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Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle Launches the First Newly Designed LEGO® Certified Store Concept in the Middle East

• LEGO® Certified Stores newest retail platform offers customers new and interactive experiences and displays  • The new store introduces The LEGO Mosaic Maker for the first time in the United Arab Emirates   Dubai, UAE - 23, September 2021:  LEGO® Certified Stores – owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE - has launched its latest store design in the Middle East. Located at Mall of the Emirates, the new look store format from the LEGO Group provides customers with a unique retail experience for the first time ever that is both playful and innovative.   The new store was unveiled through a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 22 at Mall of the Emirates, by Fahed Ghanim, Chief Executive Officer at Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle, and Jeroen Beijer, General Manager of the ......read more

Jaguar Partners With 4th Floor Creative and Artists Disciples and Pip Millett to Celebrate Live Music in Unique Sound Design Project

• Celebrating Creativity: Jaguar partners with Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative team to celebrate the worlds of music and design     • Exhilarating Performance:  Sony Music UK artists Disciples and Pip Millett perform their latest tracks at Jaguar Land Rover’s Gaydon Product Creation Centre in facilities normally used for designing and developing vehicles        23, September 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Jaguar has partnered with 4th Floor Creative – Sony Music Entertainment UK’s creative and strategy team – to bring together the worlds of music and design in a unique celebration of the arts. Repurposing facilities ordinarily dedicated to the design and engineering of Jaguar’s cars, the Sound Design collaboration sees a ......read more

Advanced Digital Technologies Hold the Key to Meeting Energy Industry's Decarbonisation and Emissions Targets

At Gastech 2021, the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry explores how AI, big data and robotics can future proof businesses in a net-zero world Technologies exist to increase efficiencies, reduce emissions and capture carbon and should be utilised to support decarbonisation as we move towards the energy transition Dubai – 22 September 2021– Facing unprecedented demands to deliver wholesale decarbonisation of energy, the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry is increasingly turning to advanced digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data and robotics to future proof businesses and ensure they thrive in the drive to net-zero energy. At Gastech 2021, the world’s largest exhibition and conference supporting the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry, industry professionals have ......read more

DHA Launches Post-COVID-19 Clinics

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced Post-COVID-19 clinics at two of its health centres in Dubai. The clinics will take place on Tuesdays at Al Barsha Health Centre and on Thursdays at Nad Al Hammar Health Centre. The clinics are for patients with lingering symptoms, often referred to as “long-COVID” as the symptoms persist 4 to 12 weeks after the onset of the illness. This service is not for pregnant women and children under 6 years of age. Dr. Hanan Al Hammadi, Family Medicine Consultant and Director of Medical Affairs at DHA’s Primary Health Care Sector highlighted the importance of the clinic  She said:  “Post-COVID-19 clinics help support patients who experience lingering symptoms weeks or months after being cleared of ......read more

Serta brings Luxurious Comfort to DHF 2021

Flat 40 percent off on all Serta mattresses & bedding accessories for a sound sleep every night   Dubai, UAE - Septemer 22, 2021:  The annual Dubai Home Festival (DHF) 2021 has begun and will last until September 30th. Now is the pefect time for shoppers to hop on the luxury sleep bandwahon and indulge in a well deserved shopping spree, a long due extravaganza since the #StayHome situation prevailed. Participating in this DHF, Serta is offering a flat 40 percent discount storewide. Serta, widely known as the maker of the world’s best mattress, is offering these savings on all products, including mattresses, bed sets, headboards, sleep accessories such as pillows, mattress toppers and more. The DHF offers will allow shoppers to invest in products that promise a healthy and amazing sleep experience. Shoppers ......read more

Banks across Africa Turn to IBM Hybrid Cloud and AI Solutions to Accelerate Digital Innovation

Africa’s leading banks including EcoBank, Nedbank, Attijariwafa Bank, United Bank of Africa, Co-operative Bank of Kenya and Banco Mais are tapping into IBM technologies to help advance financial inclusion across the continent September 22, 2021 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that major financial institutions across Africa have selected hybrid cloud and AI capabilities from IBM to unlock digital innovation and continue their work to develop digital-first solutions, ultimately broadening access to financial services on the continent. COVID-19 continues to accelerate the already rapid changes that were happening across the financial services sector in Africa, fast-tracking the adoption of digital technologies to boost financial inclusion. With over 475 million Africans expected to be mobile internet users by 2025 GSMA ......read more

Securities and Commodities Authority Signs Agreement With Dubai World Trade Centre Authority to Support Trading of Crypto Assets

Dubai, UAE; 22 September 2021: The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) have entered into an agreement supporting the regulation, offering, issuance, listing and trading of crypto assets and related financial activities within DWTCA’s free zone.  The agreement establishes a framework that allows DWTCA to issue the necessary approvals and licenses for the conduct of financial activities relating to crypto assets. The agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of SCA, and H.E. Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). The Dubai World Trade Centre Authority provides a unique and well-regulated ecosystem for businesses seeking ......read more

World-Renowned Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Returns On 18 February 2022

• As the first safe city worldwide, Ras Al Khaimah will host leading international athletes, regional participants and residents at the 15th edition of the world’s fastest half marathon • Registration opens in October 2021   22, September 2021, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Ras Al Khaimah, the nature-based Emirate with an exceptional track record for hosting world class adventure and sporting experiences is set to host the return of the fastest half marathon in the world – the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon on Friday 18 February 2022.   Returning for its 15th edition, the race welcomes back elite athletes, running enthusiasts and amateurs from across the globe, to participate in the world’s fastest half marathon. Taking place on Marjan Island, the adrenaline-charged event will include ......read more

UAE Residents, Visitors and Saudi Citizens Come Together to Celebrate 91st KSA National Day in Dubai

22, September 2021:  This year’s KSA National Day celebrations in Dubai will once again welcome UAE residents, visitors and Saudi citizens to enjoy a packed line-up of family-friendly festivities, super sales and great promotions.   The 91st KSA National Day, held on 23 September, will take on even greater significance this year following the official reopening of land and air borders between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. A hugely popular and much-loved destination for tourists travelling from the Kingdom, Dubai will warmly welcome families and visitors arriving by car or plane.   With so many Saudi nationals calling the UAE home, the close brotherly ties that exist between the two nations will help to create a wonderful festival of fun to mark this important day. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail ......read more

SCCI Delegation Visits "Everest Industrial" Company for Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing

Sharjah - 22, September 2021:  A delegation from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) recently visited the Sharjah-based Everest Industrial Company, a leading manufacturer of cold merchandising equipment. The visit is one of a series of field visits the SCCI conducts to the business facilities of its members. The delegation included HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, Director-General, SCCI, Jamal Bouzanjal, Director of the Media Department, Marwan Al-Muhairi, Head of the International Exhibitions Department at the Sharjah Exports Development Center, and a number of Chamber employees.  The SCCI delegation was received by Ziad Hassan, General Manager of Everest Industrial, where they inspected the company's workflow, production, and export programs, in addition to its marketing and promotion plans to ......read more

Rashid on Course for Fourth World Title After Dominant Display in Italy

Team Abu Dhabi star completes overall victory in Olbia to make it 12 Grand Prix wins in a rows   22, September, 2021: The UAE’s Rashid Al Mulla is firmly on course for a fourth successive world aquabikes crown after recording a comprehensive overall victory at the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy. Team Abu Dhabi’s reigning world freestyle champion was in a class of his own as he completed back-to-back moto victories in the opening round of this year’s UIM-ABP Aquabike Class Pro World Championship in Olbia. He will now take a record of 12 consecutive Grand Prix victories and 26 moto wins into November’s second round of the championship in Kuwait, with the season reaching its climax in Sharjah in December.  “The whole grand prix weekend in Olbia was amazing,” said Al Mulla. ......read more

Flormar is a ‘Beauty for all' Brand, and Here's Why…

**Stunning colors, long-lasting makeup, and attractive prices are some of the reasons!**   September 22, 2021:  Ask any woman who enjoys wearing makeup how she would ideally choose a makeup brand and the answer would almost certainly be based on the following: a brand that offers a good choice of colours to match every skin tone, a brand that offers a wide range of products in a variety of colors, a brand with long-lasting and smudge-proof makeup, ease of availability, and overall one that is good bang for the buck. Few brands come with everything that every woman wants, but Flormar is one of that does just that. The brand is popularly known for its trendy makeup line with ‘beauty for everyone’ as its focus. Steadily growing with over 16 stores in the UAE, the brand is popular among female audiences of all ......read more

Skin Regeneration Takes Just Ten Days with FILORGA's New NCEF-SHOT

** Treatment includes the ultra-concentrated NCEF, a proprietary complex for renewed skin quality**   In 2021, FILORGA is taking another step towards excellence in Cellular Regeneration and has created NCEF-SHOT, a 10-day anti-ageing treatment that boosts the skin with new cells.  This supreme polyrevitalising concentrate combines the effectiveness of the NCEF star technology at its highest concentration with a powerful complex derived from marine biotechnology.  Every day, the skin receives a dose of active ingredients equivalent to 1 Meso-Injection [1].  In just 10 days, this treatment regenerates cells and activates new cells for exceptional anti-ageing results: Skin quality is visibly improved, the complexion is illuminated, wrinkles are smoothed, and the skin regains its firmness and ......read more

Union Coop Allocates AED 3 Million on Smart Promotions

Including raffle draw for smartphones and a luxury car with promotions running till October 15th  Dubai, UAE:  Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, announced a promotional campaign through its Smart App that will continue till 15th October, with more than AED 3 Million allocated to it, including offers, discounts, competitions, gifts and raffle draws on smartphones and a luxury car under the title "More of Everything". Within its strategic objectives and its constant keenness to launch community campaigns and initiatives that delight consumers, meet their requirements, and provide them with high-quality products at competitive prices. In detail, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing Department at Union Coop, revealed that Union Coop launched a new unique campaign ......read more

92% of UAE Businesses don't strictly apply Customer Data Protection Policies, Despite Heavy Reliance on Third-Party Trackers and ad platforms: Survey

Majority of UAE businesses don’t strictly apply customer data protection policies, despite heavy reliance on third-party trackers and ad platforms: Survey The survey also revealed that only 24% of the businesses are fully acquainted with privacy laws.   Dubai—September 22, 2021:  According to a recently-released survey, 99% of businesses in the United Arab Emirates use third-party trackers and ad-platforms. However, only 68% of respondents have well-defined and documented policies for customer data privacy and a mere 8% strictly apply them, revealed the survey, which was conducted by Centurion Consulting on behalf of Zoho Corp., a global technology company.   "This rampant use of third-party trackers in the business space has severe ethical and privacy implications because of the enormous amounts of ......read more

Gastech 2021 Exhibition and Conference Opens as Global Energy Industry Gathers to Set

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, Opens Gastech 2021 Exhibition and Conference   His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and Managing Director and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) sets out vision for low carbon future of the sector Ministers from world’s leading energy economies and business leaders discuss role of gas, LNG, and hydrogen in meeting future demand for energy Gastech brings together more than 15,000 global industry professionals in the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy sectors to map out journey ......read more

Guinness World Records Verifies Oldest Identical Twins Ever

JAPAN’S Umeno Sumiyama, Koume Kodama are awarded GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE for “Oldest identical twins ever (female)” and “Oldest identical living twins (female)” at 107 years 300 days old   September 22, 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Japan’s Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, are the world’s Oldest identical twins (living and ever/female) at 107 years, and 300 days, as of Sep. 1st 2021.   Umeno and Koume were born on Nov. 5th 1913 as the eldest and second daughters in a family that lived in Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture. Of the 11 siblings, Umeno is the third and Koume is the fourth child. Twins family says they have described their childhood was just like a Japanese TV drama ......read more

Al Masaood's ARB Emirates named official automotive partner of ADIHEX 2021

Company set to officially launch latest ARB product range in UAE market Participation to highlight Al Masaood’s role in promoting authentic Emirati culture Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2021 - ARB Emirates, which operates under the umbrella of Al Masaood Group and is the leading market brand in four-wheel-drive accessories and outdoor gear, has been named the official automotive partner of the upcoming 18th Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX). The 2021 ADIHEX marks ARB Emirates’ 12th year of consistent participation in the event which is set to take place from September 27 to October 3 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).  Aside from being ADIHEX’s automotive partner, ARB Emirates is also slated to exhibit in the show. ARB Emirates will capitalise on the ......read more

Withstanding A Category 4 Hurricane, Trina Solar's 670W Module Shows Its Mettle

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – September 21, 2021:  After passing advanced serial load tests for non-uniform snow-load and 20,000 cycles of dynamic mechanical load, Trina Solar's 210mm Vertex 670W module has passed the extreme wind tunnel test. The result further confirms that ultra-high-power modules can maintain their outstanding performance even when subject to extreme weather. Trina Solar, with the third-party authoritative organization CGC (China General Certification), conducted the wind tunnel test on the 210mm Vertex 670W dual-glass module (2.384×1.303m). The 210 Vertex 670W module remains intact when wind speed reached 62m/s (216km/h or 134 mph), which is equivalent to the low end of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. The wind tunnel test results prove that the 210mm Vertex module ......read more

Ministry of Health Launches National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign 2021

Under the theme "Protecting yourself... protects your community", the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the launch of the National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign which runs until the end of December 2021.  The campaign is being organized in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC), the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company "SEHA", the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and the Emirates Health Services (EHS). The campaign aims to raise community awareness and enhance prevention to reduce complication rates, encourage individuals to get the seasonal flu vaccine, and enhance the capabilities of health workers and train them on the best international practices.   This came during a press conference held at Dubai, in the presence of HE Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al ......read more

Tanagra Continues 40th Anniversary Celebrations With “Tanagra Reimagined”

2021 symbolizes a very special year for Tanagra, marking the brands 40th Anniversary and slowly ending with a look towards the future – towards a Tanagra Reimagined. At the cusp of 2022, Tanagra welcomes its customers to a new era surrounded by innovation, technology, creativity, and inspiration at the heart of art de vivre. Since its inception in 1981, Tanagra has made remarkable strides, achieving an outstanding level of excellence in transforming home décor into a journey of self-expression. Tanagra is now proud to offer the most luxurious and contemporary lifestyle brands alongside new experiential tech solutions welcoming the younger generation.     For a sweet end to the 40th Anniversary, Tanagra has joined forces with b8ta to bring in product innovation with high tech collectibles dedicated to young luxury ......read more

Patients With Alzheimer's Disease and Their Family Members Encouraged to Join Support Group

New initiative known as Memory Café will host a two-hour meeting every month at the Centre’s café for patients with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias and their family members. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September, 2021: The DHA’s Seniors' Happiness Centre is encouraging families of patients with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias to join a support group, which will meet on a monthly basis to share experiences, expertise and provide support for patients and caregivers. The newly enhanced service is known as a Memory Café. Once a month healthcare practitioners from the Seniors’ Happiness Centre will meet with caregivers and patients with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias in the Centre’s café. Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi, geriatrician and director of the Seniors’ ......read more

World's First 3D and Eco-Friendly Surface Barrier Launches in the Middle East

Dhofar Global and VPS Worldwide introduce Citrox Protect to offer powerful sanitization solutions against many types of bacteria and viruses   Dhofar Global, a leading supplier of health and hygiene products in the Middle East, has partnered with Virus Protect Services (VPS) Worldwide to introduce the Citrox Protect range of products to the region, an innovative cleaning and sanitization brand designed to enhance health and safety in various facilities across sectors. Considered as one of the world’s most powerful natural biocide and disinfectants, the innovative product range also brings the world’s first 3D microbiota surface barrier for a wide array of surfaces.  Citrox Protect products are made of natural and environment-friendly formulations which can be used both for daily sanitisation cleaning ......read more

Sony Middle East & Africa Launches World of Film Campaign

Dubai, UAE, 21 September 2021 – Sony Middle East & Africa announces the World of Film, an initiative to celebrate Sony’s legacy and continued commitment to the movie making world. Whether it be involvement with high profile blockbuster studios or an individual crafting their indie film, Sony is committed in their creative journey every step of the way through the power of their Alpha series interchangeable lens cameras and Cinema Line camera series. The campaign began on 2 August 2021 and will run until the end of the year. Sony’s Film Legacy For decades, Sony has pushed the boundaries in the world of filmmaking and stayed at the forefront of cutting edge cinematic technology. In 2000, Sony introduced Hollywood to the HDW F900, the world's first digital cinema camera. The F900 was used to make blockbuster ......read more

Etihad Airways and Talabat Team Up To Explore a Range of Exciting New Initiatives

• Region’s leading food delivery platform talabat joins the Etihad Guest ‘Miles on the Go’ loyalty programme • The MoU was signed in Abu Dhabi, by Etihad Aviation Group CEO Tony Douglas, and talabat CEO, Tomaso Rodriguez   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – September 21, 2021:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and talabat, the region's leading food delivery and q-commerce platform, have signed a region-wide Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement will see the two organisations collaborate on a range of initiatives that will benefit both Etihad Airways and talabat customers and employees.   The MoU, signed today at Etihad Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, by Etihad Aviation Group CEO, Tony Douglas and talabat CEO, Tomaso Rodriguez, heralds the start of ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah, Tripoli International Fair discuss Boosting Bilateral Cooperation

Sharjah - 21, September 2021:  The Expo Centre Sharjah discussed with the Tripoli International Fair ways to enhance cooperation and develop prospects for joint work to improve the performance of the exhibitions and conferences industry in the two countries.  This came during the coordination meeting held recently at the Expo Center Sharjah between HE Saif Mohamed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, and Mr. Tahir Ahmed Al Zubik, - General manager of the Tripoli International Fair, where the two sides discussed prospects for bilateral cooperation in the field of organizing joint events and providing services and benefits for investors and exhibition visitors from both countries. Al Midfa and Al Zubik also discussed the most important challenges facing the exhibitions and conferences sector amid the current ......read more

UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Opens the 5th Arab Water Forum

UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Opens the 5th Arab Water Forum participated by 22 Arab countries pledging strong commitment to water security for peace and sustainable development   H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei: The Arab Water Forum is a leading platform for cooperation and collaboration to support the water sector and accelerate efforts to address challenges of water scarcity     Date: Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2021   News Announcement:   1. The UAE is developing three water desalination projects in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Umm Al Quwain with combined capacity of 420 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD), H.E. Engr. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, announced;   2. Once commissioned in 2023, these will raise the water desalination capacity of ......read more

Wilo Participates at the 5th Arab Water Forum in Dubai

September 21, 2021:  In support of regional efforts to develop sustainable water solutions for the Arab world, Wilo Middle East has joined government leaders and water sector experts at the 5th Arab Water Forum, which is currently being held from September 21 to 23 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai, UAE.  As a strategic partner from the private sector, Wilo is bringing its expertise and unique capabilities in enhancing water management, led by Yasser Nagi, Group Sales Director for MENA and Managing Director for UAE and Egypt.,  Thanks to Wilo’s long term experience in the market, the climate protection company identified water leakage as one of the main concerns in densely populated rural communities in the region. This is the reason why the team is showcasing Wilo-SiBoost Smart Helix EXCEL, which is a ......read more

Brazil Embassy Showcases Expo 2020 Dubai Participation to Diplomatic Community Over Culinary Delight

Dubai, September 21, 2021: Brazil’s Ambassador to the UAE, H.E Fernando Igreja showcased Brazil’s participation at the Expo 2020 Dubai to the diplomatic community in Abu Dhabi at an exclusive luncheon session, serving some of the signature dishes of Brazil prepared by the acclaimed chef, Geraldo Thomazini, with a verve and passion he is known for in his scrumptious culinary skills. The Ambassador highlighted the diversity of the country’s cuisine, culture, food products, tourism and investment potential at the session, while guests feasted on a six-course food journey starting from charcoal cassava to start with, and ending with the Shakespearean themed desert Romeu & Julieta, served in contemporary style and ambience. In between the glimpses of the Brazilian pavilion on screen, guests were also enthralled ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University signs MoU with Egypt's SMART Company for Modern Educational Services

As part of its efforts to advance the digital transformation of Arab universities Mansoor Al Awar:  We will continue unifying our efforts to promote the digital transformation of Arab universities, as well as empower the academic, research, social, and business sectors to keep pace with the rapid technological developments happening across the globe Partnership is a significant step towards deepening the brotherly relations and historical ties between UAE and Egypt and expand cooperation in knowledge and education 20 September 2021 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University has signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SMART Company for Modern Educational Services, which is owned and managed by Egypt’s International Digital University (IDU). The partnership was made official following the visit of a group ......read more

Toni Bou Wins a 29th Trial World Championship Title in Portugal

20, September 2021:  The Repsol Honda Team rider has been proclaimed the 2021 TrialGP World Champion. Toni Bou – who also won the day’s trial in Portugal – takes his GP palmares to 125 triumphs and 15 consecutive TrialGP titles, plus 14 indoor: 29 championship wins for the greatest rider of all time. The Repsol Honda Team ace set the benchmark from the start in a trial filled with natural yet demanding sections, where the first 12 sections had been made quite slippery by the water which flows through the Portuguese town of Gouveia. Bou made it through to the end of the trial with sufficient advantage to claim a 125th victory in the Trial World Championship for the Montesa Cota 4RT rider. This season saw him victorious in seven 2021 Trial World Championship events to clinch the top TrialGP World Championship ......read more

MC20 Wins the “Product Design of the Year” at the European Product Design Award 2021

September 20, 2021:  The MC20 has received the award for “Product Design of the Year” 2021 from the European Product Design Award. The new Maserati super sports car also was honoured with “Top Design Winner” in Transportation/Auto/Truck/Mobile Home and “Winner” in Transportation/Other Transportation Design categories. The European Product Design Award is a design competition created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers. Thousands of design projects from every corner of the globe are vetted and evaluated by the jury panel to select the most aesthetically exciting, functional, and innovative products. Klaus Busse, Maserati Head of Design, said:” Our mission was to design a car that would be remembered in the future as the model that launched the ......read more

SEHA Marks World Alzheimer's Day

Abu Dhabi, 20 September 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, joins the health community in observance of World Alzheimer’s Day, which takes place annually on September 21. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells to die. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that affects a person's ability to function independently. According to the World Health Organization, 1 out 6 people over the age of 60 experience mental health issues. However, it is difficult to account for real numbers within this age group as symptoms are often overlooked and attributed to old age.   In line with ......read more

GCC economies to grow 14.51 per cent in 2021, says report

Citing IMF figures, GCC Countries Macroeconomic Indicators report notes region’s nominal GDP to reach USD 1.6 trillion this year COVID-19 vaccine rollout & upcoming mega events such as Expo 2020 Dubai seen to fuel GDP increase September 20, 2021 The nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of the six Gulf countries, which together constituted about 60 per cent of the total Arab region’s GDP in 2020, is projected to return to positive growth in 2021. Figures from the new ‘GCC Countries Macroeconomic Indicators 2021’ report revealed that the region’s economies will witness a significant increase of 14.51 per cent this year.  The report was released by Orient Planet Research (OPR), the market research unit of the Orient Planet Group (OPG), in partnership with information and communications ......read more

Throwback to the 60's with CATRICE

September 20, 2021:  Halloween is quickly approaching and what better way to celebrate than playing around with some make-up and creating a sultry 60’s look to channel some of your favorite icons like Priscilla Presley, Twiggy, and Cher. A pop of color on the lids, super long lashes, simple thick liner and a 60s inspired shift dress will have you Halloween ready in no time with no fuss!   After you’ve prepped your base to your preference, reach for the Pro Lavender Breeze Slim Eyeshadow Palette filled with 14 beautiful, highly pigmented shades of lavish purple and lavender tones that blend with ease. We recommend using the shade ‘Lover’ or ‘Lilac’ all over the lid while blending outwards to soften the edges.   Next, use the Liquid Liner Sensitive with a precision felt tip ......read more

Dubai Design District Launches d3 Rethink Interiors

● d3 Rethink Interiors takes place in d3 between 19 to 30 September 2021 as part of Dubai Home Festival ● Exciting initiative will bring together premium d3 furniture and home retail brands, to offer up to 40% discount at participating stores, as well as hosting an expert panel discussion revolving around emerging design trends ● Visitors can spend AED2,000 or more at participating home stores and lucky winner gets a chance to win a AED25,000 gift voucher   Dubai-UAE: 20 September 2021 – Dubai Design District (d3), a global centre for art, architecture, fashion, design, and retail, is announcing its participation in the 3rd Edition of the Dubai Home Festival with its d3 Rethink Interiors initiative taking place from Sunday, 19 September to Thursday, 30 September 2021.    d3 Rethink ......read more

Dubai CrossFit Championship returns in December with 40 of the World's Fittest in Action

The three-day Dubai CrossFit Championship will take place from Dec 16-18 and offer more than AED 1 million in prize money   Dubai - United Arab Emirates:  The Dubai CrossFit Championship, one of the most anticipated events in the sport, is set to bring 40 of the world’s biggest CrossFit stars to Dubai for a gruelling three-day challenge that will offer more than AED 1 million in prize money. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, this year’s Dubai CrossFit Championship, which started in 2012 and became the first ever CrossFit sanctioned event in the world in 2018, will take place from December 16 to 18 at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, and will be broadcast live on Dubai Sports TV and online on Dubai CrossFit Championship’s website and YouTube channel. It will feature 40 of the world’s fittest ......read more

First Victory for Italian in the UAE Team Emirates Jersey as Kristoff podiums in Frankfurt

News | Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz'| Trofeo Matteotti – Monday, 20, September, 2021     Matteo Trentin couldn’t have asked for a better preparation for the World Championship road race, with the former European Champion claiming victory at the Trofeo Matteotti in Italy .   The UAE Team Emirates rider won ahead of Jhonatan Restrepo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) and Valentin Ferron (Total Energies) in the same race he also won in 2019.   The main action of the race came after 60 km, when a group of twelve escaped. Among those riders were Matteo Trentin and his teammate Alessandro Covi, with Trentin attacking again 50 km from the finish, followed by six riders.   Trentin hit-out again 10 km from home, creating a gap of +21 “on the first group of ......read more

Dubai Muscle Show, Dubai Active and Dubai Active Industry return to Dubai this October

Back for 2021 and bigger and better than ever!  Eight-time Mr Olympia champion, Ronnie Coleman and the most successful Arab bodybuilder and reigning Mr Olympia bodybuilding champion, Big Ramy, to headline Dubai Muscle Show Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday 20, September 2021:  Mark your calendars! Held in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, The Middle East’s largest fitness and wellness exhibition that includes Dubai Muscle Show, Dubai Active and Dubai Active Industry, is making a highly anticipated comeback this year for an action-packed three days of fitness and fun from 28th to 30th October 2021.  Featuring the biggest names in fitness, the most diverse schedule of workout classes and the greatest number of exhibiters than ever before, this year’s event is set to be the best one yet. ......read more

Winner of the 5th Arab Reading Challenge to be Crowned in live TV Ceremony on Monday

With 21 million contestants from 52 countries, competition sees largest number of participants to date despite COVID-19 Dubai-UAE: 20, September 2021:  Millions of Arab viewers will be able to watch the announcement of the winner of the Arab Reading Challenge in a closing ceremony to be aired live on MBC channel on Monday.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will attend the closing ceremony, which will crown the winner of the 5th edition of the Arab Reading Challenge from among five finalists.  The challenge’s 5th edition attracted 21 million participants, the highest ever number in the challenge’s history, from 52 countries (14 Arab countries and 38 foreign countries with Arab diaspora), compared to 13.5 ......read more

School Librarian of the Year Award Now Open for 2022 Nominations

The award highlights the significant role that librarians play in instilling reading and enhancing the educational process   Dubai, 20, September 2021:  The search is on for the UAE’s top school librarians with the return of the prestigious annual School Librarian of the Year Award. Now in its sixth year, the award is given by the The General Secretariat of Executive Council of Dubai and Emirates Literature Foundation to those individuals who have shown exceptional commitment in championing literacy in their schools and sharing their passion for books. It will be awarded in two categories, school librarians working in public (government) schools in the UAE and school librarians working in private schools in the UAE.    The year award is now open for nominations and will close on 10 November 2021. The ......read more

Mai Dubai launches fastest bottled water production line in the region

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer leads landmark inauguration of water line with maximum output of 86,000 bottles per hour Facility equipped with state-of-the-art ‘Super Combi’ technology Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2021: Mai Dubai, the leading bottled water company fully owned by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has made a landmark milestone with the launch of the fastest bottled water production line in Asia, Oceania, and Africa (AOA) region. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), inaugurated Mai Dubai’s game-changing water line, which was completed in collaboration with Sidel, leading provider of equipment and services solutions for packaging beverage, food, home and personal care products in PET, can and glass.   The newly opened facility ......read more

Canon partners with the United Nations for the Global Week to #Act4SDGs, to educate and inspire the next generation to become active changemakers

Canon partners with the United Nations for the Global Week to #Act4SDGs, to educate and inspire the next generation to become active changemakers The Global Week to #Act4SDGs, which launched in 2017, is designed to flip the script on prevailing global narratives of apathy and fatalism to instead focus on positive messages that can drive actionable change. The week aims to drive inspiration in others through a series of activities including workshops and panel discussions, raising awareness of the work being done to create sustainable change and encouraging others to take action. Canon will be encouraging its community of partners and regional HQs around the world to get involved by sharing the activity on social media and encouraging partners in local regions to share any local initiatives that are driving forward positive change. ......read more

Louis Moinet Moon Race - A Journey through Space

MOON RACE A journey through space « Moon Race »  is perhaps the most exciting epic of modern times. This space race is staged through four key episodes in the conquest of the Moon. It combines the finest craftsmanship with lunar meteorite and the most spectacular natural stones. These four creations all feature an authentic fragment of the spacecraft that shaped history. Each of them has travelled more than a million kilometres in interplanetary space before being presented in the Louis Moinet travel trunk, which invites you on a journey through space.  FIRST ON THE MOON | 1966 Luna 9 was the Soviet space probe that made the first successful lunar soft landing. It was a real feat at the time, following a long series of failures. Soviet astronautics lost 26 space probes between 1962 and 1965 without a ......read more

Dragon Oil Looks to Double Production to 300,000 b/d by 2026

Ali Rashid Al Jarwan:  -2021 Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition will focus on recharging confidence in oil & gas in a post COVI-19 world. -ATCE offers visitors engaging experience to discover latest technologies in E&P industry. Dubai, Sunday, September 19,2021:  Dragon Oil is eying new developments in Turkmenistan, Iraq and Egypt after having survived the challenges of 2020, according to Ali Rashid Al Jarwan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dragon Oil, an upstream oil and gas exploration, development, and production company fully-owned by Dubai’s Government.  “At Dragon Oil, we are determined to achieve our sustainable growth targets through unlocking new opportunities around the world, including Turkmenistan, Iraq and Egypt. The board has put ......read more

Novartis to Showcase the most Promising Frontiers of Science at the Swiss Pavilion during Expo 2020 Dubai

• During the opening month of Expo 2020 Dubai, Novartis will debut their exhibition and showcase the most promising frontiers of science, the most transformative innovations in medicine, and the most significant healthcare needs.   • During Expo 2020 Dubai, Novartis will showcase four pillars at the Swiss Pavilion that include Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Cell and Gene Therapy, Building Trust with Society, and Patient Community.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19, September 2021:  With Expo 2020 Dubai, the world's greatest show, just around the corner, Novartis, a leading global medicine company, will make its appearance during the opening month of Expo 2020 Dubai at the Swiss Pavilion located at the Opportunity District. As a leading global medicines company, and consistently ......read more

Combat Dull Skin & Glow From Within!

The Face Shop unveils Yehwadam’s Jeju Magnolia Pure Brightening Line     September 19, 2021, Dubai, UAE: In Korea, flawless skin is often compared to ‘white porcelain’. Enter the all new Yehwadam brightening line crafted using pure Magnolia Blossoms grown in the pristine Jeju Island, located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.    Korean beauty wonder, The Face Shop unveils the new collection, targeted towards combating dull looking skin, delivering a truly bright, supple and glowing complexion.   The brand new Yehwadam Jeju Magnolia Brightening line is a premium skincare offering, and features 4 different products including a Toner, Serum, Emulsion & Face cream.   Combat early signs of aging, including the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with ......read more

First Bacalar and Blower Customer Cars Hand-finished by Bentley Mulliner

 First customer cars for both handcrafted series now finished  Both cars created in Bentley Mulliner’s dedicated workshop in Crewe  Bacalar Car One finished in bespoke Atom Silver Satin paint  Blower Car One resplendent in Birkin Green  The next three cars in each series now in build  Customer deliveries about to begin   (Middle East, 19 September 2021) Bentley Mulliner has completed the first customer cars in both of its new series of pinnacle, handcrafted, bespoke projects. Each car is the first of their respective 12 vehicle series, with Bacalar Car One being the first customer delivery of Mulliner’s new coachbuilt barchetta. Meanwhile, Blower Car One is a millimetre-accurate mechanical recreation of Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin’s 1929 supercharged ......read more

Dubai Science Park's Chilling Campaign Stuck Raises Awareness of Paralysis

• Dubai Science Park highlights how to prevent, manage paralysis and stop people from becoming ‘stuck’ • Healthcare community encouraged to develop cutting-edge products and treatments to support people of determination • Community prompted to be responsible and take ownership of their health   Dubai-UAE: 19, September 2021 Dubai Science Park, the region’s leading science and healthcare-focused business district, has launched a campaign to highlight paralysis and the UAE’s role in treating life-changing conditions. It is part of Dubai Science Park’s mandate to create a knowledge and innovation-based economy.    Home to over 400 companies and 4,000 professionals, Dubai Science Park has been successful in building a life science value chain through its enabling ......read more

2022 Kia Carnival earns 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Award

• Three-row vehicle receives safety designation in its first model year • 2022 Carnival is the 10th Kia vehicle in 2021 to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK or higher   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2021:  The 2022 Kia Carnival MPV has been awarded the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating just months after the vehicle’s introduction with a new name to the Kia lineup. The designation applies to the Carnival when equipped with LED projector headlights and built after March 2021. The Carnival earned ratings of ‘good’ in all six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.   The Carnival stakes its claim ......read more