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Global Innovations on its first day of success during the Arabian Travel Market 2017

Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2017:  Global Innovations, a leading provider of automation solution for the travel and tourism trade starts with success during the Arabian Travel Market 2017 First Day Exhibition, the market leading, international travel & tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East   Tourism destinations from around the world showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breath taking tourism attractions, travel technology and key airline routes. This four-day (April 24-27, 2017) internationally recognised event will showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breathtaking tourism attractions, travel technology and key airline routes from highly sought after tourism destinations from around the world. Global Innovations is a leading Travel Technology & Solutions company ......read more

1001 Titles Launches Consultancy Service for Publishers

Aims to establish a legal environment to boost the publishing sector in the UAE Event announced on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Sharjah, April 24, 2017 The ‘1001 Titles’ initiative has launched a consultancy service for publishers on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017). The new service from the Sharjah-based initiative that aims to publish 1001 Arabic book titles will provide UAE-based Emirati and Arab publishing houses with consultancy and support, as well as establish a legal environment to boost the publishing sector in the UAE. Launched in collaboration with DEAIFIS Advocates & Legal Consultants (DEAIFIS), the new service will deliver a package of premium consultancy services, most notably drafting and reviewing contracts between authors ......read more

Unforgettable family memories are at the heart of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts' new global programme

New programme offers baby essentials on-demand, healthy children’s menus, family-friendly services, locally-inspired activities and special room discounts     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2017 – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has launched “Mövenpick Family” a new global programme designed to take all the stress - and sometimes distress - out of holidays, leaving parents to focus on what really matters — creating family memories that will last a lifetime. The new Family Programme available in all Mövenpick properties worldwide focuses on what is really important for parents — providing baby essentials on demand; ensuring there are fun healthy menus for children; offering family services such as kids’ TV channels or babysitters; providing opportunities to ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Bans Import of Vegetables, Fruits from Select Countries

Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen must produce certificates of analysis of pesticide residues for produce not already on list by May 15 Dubai-UAE: 24 April, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has banned imports of certain vegetables and fruits from select countries with effect from May 15, 2017 as those products have been found to contain pesticide residues in excess of permissible limits. The counties that will be impacted by the ban include Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.  The maximum permitted levels of pesticide residues in foods are stipulated by regulatory bodies in the UAE. Exposure of the general population to such residues most commonly occurs through the consumption of treated food sources. Many of these residual chemicals, especially derivatives of chlorinated ......read more

Panache International partners with RSA Logistics for HORECA operations and management

RSA Logistics will now provide complete logistical solutions for Panache International’s operations in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2017:  Panache International, a pioneer in the disposables sector with a history of quality disposables manufacturing and excellent consumer care, partners with supply chain specialists RSA Logistics for a complete supply chain solution. Panache International will now be hosting its logistics on servers provided by RSA Logistics for360-degree supply chain solutions including contract logistics, transportation, distribution, and international freight, with processes tailored as per the different client requirements across the region. The CEO of Panache International, Vishaal Shah, and the MD of RSA Logistics, Abhishek Ajay Shah are Endeavor Entrepreneur’s. ......read more

Paris Gallery Celebrates 20 years of Retail Excellence with BIG Discounts

24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: It is the year of celebrations for Paris Gallery, the leading luxury retailer in the region, who is celebrating 20 years of retail excellence. The brand is offering its clientele big discounts on a wide range of selected luxury products across all its stores in the UAE. For a month beginning April 20th, customers can get up to 75% off on some of the most luxurious products at Paris Gallery and Watch Gallery.  While at Paris Gallery you could be spoilt for choice with some of the largest and most exclusive collections of fragrances, cosmetics, watches, sunglasses and leather goods, at Watch Gallery you could choose from an array of the best watch brands amply assisted by product-savvy personnel, making selecting a watch an occasion to remember. Paris Gallery, the perfect destination for gifting, ......read more

GCC Turns to China and India to Boost Growth in Tourism Receipts

•    Chinese outbound tourism market currently growing 6.7% year-on-year; India experiencing average growth of 7% •    Indian visitors to Abu Dhabi up 15% in 2016 •    Oman has seen an increase of 60% in Indian visitors over the last five years •    Over half-a-million Chinese tourists visited Dubai in 2016 24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Major tourism destinations in the GCC will increase efforts to target Indian and Chinese inbound tourists, as regional and international guests from Europe continue to feel the acute financial pressures of the challenging global economy.  The findings were published today (Monday, 24th April) by Colliers International at Arabian Travel Market, at Dubai World Trade Centre, during a seminar session entitled ......read more

UAE Pavilion at Hannover Messe to Have Significant Impact on National Economy, Say Delegates

24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The UAE economy will receive significant benefits as a result of the national pavilion at Hannover Messe according to Emirati industry leaders and economy officials, as the group today discussed during a press conference at the pavilion’s official opening. The 70th edition of the Hannover Messe was inaugurated yesterday, Sunday April 23, by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who spoke of the need to advance international free trade agreements, urging her counterparts to remove protectionist barriers to trading policies. H.E. Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany, said: "The UAE’s participation in Hannover Messe, the largest industrial exhibition in the world, is a reflection of the strong historical strategic and trade relations with Germany.” The UAE is Germany’s largest ......read more

Dubai Festival City to launch new major show – IMAGINE, A Child's Dream

Fireworks and Free Live Concert on 4th May Dubai, UAE, 24 April 2017:  Dubai Festival City is hosting a free event on 4th May 2017 to launch its newest show, IMAGINE – A Child’s Dream. Shoppers are promised an evening of stellar entertainment with jaw-dropping fireworks, and for the first time in the UAE, a live performance by the winner of The Voice Kids Arabia 2016, Lynn Al Hayek. According to Steven Cleaver - Director, Shopping Centres Dubai, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, “The new show will really demonstrate what our global attraction, IMAGINE can do. Our shoppers will be amazed at the technology that brings this story to life – something that they have never seen before.”  First unveiled in December 2016, IMAGINE plays out a magical 360-degree story across Festival Bay every evening ......read more

Al Ghandi Auto Inks Landmark Deal with Dubai Camel Racing Club for the Sale of 112 Chevrolet Vehicles

24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE:  In a landmark deal, Al Ghandi Auto, a leading General Motors dealership selling Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, signed an agreement with the Dubai Camel Racing Club, for the sale of 112 Chevrolet vehicles – 109 Trailblazers and three Tahoes. Commenting on the agreement, Ali Saeed Bin Saroud, Executive Manager, Dubai Camel Racing Club, said, “We have chosen Al Ghandi Auto from a line of other auto dealers in Dubai because of the great commitment and flexibility shown in their sales proposition. We were looking for the ideal vehicles that mixed luxury and practicality, and we’re happy with the decision to choose Al Ghandi Auto as a valued partner in this deal.”  Mark Jenkins, CEO, Al Ghandi Auto, said: “I am delighted to ......read more

MBM Investment and The Arab Fashion Council Announce a Strategic Partnership with a vision to promote The Arab Fashion Industry Globally

24 April, Dubai, UAE:  Sheikh Mohammed Maktoum Juma AlMaktoum Investment (MBM) and the Arab Fashion Council (AFC), the world’s largest not-for-profit fashion organization with a vision to establish a fashion ecosystem in the Arab world, have officially entered into a partnership recognizing major synergies that both groups can offer with an aim to continue promoting and positioning the Arab fashion industry on a global level.  Under the new partnership, the Arab Fashion Council will once again host its bi-annual Arab Fashion Week (AFW) event showcasing international as well as regional fashion designers in one of the world’s largest style capitals. Taking place from 16-20 May at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai, the fourth edition of the Arab Fashion Week is expected to welcome over 15,000 visitors including VIP and ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Visits TCA Abu Dhabi Stand at ATM 2017

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 April 2017: H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crowne Prince of Dubai, visited the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) stand at the Arabian Travel Market 2017 (ATM) earlier today. During the tour H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid, accompanied by HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of TCA Abu Dhabi, saw Abu Dhabi’s growing tourism offerings, as the emirate brought its biggest delegation ever at ATM of 71 stakeholders to showcase more than 115 travel, tourism and hospitality related products. Sheikh Mohammed expressed great appreciation of TCA Abu Dhabi’s dedicated contribution towards the development of Abu Dhabi’s tourism landscape positioning it as a ......read more

Impressive Q1 2017 Tourism Results as Dubai Reports Stellar 11 Per Cent Year-on-Year Increase in International Overnight Visitors Over First Three Months

Dubai maintains the strong growth in visitation since the start of 2017 from key feeder markets across the world, with standout performance from China, Russia and India Dubai, UAE; 24 April 2017: Dubai’s tourism sector sustained the momentum of its strong 2017 start, with the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reporting a stellar 11 per cent increase in overnight visitation in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2016. January to March 2017 saw 4.57 million travellers visit the city, reflecting more than double the growth achieved in the first quarter of last year. Among Dubai’s top 20 source markets for inbound tourism, China and Russia continued to top the growth trajectory charts with unparalleled 64 per cent and 106 per cent increases over Q1 ......read more

PCCW Global Charity Run 2017 Makes a Wish for Children in Need

Make-A-Wish Singapore is the beneficiary of PCCW Global’s 4th annual charity run 24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, announces that Make-A-Wish Singapore is the beneficiary of its annual charity run to be held on May 24 at Gardens by the Bay (Silver Leaf). Funds raised will be used to assist Make-A-Wish Singapore in fulfilling the wishes and dreams of children with life-threatening medical conditions. PCCW Global has a strong commitment to the communities in which it operates and its Singapore Charity Run is a highlight of the company’s corporate social responsibility program. The Charity Run is open to the public and to teams registered by corporations and partners in the telecommunications industry. It ......read more

National Defense College Visits Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 April 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of Abu Dhabi's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, KIZAD, received a delegation from the National Defense College in KIZAD’s HQ in Taweelah to observe, first-hand the ports’ safety procedures, prevention plans and crisis management and preparedness.   The delegation was headed by Brigadier Staff Eng. Hamad Juma Al Neyadi, Deputy Commander of National Defense College, and received by the CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, Captain Mohammed Juma Al Shamisi, as well as a number of senior management in Abu Dhabi Ports.  The visit commenced with a tour in KIZAD’s Visitor Centre and highlighted the latest developments and current plans on site. The delegation learned more about crisis management ......read more

Renault Trucks' Ultra-Tough, New K Xtrem Arrives in the Middle East

  •    New K Xtrem offers the most robust chassis on the market •    New model is now available across the Middle East •    Designed for the most extreme conditions (Middle East, 24th April, 2017) Renault Trucks has introduced the new K Xtrem to the Middle East market. The robust model, developed to take on the most challenging environments found in the Middle East, was launched during Renault Trucks XTREM DAYS event in Marrakech, Morocco, for industry leaders from Greater Middle East, Sub-Sahara Africa, Algeria, Morocco and Turkey.  Designed for the most heavy-duty uses on the most extreme terrains such as quarries and mines, the K Xtrem comes with a reinforced chassis and an automated, reinforced Optidriver Xtrem gearbox. The new model offers a total ......read more

The Mysteries of Science Unveiled at Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Ukraine scientists show there’s nothing to fear… Sharjah, 24 April, 2017: A troupe of Ukrainian scientists and lab technicians has marked its Middle East debut by entertaining thousands of youngsters – and parents – at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, being held at the Expo Centre Sharjah until April 29. From levitation with a simple balloon and hairdryer to an industrial leaf blower and a beach ball, the audience learnt the principles of aerodynamics and thermal energy. A liquid nitrogen show explained the reason for the low boiling point of dry ice and a fun relay of fire was created with soapy water and lighter fluid – don’t try this at home! Technician and manager of ‘The Magic Lab Show’, Andrew Bortov believes in trying to break down the barriers of science. ......read more

Darlie Global launches Dr. Neem and Mr. Darlie brands in MENA

April 24, 2017- Darlie Global FZC, a Dubai-based owner and manufacturer of natural wellness products, has unveiled Dr. Neem and Mr. Darlie, two new personal and oral care brands to the GCC and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market during a launch celebration held recently at the Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai, UAE. Dr. Neem, a global pioneering brand of natural care products looks to cater to the growing interest of the regional market in healthy and natural plant-based sources for their personal hygiene. Mr. Darlie is a global brand known for its innovative range of sustainable oral healthcare solutions. Sakib M. Rahman, CEO, Darlie Global FZC, said: “Introducing Dr. Neem and Mr. Darlie to the MENA market is a great opportunity as demand for natural and healthy products continue to grow in this ......read more

Doha Bank Hosts Its Annual ‘Beach Clean-up' Event to Celebrate the Earth Day in Collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and the Al Wakra Municipality

Dubai, April 24, 2017: Continuing its efforts to spread the message of environmental protection and sustainable living, Doha Bank joined hands with Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and the Al Wakra Municipality to host a ‘Beach Clean-up’ event at Al Wakra Beach, under the theme ‘Save The Beaches For The Future’ to show its commitment to the environment and in celebration of the Earth Day global event on 22nd April 2017. Aimed at creating greater community awareness about the need to protect and preserve the natural environment and keep the marine habitat safe and trash-free, the Beach Clean-up event was led by Doha Bank’s Management and volunteer staff members who actively picked up litter and trash collected along the shoreline.  Commenting on the event, Dr. R. ......read more

RAKTDA Announces Plans to Enhance and Expand Jebel Jais Via Ferrata as Part of Experiential Tourism Push at ATM

RAS AL KHAIMAH TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES PLANS TO ENHANCE AND EXPAND JEBEL JAIS VIA FERRATA AS PART OF EXPERIENTIAL TOURISM PUSH AT ATM  Due to popular demand for experiential tourism products in the Middle East, the UAE’s only commercial Via Ferrata’s inaugural season will extend until the end of May, re-opening in October with a renovated product and increased capacity Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 24 April 2017: Due to popular demand, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) is investing in the expansion of the its highly-successful Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (Iron Path) adventure challenge in the Hajar Mountains, the only commercial product of its kind in the UAE. Since its launch in December 2016, strong demand for the experiential tourism product, which has seen 1,500 enthusiasts climb, ......read more

Dubai Land Department Launches Its Annual ‘Why Do We Keep It?' Campaign

This year's campaign is gaining momentum to coincide with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’ initiative Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that the ninth edition of its annual charity campaign – ‘Why Do We Keep It?’ – will run for five days from 7th to 11th May 2017 in cooperation with the Dubai Charity Association and the Youth Sports Club. The campaign encourages Dubai government employees, relevant stakeholders, public and private school students, and the public to donate items they no longer need for a good cause.  Thanks to its proactive and forward-thinking organisation of the campaign, DLD has secured the support of over 80 stakeholders for this year’s edition, including government agencies, private companies and schools ......read more

Sophos Boosts Server Protection Products with Next-Gen Anti-Ransomware CryptoGuard Technology

Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced, that its next-generation anti-ransomware CryptoGuard technology is now available with its SophosServer Protection products. With this optimization, Sophos Server Protection now has signature-less detection capabilities to combat ransomware - similar to Sophos Intercept X for endpoints. In September 2016, Sophos launched SophosIntercept X with CryptoGuard, which stop the spontaneous encryption of data by ransomware within seconds of detection. By adding CryptoGuard to server security, Sophos is closing a critical gap by preventing ransomware attacks that could come in through rogue, guest or remote access users or other weaknesses in a company’s network. For example, if a company allows bring-your-own-laptops on the network, remote access for ......read more

Josh McDermitt of The Walking Dead Enjoys a Real Emirati Experience During His Visit to Dubai

Dubai, April 24, 2017 – Josh McDermitt, the TV star best known for playing Eugene Porter in the FOX series The Walking Dead, had a memorable experience visiting Dubai’s best landmarks and famed hospitality as he interacted with key regional media, influencers and fans during his recent trip to the UAE. McDermitt was invited to the region by FOX and beIN to promote The Walking Dead, the number one series on FOX channels worldwide.  McDermitt capped his three-day visit to Dubai with a traditional Emirati breakfast at Al Bas takiya; one of the oldest heritage sites that dates back to the early 1900s, and got a glimpse into this city’s most picturesque sites. In addition to that, he took part in a unique and award winning experience with the Heritage Desert Safari, which is Dubai’s most popular and authentic ......read more

Hisense forecasts 20% growth in TV Business across MENA region in 2017

April 24, 2017- Following the announcement of sponsoring the 2018 FIFA World CupTM, Hisense, the world No 3 TV brand and leading Chinese white goods and electronics manufacturer forecasts greater steps in 2017 with an expected 20 per cent revenue growth. Adding on a remarkable 2016, the company will continue to achieve exceptional results, attributed to the ongoing support of its key retail partners, global and regional marketing initiatives including sponsorship of the 2018 FIFA World CupTM, as well as strong product line-up of 4KULED TV’s, including the M7000, the N8700, and the N9700 series.  Hisense 4KULED TV’s are next-generation models with advanced dimming and peak brightness features, providing high-quality contrast, brightness and colour. These models also come equipped with a smart TV system exclusive to ......read more

Global Standards, Cooperation and Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective use of data. “Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviation is the safest form of long-distance travel. Last year there were over 40 million safe flights. That’s an achievement that we can all be proud of. And it was made possible by a framework that incorporates respect for global standards, cooperation and the value of data,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.  Speaking at the IATA Safety and Flight Operations Conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea, de Juniac identified air accident investigations as a key area ......read more

Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi: Sharjah Biennial at the Heart of Region's Cultural, Artistic Movement

REGION’S MOST POPULAR ART FESTIVAL NOW BOASTS AN INSTITUTIONAL  FRAMEWORK AND SHOWCASES BEST OF INTERNATIONAL TALENT SHARJAH/Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 24, 2017 – HE Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Art Foundation, has described Sharjah Biennial as an essential part of the artistic and cultural movement in the region. “Sharjah Biennial has grown as a manifestation of collective experience and interaction in harmony with the changes and developments in the art scene in the region since 1993, providing a unified vision of the experiences and approaches by artists at the Arab and international levels, in terms of style and forms,” she said.     Explaining the spectacular success and popularity of the Sharjah Biennial, being held from March 10 to June ......read more

The Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory of Ajman showcases benefits and advantages of investing in Emirate's thriving real estate segment at Restatex Riyadh 2017

Ajman, April 24, 2017- The Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory of Ajman is participating at this year's edition of the Riyadh Real Estate & Urban Development Exhibition 2017 (Restatex Riyadh 2017), the largest annual Real Estate event of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. The event is being attended by leading decision makers, officials and executives from top Saudi, regional and international real estate developers. During their presence at the event, the Department of Land and Real Estate Regulatory of Ajman will be showcasing potential investment and growth opportunities in the emirate's real estate segment--complementing its commitment to improve the emirate's investment environment and encourage the entry of more foreign direct ......read more

Adoption of International Standards can Unlock Significant Business Growth

Links Group and BBG seminar explores how to improve business through standards Dubai, UAE, 24 April 2017: Businesses looking to unlock significant growth potential within their organisations should consider implementing international standards. That was the view of panelists at a recent seminar in Dubai on how to improve business through standards. Organised by Links Group, one of the UAE’s leading providers of commercial facilitation and advisory services, and the British Business Group Dubai & Northern Emirates, the seminar brought together the British Standards Institution (BSI) with public and private sector ogranisations to understand how achieving the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certificate has benefited their businesses. The panel was moderated by Mr. Alistair Long, Deputy Consul General for the ......read more

Siemens to Showcase Digital Innovations for Power at Oman Energy and Water Exhibition

•    Interactive demos and discussions to help customers embrace digitalization •    Digital solutions could pave the way for more efficient and accessible energy •    Siemens’ technology is responsible for generating over 50% of Oman’s electricity    24 April 2017- Dubai, UAE: With digitalization driving a transformational shift across the power and water industry, Siemens will be showcasing an array of innovative technologies in the fields of power generation and services; digital solutions as well as industrial and automation software at the Oman Energy and Water Exhibition and Conference. The company will have leading executives discussing how digitalization and innovations in technology are making the power and water industry more affordable, ......read more

Aghareed Presents its Sophisticated New Face to the World

Rebrand sees the company enhancing the customer experience and offering the region’s most comprehensive wedding and event solutions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2017: Aghareed is presenting its sophisticated new face to the world, with a brand revamp that sees the company transformed from a wedding concierge into a luxury boutique that provides the region’s most comprehensive wedding and event solutions. The step change reflects Aghareed’s expertise in ‘planning lifetime impressions’ and answers the growing consumer demand for highly personalised planning processes for both weddings and luxury events.  Joumana Tannous, Managing Partner of Aghareed, commented: “We are excited about Aghareed’s rebrand, which has been undertaken to meet the changing demands of our discerning ......read more

Raymond Weil Salutes the Beatles with Abbey Road Maestro

24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: After celebrating its 40th anniversary with The Beatles in 2016, music loving RAYMOND WEIL continues its collaboration with the world’s most famous rock band by releasing a watch paying homage to Abbey Road, the last album recorded by the legendary Fab Four and regarded by some as their most influential composition. This second limited numbered edition of 3,000 watches is a symbol of the timelessness of a group whose success and history are etched in our minds for eternity.  “I’m a Beatles fan, like probably most other people, but it is true that I have become even more so through meeting the passionate collectors and fans of the band. I have come to grasp the respect and fascination they arouse in people and the impressive heritage that the group left to music. The Beatles have ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes workshop on ‘The first National Forum for Safety & Occupational Health'

UAE, 24 April, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will host a workshop titled ‘The first National Forum for Safety & Occupational Health’ from April 25 to 27, 2017 at the Le Meridien - Dubai Airport Hotel. The event is being organized in cooperation with the Arab Labour Organization (ALO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in coordination with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. It will coincide with International Occupational Health & Safety Day celebrations and will be attended by various institutions and stakeholders. The workshop will highlight the importance of documenting workplace accidents, injuries and occupational diseases; the relationship between reporting these ......read more

Victory at 6th Stage of Tour of Croatia for UAE Team Emirates

Modolo earns victory in sprint finish in Croatia with Polanc in top 5 in the GC  Monday, 24 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ duo Sacha Modolo and Jan Polanc won first and second place in the final stage of Tour of Croatia putting Polanc in fifth place in the General Classification whilst Vincenzo Nibali cinched overall victory in the GC with Jaime Roson (CajaRural- Seguros RGA) and Jan Hirt (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) finishing off the podium.  For Sacha Modolo, the Tour of Croatia is an important step towards the Giro d’Italia, the first of the Grand Tour races. Modolo commented, “I’m happy I completed a very good performance with the team, Jan and I achieved an impressive double. The final was not easy, it was necessary to have both power and stamina. My morale for the Giro is ......read more

Red Hat Brings Kubernetes to New Application Workloads with Latest Version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

DUBAI, UAE, 24th APRIL, 2017– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5, the latest version of Red Hat’s enterprise-grade, Kubernetes-native container application platform. While enabling enterprises like Swiss Railways, Produban and Pioneer to actively embrace cloud-native applications in mission-critical roles, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 also helps enterprises retain existing IT investments through expanded support for traditional business applications. This dual application support is provided by new security enhancements as well as several innovations emerging from the Kubernetes upstream community. As a leading contributor to both the docker and Kubernetes open source projects, ......read more

Du LaLiga HPC Crowned as First Champions of the UAE FA Academy League

•    League-leaders du LaLiga HPC defeat UAE juggernauts Al Ain FC 8-0 in match of the season •    du LaLiga HPC remain undefeated in inaugural season with 11 successive wins 24 April 2017, Dubai, UAE – This week has seen the culmination of the first season of the UAE FA Academy League (FAAL), the official youth football league that has enabled UAE national clubs for the first time to play competitive matches against top private football academies. The deciding match of the season took place between Al Ain FC and du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC), in a much anticipated first face-off for both teams.  The opening minute saw a deflected cross from du LaLiga HPC’s Rajeh Al Qasem, recovered and smashed into the back of the net by the HPC vice-captain Mohannad ......read more

Gulf Hospitality Project Value Exceeds Dh544 Billion (US$148.4 bn) in Q1 2017

Number of active hospitality projects reached 1,153 as 62 projects with a combined value of Dh9.1 billion were added to the list in the first quarter of 2017, according to BNC Network 24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: News Announcements 1.    The total estimated value of 1,153 active projects in the GCC's hospitality industry exceeded US$148.4 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to BNC Intelligence  2.    GCC hospitality sector constitutes 7 per cent of all active projects in the GCC 3.    Six hospitality projects with a combined estimated value of around US$390.5 million were completed during the month 4.    In March, there is an increase of 1 per cent in terms of number as well as in dollar value in the GCC's hospitality projects as compared ......read more

HMH Appoints a New CEO

Dubai: Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) has announced today the appointment of Mr Aboudi Asali as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   Mr Asali joins HMH with over twenty years of hospitality experience, starting at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. After several years in operations, Mr Asali joined Arthur Andersen as a Real Estate and Hospitality Consultant in Bahrain and then London.  He came back to the Middle East in 2002 as the Vice President International Lodging Development for Marriott International where, during his tenure he signed more than 40 hotels across the region. In 2012 Mr Asali established a company to guide hotel operators and owners in the Middle East and Africa region and negotiated a number of contracts with Hilton, IHG, and Starwood.   Mr Asali’s last position was the Senior Vice ......read more

Wealth protection and creation are integral part of growing banking business models

Dubai, April 23, 2017:  Doha Bank hosted a knowledge sharing session “enhancing customer value through wealth management” on 19th April 2017 at its Doha Bank Auditorium in Doha Qatar. The Guest of honour at the event was Qatar Exchange CEO, Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori. The Speakers at the event include Mr. James' Robertson, Head of Corporate and Wealth Managing Partner Taylor Wessing LLP, Mr. Fahmi Algussein, CEO, Amwal, Mr. Rami Jamal, Portfolio Manager, Amwal and Mrs. Nicole Perry Associate Director of Investment, Grant property. Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank gave the concept note. He said “According to IMF April 2017, Global growth is projected to rise from 3.1 percent in 2016 to 3.5 percent in 2017. Advanced economies are now projected to grow by 2 percent in 2017. Emerging and developing economies ......read more

SriLankan Airlines looks to further boost Middle East presence

Dubai, April 23, 2017:  SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is looking to gain further impetus from the Middle East, even as the Indian Ocean island nation increasingly reaps the positive dividends of rapidly growing tourist numbers. The airline will be making fresh forays into the region, which is one of its significant source markets, through its presence at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai (April 24 to 27). The airline is uniquely positioned to serve as a seamless connector between the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Far East and Southeast Asia, as a result of its strategic location and strong route network. The Airline has traditionally done well in carrying tourists and expatriates between the Middle East, Sri Lanka and the sub-continent and has also ......read more

Turkish Culture and Tourism Office Committed to UAE-Turkish Cooperation

Focus on growing ‘Halal Tourism’ trade with new standards for hotels to better serve Muslim travelers, at Dubai’s ATM exhibition Dubai – The Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in the UAE has confirmed its participation at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai this month with a 750 meter-square stand. The announcement comes as Turkey sets its focus on ‘Halal Tourism’ as the country introduces new Halal standards for hotels to better server Muslim travelers. “According to recent studies[i], by 2020, more than 160 million Muslim tourists are expected to travel globally, spending upward of US$200 million,” said Salih Ozer, Attaché of Culture and Information, Turkey to the UAE. “With Turkey ranking third of the top most popular destinations for Muslim travelers2, we are ......read more

Global travel & tourism sector eyes Dubai as ATM opens its doors

Over 40,000 industry professionals expected from more than 152 countries throughout four-day event Dubai, April 23, 2017:  Travel trade professionals from across the world’s hospitality industry will descend upon Dubai today (Monday 24th) for the opening of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, the region’s leading travel industry showcase. Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, ATM, said: “We have visitors registered from all corners of the globe and all facets of the hospitality industry for what promises to be the biggest show yet in the event’s 24-year history. “The growth and scale of ATM 2017 is testament to the buoyant travel and tourism industry here in the MENA region. It is no secret the growth we observe in the regional industry is spurred by visionary national agendas and a favourable ......read more

HMH – Hospitality Management Holding Gears Up for a Strong Presence at Arabian Travel Market 2017

HMH - Hospitality Management Holding is all set for a strong presence at Arabian Travel Market 2017 (ATM). Mr Ferghal Purcell, COO of HMH, said, “We have a number of strategic announcements lined up for ATM this year that is the MENA region's largest B2B travel and tourism show. It gives us the perfect opportunity to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business with the global travel trade. Twenty-three years in the running, ATM 2017 promises to be bigger and better bringing together travel professionals from 86 countries and regions to Dubai, and we are proud to be part of it again - for the 14th year in a row.” Experiential Travel, encompassing the adventure, culture, heritage, wellness & spa and cruise tourism segments, which is currently trending globally, has been adopted as the official show theme of ATM. ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Signs Certificates of Origin International Recognition Agreement

Aims at Enhancing Sharjah Exports Sharjah, 23 April 2017: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed an agreement with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its capacity as the representative of the International Certificates of Origin Council, according to which CoOs issued by Sharjah Chamber will be awarded international recognition. The agreement aims to allow scaling of international commercial exchange, facilitating investments, and allowing national products to enter international markets. The agreement was signed at Dubai Chamber by His Excellency Khaled bin Butti Al Hajri, Director- General of SCCI, and Atiq Juma Faraj Nasib, Senior Director of Commercial Services Sector at Dubai Chamber, and Deputy Chair of the International Country of Origin Accreditation Committee of the ICC World Chamber Federation. The ......read more

8 Reasons Why you will never drink green tea again

Dubai, April 23, 2017:  Maté tea, a superfood, fat-burning miracle, stress-reliever, and all-natural energy drink has hit Dubai and made its way to Hala, the recently opened Lebanese organic café in the World Trade Centre. Yerba Maté tea is the tea trend you can’t miss out on – be one of the first in the region to sample its unique flavor and experience all the health benefits it has to offer.   Maté tea not only has the nutritional powerhouse benefits of green tea, but also the strength of coffee, and the feel-good euphoria of chocolate; what more could you want! Maté tea, also known as Yerba Maté, is a hot South American beverage made by soaking the ground leaves and stems of the yerba Maté plant before submerging in hot water. Considered a staple drink in South America, Maté tea has been passed on from culture ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Aim for Top Result at Tour de Romandie

Meinjtes and Ulissi set sights on General Classification at Tour de Romandie Saturday, 22 April 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates’ duo  Louis Meinjtes and Diego Ulissi are focused on achieving strong results at this week’s Tour de Romandie which starts on Tuesday, April 25 with a Prologue time-trial in Aigle (Switzerland), and finishes five days later in Lausanne.  The Tour De Romandie takes place throughout the Romandie region, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The race began in 1947 and traditionally starts with an individual time trial Prologue (an individual time trial of usually less than 8 km before a stage race, used to determine which rider wears the leader's jersey on the first stage) in Geneva and ends with another individual time-trial (a stage of the race where riders ......read more

Middle East Food Forum to host its third Restaurant Leadership Business Series Workshop

To be held on April 26th, 2017, in Dubai Knowledge Village, the invitation-only event is a hub for food service industry experts to showcase their know-how and engage with owners and operators in the field, addressing pressing industry issues and brainstorming key innovation points at the turn of the HORECA segment  The event is targeted towards Franchisors and Franchisees, Restaurant General Managers and Food Service business owners and operators Ms. Anishkaa Gehani, MD of Yardstick Marketing Management will be hosting the opening note on The Secret Ingredients to Marketing Success  Mr. Kris Haggie, CEO of Roundup World, will deliver an address on everything one needs to know about Food Truck Licensing A personal Q&A with Tahir Shah, Founder, Moti Roti, will take place at the close of the event The Business ......read more

Regal Florals from Ritu Kumar

The Regal Floral collection from Ritu Kumar is an array of light, pretty and sleek garments, which personify the beauty of florals - whether through prints or embroidered tactile flowers.   Silhouettes reminiscent of English dresses merge with Indian kurta cuts, creating a new Indo-Western take on elegant Spring/Summer fashion. A mixture of floral prints and embroideries are found across garments, and their restrained nature adds a regal feel to the line.   Fabrics like chambray, cotton, chanderi and organdy help bring life to the pieces, making them move and embrace the body in the loveliest way. A range of jackets, dresses, kurtas, and bottoms can be seen in muted shades of ivory, yellow, pink and grey. Detailed thread embroidery, quirky motifs, refined band collars and sheer pieces can be found in this line, and help add ......read more

SAINT HONORE Opera- Floral Elegance

23 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: In 2017, SAINT HONORE is bringing a breath of spring to its famous Opéra watch. With a subtle burst of floral splendour, Opéra strengthens its power of seduction in a collection which exudes all its natural glamour... With floral inspiration, the watch’s intriguing harmonious composition plays on the contrasts between lightness and design.  The finely crafted openwork satin dial reveals silvery petals set with eight diamond hour-markers. The distinctive opening for the date and the openwork hands enhance the delicate yet graphic character of the watch. The stylish round box adds to its softness, and is highlighted with a black onyx on the crown.  In perfect harmony with the sparkling silver strap, “EclairTM” magnifies the bezel with the unique and exclusive SAINT ......read more

MASSIMO DUTTI SS17 inspires an essential piece for Massimo Dutti women

Inimitable. Immediately recognisable, it escapes all limitations of time and trends. The most sought-after bag has a history, its own characteristics and cult. The savoir faire concept shines forth in unique and exclusive pieces like this bag that serves as a master class in perfection and exquisiteness that defines the brand. These elegant crossbody bags feature two-tone colour schemes creating unexpected combinations and incorporating buckles as a luxury detail exclusive to this model. Its size, shape and structure make it ideal to be used day & night. In SS17, the must-have bag of the collection will be available in three different types of leather and a variety of colours; a bag made of top-quality materials and with the most refined finishes. The result is an elegant piece set to add a sophisticated touch to any look; ......read more

‘Growing Together' … Kalimat's Message to Society on their Tenth Anniversary

Series of celebratory events being held on the side-lines of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival  Sharjah, 22 April 2017 To mark 10 years of success in publishing, Kalimat Publishing House – a Kalimat Group subsidiary, chose World Book Day 2017 to organise a series of celebratory events under the slogan, ‘Growing Together’ at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2017). The celebrations were as much for the generation of readers who have grown up reading Kalimat’s titles, as well as authors; some of who debuted with Kalimat in 2007. Kalimat organised a series of activities showcasing its experiences in the children’s book market, and interactive workshops that explored new storytelling and performing methods. Among other activities were reading sessions, performances, ......read more