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Taste the best of the world at Lulu Hypermarket World Food Expo 2017

Come and treat your taste buds to the delightful flavours of the world at Lulu.  See how delicacies and specialties are made at the live cooking demonstration. Grab a taste at the sampling stations. Enjoy big discounts and amazing offers on ready to eat items, pastries, bread, fresh food products and more. The Lulu Food Festival began a few days ago and will continue until the end of the month.  #HappyAtLulu Lulu’s New Achievements In February 2017 Deloitte in Annual Global Retailers Report has ranked Lulu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th among the top 50 fastest growing retailers in the world. Following the announcement Chairman for Lulu Group, Yusuffalli M.A. said: “Today, it is completely a consumer-driven market and the shopper needs only the very best. We have been ......read more

What is common between Bahrain and Dubai?

Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2017 There's something about Dubai...but we're not quite sure what. Whether you are a local, expat, or simply a tourist passing through, you've probably noticed the unrelenting charm of the emirate. In the last few decades, Dubai has undergone a metamorphosis and emerged as the beautiful butterfly we now know and love. In 2015, Dubai welcomed 14.2 million tourists; it is currently the fourth most visited city in the world. A bit north to Dubai, lying in the heart of the GCC region only a few kilometers from KSA and Qatar, stands Bahrain Kingdom, which is considered another touristic hotspot that resembles too much to Dubai in many different characteristics. We will demonstrate here some of these traits which lie in common between the two Gulf States.   Culture and ......read more

Updates in UAE codes for Fire Safety and Life Protection completed and to be announced at Intersec 2017 – Dubai Civil Defence

Three-day Dubai trade show gets ready for action featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:   Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes has been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said today. Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services at Dubai Civil Defence, said the updated UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection was completed in cooperation with public and private sector partners, and will ensure the provision of the optimum level of fire safety and protection for UAE residents. Al Mutawa said the Dubai Civil Defence added new chapters and updated existing chapters of the guide in order to cope with the rapid development in ......read more

GODIVA Unveils New Collection in Celebration of the Festive Season

Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2016:   Luxury Belgian Chocolatier, GODIVA, has launched its latest bespoke assortment of premium chocolates across all boutiques and cafes across the UAE, just in time for the festive season. The new limited edition collection encompasses a colourful range of fine Belgian chocolates that are packaged and designed to capture the holiday spirit. Manoj Loya, Managing Director - Middle East, North Africa & Turkey at Godiva Chocolatier said: “GODIVA has gained immense popularity for its unique offerings and personalised assortments for every occasion. Our customers and diners eagerly await the launches of new collections, especially during the festive season. We’re positive that our inspiring festive range will surprise and delight everyone who is gearing up to celebrate the holiday ......read more

Dr. Mahareiq Group Opens Strokerz Middle East in Dubai

Region First Specialized Company for Motors Maintenance and Customization Dubai, UAE, November 7, 2016:   On Friday, Dr. Mahareiq Group opened the second branch of Strokerz Middle East in Dubai Investment Park, Dubai. The event was attended by VIPs, motorcycles fans, and riders from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Lebanon. Strokerz Middle East-Dubai will be the first specialized company that provides maintenance and customization services according to best international standards. It is also the biggest GCC company as per the area of the workshop and number of bikes it can accommodate. This new branch translates the commitment of Mahariq Group to realize the vision of Dr. Mohammad Hisham, Group Founder, to promote the comprehensive motorbikes services in the UAE to the highest levels by 2020, and to produce ......read more

The Top Medical Careers in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2016:   Whether you’re currently living in the United Arab Emirates or you’re hoping to move there someday, there are a variety of medical careers that await you in the UAE. Getting the right education will, of course, ensure that you’ll be qualified for the very best and highest paying positions available, but having an understanding of the medical careers that are in top demand throughout the region will also help you narrow down your choices, focus your efforts, and succeed. Keep reading to learn about the top medical careers in the UAE to get started today. Social Work Social workers are needed all over the world, including in the United Arab Emirates. Therefore, if you have been working in social work and you have the right qualifications, you can immediately begin looking ......read more

SOUQ.com hosts ‘SOUQ Engage 2016' to empower Sellers and SMEs to Grow Business Opportunities in MENA

“Fulfilled by SOUQ” and “SOUQ Selling Center” especially designed to support Sellers to grow their businesses and provide exceptional shopping experiences to the customers      Dubai, UAE, October 12, 2016:   SOUQ.com, the largest online and marketplace platform in the Middle East hosted a highly engaging event to enable and empower sellers and SMEs to grow their businesses in the region. ‘SOUQ Engage 2016’, the first of its kind conference, provided an integrated platform for sellers to interact with the SOUQ.com leadership team and accustom themselves with the company’s new offerings. The interactive sessions and workshops witnessed participation by over 200 sellers- allowing them the opportunity to share their experiences and learn best practice from fellow sellers ......read more

Runway Dubai Attracts fashion tourism in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, August 8, 2016:   The Most inspiring Fashion event in the United Arab Emirates is launching the 4th season at the Luxury Sofitel Hotel the Palm Dubai on the 8th -10th November, 2016. This year, the only super model with down syndrome, Madeline Stuart from Australia, will be opening the show. Her upcoming documentary will include her trip to Dubai. The three-day event, which was held last November, showcased the Spring/Summer 2016 collections of creative designers and fashion houses representing ten countries including UAE, Kuwait, USA, Nigeria, Mozambique, Mauritius, Ghana, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Indonesia. In addition to runway presentations by individual designers and labels—including Morocco’s Hanan Himmih, African-based labels Pistis and NHN Couture, Italy’s Sarah Ghiaie, ......read more

The LivNordic Swedish Massage

Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2016:   Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our fifth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle and healthy living. This month I would love to share some more information about our unique LivNordic Swedish Massages. Our LivNordic Spa Menu offering is authentic, simple and creatively designed-which are all characteristics of the Nordic people. Our guest may first choose their treatment and will then be guided to a specific focus and upgrade. All treatments are specifically created for LivNordic based upon unique conscious touch. The menu includes Swedish language to support the true Nordic essence. Wishing you a wonderful month of August! Carolina Moquist, Spa Director LivNordic Treatment Offers For August we would like to invite you to experience ......read more

Mohsin Abrar – Photographer, United Arab Emirates

Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2016:   They say that anyone can pick up a camera and start taking beautiful photographs as long as the camera that they use is of utmost quality type. I disagree. If you are naturally born gifted with a third eye like Mohsin Abrar, regardless what camera is at hand – a photograph might be as well taken from the Creator Himself.  Photos that not only depicts the beauty of this world – but also life’s lessons. Did you study photography? No.  I self-taught.  I started photography only three years in Dubai. What do you mean three years? I just picked up my first camera three years ago without knowing anything about photography.  I just learned it through online and Googled my way.  Of course, friends were also there who are into this ......read more

Interview with Star Fashion Blogger Chiara Ferragni for Calzedonia

Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2016 1.    Your career as a blogger in 5 essential milestones 2009: I founded theblondesalad.com, received my first invitations to fashion shows and was offered projects from a few brands 2011: the TBS crew was launched and so began the adventures with my team. We also received the first international awards. 2013: theblondesalad.com evolved into an online magazine and our social media strategy changed; our Instagram profile reached millions of followers 2014: the first magazine covers, increasing to 27 covers the following year, including the first Vogue cover 2015: the Harvard business case; a Forbes nomination, as the only Italian woman in the 30 under 30 2.    Can you tell us about the day you decided to start your blog? It was really a decision that came ......read more

The Maritime Standard Awards aims for hat-trick of success

The region’s leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their third year and will once again celebrate the best and brightest stars of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent’s shipping, ports and related maritime  sectors at a glittering and high profile gala dinner 13 April 2016, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2016 will take place at the Atlantis Ballroom, Atlantis The Palm, on 24th October this year. This is the third year in a row that the event, now firmly established as the leading gala awards evening of its type in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, returns to this iconic venue, to build further on its already impressive track record of success. The glittering event recognises and rewards achievement at the highest level and will be attended by ......read more

SME Business in UAE, Smart Thinking

Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2016:   Marketing your SME in UAE is vital and not expensive. Be your own ad agency and turbo-charge sales using that all important strategy. For SMEs to succeed, the two fundamental requirements are access to small business loans, and well-developed business skills. No matter what the product, from hot pickles to international freight, for a small business to succeed it must utilize one thing; a strategy. Most SME owners are too busy to think about this let alone implement it, spending every minute manufacturing, improving and shifting their product, running the day to day mechanics and chasing new leads as well as their tails, but a SME with no strategy is a walk in the wilderness with no map. To get ahead they must stand still for a minute, work out their strategy, and then work it in.  Small ......read more

Middle East Empire 2027 - A Free 2D Building Empire Turn Based Game

Are you ready to lead? Middle East Empire 2027 is a free 2D building empire turn based game designed in single player mode. Game Story The year is 2027 and a big uprising took the existing government in your country. As the leader of the rebels you got unlimited authority in the country. The parliament got your nomination and you way to bring the country to be empire in the Middle East. How to start? In the game you select country you wish to lead and start to play. You vs 14 other AI countries. The game contain: Map, Weapons suppliers, Spy Center, War Room, Diplomacy, Economy, Technologies, Difficulties levels, Very smart AI... Artificial intelligence system (AI) The game based on one player against very smart AI system that iGindis Company designed. The system design to think on thousands of possible scenarios and to ......read more

Taylor Re Lynn as Brand Ambassador for Celebrity Personal Trainer Daniel Sten

Pounding Away Inches for the Red Carpet Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2016 — Actress and film producer Taylor Re Lynn understands the pressures of celebrity to look great and always be camera ready. Like many actresses, she lives life in the public eye being on stage, in films, and during red carpet appearances. Recently, ahead of Milan Fashion Week, she wanted to shed a few pounds to look her most fabulous. She turned to celebrity personal trainer Daniel Sten. Highly recommended in elite social circles, Daniel is known for a very effective, customized personal training program that maximizes fat burning and toning in the shortest amount of time. From their first meeting, Daniel emphasized the importance of calories in a diet and that your total caloric intake will determine whether you will lose or gain weight. ......read more

The Flair and Opulence of Vienna

Welcome to Vienna! The city of the most enthralling history and lifestyle that will make you fall in love over and over again Over the years, Vienna has maintained a high-quality of living and is named as one of the most liveable cities in the world (ranked no. 2 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2015 Global Liveability Ranking) not only for its efficient and stable political system but mainly because it is home of the world-famed musical legacies, architectural heritage, and numerous cultural arts events. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a music lover, or a food buff, Vienna is basically just the right place for anyone and everyone looking for a soulful experience of a lifetime. Start from discovering the majestic charms of centuries-old palaces of Hofburg, Schӧnbrunn, and ......read more

A fast changing trend for the tourism industry

The travel and tour industry is experiencing remarkable changes over the years. In the past, almost all hotel inventories were controlled and dominated by local destination management companies. But as technology continued to drive forward and the use of the internet has become highly relevant to people's everyday life, the rise of Online Travel Agencies (OTA) has changed the landscape of tourism: the internet has become the ultimate medium of distribution. The tour operators and DMCs facing the shifting trend In reality, travelers get better deals by booking directly from hotels or even from tour operators and DMCs. But OTAs have a way of enticing customers by providing only the cheapest offers on their website, leaving hidden charges out of the picture (in most cases). Having more and more people favoring this medium for ......read more

Panasonic solutions for better Indoor Air Quality Air Purifiers and Q Fan make a Debut in the Region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2016:  Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa launched its latest indoor air quality improving products. Air Purifiers to suit different requirements and the decorative Q Fan all made their debut in Dubai today. In its quest to address the surging issue of poor indoor air quality, Panasonic is introducing “Made in Japan” models of the two products for the first time in the region. For Middle East, sandstorms are a routine and research reports are indicative of its major role play in contaminating indoor air. Composition of the dust in the sandstorm contains silica, which is a very fine and light particle with the ability to transport very easily in to the AC through tiny gaps. The high levels of airborne dust and sand can cause aggravation of allergies and harm ......read more

Medstar launches one of the largest Day Surgery Centres in the UAE

Medstar Day Surgery Centre introduces the concept on Same Day Surgery into the region; provides customers the convenience of receiving world class surgical care and discharge all within a day Dubai, January 19, 2016: Medstar Day Surgery Centre, a state-of-the-art day surgery center, has opened in Dubai. Developed with the purpose of providing world-class surgery and healthcare for patients without the requirement of hospitalization or over-night stay, Medstar has adopted the emerging model of developed countries – day care surgery with outpatient consultation. Medstar Day Surgery Centre is an advanced medical facility with cutting-edge infrastructure and unrivalled field expertise specific to day surgeries. The Centre provides customers the convenience of receiving complete surgical care and discharge all within a ......read more

Real Estate Market in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2016:  In Dubai, there are several opportunities to buy and rent property at attractive prices in certain locations.  The secondary and off-plan markets of Dubai have vendors and developers that are offering fair prices, reasonable payment plans, as well as new stock and finish levels to attract buyers.  Hussain Alladin, head of research, GCP Properties said, "Dubai has been a buyer's market for over a year now, with prices moving lower and developers offering not only discounts but also an increasingly imaginative array of payment plans in order to stimulate purchases. We believe that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future, until renewed spending catalysts and an expansionary fiscal policy take hold in the economy." Similarly, Declan McNaughton, managing ......read more

2015: A Significant Year for Global Innovations

The year 2015 was marked by success for Global Innovations. Over the past twelve months the travel technology and solutions firm was able to take off to a higher level. Amid the rapidly changing technology within the tour industry, many Destination Management Companies (DMC) are forced to draw alongside the most advanced users of ERP software. And since Dubai has once again become the top luxury destination in the Middle East for first-class travelers, Global Innovations realized its potential to bring more business by focusing more on its strength: innovation. It has been concentrating on research and development in the past months and was able to completely revolutionize their business by upgrading the system with the latest available technology for all the modules. The 2015 timeline This year Global Innovations has successfully ......read more

I want to celebrate the festive season please…

Sharjah, UAE, December 21, 2015:  Take a step back into true holiday enchantment and get entertained by Centro Sharjah’s Christmastide and meet Father Christmas himself. Join us for a lovely time of merry making and experience the magic of Christmas festivities and relive these priceless moments! We’ve got fantastic plans to keep you entertained with lots of seasonal promotions and irresistible feasting! Christmas goodies take away - 14th to 30th December Relish our chef’s artistic creation of cookies, yule log, cakes and more specially prepared for you… Available at c.deli (where I relax). Christmas Eve Dinner & Christmas Brunch - 24th December & 25th December Treat your friends & family to very special meals with our Chef’s special hors d’oeuvres, ......read more

Illuminated Skyscrapers Reshaping the Skyline

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2015: Apart from UAE being home to the world’s tallest building, the city of Dubai boasts of over 400 skyscrapers. Implementation of new age external lighting techniques has redefined supertall buildings to make it more vibrant and appealing. With over two decades of experience in lighting architecture, David Gilbey has worked on several noteworthy external lighting projects across the globe. In an interview, Mr. David Gilbey, Director, EPOS Design, spoke on the importance and benefits of outdoor lighting. The power of lighting is well-understood when city skylines are donned with lighting systems. How far would you say the Middle East market has made headway in redefining skyscrapers with innovative lighting techniques? In my opinion, the Middle East has some of the best examples ......read more

H.E. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum Commemorates 44th UAE National Day

On the occasion of 44th UAE National Day H.E. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum has released Arabic calligraphy portraits of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. These limited edition posters are a special tribute to the leaders of the country and are the first in a series of many others planned. Only 50 impressions of each poster are available with every print signed by H.E. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum. Releasing the posters, H.E. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum. said, "It is a moment of great joy and pride for us as we celebrate the 44th anniversary of the establishment of the UAE Union. These posters are my humble tribute to my country and our visionary leaders. I am now working on calligraphy portraits of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more

The Most Expensive Things in London

London is, without a doubt, one of the most popular cities on the planet, with visitors from around the world arriving daily to explore it. Luxury London, in particular, is very appealing to many travellers, as there are plenty of expensive and lavish things to do, see, and enjoy while in the city. In fact, this is one of the 25 most expensive places to live in in the world, and it's also one of the priciest cities for a night out on the town.  Ready to indulge? Below are a few of the most expensive things in London. Does your travel budget have room to partake in any of these during your next trip? The Most Luxurious Accommodations London is filled with expensive places to stay, such as Carlton Court, which provides a lavish atmosphere in a boutique 5-star serviced apartment. It's just one example of many ......read more

Saturday Roast Brunch is finally here, at Pullman Dubai JLT

Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers introduces Saturday Roast Brunch at Seasons restaurant Dubai, UAE, November 24, 2015:  One of the newest addition to JLT’s hospitality sector, the Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers, has recently introduced the Saturday Roast brunch at Seasons, its sun-drenched all day dining restaurant. Located on the first floor of the upscale hotel brand, the all-day restaurant provides a complete dining experience with its live cooking stations, elevated seating arrangements and an enviable selection of delicacies around the world.  This newly introduced Roast Brunch featuring an array of hot and cold starters and mains, including a choice of salads, the vast variety of roasts and grills such as lamb rump, herb marinated beef, whole roasted cod, as well Indian Curry and Tandoori ......read more

TRÉSIND Launches Ladies Lunch Menu

Inviting all lovely ladies to explore Indian cuisine with a contemporary twist at Trésind Dubai UAE, November 23, 2015:  At the pinnacle of fine dining experiences, Tresind is calling all the ladies to pamper them with an impeccable lunch with a carefully crafted spread, much to satiate their gourmet indulgences. With over 30 dishes to pick from, you will be spoilt for choices to accompany those carefree banters, with a refreshing new lunch menu, available four days a week, exclusively for ladies. The special Ladies Who Lunch spread will showcase distinctive, rich, authentic Indian dishes like jalebi chaat, dahi bhalla ice-cream, chili hoisin duck khurchan, amritsari soft shell crab, juhu chowpatty tawa pulao, among several others in indulgent portions, providing guests a unique blend of alluring flavours to stimulate their ......read more

Souq.com set to recreate history with White Friday 2015

The Biggest Online Sale in the Middle East Set to Double Last Year’s Sales  Huawei Honor, Samsung, Lenovo, One Plus, Sony Playstation, Aldo, Guess, Pampers, Pepsi, Uber are amongst 10,000 new and exclusive deals through “White Friday 2015” Set to double last year’s sales with 10,000 exclusive new deals  Mobile app users getting sneak peek offers from beginning of November Smartphones set to be No 1 category in sales value but in no. of items fashion, health and beauty will lead Partnership with MasterCard to offer 10% extra off on all deals 19th November, 2015, Dubai, U.A.E. : Souq.com, the largest online retailer in the Middle East announces the return of “White Friday” from 25 to 28 November across the UAE, KSA, Kuwait and Egypt, which is set to double last year’s ......read more

A conversation with David Rodgers, General Manager of Dunkin' Donuts Middle East

It has been eighteen years since the brand first made an entry into the UAE market in 1997. For us it has been truly a journey of discovery, a learning process that let to us gaining knowledge about the region, its taste preferences, how people take to snacks and baked goods and how best to reach the local populace. The years have also taught us how to deal with the multi-faceted tastes of a truly multinational consumer market. Today, the UAE is truly an amalgam of people drawn in from over a 100 different nations, each with their own tastes, likes and dislikes. As a quick serve brand trying to make headway into a market where familiarity with the brand was in its infancy, it was truly a challenge to deal with such a varied marketplace. From small beginnings the brand today proudly serves its customers at 74 different outlets ......read more

LG Launches Premium Cordless Vacuum Cleaning Cordzero™ Collection.

With LG’s Innovative Smart Inverter Motor™ and Advanced Battery Technology, LG CordZero™ Offers a Powerful Cleaning Experience Without Cords Dubai, October 31, 2015 — LG Electronics (LG) unveiled the company’s latest cordless vacuum cleaners line-up at an event held today at Sharaf DG at Times Square in Dubai. Comprised of CordZero™ and CordZero™ Handstick, the LG’s CordZero™ collection offers a powerful and convenient cleaning experience with zero obstacles, zero limits and zero time wasted. With features such as Smart Inverter Motor™, PowerPack™ 80V, and RoboSense™, LG’s CordZero™ lineup will change the way consumers think about housework. Speaking at the launch event, Mr. D. Y. Kim, President LG Electronics, Gulf FZE said, ......read more

Earning Miles in UAE

Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2015: If your travels have been weighing heavily on your budget recently, you may not be travelling smart. You don’t always have to pay with cash for your flights; you can also pay with your miles. This method of buying a flight ticket in the UAE was also the topic of one of our previous articles, but the primary goal of this article is to show you how to earn miles using the most popular programs in the UAE. The most popular miles programs in the UAE are:  Emirates Skywards Etihad Guest Air Miles Emirates Skywards Generating miles with Emirates Skywards is quite simple. The program includes two different types of miles. They are Skyward Miles and Tier Miles. Let’s see how to earn miles with each of the two programs.  1.    Tier Miles You can ......read more

The Dubai Lifestyle

Dubai, October 14, 2015: Dubai has now become one of the most sought after vacation spots in the Middle East especially after the development of its prominent tourist destinations such as the Palm Islands, Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. This breathtaking city that rests on the coast of the Persian Gulf offers a cornucopia of wonders, from its exciting adventures and astonishing views to its warm and hospitable people. Having made its way up the ranks as a travel destination, more and more people have come to find that the lifestyle in Dubai offers more distractions than its counterparts. Its year-round warm sun, its pristine sandy beaches and its vast desert, are only some of the numerous reasons why many people love to visit Dubai. However, these are only a few examples that make Dubai what it has become: a seriously valid ......read more

Emerging Luxury: Three of the most Amazing Dubai Venues

  Incredibly, Dubai is still classified as part of an emerging economy, as are most cities and nations in the Middle East. This does a huge disservice to these countries, both in terms of the natural resources at their disposal and the regeneration that has engulfed the Middle East as a whole during the course of the last decade in particular. This particularly applies to Dubai, which currently can lay claim to be one of the most progressive metropolises in the world. Having benefitted from large scale building work and development in recent times, it is now home to some of the world’s most expensive and luxurious venues known to man. If you are planning a trip to Dubai this winter, for example, there is a chance that you will quickly become overwhelmed by the sheer range of luxury resorts available.  The ......read more

How To Enjoy Your Visit To Dubai

Dubai, September 27, 2015: Dubai is a wonderful place to visit.  There are plenty of tourist attractions, cultural events, and delicious foods to enjoy, as well as opportunities to shop and meet new people.  As you do not want your vacation to be tiring and stressful, you want to include some powerful ways to destress and relax.  Some tips can help you enjoy your trip so much more.   Relax Your Body And Mind At A Spa  A visit to a spa is an excellent opportunity to relax and relieve stress.  Dubai has a number of spas to promote overall health and wellness.  When you enter a spa, you will be surrounded by beauty.  Beautiful surroundings are the first sign that you are in a relaxing environment. You can treat yourself to a pedicure and manicure, enjoy a relaxing massage, increase your ......read more

The American University of Sharjah

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is relatively young when compared with other successful universities around the world. Founded in 1997 it is young and still developing but old enough to have built up a reputation of academic excellence. The AUS offers something different when it comes to higher education and anyone interested in studying in the Persian Gulf  should give this institution some careful consideration. Experience authentic American education in the Gulf The University of Sharjah  has been purposefully modelled on American institutions of higher education due to the success and high reputation that they hold around the world. The AUS follows the same academic timetable as American universities with the same semesters and breaks. The teaching and learning are also based on the way ......read more

Roomer - Sell And Buy Non-refundable Hotel Rooms In No Time!

Every year the hospitality industry sees $8.6 billion worth of non-refundable hotel room cancellations. The numbers are astounding, and if you have ever made such a cancellation you know how they eat into your wallet. When you are planning a holiday or even a business trip, like most people, you too may be looking for the best deal. Often this means that you end up booking cheaper, non-refundable hotel rooms. This is great, until you find that you have a change of plans and will not be able to use the booking after all. This, of course means that you will lose money. You wish you had done things differently and say a few prayers hoping they could make the situation a little better. Well, your prayers and those of millions of hotel guests have been answered by Roomer, the online marketplace that specializes in buying and selling ......read more

French Bistros You Have To Dine In Dubai

It's no surprise that Dubai is widely considered the culinary capital of the UAE. Its growing dining scene is a mix of beautifully decorated restaurants, famous chefs and Western and Eastern influences. You might have noticed the growing number of French eateries, a cuisine that’s famous for its fine ingredients and recipes. Let us take a look at some of the finest French restaurants in Dubai. 1. La Serre La Serre is a relatively new French restaurant in Dubai that has got everybody talking about its lively atmosphere and diving dining. Part boulangerie and part bistro, you can enjoy breakfast, brunch and dinner here or simply stop by for a great coffee and a tasty pastry. The understated and chic decor gives it a refreshing atmosphere and the charming staffs are always willing to help you pick something off the menu. ......read more

5 of the Best Brunch Spots in Dubai

Dubai, August 22, 2015: One of the best things about living in Dubai is the amount of choice we get when it comes to shopping, eating and dancing. Friday brunches are a popular way of dining and the city knows how to do it extremely well. But where should you go for the very best in town? Here is a list of restaurants in Dubai that serve up the best brunches around. 1. Bubbalicious Set in the three trendy Western Dubai resorts, Bubbalicious is a place where you can see your brunch being made in front of you at live cooking stations. It even achieved the titles "Highly Commended Brunch 2014" and "Best Brunch 2013" at the Time Out Restaurant Awards. Guests are also entertained by acrobatics and musicians as they gorge on seafood and knock back Moet. 2. Asia Asia This Pan Asian and Middle Eastern ......read more

The growing need for eco-friendly energy solutions in the UAE

In 2013, it was revealed that every UAE resident consumes 8,271 kilograms of oil equivalent energy (kgoe) per annum. To put this in perspective, the per capita energy consumption in the United Kingdom and the United States was 3,254 kgoe and 7,164 kgoe respectively. Even though oil-producing countries tend to have higher consumption levels anyway, these statistics still highlight the need for the UAE to become more eco-friendly when it comes to using natural resources. Thankfully, there are targets in place to protect the country’s resources and reduce fossil fuel usage. But with the growth of Dubai continues, will these initiatives be enough? Should the UAE be looking at bigger and better sustainable sources of energy for future generations to come? The UAE’s energy consumption in comparison to the rest of the ......read more

Abdullah Alajaji views on the Fluctuating Dubai Real Estate Market

Abdullah Alajaji, Managing Director at Driven Properties, views on the fluctuating real estate market and the future of the city’s property industry. It was back in 2012 when Abdullah Alajaji, hailing from a private equity background, noticed that the real estate market in Dubai wasn’t only coming back from the crisis, it was in fact blossoming. He decided the time was right to launch Driven Properties, and began by absorbing some existing long-term leases for existing buildings. Successfully navigating this route saw Driven Properties develop into a one-stop solution, tying up the property management and real estate spectrum with brokerage, interior design and other innovative services. This March saw the company launch Driven Holiday Homes, one of only three businesses in the country to be given an initial license by ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Lighting Strategy at the forefront of the 4th Annual ME Smart Lighting and Energy Summit

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 3, 2015: In the Middle East, Abu Dhabi has been at the forefront in using sustainable lighting solutions. Apart from witnessing a sharp increase in power saving, it has also played an indispensable role in increasing the beauty quotient to the city. As part of the city’s lighting strategy, the Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) recently implemented its sustainable lighting project that offers multi-pronged benefits, including a drastic reduction in overall costs by 40% - 80% over 20 years, curbing carbon dioxide emission by 75% and reducing power consumption by at least 60%. The ADM lighting strategy is spearheaded by Mr. Martin Valentine, Lighting Expert, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, who will be in the spotlight at the 4th Annual Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit 2015 elaborating ......read more

Let the kids PLAY!

The Importance of Play There’s more to play than a child just having a bit of fun. Little do they know it, but play is also an essential part of a child’s education. Toys, games and other forms of play are one of the ways that children will make sense of the world and works towards building the skills and attributes that will help them navigate their way through life. Here are some of the ones that play influences.   Communication Play is an important way for kids to learn how to communicate. It gives them the chance to express themselves freely and builds their confidence in expressing themselves. Not only that, the world of play creates a range of different situations. They’ll learn how to communicate appropriately and even creatively in a variety of contexts. Interactive play which involves role ......read more

Ritu Kumar: Dressing Up the Rich & Famous

As a fashion designer Ritu Kumar needs no introduction. She has dressed the biggest Bollywood stars, the most famous celebrities and the most stylish royals including the late Princess Diana. Ritu Kumar is one of India’s foremost designers, who has developed a unique style of her own. With a background in an art history and museology, which has enriched her horizons, Ritu’s understanding of ancient designs and the innovative use of traditional crafts has created a new classicism. Ritu Kumar holds the status of a revivalist in the Indian fashion industry, who has successfully bridged the gap between traditionalism and modernity. However, her work today has gone much beyond revival – It is constantly evolving within an aesthetic which is sophisticated both in the eastern and western sense, with each of her ......read more

ODS2: Delivering Innovative Technology Solutions

Technology is taking the hospitality business to new heights. Advanced web and mobile software applications now allow operators to manage businesses in real time enabling greater efficiency and control and, therefore profitability. ODS2 is a leading global technology provider specialized in building customized business software for a wide range of industries including hospitality. For over a decade, the technology firm ODS2 has been delivering innovative turnkey technology solutions to blue chip organizations across 40 countries in key sectors such as tourism and hospitality, telecom, retail, FMCG, consumer goods, media and services, banking and securities, government, manufacturing and natural resources. Founded in The Netherlands in 1999, with offices in The Netherlands, Canada, and USA, ODS2 is headquartered in UAE.   Mr ......read more

Westpac Pacific Leads The Discussion On Mobile Banking And Payments At The 5th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit 2015

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2015: The global banking industry has witnessed a significant transformation. Consumers increasing dependency on smartphones and the advent of new technological innovations have created new opportunities for mobile banking and payments applications globally. With a large number of banks introducing pilot programs using mobile applications that enable consumers to bank from the comfort of their home, Mr. Gary Collins, Head –Mobile Banking, Westpac Pacific will take center stage at the 5th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit 2015 to discuss the emerging challenges and opportunities in the field of mobile banking. With extensive experience in the domain of mass-market banking, payment strategies and financial inclusion in developing and emerging markets in Africa and Asia Pacific ......read more

Introducing your home's new best friend Kobold by Vorwerk vacuum cleaner: 4work's new state of the art vacuum cleaners and enjoy a cleaner, healthier home

*Offering you the chance to have a free home clean, so you can see the amazing results for yourself  #GetKoboldClean with 4work’s new state of the art vacuum cleaners and enjoy a cleaner, healthier home INTRODUCING the ultimate deep clean for your home with 4work’s Kobold by Vorwerk vacuum cleaners – giving you a cleaner, healthier environment for you and your family. The innovative products range from super efficient all in one power systems, to nifty handheld vacuum cleaners, to intelligent robots that clean when you’re not at home. Kobold cleaners are designed and made in Germany and provide a one stop solution that will banish, dirt, sand, dust mites and pet hairs in the trickiest of places – perfect for sand-ridden, busy homes in the UAE. What’s the secret? The Kobold is more ......read more

HMH CEO Laurent A. Voivenel Speaks at ATM Seminar on Affordable Luxury

Laurent A. Voivenel, CEO of HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings, was a key speaker today among the distinguished panelists taking part in Arabian Travel Market 2015 Seminar on 'Affordable Luxury, Mass Appeal'. Moderated by Dominic Ellis, Editor, Business Travel Middle East, the panel also included Yousuf Lootah, Executive Director Tourism Development & Investments, Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Paul Byrne, CEO, flynas among others. Laurent spoke at length on the reasons behind the Middle East region's key destinations need to broaden their appeal through 'affordable luxury' offerings. He stressed, "Budget hotels have emerged as the greatest business opportunity across the Middle East and Africa owing to multiple reasons. There is a considerable shortage of ......read more

His Highness Faisal S.A. Al Faisal visits Global Innovations on ATM's opening day

UAE – Dubai, 5 May 2015: His Highness Faisal S.A. Al Faisal, Prince of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Alternative Tech Commercial Ltd, visited Global Innovations' stand at the Arabian Travel Market Exhibition (ATM) and met with Mr. Kabir Ali Baig, CEO and Founder of Global Innovations. Mr. Baig leads the Global Innovations team in introducing its Enterprise Software Solution, I-Itinerary to His Highness, which is now one of the leading products for the automation of Tourism trade; at the same time, he announced the company’s exclusive distributorship of Vertical Booking, an innovative software program for the hotel accommodation sector. The Arabian Travel Market Exhibition (ATM) is the region’s biggest travel and tourism event held annually for tourism professionals in the Middle East. This year’s event ......read more

Global Innovations secures deal with Vertical Booking as an exclusive distributor in the GCC region

Dubai, UAE – 3 May 2015: Global Innovations, a Dubai-based Travel and Tourism Technology company is now an exclusive distributor of Vertical Booking products designed for all types of hotel and hotel chains. This agreement is a step that will further strengthen Global Innovations’ unprecedented growth in the GCC market following the successful launch of its own ERP software solution, I-Itinerary, a few years ago. Vertical Booking is an innovative software program that manages hotel reservations through the internet, IDS and GDS distribution. Its range of products includes Vertical Booking CSR for Hotel Chains, Synchro-Channel Manager and Global Distribution System (GDS), all of which are available through Global Innovations. Vertical Booking’s software technology is a perfect platform complimentary with ......read more

Global Innovations Travel Technology Alert: Tours and Safari Costing - effective cost management for DMCs and Tour Operators

Dubai – 1 May 2015: Tours and Safari Costing is a feature integrated with the Financial Accounting Module that can provide complete cost estimation solution. For companies that operate Tours and Safaris, finding out the total cost on each booking they make can become complicated, considering both the direct and indirect costs – factors that are sometimes hard to determine. As a business operator, it is important to understand this in order to gauge the right charge amount that will meet the company’s target retention or sale. Proper allocation also plays a major role in getting accurate or actual costing, which is also a crucial element in negotiating the selling price. The Financial Accounting Module helps you control your Tours and Safari costing by tracking actual costs in real-time. The system provides extensive ......read more