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Abu Dhabi University hosts talk on ‘Happiness and Positivity'

Underlines the importance of positivity in facing challenges and seizing opportunities Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized a special talk titled ‘Happiness and Positivity’ on Monday (August 21) by lecturer Fahad Abdallah Haikal, who highlighted the importance of adopting happiness and optimism as core elements of an individual’s lifestyle. Catering to faculty, staff and ADU alumni, the talk was attended by Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri Executive Director of Community Relations at Abu Dhabi University, Deans, Heads of Departments and several University officials.  Commenting on the theme of the lecture, Salem Mubarak Aldhaheri Executive Director of Community Relations at ADU, said: “Establishing happiness and positivity as elements of our lifestyle is a fundamental ......read more

Dubai Hospital helps more than 150 patients with financial difficulties.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2017:  In line with the Year of Giving initiative that was declared by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and  in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement initiatives for the benefit of UAE society and work to establish a permanent change in the way the next generation will serve the UAE positively, social workers from the Dubai Hospital, helped 167 patients with financial difficulties. Kafa Al Matri, Head of Social Services Department at Dubai Hospital said that 167 patients received help in June and July this year and that the department coordinated with various charities to wave off the medical bills of these patients.  She said 50 per cent of ......read more

Khalifa University of Science and Technology Hosts Orientation for Newly-Enrolled Students

500 Students from More than 40 Countries Join Merged University that Offers Undergraduate and Graduate Programs across Three Campuses Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August, 2017:  The Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to producing world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering, hosted its undergraduate student orientation for about 500 newly-enrolled undergraduate students at its Main Campus from 22-23 August. An orientation program for the University’s new graduate students will be held on 28 August. Earlier this year, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Petroleum Institute (PI) and the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), merged into one university, Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The new university ......read more

Maiden SWS Senior Cup Victory for Elmosi

Ismail regains top spot in Masters Dubai, UAE, 22 August 2017: Gianluca Elmosi nabbed his first Senior Cup trophy with a stunning win at the Sodi World Series (SWS) race night on Monday (21 August) at the Dubai Kartdrome while Mohammed Ismail reasserted his dominance in the Masters category with a flawless class performance. The short Speedway Circuit was implemented for the evening, along with an enhanced race format which included two points scoring heats followed by a winner-takes-all final race. SWS Senior Cup Last year, Gianluca Elmosi was a regular winner of Masters Silverware but after making the jump to Senior Cup, the podium had eluded him.  With a gutsy drive and a bit of luck, the Italian racer finally prevailed on Monday night. At first it appeared the veteran elites would dominate the night as Rami Azzam ......read more

Ford Performance to Offer Tribute Livery of Historic 1967 Le Mans Winner with Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition

  Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition with unique red-and-white-stripe livery celebrates 1967 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark IV race car driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt   Ford GT ‘67 Heritage edition honouring historic No. 1 race car introduced for forthcoming model year  Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, plus unique interior colours, materials and details   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 22, 2017 – The Ford GT will be available in a new limited-edition Heritage theme honouring the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The car will feature unique interior and exterior colour themes, and an exclusive wheel finish.   “In creating a worthy successor to the ’66 Heritage edition, we ......read more

UAE Suffers Vitamin D Deficiency

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22nd August 2017 - According to the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Vitamin D deficiency continues to be prevalent in the UAE with over 85% of the population suffering from the condition.  In the Middle East, the risk factors of developing the deficiency are mainly linked with social, religious and environmental reasons.  For instance, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority points out that veiled women are more likely to suffer from lack of Vitamin D.  They constitute 61% of all Vitamin D episodes in the Emirate because they do not expose enough skin to the sun which helps in Vitamin D formation.  Dark skinned people are also at risk for developing the deficiency because their skin does not produce enough of the vitamin compared to those with fairer skin.Those who follow a strict vegan diet are ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Receives Delegation from Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) today received a delegation from Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) and Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). The visit aimed to explore QCC’s expertise in developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. During the visit, the SASO delegation was briefed on the mechanisms and procedures followed by QCC in its market surveillance activities in collaboration with Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). QCC also presented an overview of the electronic systems and devices used in market inspection drives as well as the mechanisms involved in dealing with offenders, and recalling non-compliant products from the markets. The visit concluded with a field tour organised ......read more

Lulu FAM tour (Warehouse and Central Kitchen)

LuLu Logistics- Fact Sheet LuLu offers an ultra-modern shopping ambience by integrating all conceivable needs of the consumers under one roof. Firmly following the tagline "LuLu, where the world comes to shop", the Group has always tried to be a one stop shop for the multi-ethnic community of the region with an international mix of products as well as staff of different nationalities. The 700,000+ shoppers who patronize LuLu daily are the true testament to the popularity of the LuLu brand. In February 2017 Deloitte in Annual Global Retailers Report has ranked LuLu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th among the top 50 fastest growing retailers in the world. Currently, LuLu Group is operating 136 stores across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, with more new ......read more

Discover the French offer at GULFHOST and the SPECIALITY FOOD FESTIVAL trade show

From September 18 to 20 2017 – Dubai World Trade center 2 French pavilions including new companies attending  Showcase of latest French Innovation over 520 square meters Winning prizes each day on Business France stand S1 -D63 United Arab Emirates, 22 August 2017:  Business France, the National Agency supporting the international development of the French economy will host two French pavilions at GULFHOST and the SPECIALITY FOOD FESTIVAL.  The French offer will consist of kitchen equipment and gourmet products offered by over 50 French firms, each displaying premium products and knowhow.     This year, the French Pavilions have numerous novelties to offer.  Business France export team will also be attending to boost business opportunities in the region, focusing on all buyer ......read more

CH Carolina Herrera: The Effortless Mule

Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2017:  Carolina Herrera decides to incorporate the unforgettable 80’s mules, which have made a recent comeback, in her Fall Winter 2017 Collection. The vintage classic gets an upgrade thanks to original details such as fur lining, rich brocade, silk velvet or patterned satin. “I would like for this collection to be effortless… Notice all the flat shoes in my show!” A mix between pumps and slippers, this comfortable trend presents endless possibilities of reinvention. Carolina’s delicate approach adds a touch of feminine grace to the versatile mule—the key to complete our fall wardrobes. #CHSHOELOVE CH Carolina Herrera is a modern lifestyle brand for women, men & children, embodying the effortless elegance and refinement of the New York based designer Carolina ......read more

Return of GITEX Shopper: The Biggest Consumer Electronics Show in the Middle East Promises Mega Savings on Electronics this September

Latest tech brands & power retailers return to the Middle East’s electronics show New venue at Dubai World Trade Centre Za’abeel Halls Consumer electronics market size in UAE worth US$ 11.3 billion Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2017:  This September marks the return of GITEX Shopper, the much-anticipated electronics show offering consumers unbeatable offers on the latest product launches from the region’s largest power retailers and brands. GITEX Shopper 2017 takes place from the 23rd - 30th September 2017, and this year is held at a new location, Za’abeel Halls 3-6 in the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).  The eight-day sales extravaganza, which has been part of the consumer tech growth in the region for nearly 30 years, has contributed to millions of dollars in sales for the world’s ......read more

A Quarter of India's Energy Demand Can Be Met with Renewable Energy

Increasing India’s renewables would save 12 times more than it costs Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 22 August 2017:  India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country's total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable energy prospects for India, a study from IRENA’s REmap programme, outlines action areas that can unlock India’s vast renewable energy potential, ensure clean and sustainable energy for generations to come, and enable the country to fulfill its pledges under the Paris Climate Agreement. Renewable energy prospects for India describes how solar energy will play a vital role representing the second largest source of renewable energy use with 16 per cent, followed by wind at 14 per ......read more

Rivoli Presents the Balmain Taffetas Collection

Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2017:  The spirit of Balmain encapsulated in a high-end watch at an affordable price Taffetas: haute couture on the wrist in homage to the world of haute couture, the Taffetas wraps itself perfectly around the wrist of a woman, thanks to its articulated links. Gleaming and elegant, it demonstrates that at Balmain, high-end is available to everyone. At Balmain, elegance is more about a state of mind than social status.  The Taffetas brings further proof that with the St-Imier watchmaker, the affordable high-end watch is no myth. Taffetas, a shimmering, fluid fabric that hugs the female form to perfection, had its moment of glory on the catwalks of the fifties. In homage to post-war haute couture, which Pierre Balmain was so passionate about, the brand’s designers have risen to the considerable ......read more

Zulekha Hospital to offer high-risk cardiac surgeries in the UAE

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be a part of the offering at Zulekha Hospital Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization UAE, 22 August, 2017:  With heart disease reported to be one of the biggest killers in the Middle East, Zulekha Healthcare Group has announced its Cardiac Center of Excellence at Zulekha Hospital Dubai and Sharjah is now fully equipped to facilitate high-risk treatments. Zulekha Hospital is the first private hospital in the Emirate of Sharjah offering these treatments.    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE. The UAE Vision 2021 outlines a reduction in the number of lifestyle ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers identify unique UAE green alga with properties that may provide an alternative to palm oil

Chloroidium alga shows diverse properties that hold potential for reducing rainforest devastation caused by palm oil cultivation Abu Dhabi, August 22, 2017:  Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with other groups have discovered that the unique genomic traits that allow local green algae to survive in a desert climate may have far-reaching potential for biotechnical applications.  “The alga belongs to the Chloroidium genus, which we repeatedly isolated from various locations in the UAE,” said Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, associate professor of biology at NYUAD. “It has demonstrated particularly diverse properties to suit its surrounding climate, being able to grow in fresh water as well as waters with twice the salinity of seawater, in addition to being able to grow both ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds launched its 179th showroom in Pitampura, Delhi, India strengthening its presence in the region

Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan inaugurated the latest showroom at Pitampura, Delhi. It is the 3rd Showroom of Malabar Gold & Diamonds in Delhi – NCR region.  Malabar Gold & Diamonds extended its presence in Delhi by launching a new showroom in Pitampura, Delhi on 19th August, 2017. 179th showroom of Malabar Gold & Diamonds at Pitampura, Delhi was inaugurated by popular Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan in the presence of Mr. Asher. O. Managing Director – India Operations, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, Mr. Abdul Salam K.P – Group Executive Director, Malabar Group, Mr. Siraj P.K – Regional Head, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, invited guests, media & well-wishers.   Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2017:  Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the world’s leading ......read more

Joyalukkas Jewellery New showroom Inaugurated in Pathanamthitta, Kerala India

Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2017:  The global giant Joyalukkas Jewellery opened new showroom at Pathanamthitta, Kerala.  This is as part of their mega expansion plan for this financial year as committed rapid expansion across India, GCC and a couple of new countries. This compliments my vision to make the brand accessible and available to every jewellery lover in the world,” said Mr. Joy Alukkas, Chairman & MD, Joyalukkas Group. Joyalukkas Jewellery is currently a 130 plus showroom chain network spread across 11 countries around the world. The brand which is one of the world’s largest jewellery retail chains is a part of a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate, which has varied business interests. The Joyalukkas Group’s business interests include Jewellery, Money Exchange, Fashion & Silks, Luxury Air ......read more

KACST Provides Science Community in Saudi Arabia 24.7.365 Cloud Backup As A Service with Veeam

RIYADH, KSA, 22nd August, 2017: The Internet Services Unit (ISU) of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), a government entity that coordinates and promotes scientific and technological research in Saudi Arabia, has deployed Veeam® Availability Suite™ from Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, in order to provide the science community in Saudi Arabia with 24.7.365 access to critical data for research that fosters innovation and promotes a knowledge-based society. Business continuity plays a key role in fostering technological advancements that will make Saudi Arabia a leader in scientific knowledge and practice. Veeam lets ISU spend less time on backup and recovery and more time supporting scientific research and business continuity among the organizations it serves. ......read more

Level Shoes Presents the Eid Edit

Level Shoes presents its annual Eid Al Adha Edit featuring FW17’s most coveted designer footwear, perfect for gifting one’s self or a loved one. This Eid Al Adha, it’s all about standing out. Shop the latest from new designers, trends and Level exclusives. This knock-out selection represents the joyful nature of Eid celebrations. We’re all about the bold velvet designs this Eid. Mix up elegant outfits with statement shoes and celebrate in style. Add a little spark to your Eid wardrobe with this magical selection. These elaborate pieces are bound to take you into every Eid celebration feeling festive and glamorous. Browse through Level’s edit of embellished styles from celebrated footwear designers to start your Eid celebration on the right foot. Emirati Fashion Designer, Yasmin Al ......read more

Hour Choice presents the all-new Scuderia Ferrari Pilota Collection

Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:  Italian for “driver”, the name Pilota captures the cool, competitive character of this dynamic new chronograph collection with color-charged, cockpit-style instrumentation dial detail.  Crafted in stainless steel with a vertical brushed or black or grey ion-plated finish, the 45mm case features crown protection and extended sport lugs with aerodynamic contours sculpted for wind-deflecting stealth. The case is topped by a black or gunmetal ion-plated bezel calibrated with a white or black minute track printed in the Scuderia Ferrari “fast” font. The round matte sunray dial – in red, black, blue or grey, signed with the name PILOTA beneath the yellow or applied silver-toned Scudetto logo at 12 o’clock – is detailed by 3 matching or contrasting recessed ......read more

DAFZA issues guide on ‘Dubai: The Global Gateway to Halal Industries'

UAE, 21 August, 2017– The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) recently issued a comprehensive halal industries guide as part of its initiatives to contribute to Dubai’s vision of becoming the capital of the Islamic economy for 2017-2021. The first-of-its-kind guide titled ‘Dubai: The Global Gateway to Halal Industries’ describes Halal products in different sectors, highlighting several investment opportunities for foreign investors to contribute to enhancing the Islamic economy.  The guide showcases the economic system of Dubai, which is supportive of growth and prosperity and is strongly committed to become a global capital for the Islamic economy. The new guide, which is printed with the ‘Dubai Font,’ helps foreign investors explore and evaluate the various segments of the Halal market ......read more

High-level DHA delegation visits United States of America.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began their official tour of several hospitals and global institutions in the United States of America. The delegation will discuss partnership opportunities in the health sector and particularly in the field of medical training. Al Qutami, said: “The visit is in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and in line with the directions of H.H. Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and with the support of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of ......read more

Casio unveils new G-Shock x Stash limited-edition watch at the new Concepts store in Dubai

August 21, 2017: Casio has officially inaugurated its posh shop-in-shop at Concepts store in The City Walk Dubai in a grand fashion and with style with the simultaneous launching of its G-Shock x Stash limited-edition watch. The newly opened G-Shock outlet in Concepts store in Dubai is Casio’s third globally, with the first two being located in the United States. The new GA-100ST-2A watch, which features original splash pattern and unique spray can packaging, is the result of collaboration between Casio and legendary New York street artist Stash, who is now widely regarded as an innovator in the world of urban design.  Stash’s fascination with the urban environment is evident in his perfectly executed photographic work, which features a combination of city motifs alongside the latest lighting and printing ......read more

Invest Group Overseas Commits Investment of over AED2 Billion by 2020 Starting with Launch of IGO 101

AED500 million tower to offer more than 440 family-friendly residential units at competitive prices in Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai-UAE: 21 August, 2017:  Invest Group Overseas (IGO), a Dubai-based developer of superior residential assets, today launched the mega residential development IGO 101 and announced its commitment to invest in projects valued at more than AED2 billon leading up to 2020. With construction to begin in December 2017, IGO 101 is scheduled for completion in Q4 2020. As a privately-held creator of community-style developments, IGO is committed to delivering end-user focused products with high-ROIs, within committed time frames, at prime locations in the city’s most prominent areas. With an investment of AED500 million, the 195-meter tall residential tower that will include G+39 floors, promises to ......read more

Lexus International and The Weinstein Company announce Patty Jenkins and Antoine Fuqua to join Taylor Sheridan as members ýof the Lexus Short Films Season 4 selection committee

Dubai, UAE – August 21, 2017:  After an exciting launch in June 2017 at ‘Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia’ (SSFF & ASIA) in Tokyo for Season 4 of Lexus Short Films, Lexus International and ‎The Weinstein Company have now announced Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Warner Bros. Pictures and DC ‎Comics’ Wonder Woman and her debut feature Monster, and Antoine Fuqua, best known for directing the films The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer and Training Day, to join Taylor Sheridan for the film program’s selection committee.  The selection committee will be analyzing these aspiring filmmakers’ work to find the best of the best to move ‎forward and bring their new films produced by The Weinstein Company to life. As a part of the selection ‎committee, Patty Jenkins, ......read more

HBMSU hosts roundtable on enhanced UAE-China economic cooperation to drive success of Belt & Road Initiative

UAE, August 21, 2017- The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has today (Monday, August 21, 2017) hosted a roundtable on the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ and Islamic Finance Executive Strategy to promote economic cooperation between China and the UAE in the non-oil commercial and production sectors. The event was held with the support of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre and provided an opportunity to capitalize on the leading experiences of the UAE in Islamic finance to support China’s ambitious initiative of connecting the economies and trade activities of more than 60 countries. The meeting was jointly organized by HBMSU’s Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance, the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China (NDRC), the China Islamic Finance Club, ......read more

Clikon launches in Carrefour stores across the GCC

The GCC-wide launch commenced with a ‘Switching on the lights’ ceremony held at Carrefour Shindagha DUBAI - August 21, 2017:  Clikon, one of the region’s fastest growing brands for home appliances and consumer electronics, announced its agreement with retail major Carrefour to distribute Clikon’s ‘MyLight’ flashlight and other range of products at Carrefour outlets across the GCC.  The agreement was signed between Mr Faizal Abdul Karim, Business Head of Clikon and Carrefour at a ‘switching on the lights’ ceremony held at City Centre Shindagha in the presence of senior officials from Carrefour and Clikon.  Owned by Majid Al Futtaim, Carrefour is one of the largest hypermarket and supermarket chains in the world with presence in 38 countries across the Middle East, ......read more

Montblanc Eid al Adha Alert

Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:  Gift your loved ones a lifetime companion, this Eid Al Adha. Montblanc's timeless essentials are designed to transcend the seasons and trends with no effort, providing relevant and timeless touches for today’s urban professional. Choose from a wide selection stylish yet functional leather goods made in the Maison’s pelletteria in Florence, handcrafted writing instruments, Swiss-made timepieces and accessories finely crafted for those dearest to you.

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The Autism Rocks Support Centre Opens Its Doors In Dubai

New centre in Dubai Healthcare City to provide world-class therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum.  UAE, Dubai, 21 August 2017:  Autism Rocks, the UK-based charity known for its exclusive collaborations with stars to raise awareness around autism through music, today announced the official opening of its Autism Rocks support centre, located in Dubai Healthcare City. The pioneering facility offers a space in which a carefully selected team of world-class therapists can support children on the autism spectrum and their families to improve their quality of life, enhance their long term outcomes and reduce the fear and uncertainty common with the diagnosis.  The centre will provide gold standard, multidisciplinary therapy services to children on the autism spectrum and their families. This includes; Applied ......read more

Drake & Scull secures AED 175 million deal in Dubai

UAE, August 21, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC, a regional market leader in engineering and related services, has confirmed that its general contracting subsidiary, Gulf Technical Construction Company (GTCC), has been awarded an AED 175 million contract by Orion Real Estate Development L.L.C. to build the latter’s latest project, the West Bay residential tower located at Dubai’s Business Bay. The scope of work includes construction, civil engineering, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works scheduled for completion within 33 months. The West Bay residential tower is strategically located in the region’s new business capital, the Business Bay central business district, which is being developed as a commercial, residential and business cluster spanning a 5.9 million sqm area from Ras Al Khor to ......read more

UAE Space Agency discusses cooperation with Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

The high-level meeting highlighted the role of space sciences and technologies in monitoring and combatting the effects of climate change 21 August 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The UAE Space Agency has discussed means of joint cooperation with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment during a meeting between high-level Space Agency delegates and the Minister of Climate Change and Environment. Discussions included the possibility of providing data on local and international environmental issues, as well as exchanging knowledge and expertise in relevant fields, in order to help combat the effects of climate change.    H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, met with H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Chairman of the ......read more

Harley-Davidson Issues Global Call to Embrace The Freedom of the Open Road

“All For Freedom. Freedom For All.” Celebrates Individuality of Riders and Non-Riders Alike   Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:   Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has built motorcycles for one reason: to fulfill dreams of personal freedom. The Motor Company’s recently launched new brand platform – “All for Freedom, Freedom for All” – celebrates Harley-Davidson’s enduring legacy and the pursuit of freedom that unites all. With a focus on the universal pursuit of independence, authenticity and the feeling of the open road, the new work is an open invitation to riders and non-riders across the globe to embrace their individuality.    The new platform comes to life via 30 and 90-second videos containing user-generated and filmed content and is set to pique the interest of ......read more

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2017 edition: and we're off!

95 countries. 600 cities. More than 70,000 gentlefolk and their motorbikes for a good cause. Join the movement by registering with the “Zenith Watches” team. An operation to benefit the Movember Foundation and its support for prostate cancer and men’s mental health Zenith is supporting the gathering around the world, and creating on this occasion a magnificent PILOT TON-UP watch in bronze, engraved with the effigy of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Only 5 of these watches will be produced, and gifted to the finest donors to the cause. Number 0 will be auctioned at a special event held in Milan on the same day. Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:  This event is gaining unprecedented traction in the Vintage Biking world: on Sunday September 24th 2017, in 600 cities spread across 95 countries around ......read more

IWC Da Vinci Automatic Pared-Down Brilliance

Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:  With its round case and distinctive horns, the Da Vinci Automatic draws directly on the iconic design of the 1980s Da Vinci models. Designed for both women and men, the elegant timepiece is available either with a slate-coloured dial and stainless-steel bracelet or with a silver-plated dial and black alligator leather strap. A classically simple watch with three hands in a 40-millimetre case, the Da Vinci Automatic (Ref. IW356601/IW356602) appeals equally to men and women. Thanks to its moving horns, the watch fits perfectly around a slim wrist and is therefore particularly attractive for women. Holding it securely in place on Reference IW356601 is a pin buckle, while Reference IW356602 features the new folding butterfly clasp. The clear-cut dial design with the date at “6 o’clock” ......read more

Schneider Electric emerges as finalist in three categories at 2017 Daman Corporate Health Awards

Dubai-UAE – 20 August, 2017:  Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories of the 2017 Daman Corporate Health Awards, hosted by MEED. The prestigious awards based on votes by experts in the field - celebrate and recognise organisations for significantly prioritising employee health and promoting well-being through various initiatives.  Commenting on the nominations, Sevda Esenturk, Vice-President Human Resources for Schneider Electric, Gulf Countries & Pakistan, said, “At Schneider Electric, we strongly believe that endorsing the well-being of our people encourages performance, and performance definitely drives well-being. Starting 2015, we placed employee well-being at the heart of our people ......read more

AED 200,000 awaits Business Excellence Awards Winners

RAS AL KHAIMAH, 20 August 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) today opens its doors for entries for the RAKEZ Business Excellence Awards 2017. The awards recognises companies for their outstanding excellence, which played a key role in the economic development of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. On its fourth year, the prominent awards programme comes back with exciting addition for the participants as it is set to give away a total of AED 200,000 cash prizes to the winners.   “Would you believe that we only had 120 submissions in the first year? Now, we’re anticipating over 450 entries for this year, which is a remarkable 270% increase,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAKEZ. “For me, this means that the awards programme we created to inspire excellence in our ......read more

Dubai Public Library Receives a Delegation from Dubai Customs Knowledge Club

Dubai Culture introduces its best practices and performance standards across its libraries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 August 2017:  Dubai Public Library recently received a delegation from Dubai Customs Knowledge Club, which assessed the library’s best practices, performance indicators and progress in relation to other libraries in the region.  Dubai Public Library’s management team welcomed the Dubai Customs representatives and explained the practices and services it provides to the public, reflecting Dubai Culture’s commitment to partnering with external stakeholders and government entities to exchange institutional knowledge across various sectors.  The visit focused on providing general information on the administrative policies followed by Dubai Public Library, and the various methods ......read more

Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center Reaches 80% Emiratization Rate during the 2nd Quarter of 2017

Abu Dhabi, 20 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of developing the UAE capital’s dynamic ICT sector, reached an 80% Emiratization rate during the second quarter of this year, despite challenges in drawing and substituting specialized jobs in Information Technology and Communications. The high rates of Emiratization at ADSIC come as part of a comprehensive long-term plan which was developed by the Center in order to contribute to the UAE’s national strategy and objectives for Emiratization, as a fully-integrated matrix of talents were mapped out for all jobs in order to empower and attract national human capital. Commenting on the occasion, Mrs. Fatma Hamad Al Hamli, Executive Director of Support Services at ADSIC said, “We are proud of the high ......read more

Landmark Group launches E-commerce and Omni-Channel for ICONIC in the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Customers can now shop the fast-growing high street fashion brand online and on-the-go in the two countries  Shoppers enjoy a simple, useful, friendly and fast experience on Iconic’s desktop and mobile sites  The Group aims to offer its customers a truly Omni-Channel experience, along with convenient features like Next Business Day Delivery, Return to Store for cash refunds, Cash on Delivery and the Shukran loyalty programme  Dubai, UAE: August 20, 2017:  Landmark Group, the Middle East’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, has launched E-commerce sites in the UAE and Saudi Arabia for ICONIC, its fast-growing high street fashion brand. Customers can now shop the brand on IconicStores.com, either from the desktop or mobile-optimised site.  This launch strengthens the Group’s ......read more

Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 brings together maritime leaders to explore future of industry

August 20, 2017. United Arab Emirates: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 has begun preparations to host a line-up of international speakers to explore the future of the maritime sector in adherence with local and nationwide efforts to prepare for a ‘post oil economy.’ The strategic platform will bring together an elite group of international maritime industry leaders, influential personalities, regional and international experts and decision-makers to discuss rapidly evolving global developments and review Dubai’s achievements aimed at enhancing the role of the maritime sector as a vital pillar of national economic diversification, in line with Dubai Plan 2021. The event is scheduled to ......read more

DAE Completes Acquisition of AWAS

Dubai, U.A.E., 20 August 2017:  Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. has today completed the previously announced acquisition of the AWAS group of companies. The acquisition of AWAS propels DAE into the top tier of global aircraft lessors. DAE will now conduct its aircraft leasing business using the DAE Capital brand name. DAE Capital now features: an owned, managed and committed fleet of approximately 400 aircraft with a value of over US$14 billion; full service capability to 117 airline customers in 57 countries from offices in Dubai, Dublin, Singapore, Miami, Bellevue and New York; and over three decades of experience in the global leasing market. DAE Chief Executive Officer Firoz Tarapore, said: “This acquisition of the best-in-class AWAS platform provides DAE with an enhanced market position. This ......read more

AWS Chosen by Hulu as Its Cloud Provider

Leading premium streaming service successfully launched “Hulu with Live TV” leveraging AWS Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 20, 2017:  Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Hulu has selected AWS as its cloud provider, and leveraged AWS to launch its new, over-the-top (OTT) live TV service. Hulu turned to AWS for a scalable, agile, and cost effective infrastructure to support the addition of more than 50 live channels for the Hulu with Live TV launch in May 2017. Running its live TV service on AWS’s reliable and secure infrastructure allows Hulu to deliver a great viewer experience, even in times of rapid spikes in viewership and traffic. AWS’s comprehensive cloud offering allows Hulu to focus on innovating OTT delivery for its highly personalized ......read more

Premier Global Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs to Gather in Ras Al Khaimah for the Young Global Leaders Summit

Essam Al Tamimi from Al Tamimi & Company to moderate panel on ‘Leadership, the Youth and Entrepreneurship’ during the 27 September conference Silicon Valley venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki to provide keynote speech Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 20 August 2017:  The founder of the UAE’s largest law firm, Essam Al Tamimi, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Guy Kawaski, will join Indian YouTube sensation, Varun Pruthi, at Ras Al Khaimah’s Young Global Leaders Summit. Organised by the regional business and policy magazine, Leaders Middle East, and sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), the 2nd Young Global Leaders Summit will take place at the five-star Rixos Bab Al Bahr hotel on 27 September, 2017 and will feature a keynote speech from H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler ......read more

MyUS launches initiative to tap into increase in e-commerce sales during Eid Al-Adha

Dubai, 20 August, 2017- After witnessing a significant spike in sales during Eid Al-Adha in 2016, international shipping company MyUS is launching a local competition to capitalize on sales during this year’s Islamic holiday. The move also aims to attract new members in the region and encourage the further use of its service among existing members all over the Gulf.  During the six weeks prior to Eid Al-Adha last year, the top US stores shopped online from the region included Nordstrom, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Ralph Lauren, Kyle Cosmetics, Walmart, Gap, ASOS, Eastbay, and H&M.  Clothing, electronics, cosmetic, toys, kitchenware and jewelry were among the most popular items shopped for online during this period. To celebrate Eid Al-Adha, MyUS is giving one lucky person the chance to win an all-inclusive trip for ......read more

Empower connects its district cooling solutions to 75 buildings Year to Date 2017

Dubai, UAE, 20 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that 75 new buildings have so far been connected to its services in 2017. The company also announced good progress towards deploying its services to many other buildings in months to follow. “This is an important milestone for us District cooling is an environment-friendly technology and the way forward to achieving a green economy. We’re pleased that developers have realised the importance of this technology and in the coming years, we will see more building owners and developers converting from conventional chilling methods to district cooling,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower. Over the years, Empower has boosted its production and commissioned ......read more

AT&T Foundry, RocketSpace and Ericsson release a new series of The Futurist Report

Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  Together with AT&T Foundry and RocketSpace, Ericsson has released the third installment of The Futurist Report series. The report gives an inside look into the cutting-edge technologies and companies that are shaping the future for artificial intelligence, and what this means for consumers. The report also explains how will artificial intelligence (AI) and automation affect the way we live our lives, and how will brands adapt and cater to changing consumer experiences. To better understand developments in the AI space, over 50 successful entrepreneurs, executives and academics leading the charge on new technologies and applications were interviewed. In addition, five bold projections that showcase how AI will impact the consumer experience in coming years were developed.  AI will have an ......read more

UAE Census Finds Malls Account for One Third of All Optical Store Visits; Middle East Optical Industry Now Worth EUR 2.4 Billion

Contact lens manufacturers to corner growth of UAE optical industry at 18th edition of Vision-X  Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  A recent census of optician stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revealed that the power of shopping malls to attract consumer buying behaviour is growing, with a 22% rise in the number of shopping mall-based opticians since 2014. These locations now account for one third of all optician business in the Emirates.  GfK, the global market research organisation that runs a frequent census for the UAE, also found that the demand for both prescription and beauty lenses has increased since 2016, growing 9% and 6%, respectively. Findings from the UAE optician store census have been released ahead of the 18th edition of Vision-X, the largest exhibition for eyecare and eyewear professionals ......read more

SOUQ.com – Your one stop shop for all back to school essentials with up to 60% off

20th August 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  With soaring temperatures and busy lifestyles, SOUQ.com is enabling parents to conveniently shop all ‘Back to School’ essentials at click of a button and have the products delivered to their doorstep.  Offering exciting discounts up to 60% off on ‘Back-to-School’ collection, SOUQ.com promises to be your one-stop shop for all school requisites. From school bags, stationary, uniforms, daily kitchen essentials, hygiene products, lunch items to study room furniture, printers and scanners, SOUQ.com is offering all this and much more at incredibly affordable prices.  Catering to multifaceted needs of parents and kids, SOUQ.com’s ‘Back to School’ collection features the latest assortment of products and trendy characters including Disney Cars 3, ......read more

The Mouawad Crafted Diamond Promise

A firm commitment to artistry and excellence Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  From the very beginning, diamonds have been at the heart of Mouawad’s longstanding history, which spans more than 127 years of expertise. Through the years the family’s deep affinity for these exquisite gems has been demonstrated in many different ways, not least of which through its passion for acquiring some of the world’s most magnificent diamonds. This museum-quality collection, arguably one of the finest today in private hands, features highly prized historical diamonds as well as some of the largest in existence, and a number that have been bestowed with the Mouawad name.  Sharing this passion with the world has always been important, whether through events such the largest diamond exhibit in the world in Paris, made ......read more

Sharjah Summer Campaign continues to offer major discounts & exciting mall events

August 20, 2017- The ongoing Sharjah Summer Campaign organized by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) continues to offer a wide range of prizes, discounts and special shopping mall events to provide a unique experience for residents and visitors alike. The campaign aims to promote Sharjah as a leading regional and international summer destination in line with Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021. As part of the campaign, Mega Mall of Sharjah is offering discounts up to 70 per cent, promotional packages, valuable prizes and a host of entertainment activities such as a ‘Kids Summer Camp’ aimed at developing the skills and abilities of children. Other kid-friendly offerings include workshops and arts and crafts sessions for inspiring creativity, learning and thinking. The mall will also organize a live ......read more