Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites

 
Interviews and Highlights on GoDubai
 
A Re-branded Global Innovations is thrilled to announce the launch of a new product at the upcoming ATM 2019

The new product, TassPro, will be an exceptional point of sale solution for travel agencies Global Innovations, with its state-of-the-art IT services, is all set to participate in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019. The ATM is a leading international event focused on the travel and tourism industry. Envisaged with a goal, Global Innovations is dedicated to serve with strategy-inspired Travel Technology Solutions for the automation of the tourism trade. They strongly believe that “continuous improvement is the only means of achieving excellence”, this has led to them constantly improving, innovating and improvising its offerings, thereby adapting to the ever-changing dynamics of the travel and tourism industry. Until 2016, from the time of inception, automation of inbound tourism with “ITINERARY” (DMC ......read more

Secretary General of NATO tells CNN: “The United States needs friends”

Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Following on from his address at Congress in the United States of America, CNN’s Hala Gorani spoke to the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg.    During the interview on Hala Gorani Tonight the Secretary General of NATO confirmed that he had spoken to President Donald Trump recently and agreed with his suggestion that allies needed to pay more towards NATO.    Despite criticism NATO had received from President Trump, Stoltenberg tells CNN that the US is committed to the organisation and sends a message to the President saying “the United States needs friends.”   Stoltenberg also spoke about the rise of terrorist actions linked to white supremacy suggesting all terrorists regardless of their religion ......read more

Make Your mind and body happy

March 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Most people think that all kinds of exercising is just getting fit and muscle building, whereas they lose the key point – this isn’t just a physical issue, but a great mental benefit. The thing is that nowadays in our stressed and speedy lives we need some activity, which helps us both to keep fit and gives positive emotions. Dance lessons in Dubai is the best way to reach these aims. Dance For You offers you a unique experience like no other dance schools, where one can choose from a great range of Ballroom and Latin-American dance classes. Moreover, there are dance activities for adults as well as children. Everyone can find what he or she wants: from Tango to Waltz, from Salsa to Hustle. In addition, if there is a hesitation which style to pick, then our specialists introduce you the world ......read more

SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana tells CNN about the importance of connectivity between China and Africa

Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  This month’s episode of Business Traveller explores the trade and travel relationship between China and Africa. Three years ago, China surpassed the United States as the biggest business travel market on the globe and now more of China’s business is being done in Africa.    During the episode, CNN’s Eleni Giokos heads to Johannesburg to meet South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana.    The national carrier, SAA, is one of two airlines with direct flights to and from Hong Kong. Jarana explains to the programme how seamless connectivity between China and Africa has allowed for growth on the continent and is a significant strategic route.     Key Quotes:   On air travel between China and Africa:  “We provide ......read more

Christine Lagarde warns CNN of “big risks on the horizon”

Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  At the World Economic Forum in Davos, CNN’s Richard Quest spoke to the Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde. During the interview, Lagarde disputed claims that there was another international recession around the corner but forecast a “very modest slowdown” and commented “the sun is not shining as brightly as it did”. On the future global economy, Lagarde calls the inability of global players to come to agreements on trade and tariffs a “big risk”. Please clearly credit CNN Business with any use of this material. Key Quotes: On the global economy:  “A few rooms have been fixed a bit but there’s a lot of work that needs to be done and what we’re still saying today look ......read more

Saudi energy minister on the country's Crown Prince: His ability to lead the kingdom is unshaken and will never be shaken

For CNN Business, John Defterios spoke to Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih.  During the interview, Al-Falih told CNN he doesn't "see a big economic recession" but that corrective actions are "easily within our control." As the United States Secretary of States Mike Pompeo prepares to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Al-Falih suggests the two countries will continue to work well together due to “common interests, common values.” Al-Falih also speaks about the Crown Prince’s ability to lead stating “His ability to lead the kingdom is unshaken and will never be shaken in my opinion.” Key Quotes: On the potential of an economic recession:  “I don’t see a big economic recession the way we saw in 2008 ......read more

What Procedure I Got Done to My Skin

In the summer of 2014, I began to notice the appearance of these small, raised and pigmented spots on the temples of my face. Due to their location, I could hide them easily with a bit of foundation and conceal their presence with my hair. I’d mistakenly believed that their existence was genetic as my mother had similar spots in the same locations too. Over time I had completely forgotten about their existence. All this changed in the early months of 2018, when these spots started to appear all over my face, especially on my cheeks. Covering it with concealer helped hide their pigmentation but I couldn’t cover the fact that they were raised! This began to bother me more in the summer, when I usually prefer wearing less makeup. In November 2018, I decided to visit Dr. Olimpia Carmen at The Wellbeing Medical Center in ......read more

CNN speaks to the CEO of The Emirates Group as Dubai Intl Airport welcomes its one billionth customer

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:  As Dubai International (DXB) welcomes its one billionth international customer, CNN’s John Defterios spoke to H.H Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum –Chairman of Dubai Airports and CEO of The Emirates Group.   During the interview with Defterios, Al Maktoum discussed the crucial role customers have played in helping Dubai International reach their goal, saying “It’s always about the customers. The more you please your customers, they will come again and again.”   Al Maktoum also commented on the US Federal Reserve’s decision to raise inflation, telling CNN “that’s the way it’s been for the last 30 years.”   Key Quotes:   On how Dubai International attracts customers: “We see that the one ......read more

HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum's discusses her desire to make Dubai a global centre for creativity

Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  CNN Style Dubai meets Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for an exclusive look at her family’s private art collection and hears about her father’s desire to promote the talent of regional artists.   As Vice Chair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum hopes to take the industry to a global stage where it can be recognised internationally.   Key Quotes:   HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum on the artistic scene in Dubai:  “A thriving cultural scene is actually a sign of a very stable country, a thriving country, a stable government.  I think creative expression is so important for a nation because it empowers them. It empowers the people to create beauty, spread it not only locally, but, ......read more

Kemuri Dragon Roll, Roll of the Month from Sumo Sushi & Bento!

Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  Opening its doors in Dubai in 2000, the Japanese family dining franchise, Sumo Sushi & Bento, was launched by four Dubai-based entrepreneurs. The original Japanese family friendly restaurant, the brand now has 17 outlets distributed across the GCC. Sumo Sushi & Bento specializes in the creation of customized Sushi Sandwiches, Poke’ Bowls, Salmon Lovers Bento and other Japanese specialty rolls.  One of their highlights for the month of December is Kemuri Dragon Roll, a savory roll filled with ebi fry sushi, avocado, and tamago, topped with unagi and ebiko served with a hint of smoky flavor. Sumo also offers its customers convenient options including dine in, takeaway and delivery to make the experience even more delightful.  Visit their website to ......read more

Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion

December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR    1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?   The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016.  They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on product development, purchasing, marketing, product assortment and product categories. They are a wonderful partner and that’s why we are successful as we both understand each other’s ......read more

Dubai's quest to become the capital of the Islamic economy

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  With 1.8 billion Muslims in the world and an Islamic economy - which complies with Islamic laws – growing, John Defterios reports that Dubai is positioning itself as the global capital of the Islamic economy.   Dubai is already ranked number one in the world for halal food; halal travel; modest fashion; halal recreation; and shariah compliant pharmaceuticals and cosmetics but, now, it is looking to further diversify its economy.   The launch of global initiatives to create a certified halal accreditation system is one way in which it is doing so. This initiative has the potential to be significant and relevant to the 1.8 billion Muslims around the world this allowing Dubai to be centre stage in ensuring its economy reaches its full potential. Key Quotes:   CEO of Dubai ......read more

Mikaela Shiffrin tells CNN: “For little girls out there growing up… you're enough.”

Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin kicked off her bid for a third straight World Cup overall crown in Soelden, Austria, last weekend and will be chasing a fourth straight slalom world title at the World Championships in Are, Sweden, in February.   Alongside her summer preparation, Shiffrin earned a spot in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100, traditionally a feature which celebrates physical beauty with the strapline “World’s Sexiest Women”. However, instead of posing in a bikini or an evening gown, Shiffrin chose to wear a white ski jacket with her 2018 Olympic medals around her neck.   In a wide-ranging interview with Alpine Edge host Christina Macfarlane, Shiffrin explains why she doesn’t want to be objectified and feels compelled to use her social ......read more

AIGNER FIRENZE: The Renaissance Collection

INSPIRATION October 30, 2018:  The timepiece has been named after the Italian city of Florence. Culturally rich and diverse, Florence is known as the ‘cradle of Renaissance’. Painted by the imagination of Michelangelo and strewed with extraordinary architecture at every turn, the city serves as the perfect backdrop for the Firenze timepiece.  A story of revival, renewal and rediscovery, AIGNER Firenze is inspired and named after the beautiful Italian city of Florence. From bezel to buckle, the limited edition timepiece resonates with the artistic strokes of medieval brilliance. In essence, the timepiece is the metaphorical transition of AIGNER’s craft of time keeping. The chronograph, extends beyond the realms of the unmistakable AIGNER horseshoe to take the shape of a conspicuous round dial; the ......read more

The vintage cars with a high-tech secret

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:   While most vintage car enthusiasts seek to return vehicles to their former glory, Jonathan Ward prizes and preserves the beauty in their decay, while hiding some high tech secrets under the hood. Ward is the founder of ICON, a California-based company that reimagines classic SUVs like Toyota FJs and Ford Broncos with modern tech and materials.  While that remains the bulk of the business, Ward has another, more unusual passion project: take vintage cars and, instead of restoring it to the way that it would have looked and driven when it was created, preserve the decay that has occurred through the years but update the vehicle to a cutting-edge driving experience. It's a project he calls "Derelict." "The whole idea of the Derelict series is that we do a lot of ......read more

“He was young and starting his rocket ship career. I don't imagine I fit into that well”

Lisa Brennan-Jobs on the complicated relationship she shared with her father, Steve Jobs   Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  On the latest episode of ‘Amanpour’, Christiane Amanpour talks to Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of the late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs.   Brennan-Jobs spoke of the complicated relationship she shared with her father, who had denied paternity for several years. After watching from the sidelines as her story was told by authors and film directors, Brennan-Jobs has decided to share her own stories of one of tech’s greatest visionaries through her new memoir “Small Fry.”   Key Quotes:   Lisa Brennan-Jobs on the message she is trying to convey through “Small Fry”:   “It’s a story of a girl growing up, ......read more

Cheyenne Woods: Stepping out of Tiger's shadow

CNN Sport spoke to Cheyenne Woods about diversity in golf, female athletes, and stepping out of the shadow of her famous uncle, Tiger Woods. Currently ranked No.245, Woods is now in her third year on the LPGA Tour and hoping to inspire other black women through representation.   Only eight African-American women have been members of the LPGA Tour in its 70 year history and none have won the women’s circuit, something Woods aims to change.   Key excerpts and quotes from the article:   Whilst playing at an event at Wilshire Country in Los Angeles, Woods was introduced to a family who came to watch her. Although the family had never played golf before or seen the sports live, Woods had captured their imaginations. Speaking about the influence she can have, Woods said: “It was a black family ......read more

World's first cyborg on artificial senses

Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018:  CNN Style’s guest editor, Chen Man, has commissioned a series of features on visual language and imagining the future. One article, on how technology is changing what it means to be human, features the world’s first legally recognised cyborg, Neil Harbisson. Harbisson writes of how having an antenna implanted in his skull has helped him perceive colours (he was diagnosed with complete colour-blindness as a child) and given him artistic freedom and curiosity. As the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, Harbisson aims to create senses and organs that aren’t traditionally human in order to reveal realities that exist but are not perceived by the brain. Key Quotes from the article: Neil Harbisson on how his interest in artificial senses transpired: “During my studies ......read more

Nancy Pelosi on President Trump: "As long as he's here, I'm here"

Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018:  Speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi discusses her role and why she has decided to remain in politics. During the interview for CNN’s new one-hour long Amanpour, Pelosi explains how a Trump Presidency has compelled her to remain in her position to maintain a female presence in policy changes and continue to fight for the protection of the Affordable Care Act. Full interview airs tonight on CNN International at 6p.m. BST and 7p.m. CET Please clearly credit CNN with any use of this material Key Quotes: Nancy Pelosi on why she is still serving as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives : “I do agree that it was time for new blood and we should move on and if Hilary ......read more

Ulissi Looking to Defend Canadian Title as Italian Leads UAE Team Emirates to North America

Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi returns to the stage of his last one-day race win as the Italian gears up for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. Ulissi took home first place in the GP Montreal last year, his second one-day victory in UAE colours, and will be hoping for a repeat performance this time round.    Joining Ulissi will be former European Champion and 2018 Tour de France stage winner, Alexander Kristoff, alongside teammates Rui Costa, Alexandr Riabushenko, Manuele Mori, Marco Marcato and Jan Polanc. The team will be guided through the races by Sports Director, Simone Pedrazzini.   Commenting ahead of the race, Diego Ulissi said: “The GP Québec and the GP Montréal are two races that I particularly like. They are ......read more

Angelina Jolie: “No one dreams of being a refugee; they dream of living up to their potential”

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Refugee families endure innumerable forms of mental and physical anguish, including the pain of being unable to provide their children with food when they are hungry or medicine when they are ill or injured. But I have also seen how much it weighs on refugee parents when they are unable to send their children to school, knowing that with each passing year, their life prospects are shrinking and their vulnerability is growing. In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns that rising numbers of refugee children are not receiving an education. While the implications are grave, our response should not be to despair but instead to see an opportunity. The global refugee crisis is a major challenge for our generation. But the task is not hopeless. Refugees themselves are not passively waiting for ......read more

Aseel Al-Hamad tells CNN: Nothing is impossible

August 26, 2018:  To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.   On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.   Key Quotes:   Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to inspire women in Saudi Arabia: “I have a mission to carry the voice of the women and make sure that I can develop the foundation for women’s motorsport in Saudi Arabia. It’s to develop the next generation in motorsport. This is the ......read more

Huawei's Statement on Australia's Minister Statement

Dubai, UAE, August 25, 2018:  The Australian acting minister for home affairs and the minister of communications issued a press release (article attached) on august 23 which says : " The government considers that the involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law may risk failure by the carrier to adequately protect a 5g network from unauthorized access or interference" Australia and other media immediately reported on this matter and interpreted that Huawei was banned from participating from 5g project Huawei’s Statement: The Australian government's decision to block Huawei from Australia's 5G market is politically motivated, not the result of a fact-based, transparent, or equitable decision-making process. ......read more

Comments of Mr Atif Rahman, Director and Partner, Danube Properties & Mr Sudhakar Rao, Chairman, Gemini Property Developers on Kerala Flood

Kindly attribute this comment to Mr Atif Rahman, Director and Partner, Danube Properties:  "The number of people killed in the Kerala flood and the damages it has created, are extremely devastating and unbearable. We will support people of Kerala and will stand by the victims throughout their toughest time. I believe it is our humble duty to help people in need and anyone in distress. The massive responses I’m seeing around me in the UAE for the Kerala flood victims, has simply raised my faith in humanity.   "Supporting human is part of our business philosophy. As responsible business we feel that we should extend helping hand to the people of Kerala to save lives, build shelters and provide all-out support. This upholds the humanitarian side of the people belong to different backgrounds." Kindly ......read more

Michael Phelps: ‘I didn't want to be alive'

Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:  Olympian Michael Phelps sat down with CNN World Sport anchor, Patrick Snell to discuss his struggles with depression.   Phelps is working to raise awareness of depression and other mental health issues by telling others about his own journey. Phelps hopes to inspire others to openly speak about their struggles and help save lives.   Key quotes:   Michael Phelps tells CNN why he is speaking about his struggle with depression: “I'd like to make a difference, I’d like to be able to save a life if I can. For me, that’s more important than winning a gold medal.”   Phelps on why it’s important for him to understand more about mental health: "It’s ok to not be ok. I was able to do some pretty incredible things in the ......read more

Vertical farms on the rise in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  CNN reports on the dynamic technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way Dubai sources its food.  CNN visited Badia Farms, the first commercial indoor vertical farm in the region.  Badia Farms uses hydroponics technology to produce 27 varieties of leafy greens without the need for soil, sunlight and chemicals.  Omar Al Jundi, Founder and CEO, Badia Farms explains how the vertical farm works: “We use special LEDs to mimic the sun. We use a lot of sensors, climate control systems to regulate these conditions… the irrigation, timings scheduling and the different nutrients.”   Vertical farming is gaining traction in the region as Emirates Airline is about to start building the world’s largest vertical farm at Dubai World Central Airport. When it ......read more

“The world is thirsty for an Arab superhero"

CNN’s Inside the Middle East delves into the region’s comic book community   Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  CNN’s Inside the Middle East meets a group of young, like-minded people who have a passion for comic books and have come together to establish a pop culture community. Brought up on seeing western superheroes, these comic book fans crave an Arab superhero.  The programme meets Saeed Arjumand, a comic book illustrator and owner of Comic Stop store, who speaks about the need to see more nationalities in comics: “Marvel talked about diversifying all their heroes. Like they want to get rid of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and I think they're trying to be like this is not a world where it's like a white playground. It's a white kid, and a black kid and an Arab kid and a Filipino ......read more

Artificial Intelligence Officer's Shoulder Recovered After Complex Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Such surgeries last for 10 years and more Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th July 2018:  Angelika Eksteen, 57 from Germany, who works for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, sustained a fracture in the left shoulder 10 months ago, for which she underwent a surgery at a local hospital. However, the surgery wasn’t successful, and Angelika continued to have complications in form of pain, lack of movements and weakness. As such, she couldn’t cope with daily activities which not only affected her daily chores, but also her sleep. The unbearable pain caused by the shoulder, eventually led her to be referred to Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS), where Dr. Bhuvan Machani – Consultant Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgeon, performed a total reverse shoulder replacement surgery on her left shoulder. ......read more

Susie Wolff: Formula E doesn't need F1 drivers

Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018:  In an interview with CNN’s Supercharged, the newly-appointed team principal of the Venturi Formula E team, Susie Wolff, explains why she has transferred to the all-electric racings series.   The former Formula 1 test driver tells host Nicki Shields that she believes that Formula E is now less reliant on former F1 drivers ahead of its 5th season, set to begin on 15 December 2018 in Saudi Arabia.   Alongside the introduction of the Gen2 Formula E care, Wolff will also work with former teammate Felipe Massa at Venturi, and she outlines some of the challenges lying ahead to CNN – including female participation in motorsport.   Having opted to retire as a driver in 2015, Wolff speaks to Shields about the lack of female role models and visibility of women across ......read more

CNN Exclusive: Finnish President Niinistö analyses the Helsinki Summit

 “I do not believe that Russia is going to attack Finland or the Baltic countries”   Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  As part of CNN’s coverage of the Helsinki Summit between Presidents Trump and Putin, Christiane Amanpour sat down with the host Finnish President Sauli Niinistö to discuss what had been achieved.   Key Quotes:   On what he feels President Putin achieved from the Summit: “I think for him it was important for him to be in equal foot with the American President… he left also with a kind of burden. Those big issues, if they continue, they should also be solved somehow… I do not believe that anyone expected them to suddenly have a deal over them”   On why he wanted the US to be involved: “I wanted to talk a bit about ......read more

Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud discusses the lifting of the Saudi driving ban: “This isn't something you go back from”

Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  In the wake of Saudi Arabia lifting its female driving ban, Executive VP of the Saudi Sports Authority Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud joins CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to discuss the future of women’s rights in the country.   Key quotes below:   On the lifting of the female driving ban: “To be able to experience in my home country what I experienced growing up in The States: movies, socialising, mobility those are monumental shifts that yes obviously we would have liked to have seen sooner but the fact that we’re doing it today for me is wonderful because there are conversations and they’re so old and they’re so tired for us and there are so many things that we as women, as the community would like to focus on that to no longer have to talk ......read more

Give a little; help a lot at Dubai Outlet Mall's Ramadan & Eid carnival!

GREAT BARGAINS FOR EID SHOPPING   Dubai, UAE (June 12, 2018) -   Dubai Outlet Mall is marking the holy month of Ramadan and the forthcoming Eid al Fitr celebrations with a wealth of good cause initiatives, as well as extending special promotions and great offers for shoppers. It’s all part of the Ramadan & Eid Carnival, with shoppers able to benefit from extended opening hours too  – from 10am to 12pm every day until Eid, seven days a week.     The Mall has associated with UAE Red Crescent and Meltoo, encouraging shoppers to donate their used clothing and house-hold items and electronic goods, with charity boxes placed in the Mall for easy access.     Benefitting a good cause closer to home, Dubai Outlet Mall, in association with its Food and Beverage ......read more

In an exclusive interview Apple CEO tells CNN- “I don't subscribe to the machines taking over the world”

Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018:  Apple CEO Tim Cooke sat down with CNNMoney’s Laurie Segall for an exclusive interview in which he reveals he uses his phone too much, that Silicon Valley’s abuse of privacy is out of control, and weighs in on how trade tariffs could affect the iPhone.   Key Quotes:   On addiction and AI:  ““I encourage everyone to look and everyone to make an informed decision and ask themselves if they’re picking up their phone 10x an hour or 20x an hour, maybe they could do it less. Maybe they would be more present in the moment with less… But I think the power is now shifted to the user and that has been what Apple has always been about… giving the power from the institution to the user, and I am very hopeful that great things are going to ......read more

Global Light and Power Celebrates 10 Years with the Opening of their New Showroom in Dubai

May 15, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Established in 2008 with their first office in Al Quoz, Global Light and Power (GLP) offer bespoke lighting design solutions with upscale qualities and ideal functionality.  The locally grown company’s 1000 sq. foot showroom showcases both indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions which include a range of existing and newly designed and manufactured products, displayed to highlight the techniques, applications and effects of each lighting fixture.  Founder and Managing Director of GLP: “It has been a great year for the team. Not only were we able to open our doors to the public as per the scheduled date, but we also managed to simultaneously work on designing new products and creating a brand new premium catalogue highlighting our capabilities and extensive range of ......read more

Erdoğan tells CNN “the US will lose in the end” following Iran deal withdrawal

Dubai, UAE, May 10, 2018:  In an exclusive interview- recorded just prior to the US decision to withdraw from the Iran deal- CNN’s Becky Anderson sat down with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey to discuss the US withdrawal and its potential consequences. He told CNN that he fears "new crises" will break out in the Middle East as a result of the US abandoning the Iran deal, adding that it’s not just going to impact the region, but the entire world. Key Quotes On the United States withdrawing from the deal: “This nuclear deal was previously called unsignable but it was rendered possible after years of negativity, raising hope all around the globe in the end and at the drop of a hat turning this deal around and retreating from the deal is not just going to impact the region but also the ......read more

A Chat With Mr. Hamid Rashid, Founder & CEO of Finterra.

Dubai, UAE, May 05, 2018: 1. Please give us a brief on Mr. Hamid, his visions and mission with introduction to Blockchain in the world Hamid Rashid Founder & CEO of Finterra Hamid, a hands on Strategic Visionary brings his wealth of experience and knowledge from Hewlett Packard, Petronas and U&Me. He creates brands that deliver stakeholders strong tangible results.    He has over fifteen years of professional experience, Consulting in Enterprise Software Business Management and Business Development experience in the B2B and B2C industry sectors, as Senior Business Manager. He has been closely involved in the different facets of Enterprise Business Management, specifically– Strategic Business Planning, Strategic Account Business Development, and Partner Ecosystem Management.    About Finterra ......read more

South Korea credits Trump for opening door to talks with North

Amanpour's interview with the South Korean Foreign Minister airs at 8pm CET on CNN International and 11pm ET on PBS. Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018:  South Korea's foreign minister has said she believes President Donald Trump is largely responsible for bringing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table. Speaking ahead of Friday's historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea, Kang Kyung-wha told CNN that the US President had played a significant role in bringing the two sides together. "Clearly, credit goes to President Trump," Kang told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in Seoul. "He's been determined to come to grips with this from day one." Kim will become the first North Korean leader to cross the Military Demarcation Line between North and South orea on ......read more

Mark Zuckerberg tells CNN he is 'happy to' testify before Congress

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  LAURIE SEGALL, CNN SENIOR TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT:  I want to start with just a basic question, Mark.  What happened?  What went wrong?     MARK ZUCKERERG, FACEBOOK CEO:  So this was a major breach of trust, and I’m really sorry that this happened.  You know, we have a basic responsibility to protect people's data.  And if we can't do that, then we don't deserve to have the opportunity to serve people.     So, our responsibility now is to make sure that this doesn't happen again.  And there are a few basic things that I think we need to do to ensure that.    One is making sure that developers like Aleksandr Kogan, who got access to a lot of information and then improperly used it, just don't get ......read more

The era of Quiet Rebels

The act of rebellion is an act of freedom. POLICE, as a brand thrives on a simple philosophy: your choice is your style. The designs don’t conform to the imaginations of a designer, instead, they canter and run parallel to unique choices. The classic POLICE DNA is strong, rebellious and vocal but the vicissitude of rebellion is every generation’s own. Today, POLICE stoke the fire of a quiet revolution that tones down the demonstrations and encourage debates.  POLICE celebrates  the birth of the quiet rebels with this novel collection. Offering freedom, individuality and tena­­­city, the timepieces speak to freedom-seekers, succeeding to capture the resilience of their thoughts with every timepiece. Bold and recognizable shapes coupled with neutral tones and exceptional leather straps and bracelets, ......read more

Roberta Ramos is the Project Manager at the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados)

Dubai, UAE, March 05, 2018: ● Please give us a brief on yourself Roberta Ramos is the current Project Manager at Abicalçados, where she has been working for 11 years. Graduated in Social Communication, with Masters in Business Management, Business Intelligence and Leadership. She runs the Brazilian Footwear program, which aims to promote the exports and the internationalization of Brazilian brands. She is a Futurism enthusiast and has recently lead the development of a project called Future Footwear. The project's goals are the increase of productivity and the development of technological solutions for the industry. ● Please can you give us a brief on Abicalçados Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Associations, acts as an advocate for the interests of manufacturers of shoes, leather upper shoes, ......read more

Inspired by Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030: Nader Sabry

Nader Sabry, a space tech entrepreneur and mentor, is the creator of the world’s first physiological prayer mat. His online retail company, TIMEZ5, is focused on using space technology to tend to the health and wellness needs of the Muslim/Islamic lifestyle, an economy globally valued at over $2 trillion. Sabry’s prayer mat works in three ways: it reduces pain, improves posture support, and increases energy when praying or meditating. It has a five layer system, which works to achieve those three benefits. Arab News interviewed Sabry to learn more about his work, his views on Saudi innovators and why he wants to be a part of the Saudi Vision 2030. Your online retail company, TIMEZ5, tends to the health and wellness needs of Muslims’ lifestyle. Why did you feel the need to create a ‘Muslim’ brand in the ......read more

A Chat With Mr. David Benedek, the man behind BDK Perfumes.

I was invited at Robinsons, a Luxury Shopping Destination, to interview a very dynamic, enterprising, enthusiastic and probably the youngest perfume designer- Mr. David Benedek. Mr. David(BDK) has his very own individual perfume house that is based at that Palais Royal, Paris. He demonstrates a strong passion about his work. Furthermore, he grew up in a perfume heaven (Perfume shop in Paris) with his grandparents and parents owning a perfume store. Later, he went on to study Economics and Management. Eventually, his passion drove him to specialize in the field of perfumery and cosmetics.  BDK prefumes are known to be long lasting and mostly loved by both men and women. Last June he launched five fragrances; Pas Ce Soir Bouquet De Hongrie Tubereuse Imperiale Oud Abramad Wood Jasmine Here is what I ......read more

RUNWAY DUBAI creates a new buzz campaign for fashion tourism

In partnership with Faiza, the leading beauty cosmetic company in Asia, Runway Dubai Season V brought an explosion of talent; new, established and musical. Over the course of the 3-day exclusive fashion event, Runway Dubai Season V brought upcoming musicians Blake Rose, from Australia, Siya Arora from India, and Julie Joseph from the U.K. They all blessed the audience with their sultry tones, moody music and youthful spirits in the form of performances and innovative ideas. A fascinating highlight was when Rose, usually referred to as the Australian Justin Beiber, recorded a song live on stage, looping drum beats and guitar chords right before the audience. The raw, passionate vocals of Julie and Blake, touched hearts…as they sang an emotional rendition of Rihanna’s “Stay”. The younger generation enjoyed the ......read more

Interview With Mr. Abdulhadi Chalak, Country Manager – UAE, Boecker Public Health.

Boecher participated in Gulfood Manufacturing 2017, during which GoDubai had a chat with Mr. Abdulhadi Chalak, Country Manager – UAE, Boecker Public Health.   Q.  What are the latest technological innovations by Boecker?   A.  Boecker® is committed to bring the best solutions from around the world to our communities’ doorsteps and we are continuously working to develop and launch innovative products. Recently, we introduced in the UAE market our innovative bird control solution; an advanced laser based technology.  Moreover, Boecker® has launched its Occupational Health and Safety Lite™ certification programme, taking workplace safety to a whole new level.     Q.  What is the response to such technology in the F&B sector? A.  Customers expect and ......read more

Ministry of Economy discusses ways to reinforce economic & investment ties with Maldives

H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, has commended the growing trade relations between the UAE and the Republic of Maldives. The total volume of non-oil foreign trade between the two countries has progressively increased over the past five years, increasing by 12 per cent from AED 422 million in 2015 to AED 475 million in 2016 (USD 129.2 million). This came during H.E. Engr. Al Mansoori’s reception of a Maldivian delegation headed by H.E. Mohammed Saeed, Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Maldives, in the presence of H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Economy’s Foreign Trade Affairs, and Hind Al Youha, Director of the Ministry’s Investment Department. The meeting discussed possibilities for cooperation between the two countries ......read more

DowDuPont Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

Strategic Updates On September 12, DowDuPont announced certain targeted portfolio adjustments to the Materials Science and Specialty Products divisions to align with end-markets and enhance the competitive advantages of the intended companies. The Company started up its new ethylene and ELITE™ enhanced polyethylene facilities, both in Freeport, Texas. The Sadara joint venture achieved full commercial operations of all 26 production facilities at its world-scale complex. DowDuPont continued to satisfy conditional regulatory clearances required of the merger transaction. On November 1, DuPont closed the divestiture of its cereal broadleaf herbicides and chewing insecticides portfolios, as well as certain parts of its crop protection R&D pipeline and organization to FMC, and closed its acquisition of FMC's Health and ......read more

Dubai Launches Digital Certificates Initiative to Safeguard Dubai Digital Wealth

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on October 23rd, 2017, between the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) and the Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), promoting cooperation in implementing the Dubai Digital Wealth Initiative by focusing on Dubai Digital Certificates. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the signing, as did His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Emirate’s Executive Council, and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Smart Dubai: Making Dubai the Happiest City on Earth The MoU is regarded as instrumental in realizing the Digital Wealth Initiative and its sister project, the Internet of Things Strategy that were ......read more

Sam Nabil Counseling Services Delighted to Launch Therapy & Life Coaching Services in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

New online counseling services provide access to USA based counseling services for Expats and locals, SamNabilCounseling.com reports  Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2017:Dr. Gregory Simon, from Group Health Research Institute located in Seattle, led a project that found that communicating with a therapist online has had significant effects of alleviating symptoms of depression. He and his team used a Group Health chat system to follow up with 106 clients chosen at random. Simon reported "People were more satisfied with their care, their depression was more likely to improve and they were more likely to take their medications as directed."  Online counseling and coaching can assist clients with a multitude of mental wellness challenges. Additionally, online counseling saves time, fits clients’ schedules, and is secure ......read more

Abu Dhabi Maintains Position as Favourite Destination in United Arab Emirates

Guest Experience in the Middle East report reaffirms Abu Dhabi’s place in top spot for UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6 May 2017: Abu Dhabi has maintained its position as the number one destination in the UAE for guest satisfaction in a report by travel and hotel data specialist organisation, Olery.    The report’s findings highlight Abu Dhabi’s leading position among cities in the Arabian Gulf, with the overall Guest Experience Index™ registering an 82.8 score, up from 82.2 from the 2016 report.  As such, Abu Dhabi provides one of the best guest experiences in the Middle East. It takes the top spot in the UAE, clearly outranking its two popular neighbours Dubai and Sharjah. Ranked as a separate destination it would occupy the second place, behind only Cyprus.  More than ......read more

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

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