Welcome to Vienna! The city of the most enthralling history and lifestyle that will make you fall in love over and over againOver 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 mu... ...
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 o... ...
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... ...
AccessoriesA true sense of femininity is embraced for SS16, elegant silhouettes and softly washed pastels make for a timeless accessories collection.Moving into the new season, structured silhouettes in muted colours bring a sophisticated aesthetic to the modern working wardrobe. A palette of mink, navy and dove grey drive a clean, understated transition into spring. Key profiles include top-handle totes, multi-gusset crossbody bags and fold over... ...
What if Valentine’s Day were a Promesse?Because there are always so many reasons to celebrate happy people, Baume & Mercier pays tribute to all lovers, dreamers, originals, wallflowers and idealists. Rejoicing in love, remembering that you are someone who loves and is loved – is there any more worthy cause to dedicate ourselves to?A Promesse tells the story of a connection born of the deepest love. It stands&nb... ...
Ferrari Pays Tribute to the Middle East with stunning desert video. . Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2016: Ferrari pays tribute to the deep-rooted traditions of the Middle East Region with “Deserto Rosso”, a breathtaking video showcasing the majestic beauty of the desert celebrated by the stunning design of its cars.The phrase Deserto Rosso is Italian for ‘Red Desert’, evoking both the crimson dunes of Ar... ...
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Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2016: As The Body Shop turns forty, it unveils a pioneering new global CSR strategy that will underpin all aspects of company operation. The new Commitment will reaffirm The Body Shop’s position as a leader in ethical business and will define the next stage of development of The Body Shop business.
The Commitment, which will support The ......
MAISE WILLIAMS SELECTS SWAROVSKI WHILE ATTENDING ES FILM AWARDS IN LONDON, UK
Sunday February 7th, 2016
London, UK – Maise Williams hit the ES Film Awards red carpet looking stylish, accessorizing her look with Swarovski’s Edify Earrings from the Spring Summer 2016 Collection.
Image Source: Getty Images
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2016: To celebrate the first anniversary of Apa Aesthetic in Dubai, international industry heavyweights, celebrity dentist Dr Michael Apa and makeup artist Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty, have joined forces to offer two lucky followers the make-over of a lifetime - a brand new smile and a full beauty makeover worth a staggering $300,000!
“To celebrate an incredible year since opening Apa Aesthetic in ......
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2016: The golden lights of the rising sun caress the Mediterranean Sea, stirring golden sparks on its deep blue waters. Bathed in a halo of light, she walks through her azure paradise above the cliff. Here, where time stands still, she has found a new Paradiso.
An azure paradise
For the Roberto Cavalli brand, la dolce vita is not a mere symbol but a way of life and a tremendous source of inspiration. ......
Float through time and space
(Lengnau, Switzerland – 2016) Swiss watchmaker Rado is proudly unveiling its first creations from the 2016 Baselworld collection: the Rado True Open Heart. Relaunched with a new streamlined edge just last year, the Rado True family has been given yet another beautiful twist with two new pieces in Rado’s lightness-inspired collection for 2016.
Limited to just 500 individually marked pieces, the ......
Global performance brand brings international expansion efforts to the Middle East region with its game-changing apparel, footwear and equipment
Dubai, UAE (February 10, 2016) – Under Armour (NYSE:UA) has officially opened the doors to its first-ever specialty retail store in Dubai at the City Centre Mirdif shopping mall. With a focus on cutting-edge products and design, the global performance brand’s latest expansion into ......
Rachel Zoe wearing a pair of black Salvatore Ferragamo Signature Sunglasses while walking on Rodeo Drive.
SF811SLThis model, part of The Signature Collection, is characterized by an eclectic juxtaposition of materials. Creative experimentation and sheer craftmanshipperfecly merge in the original use of karung, a highly prized skin. Available in Black with chocolate temples and Havana with black temples.
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2016
Draw on the essence of timeless love in strong hues of bold red juxtaposed with romantic metallic for this Valentine’s Day.
About Apparel Group
Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through 54 international brands that ......
For spring/summer ‘16, Paul Smith introduces the Concertina bag.
Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2016: Made in Spain using exquisite Italian leather, the Concertina typifies the Paul Smith aesthetic; combining exquisite craftsmanship with distinctive use of color.
Available in three styles - a tote, a more classically proportioned handbag and a clutch - the Concertina is crafted from soft, supple leather. The folds of the side panels ......
Quintessentially British, the Hackett man has never been afraid of color when it comes to the warmer months of the year. For SS16, Hackett London offers a full rainbow of essentials. Cotton shorts, classic polo shirts with subtle Hackett branding and a new addition, this season, collarless linen shirts finish the line-up.
Lemon to cyan, sky blue to salmon pink, these colors all work perfectly teamed together and add a zingy hit of color to ......
Perfect gift this Valentine's Day for your loved one
1. Merlin Actifit – AED 195
2. Merlin Karaoke Station – AED 195
3. Merlin Wi-Fi IP Camera – AED 750
4. Merlin Premium Selfie Stick – AED 395
5. Merlin Wi-Fi Photoframe – AED 495
The products are available in Virgin Megastores, EMax, Sharaf DG and ......
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2016: Culinary trendsetters and leading multicooker manufacturers, Recke are pleased to announce yet another successful distributor. The Internationally renowned brand has signed up with Emax as one of its retail partners in the UAE.
Preceding to this great new partnership, Recke has been distributing its line of products within Sharaf DG, Plugins, Ansar Mall, Eros and Union Cooperative. Recke ......
- Abu Dhabi’s Global Aerospace Summit to herald in smart travel era
10 February, 2016 – Dubai, UAE: As connectivity and digital solutions disrupt and reinvent the commercial aviation landscape, analysts are predicting they will transform the entire industry and passenger travel experience in as little as five years.
The trends that will inform the emerging travel revolution are to come under the industry microscope in Abu ......
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2016: Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati has achieved its 5th consecutive record year in terms of sales across the Middle East, India and Africa (MEIA) region in 2015. While 2013 saw the launch of the new Maserati Quattroporte and 2014 the launch of the new Ghibli, in 2015 the Trident brand prepared for the arrival of its next new model in mid-2016.
The MEIA region registered a modest increase on the ......
Class-leading performance, versatility in all driving conditions, sublime elegance.
A unique car, a whole new world
Maranello, 9 February 2016 – Ferrari announces the addition to its range of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso, the new four-seater which hails a major evolution of the sporting Grand Tourer concept by integrating rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive for the first time.
This is a car designed for clients wanting ......
Agreement to offer substantial discounts on Toyota and Lexus vehicles to all Armed Forces personnel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 9th, 2016: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, offering all staff special discounted prices of up to AED 25,000 on select Toyota and Lexus vehicles with ......
Easy to use digital resources benefit restaurant businesses while meeting food safety goals
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2016: Unilever Food Solutions, the food service division of Unilever, one of the world’s leading FMCG companies and owner of global brands such as Dove, Lifebuoy and Lipton - is raising the bar on food safety across Dubai in partnership with the Dubai Municipality through a robust food safety partnership ......
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2016: Whether you feel like you are always' on the run' with little time to spare or simply need to find a way to upgrade your morning breakfast routine, Smoothie Bombs is the solution to revving your mornings up a gear.
Tip #1: High Octane Breakfasts are Easy When You Know How
Preparing for your day should always include eating a filling nutritious breakfast. With Smoothie Bombs, there's no ......
Real Estate & Retail
- Average residential rents grew by 4% year-on year
- Average office rentals recorded a 2% decline during the quarter
Dubai, 10th February 2016 — Average residential rents in the UAE capital grew by 4% (y-o-y), despite the slight decline experienced in the previous quarter, according to the Q4 2015 Abu Dhabi MarketView by global real estate consultancy firm CBRE.
Mat Green, Head of Research & Consulting UAE, CBRE ......
Dubai, UAE, February 10, 2016: Emrill, the leading Facilities Management provider in the UAE, has been awarded ‘Best Facilities Management Partner’ by wasl properties for a second consecutive year.
Held annually by wasl properties, the Best Facilities Management Partner of the Year Awards were created to honour the company’s premium service providers, with all Facilities Management partners entering put through a rigorous ......
Travel, Tourism and Hotels
Posts highest number of passengers flown in one day
10 February 2016: The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), flew 18.4 million passengers in 2015, an increase of 9% from 16.9 million passengers flown in 2014. On average, CEB flights were 83% full during the year.
Growth in passenger volume was largely driven by the airline’s low-cost long-haul services, and increased frequencies in key domestic markets. CEB ......
Banking and Investments
Education and Trainings
Government, Legal and Charity
• Happiness is on the national agenda in the UAE, UK, France and Bhutan
• Do not obsess over happiness, says Eric Weiner
• Happiness is both personal and relational
Dubai-UAE: 10 February, 2016 – Can money buy happiness? In what parts of the world are people most happy? Why are human beings so obsessed with happiness? These questions were the focus of journalist and author Eric Weiner’s talk ......
Events and Exhibitions
The 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ was officially launched at the Dubai International Marine Club today (10 February) with a full line-up of eight world-class teams, from eight nations confirmed.
As the event heads into its tenth year, a selection of the world’s top sailors have been trained and hosted this week at Dubai International Marine Club. Expectations are high as the teams prepare to set sail on a new fleet of GC32 ......
Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
Other Top Stories
• Correlation between climate change, rise in carbon emission and frequency of natural disasters
• Key policy recommendations include: eliminate subsidies on fossil fuels, establish predictable prices on carbon, accelerate low carbon investment, boost R&D budgets, finance low carbon infrastructure
Dubai-UAE: 10 February, 2016 – No longer a scientific theory, climate change is the major overriding environmental issue of our time and the single greatest challenge facing environmental regulators. Leading a discussion on climate change and its global impact, H.E. ......
Double-digit growth in general cargo and RoRo drives equipment upgrade
Abu Dhabi, UAE - February 10, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has procured a range of new advanced equipment this year as part of an ongoing upgrade to all of the general cargo and Roll-on-roll-off (RoRo) handling equipment at Khalifa Port and Zayed Port. The new equipment, including forklift trucks, terminal tractors, roll trailers and truck-mounted mobile cranes, will significantly enhance the efficiency and safety ......
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 February, 2016 - ADNOC Distribution has announced the new retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of February 2016.
As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED42 per 25lb cylinder down from the earlier marked retail price of AED44, and AED83 per 50lb cylinder from the earlier marked retail price of AED88.
Khalid Hadi, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications Division at ADNOC Distribution said: “the new prices reflect the global surge in the pricing of the product. ADNOC ......
Agreement paves way for UAE grid to transmit sustainable electricity from nuclear energy generation
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 February 2016: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) recently signed the Connection & Interface Agreement (C&IA) with the Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company (TRANSCO). The agreement establishes a contractual operating framework between the two entities that will allow for the electricity generated from ENEC’s four nuclear energy units located in Barakah to be transmitted over TRANSCO’s power lines to the UAE grid.
Solution upgrades to help meet demand peaks at three power plants currently operating in Egypt
Will help ensure reliability and availability of country’s energy supply
Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2016: Siemens has extended a long-term contract to provide service and maintenance, as well as component upgrades, at the Nubaria, Talkha and El Kureimat power stations in Egypt. The agreement was signed under the supervision of Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), represented by Middle Delta Electricity Production Company and Upper Egypt Electricity Production Company. The ......
Dubai-UAE: 9 February, 2016 – Leading a discussion on the future of renewable energy at the fourth World Government Summit (WGS 2016), Justin Hall-Tipping, Chief Executive Officer of NanoHoldings, talks about the need to make use of nanotechnologies and encourage government officials, leaders and future generations to embrace new thinking of sciences.
He said: “With the earth’s population reaching seven billion, we currently need 3.5 cubic miles of earth’s resources, including energy, to sustain our lives. We get these cubic miles from oil, coal, natural gas, ......
Just a bit of CH MEN Prive to start off your special evening, Suit up in a Black suit and Black tie with CH Carolina Herrera, with a sophisticated look with an alluring fragrance.
Feel like an elegant woman wearing CH Carolina Herrera signature red dress with an added scent of CH Women fragrance to complete your look.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY from the House of Herrera
• DEWA implements Dh7 billion five-year Smart Networks and Meters Project strategy
• Kaeser commends UAE and the region’s efforts for their forward thinking strategies in renewable energy
• Countries cannot solely focus on one energy source, must make use of a mix of energies
• Panelists discuss Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Siemens $8billion power-plant deal with Egypt to build gas and wind power plants, and SHAMS initiative
Dubai-UAE: 9 February, 2016 – Leading a panel discussion on the future of clean energy in ......
• The Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)’s annual DIAC Career Fair 2016 is set to take place on February 28th and 29th, 2016
• The career fair aims to connect graduate students from 26 academic institutions based in DIAC and employers from over 100 leading regional and international organizations over two days
• Registration are available at jobhuntgulf.com/DIAC-Career-Fair
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 8, 2016: JOBHUNT HR & Management Consultancy (www.Jobhuntgulf.com) hosts the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), Career ......
P&I Regional Manager - Middle East, Meena Mathews scoops recognition for track record in delivering P&I and insurance services to maritime industry
Dubai, 8 February 2016 – The International Maritime Club presented Meena Mathews, GAC’s Regional P&I Manager for the Middle East, with its Excellence in Marine Claims Management accolade at the IMC Excellence Awards ceremony at the Ocean Blue in Sharjah, UAE, this week.
Mathews was nominated by the Club’s committee of industry specialists for her work in protection and indemnity and insurance over the last year. ......
Announces marked retail prices for ADNOC Wallet tokens including Smart Tag and ADNOC Plus Card
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 07 February, 2016 – ADNOC Distribution has announced the marked retail price of its Smart Tag and ADNOC Plus payment tokens available to ADNOC Wallet account holders. Starting 1 March 2016, the company will retail the Smart Tag at AED250, while the ADNOC Plus card will be available to customers for AED50.
Prior to the roll out of the seven-month pilot phase of the ADNOC Smart service, the company also invites customers to subscribe for the ADNOC Wallet by visiting the ......
Geothermal Power Plant Aims to Plug Power Shortage in Caribbean Country
Project to Deliver Clean Energy to Over 100,000 People across the islands as part of ADFD /IRENA Partnership
St. Vincent Prime Minister: ADFD Plays Key Role in Promoting Sustainable Development at Global Level
Mohammed Al Suwaidi: ADFD-funded Renewable Energy Projects Contribute to Provision of Clean Energy to Millions of People Worldwide Given its Pivotal Importance in promoting long-term socio-economic outcomes
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 02 February, 2016 – ......
AED 80m-facility to support Al Khat’s packaging material supply for McDonalds
February 02, 2016 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, announced today the start of construction of Al Khat Packaging Co.’s subsidiary ‘Gulf Printing and Packaging Company’ in Kizad. One of the largest producers of printing and packaging materials in Kuwait, Al Khat Packaging Co., is the only approved provider of packaging materials for McDonalds and other leading brands in the ......
Invites Customers to Register for ADNOC Wallet Account
New Service in Line with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and UAE efforts to Shape Smart Cities and Governments
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 2 February, 2016 - ADNOC Distribution today announced the roll-out an seven-month pilot phase of its smart self-service refuelling (ADNOC SMART) in the emirate of Abu Dhabi from 1 March to 1 October 2016. The pilot phase will cover four service stations located on Abu Dhabi Island and allow customers to try out self-refuelling using state-of-the art technologies and also benefit from varied payment methods.
New Activity-Based Features, Water Sports, First-Time Ever Beach Access and On-Yacht Dining Experiences
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 2016 edition of Dubai International Boat Show will expand into an experiential lifestyle event which is set to delight its fans, according to its organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC.)
The 24th running of the Dubai International Boat Show, 1 – 5 March 2016, will showcase a new visitor experience to include not only the most spectacular superyachts but to now also include a host of active offerings – from sailing and fishing trips to ......
• Oil at the eye of the storm during a volatile week
• Oil rebound on speculation of Russo/Opec deal
• Gold's rally ran out of steam, leaving longs wondering what's next
• Sugar lost its sweet edge and fell
A new dawn for oil if Russia and Opec cobble together a deal. Pic: iStock
2 February 2016: January proved to be a very volatile month for commodities and the final week was no exception, with the oil market continuing to attract most of the attention. Speculation of a so far unconfirmed and still doubtful grand bargain between ......
Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2016: MOOD Gallery’s beautiful collection of gifts that add the much needed touch of joy to every home. Take your pick from a vibrant set of items ranging from beautiful burlesque chandeliers to creative lamps and charming nutcrackers among others that make for the perfect gifts for loved ones or even for yourself!
Mood is a concept design store featuring Italian, French and German designs where all items relate to international designers: furniture, lighting, accessories, sculptures, paintings, CDs and DVDs, books and gift items. The ......
Less than one-third of Arab youth select university degrees based on career opportunities available
Dubai, UAE, 1 February 2015: High rates of youth unemployment across the MENA region have been well-documented (23% in the Middle East and 24% in North Africa, compared with the global average of 13 %*). The issue was once again highlighted in research conducted amongst youth across the region, where just under one-third (29%) of young people surveyed were unemployed graduates. This figure was even more accentuated among young women (43% of those surveyed were unemployed graduates) and fresh ......
A revolutionary paint fortified with Formaldehyde Conversion Technology
Dubai, 31 January 2016: Caparol Paints introduced a new addition to the Capacare range of products – CapaCare Airpurify. It is a revolutionary product of paint fortified with Formaldehyde Conversion Technology (FCT).
Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring organic compound and causing the highest concern while assessing indoor air quality. Most commonly found in paints, household products, adhesives and many others, inhaling high level of this chemical can lead to ill effects in children, adults and pets. The ......
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2016: Home Centre, the largest home retailer in the Middle East, brings to life their latest brand campaign ‘The Season’s Latest’ starting 1st February 2016. The vibrant collection is handpicked by their brand ambassador and Arabic superstar Nancy Ajram. Featuring a wide range of furniture and home accessories, the collection offers a revitalizing spectrum of the latest trends and colours, comprising of classic and contemporary styles
Through ‘The Season’s Latest’ campaign, Home Centre reflects the brand’s principal ......