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PANTENE: Curly Girl Styling Tips

Curly hair isn't easy – one ounce of humidity and poof! It’s goodbye style and hello frizz. Find out how to get soft, defined and bouncy curls that last.  It’s not easy being a curly girl – one ounce of humidity and poof! It’s goodbye style and hello frizz. But having curly hair doesn’t equal problem hair -- check out our top four tips for maximizing your curl power.  Don’t Go Nuts with the Hair Products  When it comes to curls, it’s all about the right balance of products. Oftentimes, the nature of twisty, curly hair prevents the scalp’s natural oils from traveling all the way down the hair shaft, which can result in an oily scalp and dry ends. That’s why it’s so important to focus shampoo on the scalp to clean oil and conditioner on the ......read more

Cricket Legends James Anderson, Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis Join Celebrity Team at 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational

ENGLAND’S LEADING WICKET TAKER TO BE JOINED BY TWO LEGENDS OF THE SPORT Abu Dhabi, January 17th, 2017:  James Anderson, English Cricket’s all-time highest international wicket-taker, has joined Peter Schmeichel’s team of Celebrity all-stars for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational. 34-year old Anderson — who returned to England’s Test team for the recent tour of India — will be joined in Abu Dhabi by two other legends of the sport: Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis. Anderson, who made his Test debut in 2003, has already cemented his reputation as one of the finest players in the history of English cricket. A former world number one bowler who currently ranks sixth on the all-time international wicket-takers list, ‘Jimmy’ has represented England in 100 Test matches and nearly 200 One ......read more

Sharjah Women Sports Foundation Strengthens Emirate's Commitment

New strategy reinforces Sharjah’s unrivalled dedication to women in sport Sharjah, 17 January, 2017:  The Sharjah Women Sports Foundation (SWSF) is being been held up as a shining example of the new strategy to promote women’s sports in the UAE in general and in Sharjah in particular. The foundation is also aiming to highlight the role of the nation’s sportswomen in a regional and global arena, empowering them and enabling them to take part in international championships and events. In line with the directives of the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and Chairperson of SWSF, the new strategy will focus on raising awareness of women’s sport among the community. It will develop and ......read more

Dubai ranks among the world's fastest changing and most dynamic cities

JLL’s City Momentum Index covers 134 major established and emerging business hubs across the globe Dubai, UAE – January 17th, 2017:  Dubai is among the most dynamic cities in the world, according to JLL’s City Momentum Index (CMI) 2017 report. The annual CMI report looks at the fastest-changing cities around the globe, tracking the speed of their changing economy and commercial real estate market, whilst identifying hubs that have the most dynamic attributes over the short and long-term. Placed at 11 in the global top 30, Dubai finished just behind Nairobi (10th) and London (6th) in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market. Top of the list went to the Indian powerhouse Bangalore, followed by Ho Chi Minh City, Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Hyderabad which completed the top five. The Index covers 134 ......read more

MBRSC launches the Project Space Forum on the 24th of January

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum  The event brings together the most inspiring personalities in space to shed light on their discoveries, experiences and hopes to inspire the UAE youth and community Al Shaibani: The space sector is of strategic importance in terms of shaping the future of science and technology in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and general supervisor of all projects of the Centre and its strategic and development plans, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is launching the first edition of “Project Space” Forum on the 24th & 25th January 2017 at Dubai ......read more

Massive ‘Invest in Sharjah' Presence At India's Most Important International Business Event

7,000 Indian companies operate in Sharjah Al Musharrkh: Sharjah is a gateway to markets with 4 billion consumers Sharjah, January 17, 2017:  The emirate of Sharjah, one of the prime industrial destinations in the Middle East and North Africa has made a striking impact at India’s Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017, one of the nation’s most important business forums. As home to the region’s largest industrial areas, the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), the promotional arm of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), occupied a significant area of the expo, with many of the department’s teams describing the exceptional investment advantages and business opportunities to a number of high-profile overseas decision-makers. Based at the immense and impressive stand, the many ......read more

Enjoy Your Complimentary Herbal Essentials Facial and Skincare Analysis at Selected Branches of Boots in January

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Discover an all-natural approach to your skincare regime with a free mini facial and skincare analysis at Boots Pharmacy in the UAE throughout the month of January.  Herbal Essentials, the award winning, home-grown skincare range, is offering you the chance to enjoy a complimentary mini facial and skincare analysis in Boots stores on the following dates and locations in January: 16th – 22nd: Deira City Center 23rd-25th: Dubai Mall 30th-31st: Mall of the Emirates 30th-31st: Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi Book in to meet the wonderfully experienced and professional Herbal Essentials team. You will be able to discuss your skin type and current routine with a Herbal Essentials skincare specialist in a dedicated  consultation room. They will be able to treat you to a host of tips on ......read more

UAE Ministry of Economy signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Japan on SMEs and innovation

Abu Dhabi, January 17, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Economy (MOE) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with its counterparts from Japan on key aspects concerning innovation and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to promote joint initiatives, knowledge and technology transfer, the exchange of experiences, and the streamlining of business operations of SMEs located across the UAE. The initiative is in line with the Ministry’s agenda for enhancing and expanding this important sector so that it can better support the national economy and raise the UAE’s regional and international competitiveness.  The memorandum was signed by H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko. The UAE delegates who witnessed the signing ceremony ......read more

Software AG ends ‘Digital Business Day' in Riyadh on a high note

January 17, 2017: As part of its ‘Digital Future Tour’, Software AG recently  held its marquee event, the ‘Digital Business Day,’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in association with the Kingdom’s National Information Center (NIC). Executives from leading Saudi organizations gathered for the one-day event to learn how to effectively harness the power of cutting-edge technologies to fast-track their Digital Transition.  Held at the Four Seasons Hotel with Devoteam as the Platinum event partner and Scheer Consulting as the Gold event partner, this year’s ‘Digital Business Day’ focused on how digital business is reshaping the industry and dramatically altering the expectations of the private and public sectors. Ahmad Salama, Vice President Saudi Arabia, Software AG, delivered a welcome ......read more

Meet Shah Rukh Khan at Arabian Center

Shah Rukh Khan to visit Arabian Center for the third time Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:   Shah Rukh Khan is back in Dubai and at Arabian Center! And this is his third visit to the most soughted mall by celebrities in the region. The superstar’s next film Raees hits the cinemas on January 25th 2017, and is grabbing all the eyeballs from the media and fans alike.  King Khan will make an appearance in the Night Court of Arabian Center on January 21, 2017 at 5:30pm. The star will also be joined by other crew members as part of their movie promotion to meet and greet fans. While this is the only non-ticketed platform where fans will have a chance to meet the star, they will also have an opportunity to witness the star in action performing his best! Raees is an upcoming 2017 Indian action crime thriller film that stars ......read more

Rooftop Solar in the Spotlight at the World Future Energy Summit Solar Expo

UAE Policies Encourage Building Owners to Install PV Panels Rooftop Solar Places Electricity Generation Where it is Needed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  Rooftop solar energy will help drive renewable energy to the next stage of its development in the Middle East and South Asian markets, according to leading industry figures at the World Future Energy Summit and the Solar Expo in Abu Dhabi. Renewable energy, particularly solar, is making rapid progress in the region, with organisers estimating that buyers at WFES have more than 200 gigawatts of planned capacity to be added within the next decade. The region is already setting the agenda for utility scale projects, with bids for projects in the UAE bringing below 3 US cents per kilowatt-hour during 2016. The industry expects to see similar progress in ......read more

Retailers Leverage Big Data Analytics to Transform Customer Experience

Industry reports indicate that the big data and analytics market globally is expected to hit $203 billion in 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The retail customer experience has evolved from its primary focus on the transaction to a holistic data-driven process where information from buying history, online searches and social media interactions is utilised to provide consumers what they want during every phase of shopping.   Industry reports suggest that retail and banking are some of the top data-intensive industries in the region. With the presence of over 50% international brand, that holds the coveted spot of being the world's important retail hub. The transformation of the retail business and the need to deliver superior customer experiences using smart data is expected to be the centre of retail development in the ......read more

Tax professionals are in high demand as the UAE gears up for VAT in 2018

Early 2016 saw a drop in hiring in the UAE. Did it pick up later in the year, and what are your predictions for 2017? Unfortunately, this trend continued throughout 2016. The number of new jobs available in Q2 of 2016 fell by 9 percent compared to same period in 2015. Q3 wasn’t much better, with a drop of 8 percent year-on-year. However, we did see a rise in the number of contract and consultancy roles being offered in 2016, as some organisations were unable to offer full-time permanent positions due to tightening of budgets. The oil and gas sector was obviously hardest hit in 2016, but with the recent oil deal agreement between Opec and non-Opec members to reduce output, there is cause for optimism in 2017. What other key trends did the report highlight that have had an impact on the local job market? Another important ......read more

Fortinet Honors 2016 Partner of the Year Award Winners

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the winners of its 2016 partner of the year awards. Fortinet's 2016 Partner of the Year awards recognize outstanding cybersecurity sales, customer experience, collaboration, and marketing achievements from the company's distributors and resellers around the world.  FortiHero - Global Partner of the Year - Santa Monica Networks Oy, Finland Partner of the Year US / Canada - r - CDW, US / INSA, Canada LATAM - GTLink EMEA - Orange Cyberdefence, France APAC - Syscom Computer Engineering, Taiwan Japan - Otsuka Corporation Distribution Partner of the Year US / Canada - Ingram Micro LATAM - Westcon Groups EMEA - Exclusive Network Group APAC - Innovix Distribution Limited Hong Kong Japan - SCSK ......read more

Sustainability a Key Component of the UAE's Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program

ENEC emphasizes sustainable working practices across the corporation as a whole  ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 10th World Future Energy Summit, a part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 January 2017:  Showcasing its commitment to sustainability, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is an exhibitor and Platinum Sponsor of the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES). A part of the prominent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, the summit is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between January 16th and 19th. A delegation from ENEC, including Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, attended the opening of the summit, and showed distinguished guests around ENEC’s exhibition booth where they learnt about the latest ......read more

Astana EXPO 2017 Takes Part in World Future Energy Summit

Abu Dhabi. January 17, 2017:  A delegation of EXPO 2017 National Company is taking part in the 10th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. "Participating in such a large-scale event dedicated to the development of green energy in the world is very important for us. Kazakhstan and the UAE have similar goals in terms of economic diversification, the development of renewable energy sources and reducing oil dependence," said the Chairman of Astana EXPO 2017 National Company, Akhmetzhan Yessimov. A special area of EXPO 2017 will be opened at the Summit. Its visitors will be able to learn about key events of the exhibition, its pavilions, participants, projects, Kazakhstan’s goals for the development of green energy, and the country's amazing attractions. The President of Kazakhstan, ......read more

2017 Da Vinci Collection: Creating Pure Beauty from IWC Schaffhausen

THE NEW DA VINCI WATCHES FROM IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen revisits the iconic design of the 1980s and presents the 2017 Da Vinci collection, once again with its classic round case. The Da Vinci Automatic 36 and the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 are tailored to women, while the Da Vinci Automatic is a unisex model. Two Da Vinci timepieces feature newly developed IWC-manufactured calibres that innovatively combine and integrate complications. “With the new Da Vinci collection, IWC Schaffhausen has returned to the round case that was so successfully established by the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar in 1985. It means we are bidding farewell to the tonneau case and reaffirming our commitment to the classic proportions the brand stands for,” explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. ......read more

Exclusive Presales of the new Da Vinci Watches from IWC Schaffhausen

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  For the first time ever, IWC Schaffhausen is offering presales of selected references from the new Da Vinci collection, which the Swiss watch manufacturer will officially unveil to the global public at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) trade fair in Geneva in mid-January. Timepieces will be available to order during the trade fair and can be collected in IWC boutiques or by online pur chase on NET-A-PORTER.com. “In the age of the Internet and e-commerce, watch lovers no longer want to wait several months for the new models. So, for the first time ever, we are now offering customers the chance to buy a limited number of selected references from the collection as of the day of their world premiere,” explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. Orders can be placed at ......read more

Full Text of Speech World Future Energy Summit, January 16, 2017

Opening Address Delivered by: His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar.     Your Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. Allow me to take a moment to pay tribute to the five UAE diplomats, whose lives were cut short, while bringing humanitarian relief to the people of Afghanistan. Their sacrifice reminds us that the values that unite us are much stronger than any attempt to divide us. Please join me in a minute of silence in their honor. Thank you.  Your Highnesses, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Over the last decade this platform has become the premier destination ......read more

EcoWASTE 2017 kicks-off eyeing the waste management sector development

The event witnessed strong local and international participation H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi: “Tadweer’s ultimate objective is showcasing Abu Dhabi as the global capital of future energy and a leading destination for sustainability” Abu Dhabi, 17 January 2017:  The fourth edition of EcoWASTE 2017, a leading conference and exhibition on sustainable environment, was officially inaugurated today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. The event is being held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), between the 16th and 19th of January 2017.  EcoWASTE 2017 is a platform which showcases the latest practices, solutions and technologies in the waste management sector. The event has attracted more than 48 local, regional and global exhibiting companies with an anticipated attendance of over ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Launches Six-week Dubai Data Compliance Course in Collaboration with Dubai Data Establishment

Program aims to enhance leadership skills, improve performance of government entities Targets government leaders in the UAE 70 participants representing 14 local, federal government entities  Dubai-UAE: 17 January, 2017:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution specialized in public policy in the Arab world, has launched a six-week Dubai Data Compliance Course – a training program for leaders from 14 government entities in the UAE. The program aims to upskill leaders through teaching them how to use data to improve the performance of their organizations and consequently enhance the customer experience.  Designed in collaboration with the Dubai Data Establishment (DDE) under the supervision of the Smart Dubai Office, the program covers the subject ......read more

Madonna wears Salvatore Ferragamo eyewear.

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Madonna wearing a pair of black cat-eye Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses at "Billboard Women In Music", New York. SF830S This cat-eye silhouette features sharp-cut lenses and a unique color palette. The combination of different acetate elements creates a color blocked effect inspired by the fashion world. The dynamic design is enhanced by the special structure of the metal bridge. Available in Black, Dark Havana/Green, Light Havana/Red and Blue/Ivory.

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Valentine's Day jewellery at Liali

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:  Drop a hint this Valentine’s Day with Liali’s mesmerising range of key pendant necklace, diamond necklace, rings, bangles and bracelets. Crafted in the finest quality diamonds, make your loved ones feel special with Liali’s beautiful gift ideas that complement every relationship!

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International Water Summit to Put Focus on Clean Energy Desalination

GCC Leads World in Desalination, Now Aims to Link Water Supply to Sustainable Energy New Business Opportunities in Closing the Water ‘Sustainability Gap’ Clean Energy Desalination Key Topic for Conference Agenda Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  A review of recent research into water security, conducted ahead of this month’s International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi, has demonstrated significant potential for innovative desalination technology to improve sustainability in the UAE’s water supply. The UAE and other GCC states are global leaders in desalination, and have proved the value of the technology in underpinning water security worldwide. Historically, the region has used thermal processes using waste heat from electricity generation. The IWS 2017 Market Report, compiled by ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches HSE Award

Award Honours Corporate Departments, Employees and Partners Abu Dhabi–UAE: 17 January, 2017:  As part of its efforts to reinforce safety practices in workplace, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has launched a health, safety and environment (HSE) award.  Aimed at recognising the contributions of individuals, government and private entities and partners for their role in improving Abu Dhabi Ports’ overall HSE performance, the award seeks to promote a competitive spirit among Abu Dhabi Ports’ employees as well as clients in adopting the highest HSE practices in various facilities.  The award is based on specific criteria; a set of key indicators and standards followed by Abu Dhabi ......read more

Distinguished CSR Contribution Award for Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre

Dubai, January 16, 2017:  Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre, a multi-specialty primary health care facility in Dubai, has received the Health Award for distinguished CSR contribution at the Annual Health Awards, jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai and the HEALTH magazine, today.  The award was presented to Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of Board of Directors of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at an event held at the Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai today. The initiative aims to celebrate outstanding contributions of individuals, companies and innovations in the healthcare industry. Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre was recognised for spreading health awareness in and outside their workplace and making a ......read more

GAC Dubai opens new staff sports facility at GAC Logistics Park Converted facility promotes physical and mental well-being of its staff

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16th January 2017:  GAC Dubai opened its new sports facility for staff members at its GAC Logistics Park in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.  The facility, which covers 675 square meters, was previously a parking area that GAC converted into a sports field for staff members and customers. All refurbishing costs were covered through the money saved by GAC staff’s recycling efforts. The initiative was a direct result from employee feedback on how the company can improve staff health and overall well-being. “This new sports facility is part of the GAC Dubai effort to encourage our colleagues to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy work-life balance,” says GAC Dubai Managing Director Stuart Bowie. “We want healthier people and an even healthier company”. During the ......read more

L'Occitane : Shea Simplicity

NEW Foaming Cleanser  Simply take a small amount in your hand, add a little water, then rub gently with the fingertips in circular motions. Before your eyes, the cream transforms into a rich, smooth foam, which you can then apply to the face. As soft as a foaming cushion, it delights the senses – and the skin – as it softly cleanses it… Enriched with shea oil (5%), it leaves skin perfectly cleansed, fresh and soft. NEW Intensive Hand Balm  25% shea butter. Perfect for soothing hands weakened by environmental aggressions. This extra-rich texture is all you need to soften your hands. Shea butter works its nourishing magic while taking your senses on a journey to the land of Burkina Faso, where the women gather the shea nuts. There’s a gentleness about these women that seems to infuse the butter ......read more

In Line with the National Program of Happiness and Positivity Dubai Culture Appoints CEO of Happiness

CEO to Promote Happiness and Positivity in the Culture and Arts Sectors Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 16 January, 2017:  The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has appointed Latifa bin Demaithan as Chief of Happiness & Positivity in the Authority, in addition to her role as Office Manager of the Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture. The new appointment supports the UAE leadership’s vision of bringing happiness to all walks of society and preserving the legacy of its inspiring founding fathers – a directive that came from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more

JESS Arabian Ranches Wins Senior ESKC Round Three

P1 Racing clinches first Nomad Class victory Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2017:  Reigning champion Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Arabian Ranches returned to form and seized victory in Round Three of the Senior Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) at Dubai Kartdrome on Sunday night (15 January). Drivers Eliot Jones, Harry Tryggvason and Sam Burtonwood have put JESS Arabian Ranches in the championship lead prior to the fourth and final round in March. JESS Arabian Ranches started the evening according to plan, nailing a best qualifying lap of 1:10.481 and booking pole position for the 60 minute endurance race.  Ghost Racing was next up, just 0.686 seconds off the pace, followed by Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) Team 7 in third. When racing commenced the pole sitters looked to be in trouble as both ......read more

Convoy fit and ready to embark on ‘Camel Trek' in the desert of the UAE

13 male and female participants register for third edition of expedition  DUBAI, 16th January 2017:  A group of riders will embark on a journey in the desert of the UAE for the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) from 21st to 27th January. A total of 13 men and women have registered to for the week-long expedition which will depart from Nakhra area in Dubai on Saturday 21st January at 7am and return to Global Village after their one week journey. They were selected after showing interest in going back in a journey through time after having registered through the website of HHC and qualified for the ‘Camel Trek’ following an intense training program. Mohammed Ali Obaid Bin Huraiz, Manager of CEO’s Office at HHC, ......read more

OMEGA's #SpeedyTuesday Sells at Record Speed!

OMEGA's mechanical tribute to the digital age sells out in 4 hours, 15 minutes and 43 seconds!   Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  All 2012 pieces of Omega's new #SpeedyTuesday were snapped up at record speed, as watch enthusiasts around the world rushed to secure the brand's latest Limited Edition Speedmaster. For the very first time in its history, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA promoted sales of a new timepiece online and the response was extraordinary. The Limited Edition Speedmaster, produced to celebrate the online phenomenon known as #SpeedyTuesday, was made available for pre-order via the brand's social channels at 12 noon on Tuesday the 10th of January and just over 4 hours later, all 2012 pieces were sold out. In fact, the response was so immediate that OMEGA stopped promoting the watch on Instagram ......read more

Shopping is just the beginning at The Dubai Mall this DSF

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  The Dubai Mall is celebrating Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with a host of entertainment for shoppers and visitors to enjoy. Following the festive-fun from the first half of the festival, there’s plenty more in store from now until the festival wraps up on January 28.  Roaming performers will delight mall-goers with Piano Ballet, Frozen Stilts, Balloon Modellers, a Living Gallery, Magic Harlequins and toy soldiers – acts that need to be seen to be believed!  The breath-taking thrills and acrobatics at the Mongolian Circus stage show will fascinate audience-members of all ages. Visitors to The Dubai Mall can visit Souk Atrium to witness the spectacular performance, until January 21.  Of course, in addition to the fascinating entertainment, there are a range of festive ......read more

OPI - New Washington Collection

Capital Color OPI TEAMS WITH ACTRESS KERRY WASHINGTON  With its magnificent mix of the historical and the cosmopolitan – Washington, D.C. is one of the world’s most compelling cities. OPI Washington DC is the result of the number one salon brand’s collaboration with Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated actress Kerry Washington, recently named the company’s first-ever Creative Ambassador. Washington worked closely with OPI co-founder and brand ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann to develop and name the 12 permanent and 3 limited-edition shades, which are all available in both Nail Lacquer and GelColor formulas. “Kerry is a role model, style icon, nail lacquer lover and absolute natural in this new role,” said Weiss-Fischmann.  “She exemplifies the spirit of Washington, D.C. ......read more

"HEAR I AM" Survey Reveals 71% of Hearing Loss Patients Reported Better Hearing Following Treatment

Survey finds 62% of the total respondent pool believe that getting older is the principal cause of hearing loss  Almost two third of parents do not believe that their children's treated hearing loss will affect their long-term development Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE, and in cooperation with The Emirates Medical Association, ORL, Head & Neck Society, MED-EL Medical Electronics - the leading provider of hearing implants in the Middle East, announced in a media roundtable today the results of the "Hear I am" Study. The survey was formulated to understand behavioral trends towards hearing loss in the UAE, and to raise awareness on the positive social impacts of overcoming hearing loss. The "Hear I am" survey, which was ......read more

UAE Hospital and Surgeon Among Top Elite in Mena Region to Earn International Accreditation

Zulekha Hospital Dubai distinguished as Centre of Excellence by IFSO   Dubai, UAE, 16 January, 2017:  A multidisciplinary hospital and one of its foremost surgeons have been listed among the very best in the MENA region to achieve accreditation from the leading international bariatric surgery certification as a specialised centre for surgery of obesity and diabetes. Having facilitated more than 400 successful bariatric surgeries, Zulekha Hospital Dubai has been recognised for its surgical weight loss programme and outstanding management of morbidly obese patients by the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). The IFSO endorses institutions and surgeons as Centres of Excellence (CEO) worldwide to improve the overall quality of management for patients undergoing bariatric and ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Company Renault launches exclusive DSF offers

Unmissable deals allow customers to kick-off the New Year with exceptional savings on car purchases Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, announced today the launch of its exclusive Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) offers.  Renault’s unmissable DSF deals come into effect at an opportune moment for prospective car customers, who will have assessed their financial commitments at the outset of the New Year and be delighted to discover the savings that are possible with Renault. Over the course of DSF, Renault customers can secure a range of outstanding prizes that are worth the value of a car. Renault’s raffle draw offers customers a unique opportunity to receive ......read more

TAG Heuer Geneva Novelties 2017

TAG Heuer CARRERA HEUER-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic Totally black and totally matt, TAG Heuer is unveiling its very first proprietary men's chronograph made entirely from ceramic, including the bracelet. Presented for the first time two years ago at Baselworld, the Carrera HEUER-01 is THE signature Chrono model from the TAG Heuer manufacture. In 2015, the watch formed the cornerstone of a burgeoning new collection, with a new design, a new HEUER-01 in-house calibre, and a new modular case design with 12 different elements enabling multiple combinations of materials and colours. For this 2017 version, the sleek chronograph — the brand's current best-seller — has been entirely produced using matt black ceramic. The case, bezel, lugs and case middle (all the parts exposed to friction) are made from black ceramic. ......read more

Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre brings Cleopatra Inspired Gold Treatments to London

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:   Following in the footsteps of legendary beauty Cleopatra, Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre - the spa concept of The Set hotels - is delighted to announce an indulgent Hammam treatment centered around the rejuvenating qualities of gold. Created exclusively for London’s Hotel Cafe Royal, by cosmetic artisan spa brand La Sultane de Saba, the 23 Carat Gold Signature Hammam prevents the signs of ageing and leaves skin glowing. Playing a part in ancient beauty rituals, with the ancient Egyptians as its most famous fan, gold was used in Ayurvedic medicine for its healing qualities and ability to bring elasticity to the skin. The four-step ritual, which lasts either 75 or 90 minutes, will use a combination of 23 carat gold, mother of pearl and caviar extract which adorn the face and body ......read more

After incubation by Dubai Future Accelerators, Loyyal hits a new global milestone through IBM partnership

Journey continues for the company since graduating from Dubai Future Accelerators program, joining forces with tech heavyweight IBM for blockchain ecosystem Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2017:  Leading universal loyalty platform Loyyal has marked another key milestone after joining IBM in its revolutionary blockchain ecosystem. IBM is harnessing blockchain to transform the way industries transact by creating an ecosystem where key industry players, such as Loyyal, are working together.  The blockchain ecosystem aims to empower innovators which are looking to build real networks, including start-ups, venture capitalists, systems integrators, enterprise developers and independent software vendors. By providing these diverse organisations with an open environment where companies and organisations can collaborate, share tools ......read more

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brings altitude and attitude to Colombo with a modern property set for iconic status

Design-led Mövenpick Hotel Colombo – the city’s first new international five-star property in 25 years – promises a ‘vertical experience’ with stunning views and culinary theatre.     Dubai (United Arab Emirates), 16th January 2017:  Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened a strikingly-modern property in Colombo, introducing a unique hospitality concept that brings attitude and altitude to the Sri Lankan capital. The 24-floor Mövenpick Hotel Colombo is the first international five-star property to open in the city in 25 years, a milestone that reflects the country’s new-found energy and optimism. It’s also the destination’s first urban hotel and introduces a ‘vertical experience’ like no other, with every floor, from the ground to the ......read more

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, Astana International Financial Centre Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Cooperation in Islamic Economy

Al Mansouri: UAE hopes to enhance Islamic economy ties, forge responsible investment partnerships with Kazakhstan Dubai-UAE: 16 January 2017:  The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), to exchange expertise in the field of Islamic economy and finance, halal industry and human capital development. His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of DIEDC, and His Excellency Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of AIFC, signed the MoU on behalf of the two government entities. His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri said: “The agreement marks the start of a brand-new phase of cooperation between the UAE and Kazakhstan in the field of Islamic economy that is increasingly attracting ......read more

The Middle East's First Beauty Box Turns 5 - Happy 5th Birthday GlamBox!

The Middle East’s First Beauty Box Turns 5 and Enjoys a Suitably Glam Birthday Celebration! Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:   GlamBox Middle East, the very first beauty box to launch in the Middle East celebrates its Fifth Birthday this month.  Since its launch in January 2012, GlamBox has offered women a convenient way of keeping up-to-date with the latest beauty and make-up trends and expertly picked beauty products delivered directly to subscriber’s doors each month.  GlamBox not only contributed to the beauty landscape in the region, but also played a role in driving forward online sales in the region and has fast become a beauty box online leader.    Since launch GlamBox has most certainly kept itself busy too!   Here’s just a few highlights of its journey to ......read more

Gulf Craft Announces Partnership with Germany-based Yacht Dealer, Drettmann

Emirates-based Shipyard Continues to Bolster International Presence Dubai, UAE – 16 January 2017: Gulf Craft has announced its partnership with Germany-based Drettmann, a globally recognized dealer of luxury yachts, for the shipyard’s sales in the European continent and Russia. The move is part of Gulf Craft’s continued focus on international expansion, with this new partnership representing an exciting step in that direction. At last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, Gulf Craft presented two of its latest superyachts, the award-winning Majesty 155, and the luxurious tri-deck Majesty 110. Gulf Craft continued its impressive showcase at the Monaco Yacht Show, where the pioneering shipyard announced its intentions to enter the world of megayachts through its two projects-- the Majesty 200 (60m) and the Majesty ......read more

Ericsson HEVC Encoding Technology wins Fierce Innovation Award

Ericsson’s E2E UHD Live Broadcast Ecosystem HEVC Card wins the coveted Fierce Innovation Award for Best Encoding and Transcoding Solution in the Pay-TV and online video category Winning HEVC Card enables Pay-TV providers to meet growing consumer demands for Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV content, while providing significant cost efficiencies for the delivery of 4K UHD Ericsson also selected as a Finalist for its MediaFirst Video Processing for same award and category Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced that its E2E UHD Live Broadcast Ecosystem HEVC Card has won the award for Best Encoding and Transcoding Solution in the Pay-TV and Online Video category at this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards. Recognized by a panel of global TV industry experts as one of the most innovative ......read more

YSY CEMP to Be Unveiled at Arab Health 2017 - Pain Relief and Tissue Repair

United Arab Emirates- January 16th 2017:  From January 30 to February 2, 2017, French firm YSY MEDICAL will be presenting YSY CEMP, its brand new medical device based on pulsed electromagnetic field technology, recognized particularly for pain relief. YSY CEMP uses innovative technologies such as hi-tech sensors and pulsed electromagnetic field, together with unprecedented and exclusive protocols. Its new post-partum indications and hands-free use ensure optimum quality of care. Through sensors applied to the damaged area, pulsed electromagnetic signals accelerate ion exchange in the plasma membrane while restoring the disrupted electrical membrane potential. This field can penetrate deep into tissue and favors microcirculation. Patients are treated fully clothed and receive immediate, lasting relief.   ......read more

Barilla Announces Regional Expansion into Saudi Arabia

World’s leading pasta brand partners with Mayar Foods to distribute Italian products through retailers across the Kingdom Dubai, UAE, January, 16, 2017:  Barilla, the world’s leading pasta brand, has announced regional expansion into Saudi Arabia in partnership with Mayar Foods for  distribution of its Italian products through retailers across the Kingdom.  The pasta market size in Saudi Arabia is 55 thousand tonnes with nearly 2kg consumption per capita per year and the numbers continue to grow.  The Italian family founded company will be catering to the Saudi Arabia market through a diverse range of traditional pasta products that is expected to grow 5% in the next five years.   “Our expansion into Saudi Arabia marks a major milestone for Barilla as we continue to experience ......read more

Major Bonus on Offer for New World Record at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

$250,000 On Offer For New Marathon World Record in Dubai Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  A bonus of US$250,000 is on offer to any runner who can break the world record at this week’s Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon being held on Friday (January 20). The bonus is in addition to the first prize of US$200,000 and underlines the status of the popular IAAF Gold Label race as the richest marathon in the world. Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele – whose personal best is just six seconds outside the world record of 2h:02m:57s held by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto – will be seen by many as the pre-race favourite. But if the three-time Olympic gold medalist is to land that massive bonus, he will have to run the classic 42.195km distance quicker than any athlete in marathon history. After a decade of unprecedented ......read more

Louis Moinet Stardance brings down the stars for Valentine's Day

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Louis Moinet presents a stellar surprise that's literally out of this world, with their Stardance moonphase watch. This shining example of Louis Moinet's ethereal creativity, boasts of a moon that is made of a piece of a meteorite that originated from the orbit of Mercury! Truly a unique piece for the Valentine’s Day! The Stardance is unique through and through, with a Moon made from an authentic fragment of the Enstatite EH3 meteorite. Its brilliance is anything but fortuitous: it comes from nanodiamonds, formed by stellar collisions that most probably took place before our solar system was formed. The Stardance dates – literally – from the dawn of time. When Louis Moinet designed the Stardance, the goal was to produce something beautiful, genuine and authentic – ......read more

Longchamp Valentine's Day Collection 2017: KISS & LOVE

Colors entwined in a passionate embrace for the most lighthearted and romantic holiday of the year Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  At Longchamp, we adore joining all the lovers out there to celebrate Valentine's Day, so we created the KISS & LOVE collection, a line of accessories that are just tickled pink and fuchsia. Two shopping bags in split cowhide profess their feelings, showing off a couple of cute pockets with notes daintily silkscreened and embroidered in sequins or Lurex thread. Maybe your heart is full of love, so you choose the words L’AMOUR TOUJOURS. Or you're simply bursting with passion and you show it with KISS or LOVE written in colors as emboldened as your feelings. If your heart has skipped a beat, you should go for one of our exquisite silk scarves known to whisper sweet nothings. But we ......read more