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    Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 Million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

    Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 24 May 2017 — More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market. “Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy worldwide since IRENA’s first annual assessment in 2012, when just over five million people were working in the sector,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “In the last ......read more

    IRENA's 13th Council Meeting Kicks Off in Abu Dhabi

    Agency plans future work to drive sustainable energy revolution Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 23 May 2017 — More than 300 high-level government representatives from 110 countries and the European Union — the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council meeting — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 13th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council elected H.E. Mr. Li Fanrong, Deputy Administrator of the National Energy Administration of China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair. “In our efforts to meet growing energy demand with cleaner, low-carbon and sustainable sources of energy sources, China has become one of the fast-growing renewable energy markets in the world. It has now become evident in China that renewables can not only ......read more

    AYA The Art of Living Launches The Alef Collection; A Ramadan Capsule

      Renowned Saudi designer unveils a Quran Stand as the first product from this new collection. Dubai, May 2017: AYA The Art of Living, a distinctive Saudi product and furniture designer, launches the innovative Quran Stand this Ramadan. This new product represents the first from a new line, ‘The Alef Collection’. The Alef Collection is a yearly Ramadan Capsule Collection with a range of products that celebrates and re-contextualizes heritage whilst adding a festive spirit, educational innovations, and a reconnection to Islamic icons for children and adults during the holy month. This line has been created with the sister of Ayah Al Bitar; Haya Al Bitar, and will be available by private order from the Dubai based design studios.  Conceptualized by Haya and created by Ayah Al Bitar, the vision for this line ......read more

    Deloitte: Family-Owned Businesses Expect Disruptions Over Next Decade and Look to the Next-Gen for Brighter Future

    -Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants 23 May, 2017 – Of the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte, 46% expects that the market in which they operate will face disruption in the next two to three years. 27% also expects to lose market share to new entrants. These are the results of Deloitte’s NextGen Survey. Deloitte talked to 268 family-owned businesses and discussed specific challenges such as succession but also growth, strategy and the speed with markets change nowadays. “The global economy is changing rapidly and fundamentally, due to the exponential speed of transformation in digital infrastructure, among other things. Quicker than ever, the past is being left behind—a tendency that in the perception of many goes against ......read more

    LG Electronics Announces Google Home Compatible Appliances

    LG Connected Appliances Work with the Google Assistant on Google Home To Deliver Easy, Immediate Connectivity and Convenience Dubai, May 22, 2017:  At Google I/O, LG Electronics (LG) announced a lineup of smart appliances that are fully compatible with the Google Assistant on Google Home, ushering in cutting-edge connectivity and convenience for today’s smart home. Google Home services will begin rolling out this month in the United States on LG’s premium portfolio of connected smart devices, including the LG SIGNATURE brand washing machine and dryer, refrigerator, oven range and air purifier as well as an LG air condi-tioner and robotic vacuum. Dates of availability in other markets will be announced lo-cally at the time of launch. With Google Home, users will be able to access the full range of the Google ......read more

    GAC Dubai Contract Logistics Operations Meet ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Standard

    Dubai, UAE 22 May 2017 – GAC Dubai’s commitment to quality and food safety has earned it ISO 22000:2005 accreditation. Certification comes after a stringent DNV audit which confirmed the company’s compliance with the internationally recognised standard.  It builds on the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system implemented across GAC Dubai since 1996, and incorporates the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) - covering the storage and distribution of perishable food. Distribution Centre Manager, Richard Potts says, “GAC Dubai’s ability to underwrite its quality systems in support of customers’ supply chains is testament to its commitment to providing consistently high quality and safe services to its customers.” “Food reaches consumers through ......read more

    Dubai Design & Fashion Council Supports Local Design Talent at INDEX Design Series 2017

    Endorsed by DDFC, the 27th edition of the MENA region’s biggest interiors exhibition will showcase innovative design works by emerging local talent as part of Tanween by Tashkeel Dubai, 21st May 2017:  Aligned with its mandate to support regional and local talent, the Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) announces its participation in INDEX Design Series, featuring innovative, relevant, desirable and functional design projects as part of the Tanween programme by Tashkeel. The Middle East & North Africa’s prime interiors show will bring together 40,000 interior designers, suppliers, architects and project managers to Dubai from 22 – 25 May 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  Fostering an environment to produce and nurture future industry leaders and entrepreneurs, the DDFC space will host ......read more

    Five More Global Companies Join Jafza's Tumoohi Programme

    21 companies support training Emirati workforce of the future  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 May 2017: Five new global companies have signed up to be part of Jafza’s Tumoohi programme that provides UAE Nationals with work experience and employment opportunities.   DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem signed a series of agreements with Michelin, Danube Group, Transworld Logistics, Conares and Al Dobowi recently bringing the total number of companies participating in the programme to 21.   The Five new companies join industry leaders such as P&G, Unilever, Proclad and Mars GCC, Nestle, GE and others to provide young Emiratis the specialised job skills and technical expertise required by the job market coupled with one-on-one mentorship from leading professionals in their respective ......read more

    Sharjah National Oil Corporation and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority Sign Gas Sales Agreement to Supply Natural Gas

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 (Sharjah) - Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) have signed a full Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) targeting the supply of Natural Gas for power generation in the Emirate of Sharjah. The Agreement was signed by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council and President of SNOC and Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of SEWA. SNOC, in a Joint Venture with its partner Uniper, will organise the importation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the Port of Hamriyah in the Emirate of Sharjah in the UAE and supply Natural gas to the three power stations operated by SEWA. First gas deliveries to SEWA from the Joint Venture will be in early 2019. Some of the gas will flow from the Hamriyah port receiving jetty directly into the SEWA ......read more

    Azraq, the world's first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

    Dubai, UAE, May 18,2017:  The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the solar farm has brought power to a population that lived for two years without electricity and will contribute to the Jordan national energy strategy to achieve a green economy by 2020.  The 2-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) plant provides electricity to 20,000 Syrian refugees living in almost 5,000 shelters in Azraq camp, covering the energy needs of the two villages connected to the national grid. Each family can now connect a fridge, a TV, a fan, have light inside the shelter and charge their phones, which is critical for refugees to keep in contact with their relatives abroad.  Azraq camp ......read more

    The Modern Designs of West Elm's New Summer Collection Unveiled

    Dubai, UAE, May 18,2017:  West Elm launches the new summer collection that takes inspiration from a number of elements. With over xx pieces of fine artistic craftsmanship, the new collection is available at all West Elm stores across the Middle East. This season, styled furniture including chairs, tables and dining sets add a stylish edge, quirky character and individual charm to any space. West Elm’s distinctive style takes inspiration from architecture, machinery and sense of art. They combine metals with reclaimed woods and vintage materials to create chic individual pieces that are practical yet playful, packed with surprising ideas, at affordable prices. Unlike many home labels, West Elm furniture products are created in–house, where the design team carefully selects organic, handcrafted, sustainably sourced ......read more

    Saqr Port purchases additional tug boat to support expansion plans

    Ras Al Khaimah, May 17th 2017:  Saqr Port Authority, which manages the largest bulk-handling port in the middle East, has taken a further step in its planned capacity expansion by signing a deal with Dutch Shipbuilding and Engineering Conglomerate Damen Group for the delivery of a new ASD 2913 tug.  The announcement comes in quick succession of Saqr Port’s recently publicised deal with German machinery manufacturer Liebherr Maritime for two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes. Both contracts have been signed in support of Saqr Port’s plans to establish new berths to create additional capacity in response to rising demand for import / export movements through the Port. In addition to the increased capacity planning, RAK Ports recently opened the Marine Training Institute to deliver FTA accredited training ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Completes Phase 1 of ADNOC Xpress Station Network

    Abu Dhabi, 17 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of two new Xpress stations, marking the completion of the phase one of the construction of its Xpress station network. Launched to serve the most congested areas and roads in Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs, the Xpress station concept focuses exclusively on petrol fuelling services. A total of 10 stations have now been opened under phase one of the project.  The newly opened stations include Al Zahiyah station, located behind Abu Dhabi Distribution Company on Al Falah Street Abu Dhabi, and Al Raha station, located near Al Raha Gardens housing community in Khalifa City opposite Al Raha beach area.  Al Zahiyah station features three dispensers that offer two fuel varieties – Special 95 and E-Plus 91, with a capacity to serve 6 vehicles simultaneously, ......read more

    Zayed Future Energy Prize Engages Ambassadors' Support to Enhance International Outreach

    Abu Dhabi, 17 May 2017 – The Zayed Future Energy Prize last night hosted a special reception for ambassadors from more than 30 countries to encourage international support for its upcoming 10th Anniversary edition. The event, hosted at the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Masdar City, brought together diplomats as well as representatives from Abu Dhabi’s leading sustainability organisations. Guests were welcomed by Mohammad Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, who thanked the diplomatic community in the UAE for their ongoing efforts, emphasizing the critical role they have played in the success of the Prize.  He said: “The success of the Zayed Future Energy Prize during the past nine years, would not have been possible without the strong backing of ......read more

    DP World Working to Support Dubai's Economic and Industrial Development Plans Says Group Chairman and CEO

    Mr Bin Sulayem visit Electric Way cables and electrical services center Dubai, May 17, 2017:   DP World and its industrial park operator NIP (National Industries Park) will continue to back the Dubai Plan 2021 and play a key  role in enhancing the Emirate’s position as a leading economic, industrial and commercial hub according to Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.  Mr. Bin Sulayem’s remarks came during a visit to Electric Way, one of the largest suppliers of electric power cables and construction supplies in the region, which recently inaugurated its headquarters at National Industries Park. Mr. Bin Sulayem was given a tour of the facility by by Atheeqe Ansari, CEO of Electric Way and a briefing on the company's processes and future plans. Mr. Bin Sulayem commended Mr. Ansari ......read more

    Industrial Internet of Things to Play a Central Role in Future of Egypt's Oil and Gas Sector

      -    H.E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources opens Honeywell Oil & Gas Technologies Symposium in Cairo -    Honeywell Connected Plant solutions to enable Egypt to capitalize on full potential of its oil and gas reserves Dubai, UAE - May 16, 2017 – Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud-based solutions will be key driving forces for the development of Egypt’s oil and gas sector. That was the message delivered and showcased at the Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Oil & Gas Technologies Symposium, held in Cairo yesterday. H.E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources gave the welcome speech and opening to the event, where Honeywell welcomed government representatives, stakeholders, consultants and partners who gathered to hear ......read more

    Home Centre Collaborates with Mawaheb Art Studio on Limited-edition Ramadan Collection

    Dubai-UAE: 16 May, 2017:  Home Centre, the region's leading home retailer, is set to launch a limited-edition Ramadan collection in collaboration with Mawaheb from Beautiful People.  Mawaheb is an art studio for people with special needs aged 16 years and above, located in Dubai’s culturally rich historical neighbourhood of Al Fahidi, popularly known as Al Bastakiya. Reflecting the key message of ‘Year of Giving' in UAE, the launch of the collection is aligned with Home Centre’s aim to promote local talent and give them wider recognition for their extraordinary abilities.  Throughout the Holy Month, customers will be able to choose from a delightful range of home accessories – including cushions, coffee mugs and wall arts –designed by the gifted artists from Mawaheb.  The ......read more

    Paragon Offshore's logistics base in Abu Dhabi completed with GAC's support

    Fully-fledged services included pre-building design development, construction and transportation   Abu Dhabi, UAE 16 May 2017:  GAC Abu Dhabi has completed the preparation, construction and relocation of a logistics base dedicated to supporting Paragon Offshore's operations. The global drilling services provider entrusted the handling of the entire project to establish the new base to GAC. That included: designing the plot and layout of the base; obtaining all necessary approvals to developing a storage facility; arranging renovation works; and relocating all cargo from Paragon Offshore’s old site to the new facility. The base will provide support to two of Paragon Offshore’s jack-up rigs. Situated at Mina Zayed port, known for its safe and accessible location, the base has an open yard space of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports Prepares to Conduct Joint Emergency and Crisis Response Exercise for Maritime Transport Incidents

    In conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team, is preparing to conduct an “Emergency Response for Maritime Transport Accidents” in Zayed Port on May 17, 2017. The exercise aims to enhance communication and joint planning for emergency response and crisis management with participating entities.  Eleven government entities will participate in the exercise, including the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA, Crisis Response Office – Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Police, Critical Infrastructure and Coastline ......read more

    Oil and Gas Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Automation Enabled Efficiency and Growth Opportunities for UAE's Process Industries

      -    ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2017 set to analyze challenges and opportunities for UAE’s oil and gas sector    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Oil and gas leaders from across the UAE are set to come together in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 16 May, as part of the 2nd ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2017 to discuss automation and digitization enabled efficiency and growth opportunities for the country’s process industries.  Organized by DMS Global in partnership with the International Society of Automation (ISA), the event is taking place from 16-17 May at St. Regis Nation Tower, Corniche. The conference provides an important platform for automation professionals, equipment manufacturers and service providers to explore new strategies and solutions and ......read more

    Celebrate the Joy of Ramadan with IKEA'S Latest Collection

    Dubai, 15 May 2017: The new Ramadan collection from the Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA, also called the HEMMAFEST collection, is all about the tranquillity of the Holy Month of Ramadan. It aims to inspire everyone to get together for much-awaited celebrations with family and friends.  Among many homes across the region, this spiritual month is a time for remembering and reviving traditional routines. It is also the season to spend quality time with loved ones, devour delicious home-cooked food, and of course, refresh the home décor into a very festive Ramadan look. The HEMMAFEST collection consists of tableware and home textiles that go perfectly with the spirit of the month and the joyous occasion of Eid. And every cup, plate, tray or cushion, can perfectly complement the house décor and furnishings for all kinds of ......read more

    New Auto Gate System Opens at Hutchison Ports SOHAR

    HE Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi, MoTC, officially opens new Port facilities Auto Gate will make shipments at SOHAR faster and more secure Huge infrastructure investments are creating a major regional hub As the world’s leading port network, Hutchison Ports is no stranger to significant infrastructure investments or world-leading technologies. As the container terminal operator at SOHAR Port in Oman, Hutchison is taking its next bold step towards modernisation and full automation, with the launch of its new Auto Gate system at Terminal C. The Terminal already features remote-controlled quayside cranes capable of handling next generation 20,000 TEU vessels. His Excellency Dr Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications in Oman, was on hand on Saturday to officially inaugurate the new, state-of-the-art ......read more

    Annual Ports Partners Forum Brings Services Breakthrough for Investors

    Forum Emphasized Customer Service Excellence as Vital to Global Reach Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 May 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), organised its second annual partner forum with its stakeholders and key customers.  Held at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, the forum discussed challenges and opportunities in a transparent and constructive setting and identified improvement areas to support economic diversification in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision. With key participation from directors from the government regulatory authorities for service delivery, the forum highlighted Abu Dhabi Ports’ achievements and opportunities and the company’s continuous close work with its partners, key customers ......read more

    From a House to a Smart Home: LG Smart Technology Helps Make Homes More Comfortable and Safe

      DUBAI, May 14, 2017 — Home ownership is a sign of success and is a desire for many individuals and families around the globe. And residents of the GCC countries are no different.  But when the move happens, the house is no longer a dream. It is a new-founded reality that homeowners often wish to perfect by ensuring the new home is smarter and more connected.  While the home has always been a place where families could escape from the pressures of the world, modern technology is transforming the definition of a “good, safe, secure home” to something more complex. How can safety and security be expanded through modern technology to offer benefits that go beyond the expectations of homeowners? What separates a house from a home?  “LG has been at the forefront of developing smart home ......read more

    MBRSC Showcases the First Sustainable Autonomous House for Hot and Humid Climate at The International Passive House Conference in Vienna

      May 14, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  The Sustainable Energy Programme Section team at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) participated in the International Passive House Conference in Vienna. Among the team members present at the conference were Engineer Abdulla Ahli, Manager of the Sustainable Energy Programme Section at MBRSC and Khalifa Majid Al Falasi, senior engineer at the section. The team gave a presentation on MBRSC's Sustainable Autonomous House, which is certified by the Passive House Institute in Germany as the first of its kind Passive House for a hot and humid climate.  The presentation provided information on the engineering practices and technology deployed in the house, including insulation techniques in both directions, a cooling system based on chilled water, mechanical ......read more

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    The Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA) Launches in the UAE Market

    AED 80 billion regional facility management industry in immediate need of regulation and standardized best practices; say’s company spokesperson Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA), having launched in the UAE market, now offers the country’s cleaning, hygiene, and facility management industry much needed regulations and standardized best practices. MECA aims to play a prominent role in the region, helping to vitalise the Middle East’s cleaning and hygiene industry expecting to see a grow of 275% by 2020. The region’s ......read more

    Seatrade moves from strength to strength in the UAE to cement its presence in the Middle East region

    May 17, 2017.  United Arab Emirates:  UBM plc, an events first organisation with over 300 marketing-leading B2B events a year, has opened its first dedicated UBM office in Dubai. UBM plc acquired the Seatrade portfolio in 2014 and the full complement of Seatrade staff now operate from UBM's new offices in Publishing Pavilion, Dubai Production City, Dubai, UAE - after more than 10 years based in Al Jaddaf under the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA). Present during the inaugural ceremony of the new office were top UBM executives and local government officials, which included ......read more

    Milaha Launches Door-To-Door Shipping Service Between Qatar & UAE

    May 15, 2017: Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has launched a door-to-door shipping service between Qatar and UAE, and vice versa. Mainly targeting SMEs in the automotive spare parts, fashion retail, and the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors, Milaha will use its own marine transport assets and logistics infrastructure to fulfil the service.   The service is part of the company’s strategy to be a one-stop shop for its partners’ shipping and logistics requirements. The frequency of the service will initially be weekly, and it will ......read more

    Epson aims to capture a larger regional market share through SGI Dubai 2018

    ‘SGI Dubai 2018’ show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, May 15th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that Epson a prominent SGI Dubai exhibitor has confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2018. From printing the most intricate photograph to the most precise architectural drawing, Epson has focused on developing imaging technology. The ‘SGI Dubai 2018’ show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Halls 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 within the Dubai World Trade Centre. SGI Dubai is one ......read more

    Agility Reports 17% EBITDA and 11% Net Profit Increase for Q1

    Financial Highlights     Q1 2017 (Million KD) Q1 2016 (Million KD) Variance (%) Revenue 320.5 298.8 +7.3% Net Revenue 110.8 102 +8.6% EBITDA 30.8 26.2 +17.4% Net Profit 14.6 13.1 +11.1% EPS ......read more

    Gulftainer to Co-host Sharjah Business Summit with Key Government Entities

    Port operator to co-host event with Shurooq, Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Ports Authority, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sharjah’s free zone authorities  Summit to showcase new investment opportunities, supply chain innovations in Sharjah Sharjah-UAE: 11 May, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, in conjunction with its logistics subsidiary Momentum Logistics, will co-host the Sharjah Business Summit with prominent local government entities. Set to take place at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports Presents FDI Opportunities at Seoul Investment Forum

    Abu Dhabi, UAE-  May10, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi and the Korean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, have hosted yesterday a high level investment forum for the Korean market, in Seoul. Held at the headquarters of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Forum objective was to highlight and explore promising industrial, trade and investment opportunities by introducing the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone, recently labelled as the the ......read more

    IDdesign hosts exclusive workshop in floral decoration from SIA flowers

    SIA also launches its new Spring-Summer Collection to select invitees  Dubai, UAE, May 10, 2017:  IDdesign, a leading international home lifestyle brand offering contemporary furniture and accessories hosted an exclusive floral workshop from SIA for select invitees at its Mall of the Emirates store. SIA is a globally recognized brand of decorative flowers. The masterclass was conducted by Susana Garcia Santos, expert florist and Senior Visual Merchandiser from SIA headquarters in France, who presented a variety of floral arrangements and captivating bouquets to illustrate ......read more

    Empower Saves 280 Million Imperial Gallons of Fresh Water in 2016

      The savings achieved is enough to fill 510Olympic swimming pools Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider has announced savings of 280million gallons of fresh water in 2016, enough to fill 510Olympic swimming pools. Empower uses advanced Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems, along with the TSE technology, at its plants. The TSE technology of Empower was awarded first IDEA Innovation Award in 2013, as first of its kind globally.  “In 2016, Empower has ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Announces Reduction of Retail Price of Unsubsidised LPG for Month of May

    Abu Dhabi, 10 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced a reduction of the retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of May 2017 in all service stations in the UAE. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new reduced retail price is as follows: AED 45 per 25lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 52; AED 90 per 50lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 104; and AED 180 per 100lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 208. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC ......read more

    DMCA & GAC Group discuss growth prospects for maritime freight & Logistics services

    May 09, 2017. United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) officials recently met with officials of GAC Group, the leading maritime company, to discuss current and future aspects of maritime freight and logistics services in light of the successive achievements of Dubai which ranked in the top 10 Maritime Capitals for 2017. The move is in line with the DMCA’s commitment to establishing direct communication channels with leaders of the global maritime industry with a presence in Dubai, and forms part of its continuous efforts to drive the growth of the local maritime ......read more

    Emirates Glass Achieves Strong Results in 2016, Wins Projects Worth Over AED 110 Million Across Region

    Company unveils five new coatings, with plans to unveil low thermal transmission glass products Dubai, May 9, 2017: Emirates Glass LLC, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and one of the largest processors of flat architectural glass in the region, has announced that it has achieved strong results in 2016 compared to 2015 with profits exceeding all previous records, reinforcing its growing reputation and market share in the region. Emirates Glass also announced that it currently has projects worth AED 110 million on hand, and is executing more than AED 60 million worth of contracts ......read more

    Air Liquide Arabia starts up the Middle East's first hydrogen pipeline network in KSA

    Khobar, KSA, May 9, 2017:  Air Liquide Arabia (ALAR) announced today the startup of the Middle East’s first hydrogen pipeline network in the industrial city of Jubail, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia. Designed to transport large volumes of hydrogen to customers in both Jubail I and Jubail II, the network contributes to the development of the downstream industry, the optimization of natural resources and the increase of energy savings within the Kingdom. With a total length of over 21 km, the ALAR hydrogen pipeline provides large organizations, as well as small and medium ......read more

    Caparol Unveils Their New Consumer Experience Center in Dubai

    Dubai, May 09, 2017:  Caparol, a global leader in the paints industry, has opened its largest and exclusive, customer experience center in Al Quoz, Dubai. The new center takes customers through an exclusive journey of Caparol’s wide range of colours and designs. Caparol has designed the new centre to portray the brand’s German roots by showcasing conventional and modern product ranges, while maintaining the unique aesthetic aspects of its colours and textures. The centre marks Caparol’s commitment to bring a unique touch-and-feel experience to its customers in the ......read more

    Tabreed's Q1 2017 Net Profit Increases by 19% to AED 75.4 Million

      Khaled Al Qubaisi appointed Chairman of Tabreed’s Board of Directors May 9, 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading regional district cooling utility company, today released its 2017 first quarter (Q1) financial results. The Company’s performance benefited from the new connections made last year, in addition to over 20,000 Refrigerated Tons (RT) added during Q1 2017.  These new connections, combined with Tabreed’s existing presence in the GCC, resulted in net profit increasing by 19% to AED 75.4 ......read more

    We might have arrived from many different nations, but the UAE is our home, IKEA research reveals

    Survey insights on UAE Residents’ views support IKEA’s global Life at Home research, embodied by IKEA UAE’s – Home is Here Campaign Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 8, 2017:  UAE residents consider the UAE their home and are living here in excess of five years, a piece of research by Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA - part of Al-Futtaim group of companies, has unveiled.  When asked where they would call home, 93% revealed their strong attachment to the country by citing the UAE, whilst more than two-thirds of those questioned have lived here for ......read more

    UAE nationals find private sector jobs more appealing now than ever before, TASC survey reveals

    DUBAI – May 7, 2017:  Marking a paradigm shift in the conventional mindset of UAE nationals seeking employment, a recently concluded survey reveals that about 57 per cent of them showed interest in working for the private sector. Of the 57 per cent, an encouraging 27 per cent want to work exclusively in the private sector and the remaining 30 per cent are amenable to working in either sector. Only 43 per cent are resolutely looking at job opportunities in the public sector, which is a significant change from TASC’s last year’s survey results that recorded an 80 per cent ......read more

    ENEC Announces Completion of Initial Construction Work for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant & Progress Update Towards Safety-led Operations

    -    ENEC completes handover of Unit 1 systems to KHNP for commissioning, marking end of initial construction activities for the first of four units of the Barakah Project  -    KHNP will lead the commissioning work of the first UAE-based APR-1400, as part of the scope of the 2009 Prime Contract  -    Federal regulatory approval from FANR, in addition to international nuclear assessments from IAEA and WANO, will be required before fuel assemblies can be loaded into Unit 1    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06 May 2017: ......read more

    EMI Participates in Half-Yearly Meeting of Gulf Association for Metrology

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 6 May, 2017 – Emirates Metrology Institute (EMI), part of Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), participated in the half-yearly meeting of members of the Gulf Association for Metrology (GULFMET) hosted by Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA) in Abu Dhabi.  Held for the first time in Abu Dhabi since GULFMET’s establishment, the meeting drew the participation of representatives from leading National Metrology Institutes (NMIs). The meeting provided GULFMET General Assembly members and metrology experts from leading ......read more

    Zara Home New Spring-Summer '17 Campaign New Floral

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    Under the patronage of the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department - Dubai, Mosque Design & Development Summit was launched

    Dubai (May 3, 2017)– Under the patronage of the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department – Dubai, Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) launched Mosque Design & Development Summit at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai. The summit was officially supported by the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Etihad ESCO and was inaugurated with a keynote address by Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Al Qurashi from the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department – Dubai. Mustapha Aanzi from Etihad ESCO shared a presentation titled “From Mosques with ......read more

    Launch of fish stock promotion program

    Dubai, UAE, May 3, 2017:  Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy chairman of police and Public security in Dubai, the Honorary Chairman of the Protection of Maritime Environment Society launched on Sunday the first phase of fish production enhancement program in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation. Seven Tides International runs the program that aims at promoting fish stocks in Dubai. 3,000 fish of two local types (hamour and spaiti) were released into the waters near the World Islands, after ......read more

    BMTC marks AED 1 million renovation of its 50-year flagship showroom in Dubai

    Modern 500 sq m showroom with high-end technology upgrades will offer seamless customer experience BMTC announces further expansion in Abu Dhabi with all-new 300 sq m showroom in Musaffah to open in May BMTC showrooms showcase entire portfolio of BMTC including lighting, electrical and water solutions Dubai, UAE; May 3rd, 2017: Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC), the region’s leading provider of electrical, lighting and water solutions, and a subsidiary of the UAE based Bahri & Mazroei Group, today announced the opening of its renovated flagship showroom in ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority collaborates with Maersk to explore partnership, knowledge & innovation opportunities

    May 02, 2017. United Arab Emirates: A delegation headed by Amer Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), recently visited the Maersk Maritime Training Center, the first-of-its-kind center in the Middle East, in line with the Authority’s ongoing commitment to promote real partnership with maritime leaders in Dubai. Maersk Training is part of the Maersk Group that specializes in providing training and educational services in maritime sectors.  The meeting, which was held at the Danish company’s regional headquarters based in Dubai, explored new ......read more

    GPCA at the Forefront of Drive to Ensure Safety and Sustainability Remain Key Focus of the Gulf Petrochemicals Industry

    GPCA Expands Industry-Leading Responsible Care® and Gulf SQAS offerings Program Across the Supply Chain to the GCC’s Downstream Logistics Industry Association to Highlight its Initiatives during GPCA Supply Chain Conference in Abu Dhabi Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1st May 2017 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) continues to drive advancements in the region’s downstream industry around critical areas including environmental and safety compliance as it looks to position the Gulf as a global leader in best practice. The association will once ......read more

    Empower Prepared for Higher Output Capacity to Meet Increasing District Cooling Demand During Summer

    The company is well-prepared as temperature soars high during the peak summer period Dubai, UAE, 30 April 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower),the world’s largest district cooling services provider, is well-prepared as temperature soars high during the peak summer period.The company announced that it has completed pre-summer preparation works at its district cooling plants and systems across Dubai to cater to the rapidly increasing demand during the hot months. “The demand for district cooling is on the rise as summer approaches fast. However, with ......read more

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