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Kamal Vachani Welcomes Relaxation of Rules for Overseas Citizen of India Cards

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 17, 2021:   Mr. Kamal Vachani, Chairman of Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, on Saturday, welcomed the landmark decision of the Government of India for easing the process for the re-issuance of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards. The Government of India on Thursday eased rules for the re-issue of OCI cards. The government has dispensed with the requirement of getting one’s OCI card re-issued each time a new passport is issued to him/her up to 20 years of age and once after attaining 50 years of age. The new OCI card regulations approved on the directions of Home Minister Amit Shah. Highly popular OCI card provides life-time visa-free travel and stay in India and gives the cardholders a host of privileges ......read more

Design International Unveils Its Latest Architectural Masterpiece in Dubai, Silicon Central, and Celebrates the Opening of Lulu Group's 209th Hypermarket

Dubai, UAE - Silicon Central, designed by Design International, opens its doors to the public of Dubai who will experience the latest Lulu hypermarket, a new 9,000 sqm flagship store by Lulu Group. The project, already considered a new landmark in Dubai, represents a step forward in the now well-established collaboration between Design International and Line Investments & Property FZE, the shopping mall division of Lulu Group International, a world-renowned purveyor of an international business portfolio that ranges from hypermarket operations to shopping mall development. Strategically positioned 12 km from the city-centre and 15 km from Dubai Airport, Silicon Central is located at Dubai Silicon Oasis, the first eco sustainable district in Dubai focused on low carbon footprint, AI, and technology, masterminded by Dr. ......read more

IATA and Eurofins Partner to Boost Travel with Testing

United Arab Emirates -  April 17, 2021:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an agreement with Eurofins to incorporate its worldwide COVID-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. Eurofins is a leader in bio-analytical testing with 800 laboratories across 50 countries. As part of the partnership, Eurofins’ dedicated COVID-19 portfolio encompassing multiple test types and hundreds of COVID-19 sampling stations globally will be made available through the IATA Travel Pass. Amid the pandemic, coronavirus testing is required for most international travel. As part of the IATA Travel Pass initiative, Eurofins laboratories will provide secure, verified test results to travelers using the app. This result is checked against the IATA Travel Pass registry of national entry requirements to produce ......read more

Dubai Customs Completes 5M Transactions in Q1, 2021, Growing 20%

99.6% of transactions completed online  Dubai – 17 April 2021:  Dubai Customs completed 5 million transactions in Q1 this year, according to latest figures. This is equivalent to double the number of transactions in the same period in pre-pandemic 2019, and 20% more than Q1 2020, in which 4 million transactions were completed.  “We will target new international markets and attract more foreign investments to achieve Dubai vision of raising trade to 2 trillion dollars in the next 5 years following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,” said Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division. “We will actively participate in achieving the objectives of Dubai Strategic plan 2030 through ......read more

Saeed Bin Maktoum: NAS Sports Tournament has Contributed to the Spread and Development of Padel in UAE

United Arab Emirates -  April 17, 2021:  Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of UAE Padel Association, has praised Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament for the crucial role it has played in spreading the sport of padel locally and for attracting many new recruits to the sport, which is also called paddle tennis in some parts of the world. Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum said: “The sport would not have reached the level it has and spread as widely as it has had it not been for the support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. His Highness’ support for padel has been unlimited and it has allowed the sport to grow and prosper. He has issued directions on the construction of new courts and ......read more

Dubai Customs Displays Experience in Developing Creative Services to Saudi Customs

17 April 2021:  Dubai Customs highlighted its experience in developing disruptive customs systems and services, in a virtual meeting with officials from the Saudi Customs.  The meeting aimed at exchange of knowledge between the two customs departments, and exploring more cooperation. From the Saudi Customs, Bandar Al Balawi and Abdul Rahman Khalaf Technology Department, Ibrahim Al Shaia, Security Affairs Department and Musaid Al Sudairi, Revenue Department, attended the meeting.    Falah Khalil Al Sammak, Senior Manager of DXB Terminal 2  welcomed the Saudi delegates and said the customs relationships with the Saudi Customs is very important in facilitating regional and global trade. He shed light on certain projects and applications developed by Dubai Customs including the iDeclare. The mobile app ......read more

Dubai Islamic Bank Successfully Closes Lowest-Ever Pricing on an AT1 Issuance from the GCC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  April 17, 2021:    Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC (“DIB”), rated A3 by Moody's and A by Fitch today successfully priced a landmark USD 500 million Perpetual Non-Call 5.5yrs Additional Tier 1 Sukuk with a profit rate of 3.375% per annum.  This transaction represents the lowest ever pricing achieved by a GCC bank (both conventional and Islamic) on an Additional Tier 1 instrument and the lowest ever on a USD AT1 Sukuk globally.  Despite the volatility witnessed in credit markets during the past month on account of US Treasury rates, achieving this landmark success in the current scenario is testament to the bank’s strong credit profile and standing with international and regional investors.   The deal was priced intraday after completing investor calls, ......read more

Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 15 April 2021

United Arab Emirates -  April 17, 2021:    The real estate and properties transactions valued at 4.3 billion in total during the week ending 15 April 2021. The sum of transactions was 1,733. 135 plots were sold for AED 630.04 million, 1,107 apartments and villas were sold for AED 2.05 billion. The top three transactions were a land in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid sold for AED 53 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 51.4 million in Wadi Al Safa 3, and a land sold for AED 53 million in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in third place. Al Hebiah Third recorded the most transactions for this week by 22 sales transactions worth AED 54.07 million, followed by Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid with 21 sales transactions worth AED 188.92 million, and Nad Al Shiba Third with 17 sales transactions worth ......read more

An Iftar Like Your Mom Would Make it at Zafran Indian Bistro

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 17, 2021:  Enjoy a flavorful, well-balanced Iftar set menu that will transport you home this Ramadan at Zafran Indian Bistro. From the cozy and inviting ambiance to the exemplary service and authentic flavors, the award-winning restaurant has got it just right once again.  Priced at a reasonable AED 109 per person, Zafran’s Iftar menu is designed to satisfy and nourish but not overwhelm. Guests can break their fast with fruits and dates available on each table followed by a light Lentil soup. The next course is a Feta and rocca salad served with a selection of succulent kebabs including Rampuri sheek, Chicken tikka and Mustard fish tikka. For the vegetarians, the savory starters include Aloo tikki, Paneer tikka and Vegetable samosas.   Diners can then look forward ......read more

Latifa bint Mohammed Approves Formation of Committee to Oversee Development of Al Quoz Creative Zone

Committee seeks to create an integrated, dynamic creative hub and a regional and global centre for designers and creatives in Al Quoz United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:    In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to make Dubai the capital of the global creative economy by 2025, Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) today approved the formation of the committee that will oversee the development of the Al Quoz Creative Zone.  Chaired by Sheikha Latifa, the committee aims to strengthen the emirate’s position as a regional and international hub for the creative economy within the framework of an ......read more

Astronaut Mohammad AlMulla with astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori & Sultan AlNeyadi

United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:   Astronaut Mohammad AlMulla, shared a great photo on his social media platforms and commented,  “In 2019, I met astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori & Sultan AlNeyadi for the first time during the Dubai Airshow.  It was an unforgettable moment that fostered my passion for space exploration. Soon, we will meet in the blue astronauts’ suit & as members of the UAE Astronaut Programme.”

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100 Days To Tokyo!

OMEGA Counts Down to the Olympic Games with The Seamaster Diver 300M Tokyo 2020  United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:   It may be a little later than planned, but the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is finally on its way. Today marks 100 days until the iconic sporting event begins in Japan, and while the athletes make their final preparations, the Official Timekeeper is unveiling a very special timepiece in tribute to the occasion. The OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M Tokyo 2020 delivers a unique colour scheme inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem, along with the very best in watchmaking technology. The 42 mm case is crafted in stainless steel and is mounted with a blue ceramic bezel ring, which is filled with a white enamel diving scale. Stainless steel is also used for the polished-brushed bracelet that ......read more

Build Your Gourmet Burger Iftar With GBK

United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:   Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) is offering customers the chance to build their own Gourmet Bundle this Ramadan, perfect for breaking your fast with your significant other or for small family iftars.   Bundles of 2, 4 or 6, are available, which include beef, chicken, or veggie handcrafted burgers with GBK’s famous fries and drinks included. Upgrades are on so feel free to live a little and switch your fries to GBK’s homemade onion rings or your soft drink to a GBK mind-melting milkshake, which comes in a variety of flavors.   Customize your bundles from a menu that includes some of GBK’s best burgers: All-time favorite: Classic Cheese, signature burgers like the Shroom Swiss, the Taxi Driver and Blue Rockfort, the newly added Classic Hot Dog or the ......read more

Trentin Grabs Podium After Brave Solo Ride in Belgium

3rd at De Brabantse Pijl for the Italian     United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:   Matteo Trentin opened the Ardennes campaign on a promising note for UAE Team Emirates with 3rd place at De Brabantse Pijl.   The Emirati squad were active throughout the day with Sven Erik Bystrom covering the attacks in the later half of the race, paving the way for Trentin to make his move off the front of the peloton.   Trentin went for a long-range solo attack from an elite group of riders with over 25km to go building up a lead of over 20’’ as they crossed the line for the final lap of the circuit in Overijse in Belgium.   With 8km to go Trentin was joined by Tom Pidcock (Ineos-Grenadiers) and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and this trio would go on to form the race ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

• MoU to foster collaboration in specialised paediatric fields of medicine such as organ transplant.   • The two sides will also collaborate in the field of medical education and research as well as medical tourism.   • MoU in line with the DHA’s priority to provide high quality internationally recognised standards of accessible patient-centered care.   • Al Ketbi: DHA is keen to collaborate with esteemed medical and academic institutions.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 14, 2021:  In line with the aim of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to provide high quality internationally recognised standards of accessible patient-centered care, DHA has signed a MoU with Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital.    The MoU will help facilitate ......read more

Awesome and Accessible: Why Samsung's Galaxy A Series is a Unique Gateway to Innovation

United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:   Much like technology, consumer demands continue to evolve. With cutting-edge features and next-generation technologies coming together to bring futuristic concepts to life, expectations increase as tech enthusiasts are introduced to new devices. For Samsung, this was most recently apparent with the launch of the highly anticipated Galaxy A Series.  Awesome and accessible in equal measure, the Galaxy A Series is the latest products’ suite to capture the imagination of Galaxy ecosystem fans, elevating experiences and delivering greater value through its innovative prowess. Comprising the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A72, the Galaxy A Series has already established itself as a unique gateway to innovation, backed by awesome capabilities, display, design, and ......read more

Eros Group Appoints ALISA PR as its PR Agency

UAE - 15 April, 2021: Eros Group, the largest electronics distributor and retailer in the UAE since 1968 has appointed Dubai-based independent communications agency, ALISA PR to manage its PR operations in sync with the Group’s vision and business objectives. ALISA PR takes up the post with immediate effect to create awareness of the brand’s portfolio and activities in the region. With a world-renowned brand portfolio of Samsung, Hitachi, TCL, Midea and much more, Eros Group is a 53-years reputed organization specializing in the distribution and retail of consumer electronics, mobility, IT, Home Appliance and convergence products. The Group serves customers in the UAE and select markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. The Organization proudly partners with over fourteen international brands, ......read more

THAT Concept Store Lights Up the Holy Month with In-Store Decorations, Immersive Experiences and Exclusive Gifting Options

• THAT reveals its most luxurious edit yet, just in time for Ramadan   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 March 2021: Leading the way in the future of experiential retail, THAT Concept Store is putting a new twist on Ramadan by refreshing the traditional spirit of giving, sharing and connecting.    Welcomed in-store by beautiful lanterns and decorations, visitors will be able to find everything they need to celebrate Ramadan in style. From jewelry to homeware to signature scents for him and for her, THAT’s specially curated, ever-evolving collection of products means there is always something for all your loved ones to enjoy.   Cult favorites such as Nike and Dr. Vranjes line the shelves alongside home-grown brands and local artists. The Ramadan collection features modest fashion choices ......read more

Ralph Lauren Debuts Team USA's Closing Ceremony Parade Uniform and Apparel Collection, Featuring First-to-Market Innovations in Sustainability

April 15, 2021:    Ralph Lauren today unveiled the Team USA Closing Ceremony Parade Uniforms and apparel collection for the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. For these Games, Ralph Lauren worked to use more sustainable materials and manufacturing practices across the Team USA collection. The Company has developed and invested in ground-breaking innovations in sustainable materials and manufacturing technologies that will debut with this collection and will have global, industry changing implications. “Following a year marked by isolation and strife, this summer’s Games are a true testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and the universal power of sport to energize and unite the world,” said David Lauren, Chief Innovation and Branding Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board. “As we come ......read more

SWPA Overall Winners 2021

PROFESSIONAL, OPEN, STUDENT AND YOUTH WINNERS ANNOUNCED        © Craig Easton   United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:  The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s digital imaging kit is awarded to the esteemed documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside 2nd and 3rd place of the Professional competition as well as overall winners of the Open, Student and Youth competitions.   Winners are revealed in a celebratory announcement video hosted by CEO of the World Photography Organisation Scott Gray and ......read more

Oris AquisPro Date Cal 400

United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:   Oris’s professional diver’s watch, the AquisPro Date, is the latest watch to be equipped with Oris’s in-house Calibre 400 movement. Boasting elevated levels of anti-magnetism, superior accuracy compared to a chronometer, a five-day power reserve and a 10-year guarantee, Calibre 400 is the new standard in Swiss Made automatic mechanical movements. The AquisPro Date is a natural home for Oris’s high-performance Calibre 400. Designed to serve professional divers on saturation dives, it’s a highly technical tool watch chosen by divers who work on complex engineering projects in helium-enriched environments hundreds of metres below the water’s surface. Among its special features is Oris’s patented Rotation Safety System, known as RSS. This ......read more

Canon reveals three new RF lenses –including a ‘world first' – offering photographers next-level capabilities

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – 14th April 2021 – Today, alongside the development announcement of the EOS R3, a high-speed, high-responsive professional mirrorless camera designed to give sports and news photographers the advantage capturing fast action, Canon Europe announces three new RF lenses. The RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM join its extensive range of optically excellent, and industry leading, RF lenses built for Canon’s EOS R System – a System designed to future proof and give unparalleled capabilities for the photographers of today and tomorrow. Ideal for professional wildlife and sports photographers, these super telephoto lenses are the first in the RF line-up to feature a double power drive method, enabling cameras to focus faster than ever before, helping professionals keep track of ......read more

MBRSC Teams Up with Japan's ispace on Emirates Lunar Mission

•         Emirates Lunar Mission’s ‘Rashid’ rover to go to the Moon on ispace’s Mission 1 in 2022 •         ispace to provide payload delivery, and communication and power services for the rover •         Agreement further strengthens UAE-Japan collaboration in space exploration •         The Emirates Lunar Mission is one of the initiatives under the Mars 2117 Programme, which aims to build a human colony on Mars   Dubai, UAE, 15 April 2021:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a contract with Japan’s ispace, inc. (ispace), under which the latter will provide payload delivery services for the ambitious Emirates Lunar Mission. Under this agreement, ......read more

Ramadan Kareem from Pandora

Introducing seasonal styles and must-have pieces from Pandora.      Celebrate the month of Ramadan with a beautiful gift of hand-finished jewellery made from Pandora’s selection of high-quality metals – Sterling Silver and Pandora Shine. Whether you opt to dress glamorously or minimal this Ramadan, choose from an array of elegant designs and pieces. Ideal for both wearing or gifting to that special someone during The Holy Month, Pandora offers a selection of star and crescent moon designed pieces to charms that represent meaningful family bonds.   #SomethingAboutYou  

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BMW Esports meets Manga: In ‘Heroes of Rivalry', BMW Sends its Partner teams on a Fantastic Adventure and Presents OG Esports as New Addition

•         Dota 2 world champions OG Esports will fly the flag for BMW from now on.  •         New ‘Heroes of Rivalry’ campaign brings the BMW Esports involvement to the world of manga.  •         Japanese artist Acky Bright to develop eight exciting episodes.      United Arab Emirates -  April 14, 2021:    ‘United in Rivalry’ enters the next level in 2021. BMW is once again partner of some of the top Esports teams in the world this season. Cloud 9, FNATIC, FunPlus Phoenix, G2 Esports and T1 will be competing in the classic League of Legends game in BMW colours, where they will regularly do battle for wins and titles. On Wednesday, OG Esports – a world-leading team in Dota ......read more

Final Preparations in Place for Arabian Travel Market 2021 In-Person Event in Dubai as New Dawn Beckons for Travel & Tourism Industry

• Health & safety top priorities for organisers  • In-person event taking place at DWTC on 16-19 May 2021  • ATM Virtual on 24-26 May aimed at participants who can’t travel to Dubai  • Middle East tourism professionals optimistic about rapid recovery of industry • Trade registrations are now open   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  April 14, 2021:  Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has reconfirmed that the 2021 edition of its annual showcase, will go-ahead in-person at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on Sunday 16 to Wednesday 19 May, as final preparations are being put in place, in particular health and safety.    In addition to Reed Exhibitions’ Global COVID-19 ‘Safety Shows’ Health & Safety strategy, ATM is working ......read more

360 Dialogue Series Examines Role of Clean Energy in Driving Covid-Led Green Recovery

- Organised by Dubai Chamber, virtual event joined by over 80 participants from 17 countries, including green economy and sustainability experts.   United Arab Emirates -  April 14, 2021:   Covid 19 has accelerated the shift towards the transition to green economies on a global level and demand for renewable or clean energy is likely to increase in the coming years, industry experts predicted during a recent virtual panel discussion hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   The panel, organised as part of the Chamber’s 360 Dialogue Series virtual event titled The Future of Energy, was joined by over 80 participants from 17 countries, including Hassan Al Hashemi Vice President, International Relations Dubai Chamber; Stephan Gobert Board Member Clean Energy Business Council (MENA); Dr. ......read more

Abu Dhabi University Students Win the Third Edition of EGA Industrial Robotics Competition

• The wining team’s robot is capable of capturing aerial images to map out the furnaces and uses artificial intelligence to analyze the image data  • Winning robot prototype to be manufactured for use at Emirates Global Aluminium   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—14 April 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced the success of its students in the third edition of the Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) 2020 of the AI Robot competition. Once again, Abu Dhabi University’s Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical, Electrical and Computer (MEC) teams won three out of the top four positions (1st, 3rd, and 4th) in the EGA competition.    Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) awarded the first-place winners from ADU’s College of Engineering AED 70,000 and the ......read more

MRO Middle East Exhibition to Showcase Expert Speakers and Key Industry Topics for Aviation Sector

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 April 2021:  The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul exhibition, will highlight the latest innovation in key areas including sustainability, digitalization, workforce and passenger confidence within the aviation sector through its new Go Live! Theatre feature. The event, taking place from 15th - 16th June 2021 at DWTC, Dubai, will offer complimentary content for all attendees alongside it’s long standing exhibition focused on connecting buyers and service providers in the commercial aviation aftermarket.  As part of the show floor agenda at MRO Middle East, airline officials will analyse ways to restore passenger confidence and how implementing technologies and processes can drive future recovery within travel. The content will also focus on how technology and digitalisation will ......read more

Go Twinning With Your Little Ones This Ramadan

United Arab Emirates -  April 14, 2021:   The #twinning craze has taken over the world and what started off as a fashion statement for actual twins is being flaunted by couples, siblings, parent-child duos. The new trend embraces synchronized colors, trendy prints, and matching outfits.    There’s nothing sweeter than a coordinating mom and daughter look – and if you are planning to sport a twin avatar with your little one this festive season, Max’s Matching Moments collection makes doing that easier than ever. Expect to see perfectly crafted ensembles for every type of mother-and-daughter duo, from the elegant and the modest, to the minimalist and the playful.   Here are a few outfit ideas that will make twinning with your mini-me easy, accessible, and ......read more

Mouawad Celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan

A new video sends a message of hope and positivity April 14, 2021:   Mouawad has released a video in celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Featuring a majestic falcon, the video takes us on a journey from the desert sands through the evening cityscape to the night sky above. The falcon is emblematic both of the heritage of the region and the Mouawad family seal. Engraving a seal on a stone is a tradition that began thousands of years ago, during the time of the Sumerians. Every creation of Mouawad jewellery perpetuates this tradition by bearing a signature – the maker’s mark. Often this is the Mouawad family seal, with its highly symbolic emblems of a falcon, diamond and crown, which constitutes a profound commitment – that of a whole dynasty – to crafting the extraordinary. During these ......read more

The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure hosts the 5th Arab Water Forum Under the Auspices of the League of Arab States

Convened by the Arab Water Council, the 5th edition of the Arab Water Forum will examine the critical water security issues in the Arab World –to be participated by Ministers, Under-Secretaries, Government officials, private businesses and water technology experts to find innovative solutions Date: Abu Dhabi, UAE - April 14, 2021 The 5th Arab Water Forum (AWF5) will be held at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi from September 21 to 23, 2021, it was announced.  More than 800 high-level participants including Government Ministers and Undersecretaries representing 22 participant governments, high government officials, public and private sector organisation will attend the triennial conference that will see more than 50 experts discussing water scarcity and sustainable development across the region. To be held ......read more

GEMS Education Launches Peer-to-Peer Wellbeing Programmes Inspired by National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031

• GEMS schools work with students to assist others and support their wellbeing • Mental health issues tackled with help of pupil mentorship at GEMS Metropole  • Students at GEMS Modern Academy launch web platform to help relieve stress      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2021: Trained GEMS Education school students are working alongside experts to offer mental health advice to any peers who are struggling. The initiative is inspired by the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031 adopted by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.    One such programme is being carried out at GEMS Metropole School titled ‘Teen-to-Teen Mental Health First Aiders’ (MHFA) where students provide confidential ......read more

NOTE COSMETIQUE, A Global Brand with a Strong Local Presence, Unifying Women from Every Culture

** A colorful range of cosmetics celebrates women in every stage of their lives.**   United Arab Emirates -  April 14, 2021:   NOTE COSMETIQUE, the global cosmetics brand with a growing line of beauty products, has been at the forefront of innovation, providing straightforward and affordable beauty experiences for women worldwide. The brand was created with a mission to build positive feelings among female consumers through positive notes and a colorful line of beauty enhancing products. Using formulas infused with enhancing ingredients such as natural oils and vitamins, NOTE’s highly pigmented products for lips, eyes, face and nails cater to all skin types and skin tones. NOTE COSMETIQUE is PETA cruelty-free certified, halal certified, and paraben free. All formulas are dermatologically and ......read more

BPG Closes Q1 2021 on a High Following Strengthened Omnichannel Positioning

Dubai, UAE - April 14, 2021:  Award-winning, omnichannel MarCom agency BPG, a part of the WPP network, reported a positive Q1 2021, having clocked up new business wins worth more than 35% of 2020 revenue and growing revenue from top clients by 31% YOY compared to Q1 2020. Operating from its hubs in Dubai and Kuwait, with spokes in KSA, Egypt and Levant, BPG bagged clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including fintech, financial sector, edtech, construction, technology, tourism, entertainment and healthcare – validating the 40-year-old agency’s strengthened positioning.    Among BPG’s significant new business wins is the integrated communications remit for AMANA, the leader in modular and design-build construction of industrial and commercial facilities in the Middle East, as it embarks on ......read more

Aster MIMS Kozhikode Offers Paediatric Surgeries Free of Cost to the Financially-Weak Children

United Arab Emirates -  April 14, 2021:   North Kerala’s famous hospital Aster Mims Kozhikode offers Surgeries and treatments at free of cost to financially-weak children. Surgeries like Liver Transplant costing around Rs. 20 lakhs, Bone marrow Transplant costing around Rs. 25 lakhs, Kidney Transplant costing around Rs. 8 lakhs and Cancer Treatments among others are providing without charging any fee to the financially-weak children.   As part the 20th anniversary celebrations of Aster Mims in Kerala, the free of cost treatments are providing in accordance with the suggestion of Aster Mims Chairman Padmasree Dr. Azad Moopen. The funds for free surgeries and treatments are raised by Aster DM Foundation, Mims Charitable Trust and other Voluntary Service Organisations jointly.  Besides free of ......read more

Airbus Further Reduces its Beluga Fleet's Environmental Impact

United Arab Emirates -  April 14, 2021:   Airbus has taken the next step in reducing its industrial carbon footprint with the maiden flight of a Beluga super-transporter using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from the aerospace company’s Broughton plant in the UK. The north Wales line station, which uses the Beluga fleet to transport aircraft wings to Toulouse, Hamburg and Bremen, becomes the second Airbus European site to use SAF, after Hamburg introduced the fuel to its cargo activities at the end of 2019. “This first flight by a Beluga transporter from Broughton, partially fuelled with SAF, marks an important milestone in Airbus’ ambition to decarbonise its industrial operations,” said Tony Derrien, Sustainable Aviation Fuels Project Manager, Airbus. “Combined with our ongoing ......read more

Galaxy Buds Pro Effective for People with Hearing Loss, Study Reveals

New research conducted by Samsung Medical Center suggests Galaxy Buds Pro could assist those with hearing impairments to better engage in conversations United Arab Emirates -  April 13, 2021: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today revealed the findings of a new study published in Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology, a renowned scientific journal dedicated to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) research. The study indicated that Galaxy Buds Pro’s Ambient Sound feature is effective in helping those with mild to moderate hearing loss to better hear sounds in their surroundings.  The research was carried out in partnership with Samsung Medical Center, Asia’s leading hospital with outstanding health care services and research achievements. Samsung has been working in collaboration with Samsung Medical Center for ......read more

Vigilant Glucose-Monitoring Is Key To Fasting Safely for People With Diabetes During Ramadan

Patients should consult a doctor in advance, and be alert to blood sugar fluctuations, dehydration and other red flags, says an expert from Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13, APRIL 2021:  To ensure people with diabetes are fasting safely, they should seek the advice of a doctor ahead of Ramadan, and throughout the fasting period they will need to be vigilant in checking their blood sugar levels, and will need to know the health risks and warning signs to watch for, advises an expert from Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), a Mubadala Health partner.   Dr Farhana Bin Lootah, an internal medical consultant at ICLDC, explains that the four main risks of fasting for a person with diabetes are hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), ......read more

DLD Issues 4,202 New Real Estate Permits in 2020

• Ali Al Ali: Real estate permits contribute to promoting promotional activities and create a safe real estate environment. • RERA approved 255,579 real estate ads in 2020.   Dubai, UAE, 13 April 2021: Dubai Land Department (DLD) issued 4,202 different real estate permits that includes 255,579 real estate ads in 2020 through the Trakheesi system on the department’s website. Through the system, users can conveniently apply for various real estate permits around the clock without the need to visit DLD, which is in line with the precautionary measures aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19.   Electronic advertising permits topped the list of permits obtained through RERA’s Real Estate Licencing Department in 2020, with 3,520 permits (83.7%), followed by outdoor ads (142), billboards (125), ......read more

Dubai Chamber Achieves 100% Smart Transformation of Core Services

- H.E. Buamim: Dubai Chamber’s digital transformation mission supports ongoing efforts to improve ease of doing business and strengthen Dubai’s position as a global smart city.    - Dubai Chamber offers 50 smart services to Dubai’s business community, covering everything from certificates of origin, attestation, ATA Carnets and credit reports, among many others.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  April 13, 2021: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed that it has achieved 100% smart transformation of its core services, marking a new milestone in the organisation’s digital transformation mission.   By the end of 2020, 99.26% of the services and 659,000 transactions were processed by the Chamber were digital, reflecting a rapid shift to digital adoption led by ......read more

31st Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2021 Kicks Off Today

Sharjah, April 13, 2021:  The 31st edition of the "Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2021", organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was launched today in all regions and cities of the Emirate of Sharjah. Under the slogan "Ramadan coming with valuable prizes", the festival, which lasts until the third day of Eid Al Fitr, offers shoppers and visitors wonderful deals, exciting discounts, and raffles on luxury cars, weekly vouchers worth AED 50,000, and many prizes worth up to AED 3 million.  On the other hand, Sahara Center will offer vouchers worth 200,000 dirhams, as well as a mega draw on BMW X6, in addition to a draw on half a kilo of 21 carat gold at City Center Sharjah, and many more winning opportunities. Organized by the SCCI in cooperation with some government and private ......read more

Ramadan Specials at Dubai International Hotel

United Arab Emirates -  April 13, 2021: The holy month of Ramadan is marked by spirituality, fasting and generosity. Adding a festive touch to one of the most special month’s of the region, Dubai International Hotel Team have curated exciting Iftar experiences at the hotel for people on the move.  Taking references from Middle East’s rich culinary traditions, the Airport Hotel will celebrate the holy month by including a selection of traditional dishes like Biryani, Kebabs, Kunafeh, Dates, Rose Milk and more to their daily buffet at The Gallery.  A set in-room dining Suhoor and Iftar menu will be available for all guests on the go during the month. Honouring traditions and practices of Iftar, the menu will offer dates, dry fruits, nuts along with fresh juices, laban and rose milk along with other ......read more

Bentley Systems Brings Infrastructure Digital Twins to NVIDIA Omniverse

Bentley iTwin First to Harness Real-time Rendering, AI, and Simulation Capabilities of NVIDIA Omniverse EXTON, Pa. – GTC21 – 13 April 2021 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that it is developing applications using the NVIDIA Omniverse platform for photorealistic, real-time visualization and simulation of digital twins of massive-scale industrial and civil infrastructure projects. Bentley Systems has extended the Bentley iTwin platform to integrate with NVIDIA Omniverse to provide a graphics pipeline for AI-enhanced, real-time visualization, and simulation of infrastructure digital twins. This integration allows engineering-grade, millimeter-accurate digital content to be visualized with photorealistic lighting and environmental effects ......read more

Contemporary Turkish Flavours Await This Ramadan at Huqqa

United Arab Emirates -  April 13, 2021: Huqqa and The Market Dubai welcomes Ramadan 2021 with an array of contemporary Iftar offerings throughout the holy month. With a nod to its Ottoman heritage, Huqqa Executive Chef Ercan Turan, has devised an iftar set menu like no other. From sunset, guests may enjoy a myriad of Middle Eastern and Turkish‐inspired specialties, such as Mixed Mezze Platter of Sarma, Sogurme, Aci Ezme, Haydari, Mutabbel, paired with freshly baked bread, olives, buffalo cream and hummus. Followed by a host of appetizers such as homemade soup of the week, Coban Salad, Dynamite Fries, Watermelon Salad, and Su Börek. Fresh from the wood-­‐fired oven comes the signature, warming Cheese Pide, with its light crispy base and soft doughy centre, topped with flavourful, Turkish white ......read more

World Free Zones Organization to boost free zones' significant role in global economic recovery through new advisory services

New ‘Free Zone Laboratory’ designed to develop free zone operations led by industry experts April 13, 2021: In a first of its kind initiative aimed at empowering free zones around the world through expert advice and guidance, World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) has announced the launch of the ‘Free Zone Laboratory’. The unique initiative features an array of advisory services which will help develop the operations of free zones and enable them to boost their contribution to the global economy. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Chairman of World FZO, said: “The fast-evolving global market environment demands that economies need to be more resilient and highly competitive to succeed amidst challenges. It is clear that free zones are a key pillar to the growth of national economies, which is why it is ......read more

Al-Futtaim's Trading Enterprises Announces Exclusive Ramadan Offers on Dodge for 2021

• UAE motorists can own a Dodge muscle vehicle for a monthly installment starting at AED 1,739 and enjoy up to five-year free service, warranty, and roadside assistance • Offer available on Dodge’s Charger SXT, Challenger GT and Durango SXT range   Dubai, UAE - 12 April 2021:  Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Dodge vehicles in the UAE, has announced exclusive offers for Ramadan this year, giving UAE muscle car lovers an opportunity to own a brand-new Dodge vehicle for a monthly instalment starting at AED 1,739. Running throughout the Holy Month, the 2021 Ramadan campaign will be launched on selected Dodge vehicles, featuring up to five-year or 100,000 km complimentary service, extended warranty, and roadside assistance, in addition for free first-year ......read more

UN Body Endorses TENA's Bid to Redefine Menopause in Arabic as ‘Age of Renewal'

The United Nations Population Fund endorses TENA’s mission to update the existing phrase, helping tackle stigma connected to female health and ageing ‘Age of Renewal’ is now listed in the popular online Arabic dictionary Al Maany Thousands of suggestions of new phrases were shared across TENA platforms, the final of which was decided by a panel including TV personality and influencer Fadia Al Taweel, the singer/songwriter Ghalia Benali, and renowned doctor Dr Abdul Malek 12 April 2021: Garnering support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, TENA has announced that Age of Renewal has been selected as the new description for menopause in Arabic. Age of Renewal has now been added to Al Maany, the Arabic dictionary as a new entry. After reviewing ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota Reveals Attractive Offers for Customers ahead of the Holy Month

Dubai, UAE – 13, April 2021: This Ramadan buying a new Toyota is more rewarding than ever before with Al-Futtaim Toyota offering attractive deals to make driving away in a brand-new car affordable for all.  On the purchase of a new Toyota, each customer will be given the option to select the offer that suits them best. These include 0% interest rate, buy now, pay later offer, and attractive lease rate across a variety of models. Customers can also opt for the special Ramadan package which includes 4-year free service/ 80,000km, free rust proofing and free tinting when purchasing their new Toyota. For those wanting to take a closer look at Toyota’s extensive range before purchasing can head down to the Al-Futtaim AutoFest at Dubai Festival City Mall where they will be able to take a closer look at models ......read more

Max Mara Launches Exclusive Kaftan in the Middle East

United Arab Emirates -  April 13, 2021:  In anticipation of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Max Mara is pleased to announce the launch of a kaftan, exclusively designed for the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from modest traditions, Max Mara’s silk ivory kaftan is decorated with an intricate colourful floral print. Its silhouette is sophisticated yet relaxed, with wide kimono sleeves and elegant side slits. The refined plastron is embellished with delicate jewels and an ornate stitched floral design, with beaded tassels to draw the draping neckline. Perfect for Ramadan gatherings, Max Mara’s kaftan is a timeless design, for the modern Middle Eastern Woman.  

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