|Revealed: 65.24cm (2 Ft 1.68 in) Afshin Ghaderzadeh Declared World's Shortest Man|
Afshin discovered to be 6.86cm shorter than the previous record holder, Edward Niño Hernandez
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2022, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™, the global authority on record-breaking, can today announce that 20-year-old Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh is the new Shortest man as verified on Tuesday, 13 December 2022, with a height of 65.24 cm (2 ft 1.68 in).
Afshin was born in a remote village in Bukan County, West Azerbaijan Province in Iran.
The previous shortest man was Edward Niño Hernandez, who was born on 10 May 1986 in Bogotá, Colombia, measured 72.1 cm (2 ft 4.38 in) tall, as verified on 29 February 2020.
Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, along with Official Adjudicator Kanzy El Defrawy were in attendance on the day of measurement in the GWR Dubai ......read more
|Free From Food Expo Brings Their Recipe for Success to the Middle East|
Free From Food Expo, Europe’s leading innovation platform for the free from, organic, vegan, functional and healthy ingredient food industries, brings their recipe for success to the Middle East for their first ever event in Dubai.
19th- 20th September 2023: In a post covid era with an increased consumer interest in health and wellness, it is clear that there is growing demand in the Free From & Healthy Food Markets, particularly in the Middle East. Due to the growing interest in healthy lifestyles, the trend towards healthy eating, the increased incidence of food intolerances like celiac disease, gluten and lactose intolerance, and the rise in disposable income, Middle Eastern consumers are hungry for more Free From & Healthy Products. The GCC gluten free food products market is projected to ......read more
|Gift of Umrah made seamless through Zamzam and Merit Incentives Partnership|
Dubai, UAE, 25 August 2022: Zamzam.com, the online platform facilitating Umrah booking services in the region, enters a strategic partnership with Merit Incentives to deliver on its brand promise ‘Umrah Simplified’. As part of this collaboration, Merit Incentives’ clients in the banking sector and its marketplace will equip their customers to redeem their loyalty points for Zamzam gift cards, providing all customers with the opportunity to gift their loved ones an Umrah experience.
Registered users can redeem their loyalty points for a Zamzam gift card to plan their travel to Umrah and Hajj effortlessly and conveniently. In addition, customers can redeem their loyalty points on Zamzam.com to plan their pilgrimage to Mecca or visit Madina.
Commenting on the partnership, CEO of Zamzam.com, Omar Seraj Akbar, said: ......read more
|TBO Holidays Announces ‘Winner' of Mega Promotional Campaign for Travel Agents|
• Grand prize winner Sarah Raouf from Family Tours, Egypt, walks away with brand new BMW X2
• Over 1,500 winners and 6,000 rewards distributed during 120 days
August 19, 2022: TBO Holidays, one-stop shop booking platform for all travel agents across MEA, which is owned by Tek Travels DMCC– announced the grand prize winner of BMW x2 car following the final raffle draw of its ‘Book n Win Bonanza’ mega promotional campaign for travel agents in the region.
Launched in April earlier this year, the ‘Book n Win Bonanza’ campaign gave away over 1229 prizes across 387 bookers during the first 60 days of the promotion, with a total of over 1,500 winners and 6,000 rewards distributed during the 120 days of the campaign period, with lucky agent Sarah Raouf from Family Tours, ......read more
|Looking for Amazing Desert Safari? Book with Us!|
Tour Info: Desert Safari
Desert Safari is one exciting activity you should add to your bucket list if you’re looking for real adventure. But there’s more to it than just the thrilling roller coaster ride and the dune bashing. You will also get to enjoy a multitude of activities once you reach the desert camp where you can also experience a true Arabian spirit.
The safari journey starts by picking you up from your hotel in the afternoon and going straight to the destination. An experienced safari driver will drive you through the exciting desert to experience a breathtaking drive in the sand dunes plus a scary dune bashing. A few stops for photo snap shots are absolutely a must if you don’t want to miss the beautiful sunset.
The tour will continue with more fun activities that awaits you in the camp ......read more
|Dubai's Museum of the Future Helps Build the Young Heroes of Tomorrow|
Dubai-UAE: 19 June 2022 – From hands-on play, reward-based challenges and interactive activities, the Museum of the Future is combining education and entertainment at its dedicated kids’ floor, encouraging young visitors to engage in beneficial activities at Dubai’s iconic architectural marvel, as well as giving these creative minds the building blocks to become the city’s future heroes.
Designed for children under the age of 10, the Future Heroes level is a fantasy world for children focusing on future skills; aimed at encouraging young minds to make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them.
As they step into the dedicated children’s zone, young visitors are greeted by the sign: “Welcome future heroes. The future needs you." From there, dedicated house ......read more
|Dubai Airports makes Final Arrangements ahead of Northern Runway Closure|
Passengers urged to confirm flight information with their airlines in advance
Dubai, UAE – May 9, 2022: Dubai Airports has confirmed that the Northern Runway Rehabilitation project at Dubai International (DXB) is ready to commence from today, May 9 until June 22, 2022.
The essential works being carried out will see the world’s busiest international airport’s operations reduce to a one runway operation. To minimise disruption to our guests more than 1,000 flights per week are scheduled to arrive and depart from Dubai World Central (DWC) during the 45-day period, with the majority of those flights being operated by flydubai, Spice Jet and Indigo.
As always, Dubai Airports is working with the airlines, control authorities, commercial and service ......read more
|Mohammed bin Rashid Launches the Biggest Humanitarian Initiative in the Region to Achieve One Billion Meals for People in need Around the World|
Following completion of distribution of 220 million meals to 47 countries as part of 100 Million Meals campaign
Dubai, UAE - 11, March 2022: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the launch of the One Billion Meals campaign to secure food aid for vulnerable communities in 50 countries.
Organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the campaign is an expansion of the UAE’s previous Ramadan campaign “100 Million Meals”, which was launched last year, during the holy month of Ramadan, and raised more than double its target earlier this year to secure food parcels, equivalent to 220 million meals, to the disadvantaged in 47 countries across four continents.
Through an integrated food ......read more
|The Opening of the Museum of the Future – Keynote Speech|
His Excellency Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi
Chairman of the Museum of the Future
Your Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is our greatest pleasure to welcome you today to the opening of the Museum of the Future, the new centre for the world to envisage the future and to collaborate on designing and conceiving our human development.
This is how His Highness envisioned it when it was just an idea and an architectural drawing.
The new civilized edifice reflects the philosophy of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, and embodies concepts we have championed over the ......read more
|The Museum of the Future: A New Beacon for Knowledge and Innovation|
Dubai, UAE - 14 February 2022: Often, we find ourselves wondering what the future could look like, envisioning an array of possibilities and questioning our own positioning in the world of tomorrow. What will our life look like? What will the future hold for our children?
Today, the future is at the very doorstep of humanity, the opportunity is here as we believe that the future is something we ourselves can design.
Driven by the wise vision of its leadership, as always, Dubai has brought to life a one of a kind hub, for visionaries, talents and great minds from around the globe to shape the future, it is the eagerly-awaited “Museum of the Future”, which will open its doors to the rest of the world on February 22, 2022, welcoming guests to embark on a journey to the year 2071.
From ......read more
|Harklinikken Proudly Unveil their ‘New Look' Dubai Haircare Centre in the Heart of Jumeirah, with an Elegant and Minimal Scandinavian-Inspired Redesign|
February 10, 2022 - Dubai, UAE: Harklinikken, the iconic Danish haircare clinic in Dubai committed to self-love and empowerment, is excited to unveil their newly renovated and refurbished clinic in the heart of Jumeriah on the Jumeirah Beach Road. With this exciting transformation, Harklinikken brings signature Scandinavian design to the forefront of the clinic, staying true to the brand’s Danish roots.
Stunning Washingtonia palms and young Ficus trees line the exterior entrance, as a cobblestoned pathway leads visitors to a chic and sleek panelled floor to ceiling glass door that opens into a beautifully serene space, with concrete effect resin floors and walls where a feeling of fluidity and organic tranquillity abounds.
A statement olive tree, signifying peace and continued commitment ......read more
|Shenzhen Brand Products Exhibition Come to Dubai Physically on January 2022|
Dubai, UAE: With the successful opening of EXPO 2020 Dubai last October 1, 2021, the China Pavilion being one of the largest, has emerged as one of the most popular pavilion attracting thousands of visitors daily.
As one of China’s successful business regional centers and one of the most economically potential cities in the country, Shenzhen’s industries, brands and products are promoted throughout the EXPO to enhance the economic and trade exchanges between Shenzhen and MENA region.
To support this economic regional partnership, the Shenzhen Products Show will be held at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry Building from 11-13 January 2022 and the event is hosted by Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, organized by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shenzhen Committee and ......read more
|Discover from a different perspective with a Boat Rental in Dubai|
Discover boat rentals in Dubai this winter
When we think about Dubai, many of us will associate the emirate with skyscrapers, 6-star hotels, and fantastic shopping. What often goes overlooked is that the entire city is stretched along the coast.
A Boat Rental in Dubai is beginning to pick up in popularity due to how easy and accessible it is to rent a boat. As we can guess, Dubai is full of boat owners, which makes finding one to rent on a day-to-day basis extremely easy.
Click&Boat, the leading boat rental platform, has everything from luxury yachts to rustic sailboats, and it offers a new perspective when visiting Dubai. It should be noted that whilst boats can be rented for an entire week vacation, they can also be rented for just a few hours - with or without a captain and crew.
Sometimes we can get caught up in the ......read more
|Tips on How to Find the Best Movers in Dubai|
Moving into a new home is a process that can be very challenging. It only makes sense why a lot of people choose to use the service of movers and packers when relocating. But one must bear in mind that the moving company you choose can either make or break your moving experience. So, it is important to properly select the best movers in Dubai to hire if you are looking to do so for your upcoming relocation.
We’ve come up with some tips you can use to guide you on your search for movers and packers in Dubai. Read below!
Get referrals from people you know
One of the first things you should do when you are planning to hire movers and packers in Dubai is to ask for referrals, and the best way to start is from people that you know. You can ask family, friends or co-workers who just have moved in the past if they ......read more
|Global Innovations Reduced IT Costs and Increased Innovation Thanks to Cloud Computing|
In 2003, Global Innovations developed an ERP solution for the travel sector, which is now used by more than 100 companies. For many years, Global Innovations used dedicated hosting - meaning each customer had its own infrastructure, but this came with high costs.
In 2019, Global Innovations designed a solution to address a new customer segment. “But the development was much more complicated,” explains Kabir Ali Baig, CEO and founder of Global Innovations. “This was particularly due to the large number of suppliers that had to be integrated into the tool.” To become more competitive in the market, Global Innovations decided to look for an alternative to dedicated hosting infrastructure. The key requirements for the new IT set-up should wear flexibility and a variable pricing model.
Global ......read more
|Elegant Places in Dubai and Abu Dhabi To Watch Euros 2020 in Style|
The much-anticipated summer tournament promises much action this year, and the exciting fixtures already have fans frenzied. Fans are also coming back to the stadiums after an unusual year of football. The atmosphere at the Euros will indeed be electrifying. In Dubai and Abu Dhabi, football fanatics have the chance to follow the competition from the best venues in the city. Here are a few outlets to consider.
Perry and Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse
The spacious venue has long anticipated the Euros and has an accommodative set up for football lovers featuring 12 big screens. F&B offers are also in order in the entire period presenting price discounts on meals such as the old-fashioned P&B burgers, smoky mountain burgers, beyond burgers, chicken burgers, and so much more! The ......read more
|The Rise Of GCC As A Hub For International Deals|
GCC’s Rise As A Hub For International Deals | AIX Investment
The story of the rise in prominence of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is by now well known: the region has some of the world’s largest hydrocarbon reserves, and has used its massive influx of revenue to fund large-scale infrastructure development and, more recently, the governments have been employing economic diversification strategies to make their economies more sustainable. The member countries of GCC (Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Oman) are all expected to post robust growth figures in the coming years.
As globalization has accelerated worldwide, countries like the UAE have established themselves as major players in the international logistic supply chain by creating favorable economic policies and promoting ......read more
|Oil Prices Rise Despite Rising Demand for Renewable Energy|
Oil prices have been on a tear in early 2021, even though a new U.S. administration focused on clean energy. The Biden White House plans to move to a net-zero emission economy, and several U.S. carmakers have announced they will go all-electric or mostly electric within the next 2-decades. Telsa is also continuing to push out electric vehicles and has seen its share price hit all-time highs in 2021. The share prices of Tesla, GM, and Ford, have been on a tear.
What is Going on With Oil Prices
Even though the government and the private sector in the U.S. is focused on clean energy, oil prices have rallied back to 11-month highs. The lack of U.S. production and rising demand has been the catalyst behind the rally in oil prices. U.S. Domestic production is currently at 11-million barrels a day. This compares to production 1-year ago ......read more
|The Definitive Guide on Getting Married in Dubai UAE|
Saying your vows to your future spouse and promising a life together can be one of the greatest and most memorable chapters of a person's life. In UAE, couples wanting to get married, either in a church, temple, or court, need to follow certain steps in order to get married in Dubai UAE.
Take note: couples with the same nationality and religion will experience an easier procedure for marriage. If you will be marrying an expatriate of different religion and/or nationality, there will be certain conditions to meet. It is best to consult with a marriage lawyer in UAE for legal advice.
Step 1: Acquire a certificate of capacity in contracting marriage.
The certificate will state that there's no legal impediment on the marriage with a spouse. Both parties to a marriage will have to provide such ......read more
|How Small Travel & Tourism Business can Overcome COVID-19 Pandemic|
The travel and tourism industry has been severely affected by COVID-19. As soon as the WHO declared it as a pandemic, the countries around the world started closing borders and inducing transport limitations.
However, things are getting better now as “Dubai” the world’s sought-after destination for tourists started welcoming holiday-makers from July 7 following the successful management of the Covid-19 pandemic and Dubai’s efforts to revive the sector by reopening tourism facilities including hotels and airports, as well as the resumption of flights.
As the travel & tourism sector is gradually reviving Small travel & tourism business will need to make some changes in their business strategies to overcome Covid-19 pandemic.
#Start to build a social media presence
Social media is far from fading ......read more
|Is your business ready to face Pandemic and Pandemic like situation?|
Travel Agency online solution to run business from home
Before I explain anything, people who used to think technology makes business complex must have understood how right technology solution helped travel agents to work from home during this Pandemic.
In this troubled time, everyone is looking for alternative ways; most of our customers arefully operating their business with the help of our flexible online travel solutions. We can help you to optimize your operational Workflows and reduce your costs.
We offer a solution which can create the most flexible and reward full homeworking opportunity for your employees. Your staff doesn’t need any computer OR laptop to operate from home. All apps are accessible through mobile app itself.
Here are few top features of our application
Centralised online ......read more
|My Review Of Laser Treatment And Spider Veins|
October 16, 2020: After struggling with facial hair from my early teen years, I was looking for ways to deal with my problem of dark facial hair. I tried every natural treatment to remove hair but nothing seemed to work. Following the recommendation of friends and family, I paid a visit to Dr. Olimpia Carmen at the Wellbeing Medical Clinic.
Prior to the visit, I had never received any facial treatments and was very nervous for the pain any treatment would cause. After a quick consultation, Dr. Olimpia recommended me to go in for the laser treatment around my upper lip and side burns in order to remove the dark, course hair. She also noticed some spider veins on the surface of my skin. These spider veins are a clusters of tiny blood vessels that develop close to the surface of the skin and are bluish-purple in colour. ......read more
|Global Innovations Partnered with Hotelbeds|
We would like to announce that Global Innovations (GI) has partnered with Hotelbeds.
Hotelbeds is a global distributor of accommodation and ancillary products to the world’s travel trade. Hotelbeds have a leading portfolio of over 180k hotels across 185 countries, they are selling 50 million room nights per annum and are active in over 140 source markets worldwide. Offering excellence in technology with a focus on constant innovation, Hotelbeds enjoyed a consistent double digit annual growth over the last 10 years.
170k Hotels Worldwide
185 Destination Countries
60k Travel Distributors
140 Source Market
Rate Breakup with Taxes
Alerts in Case Price Gets Change
Voucher ......read more
|Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) Partnered with Global Innovations|
We would like to announce that Global Innovations (GI) has partnered with Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS). By integrating with Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) through Global Innovations, you’ll have access to over 600,000 properties worldwide. Expand your offering and enhance your customer’s experience.
EPS Rapid is a light API product that lets you customize your hotel bookings end-to-end, from shopping to booking to payment.
600,000+ Properties Worldwide
650,000+ Deals, Including Member-only Deals
15%+ Average Package Rate Discount for Consumers
Rate Breakup with Taxes
Alerts in Case Price Gets Change
|TBO Holidays Hotel XML API Integrated with TassPro and Itinerary HomePR & EventsTBO Holidays Hotel XML API Integrated with TassPro and Itinerary|
We would like to announce that TBO holidays hotel XML API Integrated with Global Innovations flagship products TassPro and Itinerary. With XML API integration with TBO Holidays, Travel agencies and travel suppliers get access to global range of 700,000+ hotels and apartments across the world.
Detailed integration as per TBO guidelines
Certified by TBO
Rate breakup with taxes
Alerts in case price gets change
Global Innovation’s TassPro & Itinerary Key Features
Ready to use 50 plus API
B2B, B2C and Front Desk ......read more
|Rate Hawk is Live with Global Innovations Flagship Product TassPro and Itinerary|
We would like to announce that Rate Hawk is live with Global Innovations flagship product TassPro and Itinerary. GI’s API Integration to Rate Hawk will provide you real-time availability for travel products sourced from over 1.3M+ accommodation across the world.
About Rate Hawk
RateHawk.com is an innovative B2B hotel booking engine developed by the team of Emerging Travel Group, it is present in 100+ markets worldwide.
Rate Hawk offers agents the best prices for any type of accommodation in any geography. They do this by scanning the globe for the best accommodation providers, hand-pick the strongest ones and pass on the best offers in the B2B hotel booking world from 100+ wholesalers, consolidators, OTAs and DMCs in one product.
Rate Hawk has more than 12k partners in more than 100 countries. ......read more
|Why User Experience is Essential for Travel Business Growth?|
The Travel & Tourism industry has transformed over the past few decades undergoing a digital revolution for holidaymakers. In this modern digital business environment, where companies have to compete for user attention like never before, a good user experience has become crucial to business success.
User experience design is often used to describe the usability of an application or the user interface. The true meaning of UX design, though, goes far beyond that. It encompasses the entire process of software design and development. It includes branding, functionality, design, integration, and usability. But, why does it matter so much? Here’s why every business must think about the user experience when they design websites and apps.
UX design is the process of building applications that are relevant and meaningful. Apps ......read more
|Second Successful Year of Automating Hajj Operations|
Muttawiffy Hujjaj South Asia Establishment is leading organization that provides its services to Hajj Pilgrims flocking to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc during Hajj. In last Hajj season an approximate 6 lakhs Hajj pilgrims were served which included pilgrims from both government and private tour operators.
MHSAE is the largest organization among other Hajj establishments and serves the most number of Hajj Pilgrims coming in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for performing Islamic ritual of Hajj.
MHSAE make use of IT for smooth functioning of its business operations. As world is moving towards digitization, IT has now become backbone of almost every organization’s business operations. Distinctive Innovations (Global Innovations) plays an ......read more
|17 years of empowering Travel industry with latest technology|
January 2020 marks our 17th anniversary as a Dubai based Travel Technology Company. Growing in the IT industry for many years now with several meaningful achievements in the rapidly changing world of technology, Global Innovations has added another meaningful year to their existence. By creating a sense of contentment among employees, establishing strong relationships and delivering bests to its clients/partners, the company has been successfully present on the market for 17 years now.
Our mission is to create value and impact for our clients to make them more competitive and align them with the fast pace business environment. We do it by attracting the right talent, advanced planning and with the right selection of technology at the right time.
About Global Innovation
We ......read more
|Skullcandy- PUSH Wireless Earbuds.|
Music has always been an important element in all our life’s and the quality of sounds can transform listening to your favourite song to a truly extraordinary experience. For this reason, we were so excited to test out the PUSH wireless earbuds by Skullcandy!
Upon a quick glance, the earbuds have an amazing sleek and chic look. The gadget was quite compact and came with its own charging case. They were incredibly easy and straightforward to set up and play music. The connectivity was quite good across distances which is an important factor as you want to stay connected to your music at all times.
Earbuds fit perfectly in the ear and are comfortable for long time wear.
We then tried to play music whilst doing different activities to see how the product sits and works. From hearing music while sitting to doing a session at ......read more
|Botb - Short Film Fest is Back on Popular Demand|
Battle of the Best – International Short Film Fest, a unique cinematic experience created by Socialciti is back in Dubai on popular demand of filmmakers and UAE cinema lovers. In its 5th season BOTB Short Film Fest presents a unique opportunity to experience world cinema through 10 Short movies in one show.
Supported by the UAE film community and entertainment network like Zee & Filmfare- the Short Film Fest will take place in Reel Cinemas – The Dubai Mall, on Friday 13, December 2019 at 7:00 PM onwards.
With more than 100 entries from International Filmmakers, the best 10 short films were selected, most of them have won awards in other international festivals and are going to be premiered in the UAE for the very first through BOTB Short Film Fest.
Socialciti Founder and BOTB Short Film fest Festival Director, ......read more
|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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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|
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.”
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
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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