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The American Community School of Abu Dhabi Awards the Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi Medal

Grade 11 student Hannah Watkins encourages eco-friendly changes in the Abu Dhabi community 19 May 2019, Abu Dhabi:  During a ceremony at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS), Grade 11 student Hannah Watkins became the second recipient of the Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi Medal of International Friendship, named in honor of 2002 ACS graduate and Board Trustee, the late Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi.   During his young career, Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi served his country with great skill, modesty and commitment. His strengths lay in his interest and ability to form productive and long-term friendships – locally, regionally and internationally – with people, entities and other governments.   Based on the school’s core values of Curiosity, Courage, Compassion and Integrity, this Medal is awarded ......read more

du Offers Seamless Telco Experience with UAE-First Linksys Training Initiative

By undergoing customer-related training, du’s technicians and engineers have been equipped with world-class networking equipment expertise Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), customers are set to benefit from an enhanced telco experience, following the company increasing its efforts to equip frontline technicians and field engineers with best-in-class expertise. By undergoing training and retraining by global networking leader Linksys - the connected home division within newly merged Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) entity, du technicians are now better prepared to promptly address customer queries and requests – especially in relation to WiFi equipment. ‘A First for UAE Telcos’ Saleem Al Blooshi, CIO EITC, ......read more

61 percent of employees believe sustainability is mandatory for modern businesses – global HP study

Results establish sustainability as a new workplace standard for successful businesses, and identifies opportunities to advance sustainability in the office    • 46 percent of survey respondents globally would only work for companies with sustainable business practices, while 61 percent believe business sustainability is mandatory  • 58 percent said environmentally conscious practices are key to engaging future workforce • HP invests $2 million to sustainable supplies and promoting a circular economy   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   HP unveiled a new study underscoring the importance of sustainable business practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent. It finds employees are more productive, motivated and engaged when working for an employer who is ......read more

Longchamp & Kendall Jenner Celebrate the Launch of the Longchamp Lgp Collection at the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Sophie Delafontaine, Creative Director of Longchamp, Jean Cassegrain, CEO of Longchamp and Guillaume Houzé, Image and Communication Director of the Galeries Lafayette celebrated the launch of the new Longchamp LGP collection at the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. Kendall Jenner, brand ambassador of the House – dressed in a Longchamp full look – attended the event. By her side, Laury Thilleman, Camelia Bourbon, Noholita, Kenza Sadoun, Malika Ménard, Caroline Roux, Ophélie Meunier, Shaïn Boumédine were among the many attendees of the party. After the opening of the LGP Studio by Kendall Jenner, the guests enjoyed a gaming area, activities created for the event and also danced to the set of DJ Fiona Zanetti. The graphic, urban and unisex pieces of the collection ......read more

Embrace the Spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan at Yas Mall, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, Al Jimi Mall, and Remal Mall

Abu Dhabi, UEA - 19 May 2019:  Aldar Properties’ Yas Mall, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) and both Al Jimi Mall and Remal Mall in Al Ain, have joined forces to offer visitors a special experience this Holy Month of Ramadan, with a variety of cultural, religious and shopping activities to be enjoyed by all members of the community. The malls aim to bring everyone together to enjoy the spiritual month with beautiful seasonal decoration and a family-friendly atmosphere. With intent to offer unique and memorable shopping and leisure experiences, Yas Mall, The Mall at WTCAD and Al Jimi Mall, have partnered with The Islamic Museum to host pop-up exhibitions. The three malls will display over 100 priceless inspiring collections of Islamic artefacts including a special oil painting of the late ......read more

EEG Environemtnal Drawing Competition 2019

EEG successfully implements the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal Number 4: ‘Quality Education’  by engaging 162,000 Students in the annual Environmental Drawing Competition Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   The Emirates Environmental Group’s (EEG) 13th edition of the Environmental Drawing Competition was a huge success, as more than 162,000 students, 566 schools and 106 student members of the EEG took part. EEG organised a special and standalone awarding ceremony for the 2nd year in a row, on May 19 to unveil and celebrate the winners of this year’s competition at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai. In EEG’s continuous effort to minimise the environmental impact of its activities, 1.17 metric tonnes of C02 emissions produced as a result of the competition were offset, by ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover's Fiona Pargeter Recognised as Inaugural ‘woman of Worth' 2018

Customer Experience Director awarded accolade at the London Motor Show by Women’s World Car of the Year panel Fiona has had a career spanning 20 years in the automotive industry E-PACE and I-PACE both finished in the Top Three for Women’s World Car of the Year   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:  Fiona Pargeter, Jaguar Land Rover Customer Experience Director, has been recognised by the Women’s World Car of the Year Awards as their first ever ‘Woman of Worth’ for 2018 at the London Motor Show. Fiona was presented with the award by managing director of the Women’s World Car of the Year Awards, Sandy Myhre, alongside members of the jury from Spain, Portugal, Greece, UAE, Germany, New Zealand, England & Scotland Formerly Jaguar Land Rover’s Global PR ......read more

Jafza to Waive Aed 35 Million in Fines

The GCC’s Leading Free Zone Takes a Bold Step to Celebrate Year of Tolerance Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 May 2019:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the Middle East’s leading special economic zone and key growth engine of Dubai’s economy, has announced it will waive an estimated AED 35 million in fines owed by its customers, in commemoration of the UAE Government’s designation of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance. Jafza’s decision to waive fines is an initiative that aligns strongly not only with the UAE government’s goals for promoting tolerance but also with the company’s broader goals to support the communities it serves. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority said: “His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin ......read more

Ramadan Promotion: 300% Bonus of the recharge value from Etisalat to share the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan with your loved ones

• For the first time in the UAE, 300% bonus credit offered on every AED30 recharge or more  • 100% bonus credit for the customer to use and 200% to share with 2 friends   Abu Dhabi, 19 May 2019: Ramadan is a month of spiritual reflection and a special time for family and friends to come together to strengthen their bonds. In keeping with the spirit of the holy month, Etisalat has introduced its Ramadan Bonus on Recharge promotion to enable its customers to spread joy, share Ramadan moments as and when they happen, and strengthen social relationships throughout the holy month. During the holy month until 2nd June 2019, Wasel and WaselGo customers who recharge with the value of AED30 or more will receive 100% bonus credit for them to use and 200% to share with two friends. The bonus will be valid for two days ......read more

Sharjah realty transactions hit AED5.2b in Q-1

• 13,195 transactions, including 1,131 sales at 122 areas, cover 10m square feet • Al Shamsi: Sharjah provides safe environment for real estate investment, attracts local & foreign investors  May 19, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Government Communication Department - Real Estate Registration Directorate - Sharjah 19/05/2019  Real estate transactions valued AED 5.2 billion in the Emirate of Sharjah in the first quarter of this year, as per the latest report revealed by the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Directorate (SRERD). The latest figures show that the Emirate recorded 13,195 transactions, including 1,131 sales at 122 areas that covered 10 million square feet. Abdul Aziz Ahmed Al Shamsi, Director General of the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Directorate in Sharjah, said the Emirate has become a safe ......read more

Um Al Quwain Police and Pure Gold Jewellers unite prisoners with their families for Iftar

Dubai, UAE; May 19, 2019:  Pure Gold Jewellers supported Um Al Quwain Police & Punishment and Correctional Department, to host an iftar for prisoners and their families. The Iftar was attended by Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Al-Ghous, Head of the Umm Al Quwain Correctional Center; Major Dr. Saif Zaid, Director of the Punishment Reform Foundation; Firoz Merchant, Chairman, Pure Gold Group; Karim Merchant, Group CEO & MD, Pure Gold Group, and other police officials. Commenting on the event, philanthropist Firoz Merchant, says “Iftar is a time for ‘togetherness’ with all members of the community, and throughout the holy month of Ramadan, we strive to devote our time and efforts to spreading love, forgiveness and peace. We collaborated with Umm Al Quwain Police to host iftar for the prisoners from ......read more

Western Furniture announces Best Buy sale during Ramadan

Up your interior game with statement pieces from Italian furniture brands at discounted prices Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Upscale furniture retailer, Western Furniture has announced its Best Buy Sale of envy-inducing collection from various Italian, German and Spanish furniture brands such as Adriani e Rossi, Bonaldo, Calligaris, Draenert, Flou, Gamma International, Kristalia, Minni Forms, Natuzzi Italia, Reflex Angelo, Tomasella, Zanette and Tonin Casa. The Best Buy sale features select pieces of the world’s leading Italian contemporary furniture, lighting and home accents from sofas to sideboards, sectionals, statement chairs, benches, armchairs, barstools and tables, dining tables, beds, cabinets and bookshelves, upholstery, decorative accessories including mirrors, vases, rugs, vibrant ......read more

Future Network Awards 2019 Awards Schneider Electric and NPCC under the category ‘Networking Project of the Year - Public'

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation and National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), UAE’s largest engineering, procurement, and construction companies were awarded by the Future Network Awards 2019 as the ‘Networking Project of the Year - Public’. This recognition came in the light of the successful digital transformation of NPCC’s production and operation facilities for monitoring their energy consumption with the help of Schneider’s EcoStruxure Power architecture, and the Power Monitoring Expert system, and smart meters. By implementing Schneider’s EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert (PME), NPCC has the advantage of gaining real-time operational insights, with immediate alerts on ......read more

The All-new Flying Spur: the Luxury Grand Touring Sedan

 Sports sedan and luxury limousine meet in all-new Flying Spur  Luxury Grand Touring sedan to set new standards for contemporary craftsmanship  Exquisite three dimensional diamond leather upholstery developed by Bentley’s craftsmen and women in Crewe, England   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   In the year Bentley Motors celebrates its 100th anniversary, the British creator of extraordinary Grand Touring cars promises to set new standards of luxury and driving pleasure when it reveals the all-new Flying Spur.   Both sports sedan and luxury limousine, Bentley’s all-new Flying Spur owes only its historic name to the preceding model and will deliver an unparalleled touring experience for the driver and passengers alike.    As with the launch of ......read more

Travel Essentials Guide

Game-Changing Essentials for Your Upcoming Travels Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Just because you’re travelling, it doesn’t’t mean that you should forget about your skincare and beauty routine – in fact, you ought to take even more care. Regardless of whether you’re just taking a carry-on or three suitcases for your trip, it’s what inside that counts, so we have put together our TishTash must-have travel essentials to help you stay organised and keep your beauty routine in check: Rodial Vitamin C Moisturizer SPF 30 (AED 467.25)   The lightweight moisturiser works to deeply hydrate the skin while protecting it from daily sun damage. The Vitamin C enriched formula also works to diminish the look of fine lines to reveal a brighter renewed complexion. Available at ......read more

New research from NYU Abu Dhabi discovers growing teleconnection between Atlantic Zonal Mode and the Indian Summer Monsoon

Fast facts: ● Teleconnection refers to climate anomalies being related to each other at large distances. ● Atlantic Zonal Mode (AZM) and Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) are known to have an inverse relationship, which means that the cold (warm) phases of AZM result in strong (weak) ISMR. ● This paper reports that the inverse relationship between AZM and ISMR has significantly strengthened in recent decades. ● The findings have been featured in Geophysical Research Letters.   Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 19, 2019: A new study at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has discovered a growing teleconnection in a warming world between the Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall, which affects millions of people in India, and the Atlantic Zonal Mode.   Led by senior scientist at NYUAD’s Center for ......read more

Marina Mall Abu Dhabi supports Make A Wish Foundation UAE with special Ramadan Bazaar

Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is the place to be this Ramadan as the family destination offers month-long promotions and cultural celebrations  Abu Dhabi, 19 May 2019:   With the aim of giving the residents of the capital an opportunity to embrace the community spirt and spend precious time with family and friends, Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is hosting a series of activities. In line with Ramadan’s values of giving, the mall is partnering with Make A Wish Foundation UAE, to host a traditional bazaar. The bazaar will have abayas, paintings, handicrafts, bokhours, perfumes and other traditional Arabic accessories on sale.  All proceeds from the Bazaar will go towards granting the wishes of children diagnosed with a critical illness. Wishes of sick patients have ranged from having laptops, iPads, and even a bedroom, to ......read more

Salvatore Ferragamo Features Leather Sunglasses In the Spring/summer 2019 Advertising Campaign

Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest eyewear design is distinguished by a striking construction that unites high-gloss glamour with artisanal sophistication. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   First unveiled on the Spring/Summer 2019 ready-to-wear runway, this standout frame now stars in this season’s “Patchwork of Characters” advertising campaign. The story unfolds around a group of friends of various ages and nationalities who celebrate the Italian lifestyle as they enjoy a sunny day together in the lands of ancient Tuscia, near Rome.  A symbol of the House’s signature design approach, driven by constant research and experimentation, this bold yet timeless style features a sleek play of materials, with an exclusively crafted acetate structure entirely wrapped in karung or calf ......read more

Michael Kors Co-hosts the 10th Anniversary of the Annual Filmmakers Dinner

May 19, 2019:    Michael Kors is pleased to announce that the following women wore Michael Kors Collection to the 10th anniversary of the Annual Filmmakers Dinner, hosted by Charles Finch, Edward Enninful and Michael Kors, on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cannes, France. Shailene Woodley wore a gold-and-black sequined double crepe sablé asymmetric dress with feather trim and black Zoey leather platform sandals, both from the Fall 2019 Michael Kors Collection. Rita Ora wore a black feather-embroidered silk georgette ruffle gown with a crystal neckline from the Fall 2019 Michael Kors Collection. Amber Heard wore a gold-and-black wool blazer and trousers with metallic-and-black Rosanna crackled leather platform sandals, all from the Fall 2019 Michael Kors Collection.   Andie MacDowell wore a gold-and-black metallic ......read more

Jumbo Electronics wins four awards at du Partners Awards ceremony held in Dubai

Awarded ‘Best Partner for 2018’ for overall performance and consistently high customer service Dubai, UAE, 19 May 2019:  Jumbo Electronics, the leading omnichannel tech-retailer in the region, was awarded ‘Best Partner for 2018’ by leading telecom operator du for achieving retail excellence based on overall sales performance, operational compliance at all outlets and high-quality customer service.  The retailer also won the ‘du Star Award’ for supporting du’s Franchise Unit during 2018, the ‘Best Sales Staff Enterprise Segment Award’ and the ‘Best Sales Staff Fixed Services Segment Award’. The awards reinforce Jumbo’s strong sales performance and target achievements month-on-month, as well as their commitment to continuously put the customer at ......read more

Pogacar Rides Uae Team Emirates' Wave of Success With Gc Win in California

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Twenty-year-old Tadej Pogačar has added his name to the history books at the Amgen Tour of California, becoming the youngest ever winner in the race’s history. The UAE Team Emirates young-gun successfully defended the lead on the final stage from Santa Clarita to Pasadena to pick up his first ever UCI World Tour win. In the final General Classification (GC) standings, Pogačar led by 16 second to his nearest competitor. It has been a remarkable debut campaign for the Slovenian, who already boasts a stage and GC win at the Volta ao Algarve, and now adds to it with a stage and GC win in California.  Commenting on the win, Pogačar said: “Today was amazing, and it has been all week. I’d like to thank all my teammates and the staff. The team ......read more

Saif Al Kaabi wins men's open race in NAS Cycling Challenge, 12-year-old Issa bags boys' crown

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   The UAE’s Saif Al Kaabi bagged the top honours in the men’s open category as the NAS Cycling Challenge kicked-off on Friday night with 650 participants taking part in seven different categories on the opening night of the two-day event. Al Kabi completed the 77km race in a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes and 57 seconds to finish ahead of Emirati compatriots Jaber Al Mansoori (01:39:58), Mohammed Al Mansoori (01:40:02) and Omar Al Jasmi (01:40:03), and Yahiaa Khalifa (01:40:45) of Bahrain. Twelve-year-old Omar Issa finished first in the 10km Boys’ Open Category in 19:10, ahead of Ali Nasiraei (19:10) and Sultan Al Shamsi (19:11). “This win validates my decision to pick cycling over football,” said Issa. “I love football and I believe I have ......read more

"The Family's Happiness and Stability"

Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organizes dialogue sessions with government institutions under the topic 18 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: A group of specialists graced the first of the dialogue sessions held in Ramadan Dubai, a project under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and which carries the theme "Ramadan Dubai Compassion and Coexistence". The dialogue session stressed the importance of promoting the principles that support the sustainability of the family's happiness and stability, and provide all means to achieve and ensure social balance. This was made clear within the context that a happy family is the cornerstone for building a cohesive society, with children blessed with sound education, good ......read more

Eberhard & Co. pays extravagant tribute to Alfa Romeo with Quadrifoglio Verde chronograph

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   Eberhard & Co, fine Swiss watchmakers with the classic touch, have been known for tellling the time in distinctive fashion across all all walks of life, The Swiss maison has now pulled out the stops in an extravagant tribute to Italian automotive giants, Alfa Romeo. With the new 'Quadrifoglio Verde' chronograph, Eberhard & Co. salutes the high-powered premium auto brand, an icon of performance and style. This watch embodies the all the technical prowess and style which, for generations, have characterized the products from these two centres of innovation and excellence, based on tradition. Proudly  showing off a 43mm diameter steel case, the “Quadrifoglio Verde” chronograph is powered by an automatic movement which drives three counters. The ......read more

Dubai Investments supports UAE's Women of Determination through social program

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:    Dubai Investments PJSC has underlined its commitment to the UAE’s People of Determination by supporting a Social Program for Women of Determination, a year-long calendar of events and activities that will enable and empower individuals and their families, and promote greater social inclusion within the wider community. Dubai Investments has provided support for the special 12-month program, developed by Kalimati Communication and Rehabilitation Centre, which will provide a sustained focus on social and vocational skills, recreational activities and events that will build skill sets, increase physical fitness and confidence.  The program, which is being led by a behaviour therapist, will concentrate on a number of key areas of development, including vocational ......read more

Jafza to Infuse Aed 1.3 Billion Into Dubai's Economy

The First Free Zone in the Country to Return Cash and Bank Guarantees  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 May 2019:   To promote ease of doing business and to support its customers Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the GCC’s largest special economic zone, will become the first free zone in the country to return cash and bank guarantees to its clients through its new Workforce Protection Programme initiative that is set to roll out in September of this year. The move will provide added benefits to employees and infuse AED 1.3 billion back into Dubai’s economy that companies can invest in their operations and strengthen their businesses. The decision is geared towards supporting goals set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to ......read more

Dubai Customs organizes first of its kind Suhur gathering for government female employees

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   Dubai Customs organized a Suhur gathering for female government employees; the first of its kind among government departments in Dubai. The event took place at Al Multaqa Ballroom, Dubai World Trade Center.   The female Suhur gathering is an initiative by the Dubai Customs Women’s Committee to be the first event of its kind targeting government female employees in Dubai with the objective of enhancing ties and positive interaction between female employees in different government departments.  The event included a lecture entitled “The Foundation of the Happy UAE Home” delivered by Abdul Rahman Al Mulla, from the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai (IACAD) and Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Hammadi, Director of Family Cohesion Department at ......read more

SLC launches ‘Tolerance-related Legislation' awareness initiative to position the UAE as exemplary country of tolerance, openness, and co-existence

Initiative aims to raise community awareness of legislation conducive to transforming value of tolerance into sustainable institutional endeavour Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   In response to the  declaration by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, of the year 2019 as the ‘Year of Tolerance’, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has launched its ‘Tolerance-related Legislation’ awareness initiative. This initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the recently issued forward-looking legislation, inspired by the UAE wise leadership’s vision of promoting tolerance as an ethical human value and establishing it as a culture in social practices and government policies. The initiative emanates from the ......read more

Dubai Smart City Accelerator Invites Applications for Third Cohort

• Deadline set for June 30, 2019 • Program to run from September 2019 to January 2020   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   The Dubai Smart City Accelerator (DSCA), the first industry-focused accelerator award winning program of its kind in the MENA region, has issued an open call for applications from global startups dedicated to innovative smart city solutions to join its third cohort.   DSCA was launched in May 2017 by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in collaboration with du, Smart Dubai Office, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) New York, Orange Business Services, and Visa.   The program is hosted within the renowned Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), DSOA’s wholly owned tech innovation hub, and powered ......read more

Dubai Customs receives WCO executive and showcases best communication practices

Dubai, UAE – Saturday 18 May 2019:  Corporate Communications Department at Dubai Customs received Ludovic Thanay, Head of Communications, Events and Strategic Planning Unit, World Customs Organization (WCO). The meeting was organized by Dubai Customs with the aim of sharing best communication practices and strategies with the WCO.  Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department overviewed the performance indicators and overall communication methodologies in place in the department including CSR, Media and PR.  “We have built a coherent communication strategy over the years, which is key to ensure the most current and important information about the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and Dubai Customs is always available and being conveyed to both our internal and ......read more

SHUAA Capital progressing with potential combination with ADFG; releases Q1 2019 earnings

• Combination with major shareholder ADFG progressing through final stages, followed by regulatory and shareholder approvals • Q1 reported revenues increase 67% quarter-on-quarter to AED 55.4 million • Net loss in quarter of AED 24.9 million on the back of legacy provisions and one-off items   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019:   SHUAA Capital confirms it is progressing with its potential transaction with ADFG through a strategic investment structure where-in the combined entity will continue to operate as a publicly listed company. The Company is going through final stages before regulatory and shareholder approvals will be sought.   SHUAA Capital today announces its Q1 2019 financial results, with revenues increasing to AED 55.4 million (Q1 2018: AED 33.2 million). The ......read more

Etihad ESCO signs Contracts with Sharaf Electronics to retrofit 15,000 Light Fixtures

The Lighting Retrofit Project to generate AED 5 million annual savings UAE, 16 May 2019 – Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) announced the signing of an agreement with Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of the lighting retrofit project at three terminals of Dubai Airport. The project will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with latest energy saving LED lights, resulting in about AED 5 million annual savings every year, for next seven years for the airport. In addition, the project supports Dubai Airport’s vision of environmental sustainability. As an accredited ESCO company with Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for electricity and water in Dubai, Sharaf Electronics is tasked to complete the project within a year and a half. With over 8,500 outdoor lights, including high mast lighting ......read more

Police Is the Official Eyewear in Sony Pictures' “men in Black™: International”

Men in Black special agents can neuralyze to their heart’s content with this new piece of equipment. Codename: Police SPL872 May 16, 2019:   Police, lifestyle brand owned by the De Rigo Group, returns to Hollywood to protect the Earth from the dregs of the universe. From June 2019, the brand will return to the silver screen in Sony Pictures’ Men in Black: International, where the agents are seen wearing special Police style eyewear. By participating in Men in Black: International, Police confirms its international intergalactic vocation and brings back the shapes and styles that have built the brand’s success over the years, such as the historic eagle – symbol of Police – and classic, easy-to-wear lines for any sentient being.  Police special limited edition necklace Police has ......read more

Two MEFMA members recognized at Global FM Awards of Excellence 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   Two members of the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) bagged major awards at the prestigious Global FM Awards of Excellence 2019. UAE-based integrated facilities management (FM) providers Emrill Services and Adeeb Electrical & Electronics Services were honored in the recently concluded competition for their effective implementation of the best industry practices and their contributions to the FM community at large.  MEFMA’s Strategic Corporate Member Emrill won the ‘Gold Award of Excellence in FM 2019’ for its entry titled 'Driving Innovation, Knowledge, and Experience to Deliver Excellence in FM,’ while MEFMA’s Corporate Member  Adeeb was one of the three recipients of the ‘Highly Commended Global FM Award of ......read more

V-Circle / Logomania Edition & Greca Edition

May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Versace – Pre-Fall 2019 Collection Iconic. Disruptive. Playful. V Circle, the fashion icon of Versace watches, is back in two original versions, more playful and disruptive than ever. Designed for trend-setters and devotees to the Versace brand, the lettering brings the strap to life, transforming this timepiece into a must-have accessory. V Circle / Logomania Edition, with a smaller case, features a snakeskin leather strap embellished with Versace lettering and a Medusa free loop. The watch is available in seven different colors, and a choice of leather strap or metal bracelet. The dial bears the characteristic stitch pattern and the iconic Greca border on the réhaut. V Circle / “Greca” Edition, in a larger version, is complete with a leather strap with a central fabric ......read more

Dubai youth and dignitaries interacted during Ramadan Dubai Majlis

Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department organize Ramadan Dubai Majlis 16 May 2019, Dubai, UAE: Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, hosted a number of youth and promising dignitaries at Ramadan Dubai Majlis, an activity under the Ramadan Dubai project held in Dubai on Tuesday evening, the ninth day of Ramadan. This was in coordination with the majlis of H.E. Issa Al-Sirkal. The dialogue included constructive sessions aimed at promoting the convergence of generations, sustaining the message of the elders, listening to ideas of the youth and supporting them in accordance with the needs of the times, fostering the spirit of belongingness to the homeland while attaching the teachings of the true religion and loyalty to good leadership. This further seeks to spread the good word during the ......read more

Al-Futtaim Launches SINYAR, An Emirati Talent Development Programme Focused on Growing Talent Pool for the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019: ​  Al-Futtaim has announced the launch of SINYAR, a pioneering programme for UAE nationals, dedicated to developing emerging talent across its organization. This programme is in alignment with the UAE’s Vision 2021 and UAE Government Accelerators initiatives to harness the full potential of its national human capital by maximising, nurturing, attracting and retaining the best talent. The name SINYAR in local Emirati dialect means the trace left by a boat in water and was used to signify how it will guide employees on the right path for their careers. Through this tailor-made programme, Al-Futtaim encourages employees to take the lead on aspects related to their career and development to reach new heights. It will enable Al-Futtaim’s employees to discover their ......read more

'100,000 free Iftar Meals served by Danube Group every Ramadan'

May 16th, 2019; Dubai, UAE: True to the spirit of Ramadan, the UAE's largest diversified conglomerate Danube Group is giving free iftar meals to 100,000 workers in labour camps across different locations in UAE from last 14 years.  The yearly initiative has been a huge success among the blue-collar workers, whose hard work often goes unnoticed, despite their diligent performance of duties while adhering to religious obligations. Additionally to fulfill one of the five pillars of Islam the group offers an all-expense paid trip to a few lucky workers selected via lucky draw for Hajj and Umrah every year.  Mr Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman Danube Group said:” This is one of many steps we take to recognize the unstinted services of the underprivileged labourers. We at Danube make sure food reaches in safe and ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare strengthens presence in Oman with the inauguration of 3rd Hospital

A part of the leading integrated healthcare provider’s network in GCC, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics opened its 3rd Hospital in Ibri, the 9th facility in Oman. 16 May, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Delivering upon its commitment to improve the availability and accessibility of quality healthcare services in Oman, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics are now serving patients with its newest 22-bed Aster Hospital located in Ibri. The new facility further strengthens Aster DM Healthcare’s offering in primary and secondary care services in Oman. The inauguration of the new facility was officiated by His Excellency Sheikh/ Khalaf Salim Abdullah Alishaqi , Wali of Ibri and Ms. Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO of Aster and Medcare Hospitals & Clinics- GCC, in the presence of officials from various ......read more

The Big 3 and Sharjah Women Team A triumph in NAS 3x3 Basketball

The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat clinch Girls and Boys crowns Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Big 3 and Sharjah Women Team A clinched the Men’s and Women’s titles at the NAS 3x3 Basketball Championship, while The Quattro Ballers and Triple Threat triumphed in the Juniors Girls and Junior Boys categories respectively. The Big 3 defeated Ball Above All 19-11 in the Men’s final, while Sharjah Women Team A cruised to a 13-6 win over And One in the Women’s final. In the Junior Girls’ final, the Quattro Ballers proved too good for Brooklyn Nets, winning 9-2, while Triple Threat edged the Junior Boys’ title with a 13-12 win over the JamBlack Mambas. “This second edition of the NAS 3x3 Basketball Championship has achieved all our goals,” said Salah Amin, ......read more

Marks & Spencer Unveils Its Chic Linen Summer Collection

May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Marks & Spencer has introduced its ultimate linen collection for Summer. A style that lends itself perfectly to both weekend and workwear, linen is the must-have fabric this season. From signature Summer dresses to classic skirts and beach ready accessories, shoppers can look no further than Marks & Spencer to get them through the warmer temperatures.  The collection includes bold colours to stand out from the crowd as well as pastel tones, creating a more understated look. With Cool Comfort™ finish, a key innovation that works to draw moisture to the outer surface, these chic pieces will leave shoppers feeling fresh, cool and comfortable, while the Easy-To-Iron ™ finish will ensure crease-free clothing, so they can look fantastic all day long. Women can stay stylish even on ......read more

Celebrate the spirit of Ramadan and Eid at home with Robinsons

Dubai, UAE, 16th May 2019:   Leading department store, Robinsons has launched its dreamy new home collection for Ramadan and Eid, presenting luxury homeware beside this season’s fashion must-haves.   With an impressive selection of brands and exquisite designs to choose from, shoppers need look no further than the UAE’s largest department store to help them relax and unwind this holy month in the comfort of their own home.     The new collection features products ranging from tableware and serve ware to decorative pieces, showcasing luxurious and contemporary designs ideal for iftar and Suhur and perfect for all interior design styles.   Shoppers will be able to admire the most sought-after pieces at Robinsons this season, from tropical printed cushions and majestic table ......read more

STARZPLAY: Top ten picks for Ramadan 2019

Treats in store include a selection of the latest Arabic movies, popular Anime and Hollywood series   May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, welcomes Ramadan 2019 as it offers a selection of blockbuster Arabic movies, highly sought-after Anime titles while throwing into the mix some STARZ original series straight from Hollywood.   A host of the latest Arabic movies with an additional range of popular cartoon titles are set to be perfect for those looking to bring the cinema home for relaxed family viewing.    Here’s STARZPLAY’s top ten for your screens this Ramadan:    Arabic Movies   Latest   1. Welaaneh (2016) 100 mins | Comedy | 15 | Arabic | Lebanon Samar lives with her sisters and ......read more

Oracle Helps Organizations Improve Productivity Across Global Supply Chains

New Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud logistics updates help improve responsiveness, optimize shipments and asset utilization, and improve productivity Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2019 — To help organizations design and operate efficient and agile supply chains, Oracle today announced a series of logistics management updates to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud. The updates include a new logistics network modeling product and enhanced transportation management and global trade management capabilities. The latest innovations can help customers drive better business outcomes by enhancing supply chain responsiveness, optimizing shipments and asset utilization, and improving productivity across global supply chains.     “Expectations are not only increasing, they also are constantly ......read more

Icon Art Production invests over AED 15 million in Film, TV & Broadcasting Equipment

Facilities to support local and International film Industry with upgraded Equipment, Studio & Post Production Facilities May 16, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – Film and TV Production House and market leader, Icon Art Production (IAP) is aiming to invest 15 Million Dirhams in 2019 to Increase the inventory of Film/TV/Broadcasting Equipment’s following increase in demand for Local and International Production of Feature Films, TV Programs, Music Videos, TV Commercials, Events Productions, Studios & Post Production facility in Dubai, UAE. Investment includes the expansion of State of the Art Studio Facilities for Indoor Shoots for TVC, TV Programs and Feature Film with Studio size of 15,000 Sqft with Post Production Facilities. The company had invested 10 million in 2013 to upgrade state of the art equipment and in 5 ......read more

This Ramadan choose complete peace of mind with Al-Futtaim Toyota Pre-owned deals

• 20% downpayment assistance • Free 1 year or 20,000 km service   Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2019: To celebrate the spirit of generosity this Holy Month, Al-Futtaim Toyota is offering remarkable deals on its pre-owned vehicles. Throughout Ramadan customers buying a pre-owned Toyota can enjoy 20% down payment assistance from Al-Futtaim Toyota, free one-year or 20,000 km servicing and 3M window tinting making it the best time to purchase the vehicle of their dreams. Customers will also find attractive pricing on all Toyota pre-owned vehicles, ranging from the city friendly Yaris all the way to the sturdy Land Cruiser.    All Toyota pre-owned vhicles come with  up to 3 years/100,000 km warranty, a complimentary 99-point check, a full service history and full reconditioning by Toyota-trained experts ......read more

Gaviria Pipped to the Post as Uae Team Emirates Claim Another Podium Finish

UAE Team Emirates’ Fernando Gaviria claimed second on a wet day at the Giro d’Italia.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   The Colombian sprinter showed his competitive edge, ploughing forward in the closing kilometre to take up a good position on the wheel of one of his fellow riders at the front of the peloton.   The relentless rain provided difficult conditions for the peloton, and that undoubtedly played on the mind of the sprinters, who were all waiting for the right time to make their move. But with just 300 metres to go, Gaviria went, and it looked like he was primed for the stage win, before Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe) pipped him to the line.    It was Gaviria’s second podium finish of this year’s race, adding to the stage win he picked up on ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre opens registration for 22nd IAA Humans in Space Symposium

It will showcase the first UAE experience in human space flights field Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced opening early registration for the 22nd session of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Humans in Space Symposium, hosted in Dubai for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa. The event will be held from 11 to 14 November 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and will bring together experts from around the world in the space industry, especially from the Arab world. Those wishing to attend can apply on www.his2019.com His Excellency, Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of MBRSC, said, “MBRSC continues its consistent approach and sustainable efforts to make the UAE a leading hub for space science and research in the ......read more

No Surprise as Dubai 2021 win NAS Volleyball title

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:    Cheered on by the packed stands, Dubai 2021 rallied from a set down to beat Surprise 3-1 and win a fourth NAS Volleyball Championship title for the franchise. Winners of the title in 2015 and 2016, and also last year as F3, Dubai 2021 lost a close first set and were trailing 11-15 in the second, but fought back to level the scores at 21-21 and shifted gears from thereon, winning 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The winners bagged a cheque of AED600,000, while the runners-up took home AED500,000.  The two teams received their trophies and medals from His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information and President of Tennis Emirates, in the presence of Sheikha Shamsa bint ......read more

Over 114,000 benefitting now from Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR Initiatives with Sajaa Iftar camp expansion

Facilities and Iftar kit availability has been increased due to overwhelming response at Sajaa iftar camp to accommodate a total of 1,14,000 beneficiaries this Ramadan.  Malabar Gold & Diamonds associates with various associations and like – minded organizations this Ramadan to provide Iftar meals & other CSR initiatives.  Malabar Gold & Diamonds continues to devotedly take part & conducts various CSR initiatives this year which was declared as the ‘Year of Tolerance’   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019:   Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the largest jewellery retailer with 250 stores worldwide has its CSR activities going in full swing in the GCC and Far East region this Ramadan too.   Due to the overwhelming response of its Iftar program ......read more