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Ruya Strikes All The Right Chords at The Dubai Jazz Festival

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  Ruya, the Anatolian restaurant and bar hot spot located at the Grosvenor House, invites Jazz enthusiasts to commence their evening in style on its impressive outdoor terrace and mark this year’s 15th edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival. The stunning ambience will set the right mood for the Festival while guests can indulge in a splendid selection of signature beverages showcasing mixology at its finest. A stone’s throw away from the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Ruya is the perfect spot for a sundowner right before Jazz lovers make their way to event. Ruya is open from 6pm until 1am from Sunday to Wednesday and 6pm until 2am on Thursday and Friday.

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CEO says: “2017 will be our most exciting year ever at SOHAR”

SOHAR signs significant new project agreements for 2017 Land reclamation area in Port will accommodate new investors Innovation Zone planning underway in SOHAR Freezone Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  SOHAR Port and Freezone revealed updated performance figures during its annual Business Reception at The Chedi in Muscat last week. Despite generally lower revenues and a slump in activity in the global maritime industry, throughput at SOHAR was up again and topped an average of one million tonnes a week for 2016. Container traffic was up by 15% compared to 2015, break bulk up by 18%, and liquid bulk throughput increased by 12% year-on-year. SOHAR received well over 2,600 vessel calls in 2016, also a significant increase in numbers despite the global trend towards larger ships.  The new Food Zone was one of the ......read more

UAE Navy buys Raytheon-made RAM Block 2s

Missiles will enhance protection of Emirates’ Baynunah-class corvettes ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 20, 2017):  The United Arab Emirates Navy awarded Raytheon a multi-million direct commercial sale for an undisclosed amount of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs) Block 2, associated equipment, training and support.  RAM is a best-in-class ship self-defense weapon. It’s a supersonic, lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget weapon designed to protect ships against anti-ship missiles, helicopters, aircraft and surface craft. “The Emirates want to protect the investment they’ve made in their naval forces, and that’s what RAM missiles provide,” said Chris Davis, president of Raytheon International Inc. in the UAE.  The missiles will be used ......read more

du Celebrates 10 wonderful Years by Giving Customers 10 Times More Reasons to Smile

du will be gifting its prepaid and postpaid mobile customers 10 GB for the price of 1 GB Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  It’s du’s 10th anniversary celebrations and everyone’s invited! As du celebrates a decade of continuous achievements, choices and contributions to the transformation of the UAE, it invites all its valued customers to be a part of the momentous celebrations with an exciting not-to-be-missed offer. On its 10th Anniversary - and as a way of saying thank-you -du will be gifting its prepaid and postpaid mobile customers 10 GB for the price of 1 GB, or 20GB for the price of 5 or 50GB for the price of 25 during a period of 30 days! The data allowance is for all types of national data usage such as browsing, using social media, and watching videos on any smartphone. Celebrations will also be held ......read more

ADNOC Awards China National Petroleum Corporation 8% Stake in ADCO Onshore Concession

Concession entry valued at AED 6.5 billion  Deal strengthens strategic and economic relationship between UAE and China Partnership will maximise onshore field value in support of ADNOC’s long-term growth objectives Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 20, 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), today, signed an agreement with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), awarding it an 8% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession. CNPC contributed a sign up bonus of AED 6.5 billion ($1.77 billion) to enter the concession. The onshore concession is operated by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO).  The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, ADNOC Group Chief Executive Officer and member of the Supreme Petroleum Council of the Emirate of Abu ......read more

Sharjah to Host Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017

Major publishing industry event takes place at Flag Island on February 27-28 Sharjah, 20 February 2017:  Sharjah is gearing up to host the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017, a major publishing industry event that is taking place at the emirate’s Flag Island on February 27-28. Organised by the Emirates Publishers Association in collaboration with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association and Emirates Writers Union, the forum will see the participation of elite experts from the Copyright Clearance Centre, as well as the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations. A first-of-its-kind endeavour by Sharjah, the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017 aims to highlight the increasingly prominent role played by collective management organisations – in particular reproduction rights ......read more

Wellness Centre to offer a 360 degree solution in health

Get and Stay Well, Eat Well Restaurant and Feel Well Retreat Dubai, February 19, 2017:  Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre (DHTC) recently opened its new facilities offering a full spectrum in Health and Wellbeing. DHTC has newly introduced Feel Well Retreat, Eat Well and also expanded its department in Integrative Medicine called Get & Stay Well. These three pillars ensure that all aspects of healthy living are catered for. DHTC was founded in 2003 by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dr. Ali Ridha Al Hashemi, Director General, DHTC says “As regional pioneers in Alternative Medicine to provide complementary remedies along with allopathic health treatments, all under one roof. DHTC started mainly focused on Chinese Traditional ......read more

Comfort travel with Merlin Digital's newly launched SkySnug

Merlin Digital, a consumer electronics brand known for introducing revolutionary products in the technology industry, introduces its SkySnug, that allows one to travel with comfort The SkySnug by Merlin Digital, with built-in Bluetooth earphones, hood and neck pillow ensures comfortable long hour travel The SkySnug is made with thick sweatshirt and foam for supporting the head and neck with a playtime of up to 5 hours Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2017:  Merlin Digital, a leading consumer technology brand aiming to make the world smarter through its innovative and smartly designed products, introduces its SkySnug neck pillow and Bluetooth earphones duo for a comfortable travel journey. A superbrand with a history of great innovations, Merlin Digital’s newest range is sure to entice users of all ......read more

Genetec holds gala ceremony to honor its top performing Middle East channel partners

DUBAI, UAE, February 19, 2017 – Genetec Inc. (Genetec), a leading provider of IP security and intelligence solutions, successfully hosted the Genetec Middle East Channel Partner Awards to honour top-performing partners in the Middle East in recognition of their outstanding achievements in 2016. The special gala ceremony, held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai, was attended by top executives from the region’s Genetec Channel Partner community. According to the company’s senior executives, the Genetec Channel Partners Awards is one of the many activities lined up to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. Founded in 1997 at a time when organizations were using analog technology, Genetec had the intuition and vision to recognize the potential of digital technology which was then used only for point-to-point ......read more

Osteopaths join hands to bring forth new patient centric approaches for effective rehabilitation, at the first Emirates Osteopathic Conference

Organized under the auspices of the Emirates Osteopathic Society (Emirates Medical Association), the conference themed “Osteopathy across the Lifespan” is the first of its kind to be organized in the Middle East. Experts emphasized the need for training and development of new talents in the field of Osteopathy, while highlighting the growing potential of the specialty using a research and evidence based approach  Specialized workshops introduced local practitioners to new approaches in elderly care, perinatal care, child care, women’s health issues, bone disorders and pain management As an alternative treatment approach which harnesses a body’s potential for holistic healing through physical manipulation, Osteopathy is fast gaining popularity among local patients across age-groups Dubai, United ......read more

2XL's Valeria collection defines the ultimate luxury living room

Dubai, UAE; February 19, 2017:  2XL, the leading French style Furniture and Home Décor brand in the UAE has launched a new living room collection, Valeria, that transforms homes with its contemporary flare. This new addition to 2XL’s range of luxurious living room furniture collection feels as opulent as it looks with its high-quality, upholstered durable velvet fabric. Providing the utmost comfort, the Valeria sofa set delivers chic styling, with lush velvet fabric coloured in pale turquoise and light burlywood. Combining the three essential elements for luxury furnishing, it includes fashion, form, and function with comfortably shaped arms, and tufted fixed seat cushions. The gold coated legs offer beauty and support that lasts the test of time. Designed for tranquillity, and being rich in style, these sets make a ......read more

GCC's inaugural ‘Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference' starts today

Organized by IQPC with strategic partnership of Dubai Customs  Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  The Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference, taking place on 20th-21st February at the Dusit Thani hotel in Dubai, is being organized by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) in strategic partnership with Dubai Customs to highlight the latest innovations in screening and detection technology for the prevention of cross-border crimes in the GCC and beyond.  With the UAE’s positioning as a world-class transport and integrated logistics hub, it has become more important than ever to deploy effective screening and detection technologies at all borders to prevent and deter criminals.  Currently, the logistics industry contributes around 14% of the UAE’s GDP and this figure is predicted to ......read more

Celebrities Wear Alice + Olivia Fall 2017 Collection

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  alice + olivia’s Fall 2017 collection presentation was held in New York City on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The below celebrities, bloggers and influencers wore alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet.  MANDY MOORE wore the Orten cupped bustier and the Athena double slit maxi skirt from the Pre-Fall 2017 collection.  KATE MARA wore the Lina double v-neck jumpsuit in bright bordeaux, the Demia embroidered leather cropped bomber jacket in champagne and the Ludlow sunglasses, all from the Spring 2017 collection. Also in alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet: Dove Cameron, Nicky Hilton, Eva Amurri, Huma Abedin, Heba Abedin, Jenny Mollen Biggs, Danielle Lauder, Eleanor Lambert, The Dolls – Mia Moretti & Margot, Jordyn Jones, Paola Alberdi, Arielle Charnas, Mary Seng, Camila Coelho, ......read more

Discover the secret to soft radiant skin with Enchanteur's latest range of fragrant body lotions

Enchanteur’s new range of body lotions is uniquely formulated to make every woman’s skin feel beautiful, healthy and glow with radiance Dubai, February 19, 2017:  Enchanteur, the leading international range of quality and timeless French inspired fragrances and body care products, has introduced three new formulations to its range of body lotions. Designed to give more than just the soft, feminine touch to a woman’s everyday moments, the new range is infused with specific skincare properties including anti-bacterial function, deep nourishment for up to 48 hours and shimmering for that instant transformation. The new moisturising body lotion range indulges the skin in exceptional softness and glow for every occasion and delights the senses with delicate Floral French fragrances that is so quintessentially ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Announces Winners of AED 100,000 and AED 50,000 for DSF 2017!

AED100,000 and AED 50,000 in gift vouchers were rewarded to lucky INFINITI enthusiasts this festive season Dubai, UAE, February 19th, 2017:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has recently announced the AED 50,000 and AED 100,000 winners in its DSF 2017 campaign. Throughout DSF 2017, customers were privy to INFINITI’s ‘20% On Us’ campaign, providing them with complementary insurance, complementary servicing, five years of unlimited mileage warranty, and guaranteed rewards with over AED 1,000,000 in ‘Scratch & Win’ vouchers. If their vehicle was undergoing servicing, customers received a complementary INFINITI courtesy car until the servicing was completed. Mr. ......read more

Renault-Nissan Alliance delivers significant growth in 2016, extends electric vehicle sales record

Alliance sales reach 9,961,347 vehicles in 2016 – one in nine cars sold worldwide. The Alliance confirms its zero-emission* leadership; cumulative sales reach 424,797 electric vehicles worldwide. 18-year old partnership sees boost in innovation for the vehicle of the future. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 19, 2017:  The Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles. The car group also reinforced its leadership in zero-emission vehicles with cumulative sales of nearly 425,000 electric vehicles since the introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010, followed by the Renault ZOE. The Alliance sales figures include Mitsubishi Motors sales of 934,013 vehicles globally. Mitsubishi Motors joined the Alliance last fall with Nissan's acquisition of a ......read more

Kuwait to Tackle Climate Change with National GHG Inventory System

The comprehensive National Inventory System will monitor critical data on climate change to help implement effective mitigation strategies Dubai, United Arab Emirates: After the successful delivery of UAE GHG Inventory for three consecutive years, Dubai Carbon is now cooperating with the UN Environment (UNEP) to develop a National Inventory System (NIS) for GHG Emissions in the state of Kuwait. The first coordination meeting between Dubai Carbon, Environment Public Authority (EPA) and local stakeholders to kick off the new collaboration with UN Environment took place in Kuwait recently. As part of this project, Dubai Carbon will aid in the preparation of the Second National Communication and the First Biennial Update Report for Kuwait funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) by developing a National Inventory System for ......read more

New Raytheon radar tracks, targets fighter jets

Raytheon’s gallium nitride-based AESA Patriot radar completes key milestone Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Raytheon Company’s [NYSE: RTN] newest integrated air and missile defence radar, a proposed Gallium Nitride-powered Active Electronically Scanned Array upgrade to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense radar achieved a major milestone.   During a recent series of tests involving fighter aircraft conducting tactical maneuvers, the GaN-based AESA prototype radar tracked and gathered fire-control quality data on the jets.  While this marked the first time the radar has engaged maneuvering fighter jets, the radar has already tracked and targeted thousands of non-tactically maneuvering aircraft.  “Our proposed GaN-based AESA Patriot radar enables 360-degree capability, reduces ......read more

Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover Celebrates Second Year Anniversary of Land Rover Experience Centre Bahrain and Successfully Hosts Jaguar's Art of Performance Tour

Dubai, 19 February, 2017:  Jaguar Land Rover along with its exclusive importer and distributor in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Euro Motors, celebrated the 2nd year anniversary of the Land Rover Experience Centre Bahrain, by holding a spectacular two day event at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.  The celebratory event, which was held on the 17th and 18th of February 2017, for VIPs, media representatives, guests as well as customers, included an experience on the Land Rover Experience course. The semi-final of Jaguar’s Art of Performance Tour was also held for the very first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where Jaguar fans were thrilled to experience a ride of a lifetime at the Jaguar Dynamic Drive event. With the Land Rover Experience Centre Bahrain being the first of its kind in the MENA region, it was ......read more

Dubai Customs signs MoU with UNION COOP

Dubai, UAE, 19th February 2017:   As part of its efforts to support the message and blessed goals of the Year of Giving, Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of Understanding with Union Coop; one of the biggest consumer cooperatives in the UAE. The agreement was signed by Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Executive Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration at Dubai Customs and Harbi Mohammed bin Thani, Operations Director Manager at Union Coop, in the presence of Khalil Saqer, Director of Corporate Communication Department and Yousef Ozair, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, and Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing and Huda Salim, manager of Communication& social service at Union Coop. Al Falasi commended the role of the Union Coop in providing good quality commodities at affordable ......read more

New Lamborghini Series Featured Alongside National Racing at Dubai Autodrome

Eight races contested during NRD Power Weekend Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Two days of motorsport action concluded on Saturday (18 February) at Dubai Autodrome as the National Race Days Power Weekend highlighted four championship series including the NGK Racing Series, the UAE Sportbike Championship, the Formula Gulf Academy and the new Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle East. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle East The Super Trofeo, a one-make series featuring exotic Lamborghini Huracáns, is already established in Europe, Asia and North America.  This weekend was the first appearance of the series in Dubai and 2017 marks the first year for the championship in the Middle East. The new series was greeted with difficult windy conditions on the 4.29 kilometre International Circuit at Dubai ......read more

Persol Calligrapher Edition

Paul Antonio puts his mark on the new collection Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Persol chronicles the story of its latest collection via a rear artform with an ancient tradition. Paul Antonio is a talented artisan and authority in the world of calligraphy. He boasts a boundless knowledge of this elegant timeless art, as well as an enthusiasm for experimenting with new techniques and injecting inspiration into his oeuvre. The art of calligraphy is an age-old tradition which has evolved and reinvigorated itself into a means of modern-day personal expression. A solid link between the craft of calligraphy and the quality of Persol produces singular results. Time-honoured materials are reworked and reinvented to make every look unique, elegant and contemporary, even as research and design-innovation merge to produce the new Persol ......read more

Global Diamond Jewelry Retail Growth of 3 Percent Adds Little Sparkle to a Challenging Year for the Middle East Diamond Market

According to Bain & Company’s sixth annual report on the global diamond jewelry market, Millennials could give a further boost to industry sales, if the industry finds a way to reach them effectively Dubai, February 19, 2017 - The global diamond industry performed moderately well in 2015, led by diamond jewelry retail sales, which grew 3 percent at constant exchange rates. However, currency depreciation last year, as well as slower demand in China, contributed to a decline in global revenue of about 2 percent in U.S. dollar terms. Similarly, in the midstream, U.S. dollar revenues dipped by 2 percent and rough diamond sales fell nearly a quarter (24 percent). That decline was the result of reduced purchasing volumes in the cutting and polishing sector and the release of about $5 billion of their inventories into the ......read more

GCC Meat & Poultry Demand on the Rise With Origin & Organic Moving Up Agenda

Gulfood’s Meat & Poultry segment draws global response as exhibitors keen to highlight the health benefits of protein-packed food Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  With bullish forecasts emerging on the GCC’s consumption of meat and poultry, a specialised segment focused on the product range has drawn a huge international response for world-leading food and beverage exhibition Gulfood 2017.  The new Meat & Poultry sector, one of eight dedicated segments in the new sectorised layout of the giant Gulfood exhibition due to open its 22nd edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 26 February to 2 March, has attracted 259 exhibitors from 35 countries including the biggest sector names from South America, Australia, the Far East, North America and Russia. The specialised show comes as meat ......read more

Lower back pain can be aggravated by psychological issues, says expert at Burjeel Hospital

United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 19 February, 2017:  Lower back pain is one of the most common health problems experienced by people, and is considered one of the main causes for absenteeism in the workplace. According to World Health Organization statistics, the lifetime prevalence of non-specific (common) low back pain is estimated at 60 per cent to 70 cent in industrialized countries. The presence of this condition is generally observed in people between the ages of 30 and 55 years. However, the number of younger people suffering from this condition is also said to be increasing each year. Dr. Sebouh Z. Kassis, Specialist Neurosurgeon, Burjeel Hospital of Advanced Surgery, and one of the country’s  experts in the area of spine surgery, said, “In most cases, low back pain is not due to a serious disease or ......read more

Dubai Fashion League 2017 to bring top celebrity designers to Dubai

Dubai, February 19, 2017:  Dubai Fashion League 2017, a three-day fashion extravaganza that will bring the fashion community from Asia and the UAE together, will host its first edition in Dubai. The first-of-its-kind event will be held on February 25 – 27, 2017 at Dubai’s plush Dusit Thani Hotel.  A convergence of beauty, fashion and everything in between, DFL 2017 will bring the top designers from across Asia to showcase their latest collections in Dubai. The list of designers showcasing at the event includes renowned names in the fashion world including Neeta Lulla, Divya Reddy, Shravan Kummar, Varoin Marwah, Asif Merchant, Rajdeep Ranawat, Swapnil Shinde, Ken Ferns, Mayyur Girotra, Anuj Madaam, Rizwaan Ahemed, Falguni & Shane Peacock, Sana Khan, Gabriyela, Sukriti and Akriti. The event will also see the ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award's Eleventh Session Contenders in “Literature” and “Children's Literature” revealed

Abu Dhabi, February 19, 2017:  As part of its annual practice, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its shortlisted candidates in two of its categories; “Literature” and “Children’s Literature”. The announcement follows the conclusion of a series of meetings held by the Scientific Committee in Abu Dhabi to assess reports submitted by the judges’ panel per category and the evaluation of nominated works. The selected works in literature included three narrative works, namely ‘Alwah’ (Tablets) by Lebanese author Rashid Al-Daif, (2016); ‘Khareef al Bara’a’ (The Autumn of Innocence) by Lebanese author Abbas Beydoun (2016); and ‘Fi Fami Lu’lu’a’ (A Pearl in My Mouth) by Emirati author Maisoon Saqer (2016). As for titles under ......read more

Keita Catering expands operations with state-of-the-art kitchen in Dubai Investment Park

Fully-equipped facility, spanning over 24,000 square feet, can cater to over 35,000 people  DUBAI – February 19, 2017:  Keita Catering has opened its flagship state-of-the-art kitchen spanning over 24,000 square feet in Dubai and with a capacity to cater to over 35,000 people. The new facility, located in Dubai Investment Park 2, is one of the largest kitchens in the UAE. It currently provides nearly 30,000 meals to schools, hospitals, corporate clients and community programmes.  With a robust reputation in the UAE’s food service management sector, Keita offers a dynamic range of catering options from small-scale private catering to 5-star dining for glittering events.  The new facility was inaugurated recently by Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Managing Director of VPS ......read more

Dubai Customs hosts unified IPR workforce

Dubai, UAE, 19th February 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Intellectual Property Rights Department (IPR Department) hosted a meeting for the Unified IPR Workforce which coordinates IPR activities among ministries and relevant authorities in the UAE.   Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs headed the meeting in Dubai Customs main building in the presence of Abdullah Al Tillai of the Ministry of Economy, Mohammed Al Daleel from the Federal Customs Authority, Ahmed Mohammed Sarhan from the National Media Council, Ibrahim Bahzad from the Department of Economic Development, Mohammed Samih Ali from Dubai Health Authority, Omar bin Hindi from JAFZA, and Mahbouba Baqir, Manager of Awareness and Education Section at IPR Department. Ozair welcomed the guests and highlighted the important role the Unified IPR ......read more

Double the Fun at UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women's Open Championships

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  Two of the most popular sports in the UAE joined forces over the weekend to celebrate UAE National Sports Day with the UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Women’s Open Championships, which was conducted at Dubai Design District on 16 and 17 February.  Organized by UAE Table Tennis and Badminton Association’s Chairwoman of the Women’s Sports Committee, Eng. Majd Albloushi, in conjunction with the Dubai Sports Council, Shuttle Time Dubai and Ping Pong Dubai, and with the support of venue partner Dubai Design District and technology partner MySports.ae, the event atttracted more than 200 players from 15 nationalities  The competition was organized in four age categories in table tennis and three categories in badminton in a round robin competition before the knock out rounds ......read more

International ATIBT Forum to highlight the importance of improved international cooperation to combat illegal timber logging

A report titled Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses stated that forestry crime including corporate crimes and illegal logging accounted for up to $152 billion every year The Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade indicates that around 30 per cent of the world’s timber is coming from illegal forest conversion  Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  A steady stream of 180 industry professionals and consumers will walk the halls of Dubai WoodShow 2017 to attend the international ATIBT Forum that will run in Dubai from March 4th-6th at the Conrad Hotel. Held under the Patronage of UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Dubai’s largest trade show – Dubai WoodShow is for the first time hosting the ATIBT Forum that will shed light on Timber ......read more

Louis Moinet Black Gold Derrick: A new take on an old classic

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  The new-look Derrick Tourbillon from Louis Moinet is creating waves in the  watchmaking world. The Black Gold Derrick proudly shows off openwork mechanical parts of the movement and the new version further enhances the technology involved in its extraordinary mechanism. The Black Gold Derrick picks up the watchmaking tale where Louis Moinet left off three years ago with the Derrick Tourbillon.  Black gold watchmaking The original spirit of the piece, redolent of the world of oil, remains intact. The watch’s entire movement represents the drilling process. A drive shaft sits on the right of the dial, between 2 and 4 o’clock. Thispowers a long articulated arm, known as the walking beam, between 10 and 2 o’clock. At its left-hand end is the oblong-shaped ......read more

Rockwell Collins announces new leadership for its expanding Middle East region

Talel Kamel appointed Managing Director and Bernard Bouillaud named Sales Director for the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa Company doubling its regional business development team during 2017 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2017:  Rockwell Collins today announced it is increasing its local presence in the Middle East region and appointing new leadership. Although the company has a 20-year presence in the Middle East, it is expanding operations as part of its commitment to help strengthen the industrial capabilities of the regional defense and aerospace industry in this strategic market. Through its solid foundation in the Middle East, Rockwell Collins plans to accelerate its growth through partnerships and collaboration with regional entities.  “During 2017, we plan to double the ......read more

IndiaCast announces auditions for the COLORS CricQuiz 2017 – most definitive cricket quizzing championship on television

More than 500 Cricket Fans from the Middle East are expected to audition on the 25th February for the 4th season of COLORS Cricquiz across the Middle East UAE, 19th February 2016:  Indiacast is bringing back COLORS CricQuiz to the TV screens for the fourth consecutive year. COLORS CricQuiz is considered as the most definitive cricket quizzing championship on television in the region. The show challenges & tests the knowledge of the smartest and most ardent cricket enthusiasts. The auditions will take place on Saturday, 25th February 2017 between 11am to 1pm at Horizon International School, off Al Wasl Road, Umm Al Sherif, Dubai. The winning team will receive a dream come true all-expense paid trip to the Lord’s Cricket Stadium in London. UAE Residents above the age of 18 can test their knowledge by registering ......read more

Mothers Played Key Roles in Shaping Careers of Directors Sharing Screen at Unique Women's Film Festival

Friend’s life-turning event inspired work by Emirati Alawadi showing at WOW Film Fair Middle East  Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Returning to Dubai cinema screens for a fourth edition next month, the unique film festival which champions the role of women in the movie industry brings together a trio of directors who credit their mothers for playing a key part in shaping their careers. Emirati Maitha Alawadi, Saudi Mohammed Alsultan and American Tracey Anarella, all making their debut at the World of Women’s Cinema - WOW Film Fair Middle East, will each unveil stories about everyday heroines standing up for their values in the face of social injustice, prejudice and trauma. Emirati Alawadi, who was the laureate of the prestigious Sheikh Majed Youth Media Award 2012, credits her mother’s support as the ......read more

Siham Al Khaleej Technology, Leonardo and MBDA present their new “SIHAM3” combined Anti-Air and Anti-Surface Weapon System at IDEX 2017

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  At IDEX 2017, the UAE company Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT), together with Leonardo and MBDA are presenting an innovative and cost-effective weapon system designated “SIHAM3”, providing a comprehensive and stand-alone anti-air and anti-surface capability to all types of warships.  This industrial cooperation will be officially announced during IDEX 2017 and a mock-up of the system will be displayed at the SAKT booth, B-0004, at NAVDEX. In particular, SAKT will be responsible for integration of the “SIHAM3” weapon system, which combines two Leonardo products: the OTO Marlin WS 30mm Naval Gun and the Medusa MK4/B Electro-Optical Fire Control System (EO-FCS) providing a stand-alone capability to detect and track with high accuracy either air or surface targets. The ......read more

Diversification will lead to new strategic alliances between Qatar and South Korea

Dubai, February 19, 2017:  Doha Bank hosted a Knowledge Sharing Session on “Changing Global Dynamics and Opportunities” on Thursday the 16th February 2017 from 6.30 pm at Lotte Hotel, Seoul, South Korea. H.E Mr. Kim Jin-Soo, Secretary General, Korea Arab Society attended the event. The event also witnessed participation from Qatar embassy, Oman embassy and Kuwait embassy in Seoul, South Korea. The top executives from major Domestic banks and MNC banks in South Korea participated in the event. Senior officials from all major corporates in South Korea also attended the event. The Welcome Speech was given by Dr. LIM, Se Hee, Director General, International Cooperation Department, Financial Supervisory Service.  In his Keynote Speech Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank gave insight on global economy. He said ......read more

Financial Services Businesses Must Be Prepared to respond to rising cyber-risks

Cyber security expert reveals businesses can expect to face sophisticated attacks and breaches at some point, if they have not already. CISO Council partners with MEFTECH and will highlight ways to prevent breaches and methods to minimize the impact of them at MEFTECH 2017. Data protection and cloud security will be two of the topics discussed at the leading financial technology event. Abu Dhabi, 19th February 2017:  Cybercrime is not a new phenomenon, it’s just getting more sophisticated and severe with organized cyber criminals working as an industry. All businesses have either suffered or will face a cyber-attack or breach. It’s also true that some may have already been breached without knowing it, according to a regional expert in cyber security.  Ahmed Baig, the Co-Founder of CISOCONNECT and ......read more

New Calvin Klein Pure Gold Euphoria

richly radiant. luxuriously lavish. an exquisite sensual fantasy. euphoria pure gold Calvin Klein pure gold euphoria for women luxurious – sensual – alluring fragrance: floriental woody opulent and addictive, pure gold euphoria Calvin Klein captures a shimmering sense of luminescent luxury and olfactive sophistication. the fragrance opens with luscious moroccan date, illuminated by radiant and airy golden solar accord and citrusy floral neroli, creating an aura of radiant warmth. sunny orange flower and bright ylang ylang blend with almond rose accord for a delectably sweet yet refreshingly floral heart. warm and alluring, musk harmonizes with addictive vanilla bean extract, richly rugged patchouli leather, and spicy-sweet benzoin for a smooth drydown of deep, long-lasting sensuality.  top: moroccan date, ......read more

Ministry of Economy to organize ‘Visit UAE' pavilion

Abu Dhabi, February 19, 2017: The UAE will be participating in this year’s Outbound Travel Market (OTM), India’s largest travel trade show taking place from February 21 to 23, 2017 in Mumbai. The Ministry of Economy will organize a national pavilion under the theme ‘Visit UAE’ which will feature exhibitors from more than 18 government entities and private sector representatives from the hospitality, tourism and aviation sectors. Abdullah Saleh Al Hammadi, Director of the Ministry’s Tourism Department,  will be part of the delegation that will comprise senior representatives from local departments and authorities, most notably the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority; Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM); Sharjah Tourism and Commerce Development Authority; Ajman Tourism ......read more

Mimecast Report: 57% of Orgs in ME Believe they will Suffer a Negative Business Impact in 2017

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, announced the launch of the Mimecast Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an analysis report measuring the effectiveness of email security systems.  This effort highlights the need to push the entire industry to work toward a higher standard of email security. The report showed that millions of email attacks ranging from opportunistic spam to highly-targeted impersonation attacks are getting through incumbent email security systems costing organizations a lot of time and money to clean up. Many organizations think their current email security systems are up to the task of protecting them. However, if an organization hasn’t reviewed its approach to email security within the last 18 months, it is likely ......read more

Meirc Announces Accreditation As An Approved Training Provider Of The Chartered Institute Of Logistics And Transport (CILT)

Dubai, UAE. 19 February 2017: Meirc Training & Consulting is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to offer accredited supply chain management, logistics, procurement and contract management courses in the GCC.  As an approved training provider, Meirc will offer multiple tracks towards international certification ranging from modular unit awards to master certification.  “The new partnership reflects Meirc’s continued commitment to spreading international best practices in the fields of supply chain and logistics management”, commented Meirc’s subject matter expert Ahmad Ghannoum. “Meirc bases its capability development philosophy on an intricate mix of international cutting-edge practices and the regional knowledge Meirc has ......read more

6,000 tons of waste collected during ‘Clean Up UAE' drive in Umm Al Quwain

February 18, 2017 – The Emirates Environmental Group’s and the Department of Economic Development in Umm Al-Quwain organized a ‘Clean Up UAE’ Campaign in Umm Al-Quwain Fishing Village where 6,000 tons of waste were collected over a period of 5 days. This year’s drive was aligned according to the UAE Government’s move declaring 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving.’   In her opening speech, Habiba Al Marashi, EEG Chairperson, said: “Over the past 15 years, the campaign has achieved and surpassed its targets and objectives. We took the campaign to the next level this year in response to the mounting community demand to expand and make the program a year-round affair. As a result of the changes made, we were able to reach out to wider areas with more and more communities. Additionally, we ......read more

Mariner 200 – elegant timepiece from Concord

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  Concord adds another facet to its Mariner Collection with the Concord Mariner 200, a marine sports watch that proudly bears the elegance and savoir faire of the signature collection from Concord. True to its marine heritage the Mariner 200, will come in three dial colours, black, blue and silver, reflecting the restless and unfettered spirit of the ocean, just right for the gentleman of leisure with a yen for adventure, whether on the waves or on dry land, this is a watch that is at home on both. The smoothly angled design style makes the Mariner 200 a watch for all occasion, one that fits effortlessly into a modern gentleman's many-faceted lifestyle. The Mariner, with its understated elegance, sits easily on the wrist in formal settings as well as on the more typical outdoor and sporty ......read more

LG G6 offers ultimate user convenience and productivity with fullvision display

Unique 18:9 Screen Aspect Ratio and Complementary UX  Enables Unparalleled Consumption of Mobile Content Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 18, 2017 — LG Electronics (LG) will feature its new mobile UX 6.0 in its upcoming G6 smartphone specifically customized to maximize the advantages of the device’s expansive FullVision® display. LG G6 will feature a 5.7-inch QHD+ FullVision display (2,880 x 1,440) with an 18:9 screen aspect ratio that almost entirely fills the front of the smartphone. The dimensions of the phone are ergo-nomically designed to ensure maximum comfort and compatibility with existing and upcoming digital content. The phone’s new UX maximizes the benefits of the FullVision display, providing the user with the ultimate convenience and advances, such as: Differentiated experience for ......read more

Hamdan bin Musleh Al Ahbabi first to book spot in Final of AED 1 million Fazza Championship for Youllah

Matar Al Habsi achieves perfect score of 50 in semifinals showing off his skill with two Yuollah weapons DUBAI, 18th Febuary 2017:  Hamdan Mohammed bin Musleh Al Ahbabi (number 3) became the first Yuweel artiste to book his place in the final of the 17th edition of the Fazza Championship for Youllah during the 10th episode of the event in Al Meydan quadrant at Global Village on Friday 17th February. Organized and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) to revive heritage sports, 18 finalists are vying for the grand prize of AED 1 million and the Fazza Youllah Championship trophy over 13 rounds of the competition every Friday at 9 pm. The announcement that Al Ahbabi had qualified to the Final came during the live broadcast of the reality show on ‘Sama Dubai’ TV channel, based on the interactive ......read more

Investment Opportunities at Global Village are Now Open for Season 22

Dubai, 18th  February, 2017:  Global Village, the region’s first-ever multicultural festival park, has announced the opening of its registration process for the participation of potential investors and partners for its 22nd season 2017-2018. The registration is open to interested investors across various categories including pavilions, retail outlets, restaurants, services, kiosks and much more at a local and international level.  Global Village welcomes entities to benefit from the platform it provides as an opportunity to showcase new ideas to multi-cultural audience, along with the exposure it creates to international businesses and their practices to share expertise with them. It also offers many unique advantages to its investors, including advertising and media support as well as providing them a platform ......read more

Kerber Faces Tough Challenge at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  Angelique Kerber faces a tough challenge as she bids to recapture her number one ranking at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this week. The German claimed the top spot late last season from Serena Williams, but slipped back to number two following the Australian Open. A title this week would see her return to the top, but she faces some formidable obstacles. Her first opponent after a first round bye could be former world number one and tour veteran Jelena Jankovic, and if she overcomes that hurdle she could then run into Rio Olympics singles champion Monica Puig. Others in her half of the draw include WTA Finals champion and Dubai third seed Dominika Cibulkova, 2016 Dubai finalist Barbora Strycova and one of the most in-form players of recent months, Elina Svitolina. Former world number ......read more

H.H Sultan Al Qasimi witnesses the dynamism and innovative potential of startups supported by Sheraa's inaugural accelerator program

Ten startups demonstrate their business ideas in the presence of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah UAE’s first university-based accelerator program out of Sharjah sets a major milestone to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs  Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, February 18, 2017:  In the esteemed presence of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Sheraa unveiled its cohort of new entrepreneurs on a Showcase Day following the completion of the first accelerator program which was conceived and launched at American University of Sharjah. Sheraa currently is the only university based accelerator program in the UAE. At an event to mark this momentous occasion, Sheraa unveiled the first ......read more

Sharjah Ladies Run to Award Prizes Worth More Than AED 100,000

Cash prizes, free memberships and gift vouchers Sharjah, 18 February, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that more than AED 100, 000 worth of prizes will be at stake for this year’s Sharjah Ladies Run, taking place on February 24. First, second and third places in the 5km and 10km races, will receive cash prizes worth AED 28,000 from the club, one year memberships at health centres and AED 74,000 worth of gift vouchers from the event sponsors. As the fourth edition of the Sharjah Ladies Run approaches, both SLC and the participants are finishing preparations for the event, to be held next to the Skyline University at Sharjah University City. Registration is open until Sunday February 19, 2017 for all women and girls above 12 years of age who want to take part in the run taking place from 6pm to 9pm. ......read more