THE EXHIBITION “Insolence”, the new High Jewellery and Fine Jewellery collection by Chaumet, has caught the eye of photographer Karen Collins. Hanging from the picture rails of an ephemeral art gallery installed at 12 place Vendôme, Karen Collins’s shots express the femininity and sensuality of the collection.The photographer plays with the theme of “Insolence” as a second nature, in a contemporary reference to ... ...
Bold and sophisticated is the new Fall/Winter 2016 Versace eyewear collection. Quality of materials and cutting-edge detailing are key: both the sun styles and the optical models feature captivating silhouettes and iconic patterns combined with Versace’s distinctive touch.MEDUSA 96. The new Medusa 96 story reinterprets original styles from the iconic 1996 Gianni Versace Collection. Cool transparencies and shimmering opal tones, enhanced by ... ...
Dubai, UAE, 6th February 2017: West Elm, one of America’s leading home furnishing retailers has launched its fantastic spring collection for 2017 in the Middle East, showcasing its innovative designs and brilliant use of rich materials, colours and patterns which will brighten up your home. With its new collection, The New Modern, West Elm has used its signature colours and boldness which will add a certain amount of ‘pop&r... ...
Inspired by the millennial Japanese art of paper folding to create intricate and original designs, the Purificación García Origami bag with its geometric design and structure has become a brand reference.This season Origami will be available in new colors such as apricot, mint, dream blue or misty rose together with new fantasies such as triangular patchworks and colorful studs. ...
Exclusive selection of diamond jewellery available across all Joyalukkas showrooms only till 18th February 2017.Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017: Joyalukkas, the world’s favourite jeweller, is giving customers a Valentine’s Day to remember with the exclusive Joyalukkas BeMine Heart to Heart Collection. This captivating collection of diamond jewellery is the perfect gift and will continue to capture hearts long after the season of lo... ...
Dubai, UAE, February 7, 2017: This Valentine’s Day, Stallion Bespoke has a special present in mind for your better half. A high quality custom-made shirt, an essential part of every gentleman’s wardrobe, is a perfect gift to show your love.Custom-made shirts start from AED 250 and clients can choose form a wide variety of materials and cuts. ...
Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2017: The unique-look Derrick Tourbillon from Louis Moinet is creating waves in the watchmaking world. The Black Gold Derrick proudly shows off openwork mechanical parts of the movement and the new version further enhances the technology involved in its extraordinary mechanism. The Black Gold Derrick picks up the watchmaking tale where Louis Moinet left off three years ago with the Derrick ......
Dubai, February 23, 2017: Palette, Europe’s number one hair colouration brand develops a new intensive colour cream with Ultimate Keratin. The new formula strengthens the hair and deeply infuses high intensity colouration into each hair strand. Giving you long-lasting colour and healthy hair.
Keratin accounts for 90% of healthy hair, your natural keratin can become damaged due to diet, stress, lifestyle and the environment. ......
Malabar Gold & Diamonds presents ‘Studs & Drops Festival’
Period – From 23rd Feb to 8th April
Main attraction – An extensive collection of earrings from over 20 countries in gold and diamonds
Participating outlets- Malabar Gold and Diamonds outlets in UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, KSA & Singapore.
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the BIG 5 ......
The World of Architectural and Technical Mechanics takes over Qatar
The Manufacture Roger Dubuis is pleased to participate in the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE) for the third consecutive year with its longstanding partner Ali Bin Ali.
The premier showcase for luxury watches in the region, which will be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre from February 20 to 25, 2017, will welcome Middle East’s ......
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: MedColl is a scientific beauty formula created by independently owned biotechnology company that specialises in health and beauty nutraceutical supplements that helps boost the beauty, health and radiance of the body, face, hair and nails that can show results within just 45 days.
MedColl’s key ingredients support strong hair and nail growth along with the major skin benefits as it is a ......
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: Global Village is taking advantage of Spain’s growing global reputation for fashion this season by hosting a number of creative designers and entrepreneurs at the Spain Pavilion. Spanish fashion is today all over the contemporary shopping scene with international brands known for their good quality.
Global Village, the region’s first multicultural festival park, is reinforcing this trend ......
Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017: Prada is synonymous with a style that has often anticipated and dictated aesthetic trends.
Innovative spirit, curiosity and strong artisan traditions are the tangible signs of the brand’s values that pervade the entire manufacturing process, from creation to shop floor.
FALL/WINTER 2016 PRADA EYEWEAR COLLECTION – WOMEN
The glasses of Prada’s new Fall/Winter 2016 collection ......
‘This moment’ is an ode to individual expression, where paving the way for personal creativity is more important than ever.
Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017: This season the open-minded spirit inundates every sphere, trend and style. Now, more means even more: more volume, more surprising textures, more unusual shapes and more retro inspiration matched with futuristic styles.
Sportswear is even bolder now, with an ......
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017: Marks & Spencer embark on Spring Summer 17 with flair and confidence, with considered and wearable design; placing the customer at the heart of everything we do.
The womenswear collections celebrate style and high attention to detail, with impeccable quality that lasts.
A warm palette of khakis, rust and soft peaches introduce Spring, alongside soft denims mixed with blush and crisp whites. The ......
Dubai, February 21, 2017: ICONIC Youth Fashion Show Experience is back with Season 2! The fashion different haven for the trendiest fashion in the region, will host its second edition of the youth fashion show. A brand that is synonymous with style and trends will showcase its Summer’17 collection on March 17th,2017.
ICONIC is looking for aspiring talent and will provide them with a platform to showcase their talent in the ......
Batelco and Ericsson sign the biggest network deal to provide the latest innovative technologies to Bahrain customers including LTE-Advanced and expansion of VoLTE
Ericsson will expand its offerings to Batelco for support and next-level solutions to enhance Batelco’s leadership
Deal provides foundation for Batelco to develop a building block for future developments in 5G, IOT and Cloud.
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: ......
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series prevents bottlenecks, improves efficiency with enhanced management tools
Dubai, UAE - February 26, 2017: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) takes on security bottlenecks, with the introduction of the Cisco Firepower® 2100 Series Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW). The 2100 series is designed for businesses that perform high volumes of sensitive transactions, such as banking and retail, and supports their need to maintain ......
INFINITI reaffirmed its long-term technical partnership with Renault Sport Formula One at the Team’s new race car unveil.
The all-new R.S.17 incorporates for the first time the INFINITI co-developed second generation Energy Recovery System.
INFINITI also provides the Renault Sport Formula One Team with new and diverse talent through its highly successful INFINITI Engineering Academy.
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: ......
Dubai, February 22, 2017: As part of its strategy to promote a culture of recognition and excellence, Al-Futtaim’s Emiratisation department and Al-Futtaim Automotive have awarded a group of 22 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award.
The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis and four expat associates within the Automotive division.
The Emirati ......
High-calibre expert panel honours tyre manufacturer’s exceptional investments in research and development, testing and production equipment
Vision 2025 triggered impressive number of projects in 2016
Over 150 million passenger car and light truck tyres were produced in markets including the Middle East region
Middle East – 20th February, 2017: Continental, the premium German automotive manufacturer, has been ......
**With four generations of tea blending and tasting experience, Ahmad Tea offers a variety of over 70 blends from across the globe**
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Research has shown that drinking tea has a number of health benefits. Tea is a means of hydration, it also contains antioxidants which assist in fighting free radicals within the body, contributes to better weight control and can support with a better night’s ......
Dubai mega show proves a hotbed for global food sector innovation
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, today opened Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world-leading food and beverage exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Touring the 1,000,000 sq. ft. show, which runs for five days and is expected to receive up to 90,000 food ......
Real Estate & Retail
Mr. Samir Salya, Chairman of Reign Holdings, says the project consists of 124 fully furnished hotel apartments.
DUBAI- February 26, 2017: Arthur & Hardman, the development arm of global business conglomerate Reign Holdings, has launched Milano by Giovanni Boutique Suites, a premium Italian style luxury property in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle at an estimated investment of AED 125 million.
The developer has many ......
Woodworking machinery market set to grow at 20-30% in 2017
Company to participate in Dubai WoodShow with the stand of 400 sqm to showcase its most innovative machineries
Dubai, UAE, 25 February 2017: SIMCO, a leading industrial manufacturing company, has projected that the wood working machinery market will grow by 20% to 30% in 2017. Compared to 2016, the start of 2017 has seen a dramatic increase in the company’s stock, which ......
Travel, Tourism and Hotels
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: After a series of extensive enhancements at The Langham, London, 2017 will be defined as the year of ‘The Art of the Stay’. With an improved room product, new Artesian cocktail menu and the addition of two major lifestyle hubs for London – with a brand-new luxury pub and spa in the summer – The Langham, London is set to create everlasting guest experiences for 2017. ......
Dubai, UAE; 23 February 2017: Air Namibia (SW) and Turkish Airlines (TK) have signed a codeshare agreement. Effective as from March 1st, the agreement will cover routes between Turkey and Namibia, and set to expand further travel opportunities for the passengers of the two airlines.
The signing ceremony took place at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters in İstanbul. Namibia Deputy Minister of Works & Transport honorable ......
Banking and Investments
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Zanzibar, Tanzania: ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, announced that People’s Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ), a state-owned and one of the oldest commercial banks in Tanzania has selected the multi-awards winning systems ICS BANKS and ICS BANKS ISLAMIC Systems.
Under the patronage of the Chairman of PBZ; HON. Abdurrahman M. T......
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Middle East and Northern African (MENA) sovereign borrowing will slow down in 2017, after increasing sharply in 2016. This is according to a report titled "Sovereign Debt 2017: MENA Borrowing Is Expected To Decline By 20% To $136 Billion," and published today on RatingsDirect.
"We project that the 13 MENA sovereigns we rate will borrow an equivalent of $136 billion from long-term commercial s......
Education and Trainings
Ladybird Nursery and Early Learning Centre encourages parents and teachers to read aloud to children as it enhances listening and comprehensive skills
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: Research undertaken around the world, has consistently highlighted the benefits of reading aloud to children. The Ladybird Nursery (Jumeirah) and the Ladybird Early Learning Centre (Jumeirah Village Circle), following the EYFS Montessori curriculum, ......
Government, Legal and Charity
100-year international guiding tradition continues to inspire community spirit
Sharjah, 25 February, 2017: Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) has successfully concluded its annual ‘Cookie for a Cause’ campaign, which took place from 12-16 February, raising AED 23,000 for orphans through Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation, while highlighting the importance of community values and social responsibility.
SGG guides (aged 12-15) ......
Events and Exhibitions
Cairo, Egypt: February 26, 2017: The Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences (AUIEC) recently held its regular meeting at the general headquarters of Arab League’s General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Economic Unity in Cairo, Egypt.
Chaired by HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, Chairman of AUIEC, the meeting was attended by representatives of 13 AUIEC member states.
Participants discussed ways of ......
Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
Other Top Stories
Dubai, 26 February 2017: The new IKEA PS 2017 collection is all about independence. Aimed at the free and flexible person that lives in all of us, the collection is designed by 17 urban designers from around the globe. This is the 9th IKEA PS Collection and contains over 50 products, including limited edition items.
IKEA PS 2017 says goodbye to convention and hello to the vitality of changing, urban living spaces. The collection is for the fiercely independent and for free-thinkers who refuse a work-eat-sleep-repeat life, not asking for permission or approval, choosing freedom ......
Region’s first of its kind innovative mobile and web-based delivery platform:
Over 23,000 packages delivered during White Friday, 120,000 since its inception
26 February 2017 – Dubai: WING, the UAE’s most innovative mobile and web-based user-friendly delivery platform for businesses and individual consumers is looking to double its growth in the UAE market with plans to acquire more customers to join its unique platform this year.
The announcement comes as part of the company’s expansion and growth plans to expand its customer base by ......
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Ahead of the annual event starting on Tuesday, 28th February, Jalboot (an Abu Dhabi based marine company) has announced its acquisition of the exclusive distribution for luxury Dutch brand, Wajer Yachts across the GCC, as well as for US boat manufacturer, Mastercraft across the UAE - further enhancing it's distributor portfolio in the Middle East.
At DIBS 2017, Jalboot will showcase one of Wajer Yachts' most prestigious vessels - the Wajer 38 - in Dubai for the very first time. The luxurious vessel is for sale at a price tag of AED 3 ......
The 22,000 square metres facility includes a warehouse and 9silo bunker storage
Dry bulk goods services include land and maritime transport
Abu Dhabi – UAE: February 26, 2017: Schmidt Middle East logistics, a wholly owned company by Schmidt Heilbronn, a world leader in dry bulk logistics and a global specialist for dry bulk polymer logistics, has launched operations of its multi-user logistics hub based in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (Khalifa Port FTZ) within Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).
This multi-user chemical and petrochemical dedicated ......
GROHE wins four Iconic Awards ahead of the opening of imm cologne
Dubai, 26th February 2017: GROHE recently announced that it has received the BEST OF THE BEST Iconic Award for GROHE Blue® Home, its innovative water system that delivers filtered and carbonated water directly from the tap. This is one of four Iconic Awards won by GROHE, which has been accepted by Michael Seum, GROHE Vice President Design, ahead of the opening of imm cologne.
Awarded by the German Design Council, the Iconic Awards recognise the most innovative products and this year there were hotly contested ......
Online competition winners will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside top race pilot
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Thrill seekers will be given the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline rush in the cockpit of an extreme offshore powerboat catamaran alongside a world championship pilot during the 25th Dubai International Boat Show.
This unique experience, in a Team Australia boat that averages 120mph in race action, is on offer for two winners of a social media competition being staged by the show organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre.
To enter, visitors will ......
Mega-projects improving the emirates’ waterscapes to take centre-stage at Middle East Yachting Conference
Industry leaders gather to share insights on shifting landscape of the leisure boating market
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: The changing face of the regional leisure marine industry and the future of the superyacht business will be put under the spotlight at the 11th Middle East Yachting Conference supported by Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), to be held on Monday, 27 February at the Westin Mina-Seyahi, ahead of the 25th Dubai International Boat Show.
The annual ......
Dubai-UAE: 25 February 2017: Home Centre, the largest home retailer in the Middle East, offers a wide variety of gifting options for the most precious person in your life this Mother’s Day.
Bring a smile to your mum’s face and make her day truly special with Home Centre’s exquisite selection of attractive gifts – from handmade oil paintings and geometric canvas prints to elegant lanterns that brighten her day and vintage armchairs for that restful unwind.
The vibrant Mother’s Day collection is available across all Home Centre outlets ......
Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2017: The new Zara Home Underwater collection for Spring-Summer 2017 reveals a fantasy, dreamlike, underwater world. An ocean of flowers and animals with underwater and land elements.
The first part of the collection features coral, pink and orange tones that tell magical tles in which conch shells, fish and seaweed share prints with flowers, insects, birds and butterflies. A wonderfully unreal universe awaits us under the sea.
Marine motifs are still a key feature in the second part of the collection, in bright, fresh colours: turquoise blue, lime and ......
Everyone buyer is a winner in the promotion!
Consumers spending Dh250 worth of Prestige cookware/kitchenware products is guaranteed of winning something back!
The total value of gifts is Dh300,000
The campaign will last for 10 days, from 19th February to 1st March 2017
Prestige has strong legacy with 79 year foothold in the market
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: Prestige, a UK-based leading cookware manufacturer, has launched its first major marketing promotion in the UAE, which includes cash discounts and valuable prizes worth Dh300,000.
The campaign, which ......
Agreement creates long-term value and will help protect ADNOC from energy market fluctuations
Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 22, 2017: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement with Vitol, the world’s largest independent energy trader, for the sale of up to 528,000 tonnes per year of LPG, to Vitol, over the next 10 years.
The long-term agreement, backdated to January 1, 2017 and which will expire on the 31st of December 2026, was signed on the side-lines of International Petroleum Week (IP WEEK), taking place in London, by Abdulla Salem Al ......
Mr. Bin Sulayem: Reinforces Dubai’s leading position as a global trade hub
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017: Dubai Trade, the ‘smart’ window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has launched an integrated ‘smart’ online platform that connects supply chain stakeholders over a secure network to ensure ease of doing business with the Emirate.
In 2016, Dubai Trade added “LogiGate” to its portfolio of innovations. It stands as a transportation and warehousing marketplace that enables cargo owners to book competitive ......
From February 28th to March 4th in Dubai
United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017: The French manufacturer FRANCE HELICES celebrates this year 40 years of excellence in high-technology manufacture of marine propulsion.
FRANCE HELICES has been awarded by the French label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" in 2016 and will be participating to Boatshow Dubai 2017 to introduce its offer to the Middle Eastern market.
From sailing yachts to superyacht, passenger boat, commercial fishing and work boats, defence vessels FRANCE HELICES produces high quality custom made ......
HE Ahmad Bin Shafar: ‘We have a firm commitment to provide the best cooling services by using eco-friendly technologies and Dubai takes a front seat in global discussions of district cooling’
Themed as “A Sustainable Future”, the conference is held in sync with International District Energy Association (IDEA)’s Board of Directors Meeting
Dubai, UAE, 21 February 2017: HE Ahmed bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, is participating in the IDEA Campus ......
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017: MBDA has been awarded a contract by the UAE Navy to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles.
This is a follow on to the initial contract signed in February 2009 for the supply of Marte missiles. Available with a variety of launcher configurations, Marte MK 2/N are able to strike targets at ranges in excess of 30 km, flying a fire-and-forget sea-skimming profile using mid-course inertial guidance and active radar homing.
Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA, commented: “I am delighted that the UAE has confirmed the trust placed in MBDA ......
Thousands of new berths and 25% increase in maritime investments over past 4 years strengthen Dubai’s position as global maritime capital
Dubai International Boat Show to host impressive 38 global and regional launches; underwater drones and array of superyachts
Expanded beach entertainment area provides thrilling on-water experiences for all
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017: Dubai’s position as one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative leisure marine destinations is brought sharply into focus next week as Dubai International Boat Show, the region’s ......
Abu Dhabi, 20 February, 2017: ADNOC Distribution announced today the opening of a Vehicle Inspection Centre (VIC) for light vehicles within the Motor World service station located in the Al Shamkha area in Abu Dhabi.
The opening ceremony was attended by Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director-General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), and a number of ADNOC Distribution and ADP officials.
The new facility provides inspection for light vehicles, as well as licensing and registration ......
Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017: The UAE’s General Authority of Youth and Sports has partnered with the Alliance For Youth launched by Nestlé Middle East last year to bring together companies and other entities that can help young people in the region enhance their skills and develop their careers, and is now expanding to include Emaar Properties, ENGIE, LinkedIn, L’Oréal, Mohebi Logistics, Nielsen, Publicis Middle East and the American University in Dubai– with an objective of impacting 50,000 young adults through internships, graduate and training programs, and ......
Experts at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture to showcase game-changing solutions for regional date palm farmers
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 February 2017: As the progressing lethal infestation of the red palm weevil beetles continues to threaten date production across the region, scientists are preparing to present the successful results of Saudi Arabian trials at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA).
Bill Haraka, Managing Director at Dutch organisation TEC-IB, the creators of DateGIS, a multi-spectral satellite data gathering system for date farmers, ......
Dubai, UAE, 20th February 2017: More cooperation between local, regional and international authorities is needed to facilitate trade and sustain security. That was the main message from the Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih in the keynote delivered today at the opening of the Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference. The event ran for two days (20th-21st February) at the Dusit Thani hotel in Dubai, and was organized by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) in strategic partnership with Dubai Customs. The conference highlighted the latest ......