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 ... ...
WHAT:Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], announces the unveiling of the Fall ‘16 TommyXGigi collaborative collection, which can now be seen for the first time at tommy.com. The collection was co-designed by Tommy Hilfiger and supermodel Gigi Hadid, and will be available to purchase at tommy.com beginning September 1, 2016, plus at Tommy Hilfiger stores and select wholesale partners globally from September 10.The capsule... ...
About Carolina Herrera. Carolina Herrera (www.carolinaherrera.com) is an international fashion and fragrance house recognized for modern elegance and refinement. Founded in 1981 by Carolina Herrera, the eponymous label collections consist of ready-to-wear clothes and accessories for women, men and children, as well as bridal and fragrances. From its inception in 1988, Carolina Herrera’s eau de perfume embodies the femini... ...
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2016: This September Wow by Wojooh launches its brand new Double Trouble Extreme Volume and Curl Mascara - with two times the volume and two times the curl, this must-have mascara will become an essential to all beauty lovers!It’s September – time for our biggest launch yet! Our brand new Wow by Wojooh Double Trouble Extreme Volume and Curl Mascara is THE mascara of the year. This mascara is sure to b... ...
Latest multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), show-stopping vehicle combines signature Mercedes-Benz luxury and cutting-edge technology for unparalleled comfort, style and safetyAbu Dhabi, UAE, August 17, 2016: Emirates Motor Company (EMC), the Mercedes-Benz authorised distributor in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of Al Fahim Group, has introduced its newly-designed V-Class series featuring a suite of exciting and comfortable featu... ...
The Galaxy Note7 is backed by advanced S Pen capabilities and the latest KNOX security platformDubai, UAE, August 10, 2016: Samsung continues to drive the smartphone market with the Galaxy Note7 with the regional launch of the device at the Four Seasons Resort, Dubai. With refined craftsmanship, premium materials and a unique symmetrical edge design, the Galaxy Note7 features: A water resistant body and S Pen (IP68)* Top-of-the-line ... ...
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: Bourjois launches a new product for all women to reveal your lashes!
For this occasion, a mysterious event was organized on Thursday from 5pm to 8pm Al Quoz Dubai, U.A.E. inviting the guests to an a(maze)ing experience.
As three of the most famous influencers – Noha Nabil- Dala AlDoub – Ascia AKF - collaborated in this project; during the day, their fans followed them virtually ......
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: Bottega Veneta’s Essence Aromatique line evokes luxurious yet everyday moments of relaxation, cool and calm. Imbued with the freshness and casual elegance of the men’s and women’s Essence Aromatique fragrances, the new Bath and Body Collection
extends the sensory experience of Bottega Veneta’s interpretations of a classic cologne.
Guided by the vision of Bottega ......
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: IWC Schaffhausen officially announces Hend Sabri as a new brand ambassador for the Middle East. During her career, which already spans more than two decades, the Tunisian actress has made a substantial contribution to the development of Arab cinema.
IWC Schaffhausen expresses its passion for cinema as a partner of hand-picked film festivals, but also through collaborations with a select group of ......
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: Celebrate the power of pink this October in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness at Lifestyle. Choose from the eclectic range of pretty pink products at Lifestyle to show your support.
The luxury brand’s delicate new bracelets, fitted with natural frequency disc, will be made available at leading Philip Stein boutiques, including Burj Al Arab
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: The modern, fashion savvy professional women of the UAE are sleek, sophisticated, and are always on the lookout for the most cutting-edge style to complement their busy schedules.
The latest from the house of Philip Stein introduces ......
With the Winter 2016 Collection the WEILL Woman is Full of Cheer and Sparkle.
She favours neutral monochromes, subtle tones and simple fluid forms. Knitwear is present more than ever in answer to her penchant for comfort and seduction as well as to her fondness for sophisticated textures, and tweed in particular. A tweed revisited in new forms such as woollen fabrics, jerseys and knitwear, this season interwoven with leather and touches ......
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: Sportmax sought inspiration for Spring Summer 2017 from the pages of “Shima no Ama”, a Japanese photo book by Kusukazu Uraguchi published in the early eighties. “Women of the sea” depicts pearl fishers amongst the waves and shoreline busy in their pursuit of the lustrous treasures. Between these faded monochrome pages were such current images, so dynamic, so fresh, ......
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: Carolina Herrera partners with internationally renowned photographer Mario Testino for the Fall 2016 global advertising campaign covering fashion and accessories product categories. Marking the third collaboration for the designer and photographer, the campaign imagery represents the visual vocabulary for the strong codes of the brand, consistent with the creative vision established by founder Carolina ......
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: We are pleased to inform you that Schneider PR has been appointed to manage regional communication for COCO COLLECTION.
Coco Collection’s portfolio comprises three exclusive resorts in the Maldives:
Coco Bodu Hithi, a boutique luxury retreat offering unrivalled 5-star experiences
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, an eco-oriented resort situated within a UNESCO biosphere reserve
Coco Privé Kuda Hithi ......
Customers can now experience a new shopping experience at the new Sacoor Brothers Store at ABC Dbayeh
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: Sacoor Brothers and ABC Group are proud to announce the opening of the first Sacoor Brothers boutique in Lebanon at ABC Dbayeh department store. This new boutique reflects the brand’s philosophy of continuous improvement and will be dedicated to the Men’s Collection. Located on ......
New Consumer and Commercial PCs, Printers, Scanners and Gaming Products Set to Revolutionze the Industry
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: HP Inc. has raised the bar once again with the unveiling of its newest range of printers, scanners, consumer and commercial PCs and mobile devices, and gaming products. With a legacy to ‘Keep Reinventing’, HP is introducing a number of innovative new products to this market for the first ......
A flash of Genius - DarkMatter Media Alert
By Eric Eifert, Senior Vice President - Managed Security Services, DarkMatter
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: On Thursday, September 22, 2016, Yahoo confirmed that hackers stole the personal data associated with at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. Details including names, passwords, email addresses, phone numbers and security questions were taken from the company’s network in late ......
The ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’ will conduct R&D in the fields of new optical systems, computational imaging, virtual reality and augmented reality
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: HUAWEI and Leica Camera AG today announced they have expanded their strategic collaboration with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation center, the Max Berek Innovation Lab. The launch comes seven months after the public ......
New powerful and efficient turbocharged V6 gasoline engines headlined by Q50 Red Sport 400 delivering 400 hp
Key technology additions feature Dynamic Digital Suspension & Rack Electronic Power Steering
Next-generation Direct Adaptive Steering leads dynamic enhancements
Safety and connectivity technologies complete premium sports sedan package
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: INFINITI Middle East today unveiled ......
World debut of Navara-based emergency rescue concept
World debut of Nissan EV portable battery pack prototype, further developing Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision
Navara EnGuard Concept showcases how award-winning Nissan Navara is suited to use in the most challenging conditions
Nissan’s LCV range also includes ‘flexible for business’ vans and trucks
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2016: Nissan has ......
First four-seater in Prancing Horse history with V8 Turbo
Official debut at upcoming Paris Show
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2016: The upcoming Paris Motor Show provides the venue for the unveiling of the GTC4Lusso T, the first four-seater in Prancing Horse history to sport a V8 turbo engine, hailing a whole new Ferrari GT concept aimed at owners seeking a car that is sporty and versatile but also perfect for frequent driving.
Join the Mexican Fiesta on Thursday October 6th from 7PM onward for a night full of FUN and bite into all the Mexican favorites from the buffet. The buffet includes a seafood corner, the Taqueria, a carving station and Mexican stews as well as an abundant dessert station.
AED180 per person inclusive of Mexican waters.
The party will continue late into the night when chairs and tables are removed to make way for the dance floor! Vamos a ......
Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2016: With Dubai’s culinary landscape constantly evolving, many of the city’s favorite haunts turn into secret gems, sometimes overshadowed by the new, shiny restaurant but not forgotten. These restaurants hold a special place in Dubai’s heart, but tourists and residents alike need to be reminded of their charm! So here’s our pick of Dubai’s oldies to rekindle your love for the ......
Real Estate & Retail
Continuous pouring of over 19,793 cubic meters of concrete for 42 hours with 600 plus skilled workers undertaking the job in multiple shifts
Gulf Asia Contracting, undertakes the AED 600 Million GEEPAS Tower Project in Arjan, Al Barsha. The concrete for the project was provided by Unibeton Ready Mix and Chawla Architectural and Consulting Engineers is the Project Consultant
Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016: GEEPAS Tower, ......
Travel, Tourism and Hotels
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 September 2016 – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts today opened the doors to the Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah, a unique European-style property in one of Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing cities.
The 228-room property, which marks the Swiss hospitality firm’s third hotel in Jeddah and 11th in the Kingdom, seamlessly blends a classical interior design with a contemporary façade and the ......
September 26, 2016 - The Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, will be showcasing Saudi Arabia’s tourism opportunities through strategic marketing tours across different countries in the month of October 2016. The Group will be visiting Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; Casablanca, Morocco; and Jakarta, Indonesia to highlight attractive tour packages and the wide range of ......
Banking and Investments
Education and Trainings
School fee hike must meet pre-conditions like development of infrastructure and level of administrative and teaching staff.
Sharjah, UAE, September 22, 2016: Schools in the Emirate of Sharjah are not allowed to arbitrarily increase tuition fee, said the Sharjah Educational Zone authorities.
Responding to media reports referring to parents’ concern over the surprise increase of fee by a prominent private school in the ......
Doha, Qatar –September 22, 2016 -- Northwestern University in Qatar has announced the names of the 59 students who have excelled in their academic studies, and achieved the Dean’s List for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters.
“Making the Dean’s List at NU-Q is recognition for students who go beyond a conventional effort, but instead demonstrate rigor and commitment to learning,” said Everette E. Dennis, ......
Government, Legal and Charity
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: Dubai Customs Innovation Team and Training Centre joined hands with the Global Innovation Institute to deliver extensive training course to DC employees, in a bid to hone their innovative capabilities. Seven creative work teams were formed to propose and generate fresh ideas.
As many as 40 ideas covering all customs areas were put forth by the teams. These ideas were assessed by the ......
Events and Exhibitions
Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
The acquisition marks the healthcare conglomerate’s foray into niche healthcare specialty services offering.
Launched in 2013, Harley Street is a renowned global healthcare entity, offering international standards of medical care in Abu Dhabi, through its niche specialty services like day care surgery, colorectal clinic, gastro clinic, sleep clinic and cosmetic as well as body contouring.
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 26, 2016: ......
Visit the Centre on September 25 and 26 to know more about the curriculum and services
Dubai, UAE, September 22, 2016: The Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities will hold its annual Open Day on September 25 and 26 and those who are interested in learning about the Centre’s curriculum and services are welcome to attend the event.
During the two-day event, the Centre will organise guided tours for visitors who would ......
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Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: ARTASA has designed and produced all the exclusive artworks displayed in the public areas of the new Marriott Courtyard hotel in Riyadh (recently opened), a property of AL HOKAIR REAL ESTATE.
Already well established in the GCC, ARTASA has been selected by AL HOKAIR REAL ESTATE, a leading group of Saudi, to provide all the art pieces of the lobby, lounge, restaurant and business center of its new luxury hotel property located at Mussa Bin Nasser street in Riyadh.
For this project, ARTASA has worked in collaboration with artists from ......
Private sector companies have the highest intention of hiring
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2016: The recent Middle East Job Index survey, compiled by the Middle East’s leading job site, Bayt.com, and research and consulting group, YouGov, has revealed that the majority of employers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) intend to hire soon, with 65% of those in the GCC planning to hire in the next three months. Notable increases in hiring expectancy were witnessed in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Hiring intentions in the next three and 12 months
In the next three ......
Leading district cooling company honoured for servicing greatest number of buildings and total building area committed to district energy
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2016: Emirates District Cooling LLC [Emicool] – a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC and Union Properties, has been recognized with top industry awards in two categories at the 107th International District Energy Association [IDEA] Annual Conference and Trade Show held recently in Minnesota, USA.
Emicool bagged the Silver Award for the ......
Certificate builds on efforts to make Abu Dhabi Ports a customer orientated, integrated platform for business
Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 24, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, is now ISO 10002:2014 certified, which ensures best global practice in handling complaints related to any services offered by Abu Dhabi Ports. Basem Obaid, Area General Manager, was the representative from the Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance (LRQA) who presented the ISO 10002:2014 certificate to Abu Dhabi ......
Over the past few weeks an elite panel of judges have been evaluating a record number of nominations for a total of 19 different categories for The Maritime Standard Awards 2016. It has been hard job to whittle this down to a short list, but they have done so. The standard of entries was extremely high, and all of those who entered should be commended for their excellent submissions
The categories than have been judged are Classification Society, Marine Broker, Marine Insurer, Maritime Law Firm, Port, Ship Agency, Ship Manager, Shipowner/operator, Shipping Company, Shipyard, Tanker ......
Technical tour of region’s first smart, sustainable community in Dubai steals the show at Intersolar Middle East Exhibition 2016
Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2016: The Sustainable City in Dubai, the region’s first fully operational sustainable community, took centre stage at this year’s ‘Intersolar Middle East Exhibition and Conference’ that took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), September 19th - 21st 2016. Attracting widespread attention, The Sustainable City provided this year’s Intersolar official technical tour, for a vast number of ......
Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2016: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the IATA Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf) adopted Resolutions supporting the development of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS).
“IATA Settlement Systems are the financial back office of the air transport industry. Since its introduction 45 years ago, the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) has successfully facilitated the distribution and settlement of funds between travel agents and airlines, which totaled more than $230 billion in 2015. But the ......
Intersolar Middle East exhibitors state low solar energy costs enable them to develop technologies in the region
Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2016: Falling solar energy costs are driving innovation and the creation of new intelligent energy systems for managing solar energy in the Middle East, according to participants at the 2016 Intersolar Middle East at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Day two of the action packed Intersolar Middle East saw Ben Hill, Vice President of Tesla Energy, deliver a keynote presentation on the future of energy storage and how batteries can revolutionise ......
Profit increases 77%
Revenue grows 20%
Cruise traffic surges 49%
TEU containers edges up by 11%
General cargo gains 7%
AED 75 million investment in new equipment
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 20, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has seen a successful first half of 2016 with new remarkable results announced today. This comes in parallel with the prosperous economic growth witnessed in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, reaffirming its prestigious ......
Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2016: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy organizes from September 25 to 29, BtoB meetings in the UAE and Qatar, to introduce a selection of 10 French companies specializing in high-end, luxury hotel and interior design.
A French delegation of hotel furniture & interior design suppliers including some Living Heritage Company (EPV label) will visit the luxury hotel construction sites in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Doha in september.
Positioned in the high-end, luxury sector, their ......
UAE Energy Minster opens Dubai leg of 2016 Intersolar World Series, as organisers brace for record crowds at Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2016: H.E Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority's Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, officially opened Intersolar Middle East in Dubai today.
The region’s largest event for the solar industry is part of the Intersolar World Series, and is taking place from 19 to 21 September at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the ......
Ericsson launches new suite of innovations that make mobile internet investments in low-ARPU (average revenue per user) markets viable
Exclusive tools enable operators to target investments that will improve user experience where it will make the most difference
Enhanced software, efficient products and site solutions cut total cost of ownership by up to 40% for mobile broadband builds
Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2016: As governments prepare to meet at the UN General Assembly to discuss progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today ......
Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2016: IDdesign, one of the finest stores offering contemporary international home furniture recently refurbished their store at City Centre Mirdif in Dubai. The official launch was attended by Abdulla Al Gurg, Group General Manager, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC.
“IDdesign is a key brand in the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC’s retail portfolio. With an experience of more than 20 years in the UAE, we intend to offer our customers even more added value and design options that suit their varied tastes. The store at City Centre Mirdif, which has ......
Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2016: Dawn in Paris: the city of light awakens on white walls, wood floors and voluminous ceilings. The light filters in through the windows creating brilliant reflections on the white surfaces.
Glacial white, this season's inspiration, washes over rooms, transforming different areas into attractive spaces for peace and relaxation.
This inspiration can be found across the entire Zara Home Pure White Collection for fall/winter, divided into three blocks with a single base: white on white, white with silver, and white with gold.
Dubai Carbon launches the first sustainability self-assessment tool focused on capital investment markets to streamline portfolio exposure to climate change
Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2016: Dubai Carbon has launched a new version of Sustainability Self-Assessment specifically focused on measuring the risk and exposure towards socio-environmental impacts thus allowing both public and private organisations to benchmark their resource efficiency amongst industries and peers. The launch was met with an overwhelming participation by the finance industry during an event at the ......
Energy ministers from UAE, Jordan, Egypt confirmed as speakers
Dubai, UAE, September 14, 2016: Energy ministers and international experts representing countries and organisations with a combined 5.6 GW in installed solar power capacity – enough to power almost 1 million homes – will address the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit at Dubai World Trade Centre in September.
“The Middle East has a huge potential in the solar industry and we are delighted to have secured leading experts from regional government and the solar industry to speak at the Global ......
Twenty-two colours under a ‘velvet-like’ palette is set to trend across the Middle East
Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2016: Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paint and coating solutions, has unveiled a new range of painting innovation for the region. The Makhmalia range, is poised to be Caparol’s finest Arabian aesthetic for walls of residential and commercial properties.
Makhmalia, meaning ‘velvet-like’ in Arabic, is a smooth finish paint that gives a pearlescent effect to a wall. In addition to Caparol Paints’ wide variety ......
Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2016: United Furniture, a leader in the furniture and furnishings industry, helps you create the perfect environment to bring the festive cheer into your homes this Eid. The brand has introduced exciting accessories and beautiful ornaments that would add to the aesthetic elements in your home, and also serve as the perfect gift for your loved ones.
With the festive spirit setting in, and the last minute running around for purchases, United Furniture is your one stop destination to meet all your home requirements, having accessories of different ......
The system with 100% energy saving features has now been continuously operational for two years with a flawless success rate.
The solar lighting system has been implemented across streets in the Yas Island housing development, consisting of 488 villas for UAE nationals.
Abu Dhabi – September 08, 2016: The Emirati Housing development in Yas Island, a key project under the Abu Dhabi Government’s Housing Programmes for the UAE Nationals, is gaining momentum for its solar street lighting system with an advanced green technology that proved to be 100 per cent ......
More than 730 companies in this sector employ 29,000 employees
Dubai, UAE, September 7, 2016: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region comprising West Asia, the CIS, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent organised a forum for Machinery and Equipment sector. The Forum themed ‘Energy Engineering Technologies’ was also attended by companies operating in the niche field of energy engineering.
According to Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and Chairman of Ports, ......