascara Set (AED 45) Give the gift of stunning lashes! These perfect holiday petites come in every fringe formula, from protein, length and conditioning to everything in-between.  Mini ......read more

Discover a magical Festive Season at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai, 11 December 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, is getting ready for the holiday season with brilliant lights, festive-themed pop-ups and seasonal decorations running from December 2018 until January 7th, 2019 at LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and RIVERLAND™ Dubai. Visitors can celebrate the season around a dazzling 12-meter-tall Christmas tree at Studio Central at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region's largest Hollywood-inspired theme park and meet jolly Santa Claus and his Elves. Santa will be indulging all kids – whether naughty or nice at Santa’s workshop – so make sure you are first in line to take a photo with the famed visitor from the North Pole! Meanwhile, LEGOLAND® Dubai is going ......read more

Etisalat further doubles speeds on eLife plans for free

Abu Dhabi 11 December 2018:   Etisalat’s ‘eLife Unlimited’ customers are in for a major upgrade as Etisalat doubles the broadband speed across the board of the recently launched ‘eLife Unlimited’ plans. The plans now deliver more than five times the broadband speed of the previous generation. ‘eLife Unlimited’ customers will immediately enjoy the new speeds at no extra charge automatically. The entry-level plan, ‘eLife Starter’, will now offer speeds up to 100 Mbps. The unlimited Sports and Entertainment plans offer speeds up to 250 Mbps. Premium plans offer speeds of up to 500 Mbps and up to 1 Gbps. This change represents the first time 100Mbps has been offered in a base level plan in the UAE. Emirati nationals on the new eLife Unlimited plans will receive a free ......read more