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    115 Luxury Cruise Ships to Berth at Mina Rashid This Season

    DP World is proud to support and contribute to Dubai’s vision to become the world’s leading cruise tourism hub, Mr. Bin Sulayem Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 October, 2017:  With Dubai becoming a premiere international cruise destination, DP World is ready to take on the increasing influx of holiday makers with the start of the 2017-18 cruise tourism season and is expecting 115 luxury cruise ships from 22 ocean-sailing cruise lines to berth at Mina Rashid’s Dubai Cruise Terminal facilities over the coming season. The Dubai Cruise Terminal, operated by DP World, at Port Rashid is one of the world’s top five ultra-luxury ports and a preferred port of call for 650,000 passengers on international cruise liners. The season will kick start on 25 October with the arrival of the ‘Seabourn Encore’ ......read more

    Connected Lighting is key for building smart cities and empowering citizens according to Philips Lighting

    Philips Lighting showcases smart city technology at WETEX 2017 October 23, Dubai, UAE:  Philips Lighting, the world leader in lighting, is showcasing its connected lighting technology at the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in support of the 'Dubai plan 2021' that seeks to make Dubai a smart, integrated and connected city. The event is being held from 23-25 October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for Philips Lighting’s pavilion this year is ‘Empowering Smart Cities with Connected Lighting.’ Innovations including Philips ActiveSite, Philips Solar, Philips iLight – Philips CityTouch Flex, Philips SpaceWise and the patented Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology will be on showcase.  “We see cities as ......read more

    Energy Matters: Boosting Energy Efficiency in Dubai Homes through Personalised Advice

    TAQATI - Dubai Energy Efficiency Program announces the successful completion of the pilot ‘Home Energy Advice Program’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22 2017:  Building on the momentum to improve energy efficiency in Dubai, TAQATI - Dubai Energy Efficiency Program announced the successful completion of the pilot ‘Home Energy Advice Program’. The program was run across 60 homes in Dubai as part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) ‘Ideal Home Initiative’ and supports DEWA’s efforts to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world. The ‘Home Energy Advice Program’ was created to support ......read more

    Leading UK advanced materials research centre to be named The Masdar Building

    Masdar’s funding towards Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre supports commitment of Abu Dhabi to promote knowledge economy  Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017:  A new research centre at the University of Manchester in England aimed at marketing products and technologies made from a “wonder material” known as graphene will be called The Masdar Building.   Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, is the principal funder of the purpose-built Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), which held its formal “topping out” ceremony attended by UK and UAE government representatives and university officials.   Graphene is a super-strong, highly flexible nanomaterial with unique properties that could be used for many applications in the future, including energy storage ......read more

    Jebel Ali Expands Further as Terminal 3 Gets 1.5m TEU New Capacity

    First of 84 new STS automated gantry cranes arrive with retrofitted equipment servicing global shipping alliances Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October, 2017:  Global trade enabler DP World is stepping up container handling productivity at its flagship Jebel Ali Port, by adding 1.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) to Container Terminal 3 (T3).  The expansion is in response to emerging market demand and increases the port’s capacity from 18 million TEU to 19.5 million TEU. T3 now has a capacity of 4 million TEU and will be the world’s largest semi-automated terminal.  The first batch of 37 new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 47 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes are already operational and servicing customers. The 720,000 sqm facility was inaugurated in 2014 by His Highness ......read more

    Dubai Chamber concludes high-level trade mission to Malta

    Trade mission aimed to strengthen bilateral ties and explore trade and investment opportunities opening up in Malta Chamber-led delegation held meetings with Maltese Prime Minister, top government officials, and business leaders Maltese Minister of Foreign Trade and Promotion: Malta compliments Dubai’s role in the Gulf region as a player in the field of trade and investment H.E. Al Ghuair: Malta is an ideal trading partner to Dubai and the emirate serves as a gateway for Maltese businesses that want to access growth markets in the GCC, Africa, and Asia  Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently concluded its high-level trade mission to Malta which aimed to strengthen bilateral ties and explore trade and investment opportunities that are opening up in the fast-growing ......read more

    Celebrate festival of light at home with your loved ones

    United Furniture’s latest collection brings joyful colours and designs  Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2017:   In time for Diwali celebrations, United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, has launched its latest festive range of furniture and home décor. United Furniture aims to create the perfect celebratory atmosphere for homes with a whole new line of furniture and accessories that is bright, colorful and cheery.  United Furniture shares the festive spirit this season with an extensive range of stylish furniture, furnishings and accessories including sofa sets, well-designed table units and accessories such as wall mirrors, vases, frames, book holders, wall clocks, showpieces, candle holders and cushions. The brand has also introduced a wide range of soft intensity lights for a ......read more

    Gulftainer Wins Port and Terminal Operator Award at Seatrade Maritime Awards 2017

    Sharjah-UAE: 16 October, 2017:  Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company, has won the prestigious Port and Terminal Operator Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa 2017 for the second consecutive year. Tom Nauwelaerts, managing director of Momentum Logistics, Gulftainer's third-party logistics (3PL) division, received the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Dubai. Gulftainer stood out among strong competition from DP World UAE Region, Abu Dhabi Ports, Red Sea Gateway Terminal, Saudi Global Ports Company, and SOHAR Port and Freezone. Speaking on the win, Flemming Dalgaard, CEO of Gulftainer, said: “Gulftainer is proud to be recognised for its operational excellence at the prestigious industry ......read more

    Dari Home opens in The Dubai Mall

    Dari Home opens its new branch in The Dubai Mall. With a specialization in kitchenware and homeware appliances, Dari Home is a true pioneer in smart home solutions.  Dari Home located in The Dubai Mall and Mercato Mall. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2017:  Dari Home, a popular kitchenware and homeware brand in Dubai opens its store at The Dubai Mall recently. Dari Home kitchenware houses a wide variety of colourful and bright kitchen accessories that makes cooking easy and enjoyable at the same time.   The new store hosts a range of stainless steel cutlery, porcelain wear, glassware and cookware. The kitchenware brand also encourages young chefs to experiment the adorable range of kids’ cookware, cutlery set and cleaning items.    Commenting on launch of the new store, Mr ......read more

    Christmas just got easier with Al-Futtaim ACE

    Dubai, October 12, 2017:  With Christmas just around the corner, preparing for the holidays has just become easier with the launch of the widest selection of seasonal products at Al-Futtaim ACE.  The Christmas collection from Al-Futtaim ACE features an extensive range of products from indoor and outdoor decorations, gifting, dining wear, a selection of gift wrapping and even your choice of an artificial or natural Christmas tree.  Al-Futtaim ACE are offering fantastic gift ideas for the whole family, including for him, her and the kids. Pick up a Nespresso machine for dad, a Nutribullet or Dyson SuperSonic hairdryer for mum and don’t forget the wide choice of toys and books for the kids as well as a host of other products to choose from. Go that extra mile and collect a Bose headset or Apple iPhone from ......read more

    Better Life launch premium range of large kitchen appliances from Siemens

    New range showcases the latest line of refrigerators, washing machines and built-in kitchen appliances designed specifically for modern urban lifestyles Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2017:  Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the region and a division of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC, has launched a new line of large kitchen appliances from ‘Siemens’ - a world renowned brand with a vision to create exceptional home solutions. The new range will be available in Better Life showrooms across Dubai. It showcases the latest line of refrigerators, washing machines and built-in kitchen appliances designed specifically for modern urban lifestyles.  Ziad Houdeib, General Manager at Better Life commented, “The introduction of these new lines of Siemens products complements our efforts to spread ......read more

    Masdar welcomes Luxembourg royal delegation

    1. Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie, tour Masdar City one of the world’s most sustainable communities 2. Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie visit Yahsat Space Lab, located at Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 11, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) welcomed Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Luxembourg together with His Excellency Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy to Masdar City.    Their visit included a meeting with Masdar CEO, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, to hear about Masdar’s sustainability mandate and the company’s investments in international and local clean energy projects. The ......read more

    Classic to contemporary, United Furniture unveils new bedroom sets

    Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2017:  United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, has unveiled its latest bedroom set collection with pieces that are tastefully done in solid wood in a variety of styles like – four-poster, modern, classic, funky and leather upholstered, giving each set a unique identity. With an extensive assortment of stylishly crafted, top quality furniture and home accessories, United Furniture offers the perfect blend of functionality and fashionable living. Commenting on their latest bedroom sets, Mr. Anup Ravindranath, Director, United Furniture, said, “The new bedroom sets at united furniture are truly charming. They cater to various needs and functionalities. We have the ones with storage and without, colored and classic, leather finishing and contemporary designs among ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE Outdoor Furniture Collection

    Product Description and Price (AED)  1. Monster Double Seat Suspended Swing - 1,499   2. Drop Hanging Chair with Stand - 1,099   3. Homeworks Coruna Aluminium Day Bed with Mosquito Net - 6,199   4. Johannesburg 4-Seater Rattan High Table Dining Set - 5,999   5. Geneva 5-Seater Rattan High Table Sofa Set - 3,999   6. Syntia 6-Seater Rectangular Teak Wood Dining Set - 5,499   7. Flamingo 6-Seater Aluminium Dining Table Set - 3,499   8. Flamingo 8-Seater Aluminium Dining Table Set - 2,999   9. Modena 5-Seater Wicker Sofa Set - 2,999   10. Coruna 2-Seater Aluminum Bistro Set - 2,599   11. Java 5-Seater Rattan Sofa Set - 6,499   12. Oregon Round Set - 2,199   13. Ancona Deluxe Rattan Sun Lounger - 1,299   14. Urban Rattan Sunlounger ......read more

    Sète Port Authority and P&O Ports Get Ready for Start of Operations in 2018

    Partners tour facility to celebrate new era for Port de Sète Investment in trade and marine infrastructure signal economic growth for city and wider region Dubai, United Arab Emirates/ Sète, France, 7 October2017:  Leaders of the Sète Port Authority, The Occitanie Region and P&O Ports have toured the city’s container terminal in the south of France following the three-year management contract awarded to the multi-purpose ports operator in July this year. On a visit to Sète this week, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai met with the Regional President, Mme Carole Delga  and Port Authority President, Mr. Jean-Claude Gayssot, and toured the facility including P&O Ports new offices. He noted that the start of operations was due in early 2018 and ......read more

    2XL launches ‘I Love UAE' competition to mark UAE National Day

    Dubai, UAE; October 05, 2017:  2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE is organizing a design competition for university students in the UAE, as part of the 46th National Day celebrations. Students specializing in interior design and fine art courses from universities across UAE are entitled to enroll in this competition called ‘I Love UAE’. Following the theme of the ‘UAE National Day’, students are supposed to superimpose their digital artwork on the image of a table lamp provided. The top 5 shortlisted entrees will be given the actual item on which they can then imprint their design.  Commenting on ‘I Love UAE’ competition Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager at 2XL says, “The winning entrees will be chosen on the basis of creativity, design elements and how ......read more

    Eighth Green Leadership Series Identifies Job Creation as Critical for UAE Sustainability

    Event highlights opportunities, challenges in transition towards greener economy Eng. Al Abdooli from Ministry of Climate Change and Development (MoCCaE): Green growth efforts would result in 4 to 5.5% higher GDP growth and create 160,000 new jobs by 2030 Dubai-UAE: 4 October, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, today convened the eighth edition of its Green Leadership Series, discussing the progress of Dubai’s green economy transformation. Industry advocates gathered at The Address Dubai Mall to explore the latest trends in the creation of green jobs, underpinned by the UAE Green Agenda 2030.   The Green Leadership Series is an interactive event aimed at promoting the transition to a green and low-carbon economy in Dubai. Through ......read more

    Cooperation Agreement to Support Renewable Energy Projects in 16 Caribbean Island Countries

    US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund seeks to bring energy security to Caribbean region   The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund is one of the largest renewable energy initiatives in the Caribbean region  Abu Dhabi, UAE: 5 October, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar to finalise financing and to bolster collaboration in implementing projects within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund.    Through this renewable energy fund, which is being managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), the UAE is supporting sustainable economic and social development across ......read more

    NAFL to represent UAE at FIATA World Congress

    Logistics industry expected to reach $15.5 trillion by 2020 October 4, 2017, Dubai (UAE):  The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), the oldest association of freight and logistics service providers in the Middle East, will bring the spotlight on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a logistics hub at the world’s largest gathering of international freight and logistics experts and decision makers at the FIATA World Congress to be held in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, from October 4-8. UAE is among the biggest contributors to the GCC’s logistics sector. With Dubai alone awarding construction contracts worth AED 11 billion this year in preparations for the World Expo 2020 and investing much more toward developing infrastructure and enhancing its logistics facilities in the run upto the Expo, the country offers ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution to Open More SMART Tag Installation Centres Supported by Mobile Units Across the UAE

    Four SMART Tag installation centres already operating across the UAE Mobile units are also now carrying out installations for vehicle fleets  All ADNOC Distribution service stations to convert to SMART technology in Q2’2018  Abu Dhabi, 03 October, 2017:  As part of its ‘SMART Service Stations’ initiative and introduction of cashless ADNOC Wallet-linked payment options, ADNOC Distribution; the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and commercial fuelling services, is now expanding its SMART Tag installation facilities through new centres and mobile units serving customers throughout the country. As part of an ongoing process of replacing Rahal Cards, the company is rolling out a superior Smart Tag system installed at a vehicle’s fuel tank ......read more

    Launch of Danube Home's Brand New Garden Collection

    Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017:​  Danube Home, the UAE's leading home interior and décor brand announced its exclusive Garden Collection 2018 on 2nd of October 2017 at its Sheikh Zayed Road store. The new collection is inspired by ‘The World’ to create a garden that complements your property. The products are exclusively designed to help you to find solace in the sanctum that is nature. As part of the new launch, a new 2018/19 catalog was introduced, which is an 88-page, full-color book features more than 1500 items serving as a complete resource guide for outdoor furniture and accessories.  Whether you are looking to create a bold & bright Arabian spirit, a rustic romance of France, an exotic Indian inspiration, Egyptian allure or an artistic Italian touch courtyard you will find all at one store. ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Upgrades Information Technology Systems at its Vehicle Inspection Centers

    Abu Dhabi, 02 October 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the sole operator of light vehicle inspection centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is upgrading the information technology systems at its 21 centers across the emirate. The one-day upgrading operation will take place on Friday 6 October 2017. Consequently, service will be suspended that day at the four centers that usually operate on Fridays: namely, Abu Dhabi Main Center, Al Ain Main Center, Mahawi Center and Al Samha Center. Service will resume as usual the next morning on Saturday 7 October 2017. Highlighting the importance of the upgrade, Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting CEO of ADNOC Distribution, said: “As a company, we are passionate about innovation that improves service, choice and convenience for our customers. The upgrade of our IT systems is another step forward ......read more

    Renowned Workplace Visionary Says HR in Many Businesses Have Lost Their Purpose

    Internet sensation, unshakable optimist and inspirational speaker, Simon Sinek believes HR must focus on the humans, not the resources Dubai, UAE; 2 October 2017:  Simon Sinek, the world-renowned speaker, best-seller author and popular advocate for workforce fulfilment, believes that the misconceived role of HR and the people who work in the profession needs to change in order to positively impact the success of an organisation. Speaking ahead of his livestream guru session at the HR Summit & Expo 2017, Sinek said: “In my opinion, HR serves one of the most valuable jobs in business today, which is to solely represent the people. “HR, especially in large companies, has lost its purpose.  They seem to focus more on the ‘resources' and not the ‘human', in so many companies.  When I ......read more

    Project Neptune: Triton and Aston Martin

    Creative collaboration with Triton and Aston Martin Concept design leading to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition submersible Innovative design marries expertise from the luxury automotive and marine  worlds  First project by Aston Martin Consulting Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017:  Aston Martin is proud to announce a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–of-the-art submersibles. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury world, with all the performance, beauty and elegance one has come to expect from the British marque.    Triton has unparalleled expertise in the design, manufacture and operation of submersibles for researchers, explorers and ......read more

    AKAB International Investment and Alifax Join Hands to Bring Alifax Gulf to the Region

    Alifax Gulf Brings Latest Microbiology Patent Instruments to UAE  Plans to expand business to cover all GCC countries 28 Sept. 2017, Dubai, UAE:  AKAB International Investment (AKAB), the pioneer in transportation & logistics, construction and trading investment together with AliFax, one of the leading Italian companies specialized in the development, production and distribution of clinical diagnostic instrumentation, announced their joint venture and distribution agreements to launch Alifax Gulf in the UAE with expansion plans to cover all the GCC countries.  Alifax Gulf will bring the latest microbiology patent instruments to the UAE market to include ALIBOX, MOLECULAR MOUSE, HB&L-Alfred- Sidecar, HOTBLOOD and 1 Minute identification by ATR-FTIR. The products introduced will serve the healthcare industry, ......read more

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    Middle East Cleaning Technology Week Launches ‘Green Zone' Inviting the Exhibitors to Showcase its Eco-Friendly Products

    Demand for eco-products on the rise, even as the global market for sustainable cleaning products is expected to reach USD 51 billion by 2021, says industry experts ahead of MECTW 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW) launches ‘Green Zone’, a platform which will allow the exhibitors of the three shows under MECTW, to showcase their eco-friendly products. Eco-friendly products, green cleaning and sustainable development have become the key topics of discussion for the cleaning industry, here in the region and globally.  Industry ......read more

    Dubai's maritime sector promoting concerted efforts to support UAE's candidacy for IMO Executive Council membership

    October 17, 2017.  Dubai, UAE: H.E Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai’s Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Chairman of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), called on all bodies and entities concerned with the UAE’s maritime sector to strengthen cooperation in supporting the country’s candidacy for Category B membership under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. He emphasized the importance of a successful bid and the role of the UAE as a key player in the international maritime sector. He explained that the membership plays an ......read more

    Global Food Industries ‘Aqua Kale' to address UAE's growing demand for healthy food

    October 15, 2017: Global Food Industries (GFI), a world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company and part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in UAE. GFI has expressed its commitment towards playing a significant role in the ongoing efforts to address the steadily increasing demand for healthy food products in the UAE. In line with this, the company has revealed its new and unique ‘Aqua Kale’ concept, which covers the cultivation of this organic, halal-certified, and pesticide-free leafy cabbage without using soil as it is fully grown on water. To date, ......read more

    Emirates Intellectual Property Association and Dubai Government Excellence Program affirm commitment to jointly promote innovation and intellectual property rights protection in the UAE

    14 October 2017 - As per the directives of Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Dubai Police’s Quality and Excellence and Chairman of the Emirates Intellectual Property Association’s (EIPA) Board of Directors, the participants of a recently concluded joint workshop between EIPA and Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) has recommended the creation of intellectual property departments across all government entities in the UAE. The workshop, which was held under the theme ‘Intellectual Property and Support of Government ......read more

    Addaera Research & Polls Centre Sheds Light on Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Crimes in New Publications

    Addaera Research & Polls Centre, the first local independent public opinion survey centre in the UAE, launched two new publications on the awareness level about domestic violence and human trafficking crimes. The first publication titled “The Level of Awareness about Domestic Violence in the UAE Community” examines and evaluates the level of public awareness about domestic violence concept and forms according to the results of a field survey conducted in collaboration with Dubai Foundation for Women & Children (DFWAC). The release focuses on multiple aspects related to ......read more

    ELM unveils three new electronic services on opening day of GITEX 2017

    October 8, 2017 - ELM, a leader in innovative solutions and owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has unveiled the launch of its three new electronic services--‘Ethraa,’,‘(HIS) Medical service’ and ‘Salamah’--during their participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which opened today October 8, 2017 and will run until October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The new set of the company’s ......read more

    RIPE NCC holds roundtable meeting in Bahrain to explore opportunities and challenges in the Arab Countries Internet Sector

    Bahrain - October 3, 2017- RIPE NCC successfully organized a roundtable meeting of Arab telecommunications ministries and Arab ICT regulatory bodies recently at the Ritz-Carlton, Manama in Bahrain. The meeting, which was opened by His Excellency Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammad, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Bahrain. Axel Pawlik, Managing Director of RIPE NCC, discussed key ways on how to drive in more development and economic growth for the Arab region’s Internet sector. Additionally, the roundtable addressed the challenges posed by cyberthreats and ......read more

    MEFMA to shed light on latest regional FM issues & growth drivers at Saudi Arabia Confex 2017

    October 03, 2017: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) will put the spotlight anew on a range of contemporary issues and growth drivers that are influencing the steadily climbing regional facilities management (FM) industry when it hosts this year’s edition of the premier Saudi Arabia Confex. Set to take place from October 9 to 10, 2017 at the Movenpick Hotel in Riyadh, the event will gather world-renowned FM experts and leaders to tackle major topics of national and international importance – including sustainability, smart cities, innovation, disruptive ......read more

    LEAP – The first career platform using AI launches in Dubai

    The first career platform using artificial intelligence, LEAP, has set up its base in Dubai after securing 3 million AED in funding. The team behind the conception of LEAP are experienced professionals from within the region – many of whom have a network of existing enterprises within the GCC. With 3 million AED in funding, LEAP has plans to expand quickly, on a global scale within its first year of operation. LEAP – a new career platform – was developed due to an awareness that the majority of recruitment resources and processes were not only outdated, but incredibly ......read more

    EIPA presents report on innovation and creativity in the UAE at 2nd China Quality Conference

    September 30, 2017: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) successfully presented a working paper entitled 'Innovation and Creativity in the UAE' during its participation at the second China Quality Conference, which was held recently, 2017 in the People's Republic of China (PROC). EIPA's presence at the event was aimed towards sharing and learning more about best practices in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) while also complementing the UAE's commitment towards participating in international conferences to help facilitate a smoother and ......read more

    The Emirates Group partners with PwC Middle East to offer a training opportunity for UAE Nationals

    DUBAI, U.A.E., 28 September 2017:  The Emirates Group has partnered with PwC Middle East to offer UAE National graduates a secondment opportunity in one of the world’s leading professional services network. Two UAE National Emirates Group employees have been selected this year to partake in PwC’s Watani Graduate Programme, providing them with a unique training opportunity in fields such as consultancy, assurance, audit and finance.  The selected UAE National employees have successfully passed the rigorous PwC selection process and began their 12-month secondment with ......read more

    Home Centre Unveils New Catalogue with Workshops Focused on Period-inspired Mystique and Nature Themes

    Dubai-UAE: 27 September, 2017:   Home Centre, the largest home retailer in the Middle East, celebrated the launch of its new catalogue with workshops hosted by popular interior designer Nisrine El Lababidi Moghraby from Harf Noon Design Studio and Anri Hamilton, Style and Trends Manager at Home Centre. Held at the Royal Majlis at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, the exclusive event drew the participation of prominent personalities from the home décor space and media representatives. Members of senior management from Home Centre, also attended the launch. The evening revolved ......read more

    Region's leading sustainability champions top winners list of 10th Arabia CSR Awards

    UAE, September 26, 2017- The list of winners of Arabia CSR Network’s 10th Arabia CSR Awards, the latest edition of the Arab region’s premier Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability accolade, were officially revealed during the awarding ceremony held in Dubai. The event was attended by senior government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives from various organisations and leading sustainability champions, which included His Excellency (H.E.) Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, President, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Department of Civil ......read more

    Zara Home Absolute Linen

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    Danube Signs Sarfaraz Ahmed as Brand Ambassador for Pakistan

    26th September, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Danube group is proud to announce an exciting new addition to its portfolio of brand ambassadors. The current Captain of the Pakistan Cricket team, Sarfraz Ahmed, is joining the Danube’s family as the brand ambassador for the Pakistan market. Mr. Ahmed has been on the periphery of the Pakistan squad for quite some time and his never-say-die attitude has won him many admirers around the world.  The role-model for the young cricketers, Sarfraz came into prominence when he led the side to victory at the Under-19 World Cup in 2006. A year later, he ......read more

    Singapore's Trescorp to launch oil storage and bunker services in SOHAR.

    US$600 million deep-water terminal for 320,000dwt supertankers 45-hectare terminal will be on reclaimed land in SOHAR Port South  Two additional bunker licenses for SOHAR are in the pipeline Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2017:  In anticipation of the significant growth in petroleum trading in the GCC region, as well as growing demand for bunker services, Singapore-based Trescorp is to launch a new 45-hectare terminal in SOHAR Port with an investment of US$600 million. The new facility will feature six deep-water berths, with 25 metre drafts, one of them capable of receiving ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution wins ‘UAE Superbrand' award for the fourth consecutive year

    Accolade recognizes company’s market-leading position as fuel and services provider Abu Dhabi, 25 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has received a ‘UAE Superbrand’ award for 2017. This marks the fourth consecutive year the company has achieved Superbrand status. Mohammed Al Zaabi, Acting Senior Vice President of Retail Sales Group at ADNOC Distribution, received the award at a ceremony hosted by the Superbrands Council. Superbrands is the largest independent global body evaluating and ......read more

    How Might Hurricane Harvey Impact Oil Prices?

    Hurricane Harvey was undoubtedly one of the worst and most expensive natural disasters to have hit America. Having hit a number of counties in Texas, the bill for repairs is estimated to be at $180bn. The UAE is currently suffering from lower oil prices and restrictions on output put in place by OPEC, which is having lasting effects on its economy. The OPEC, or the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is the intergovernmental body in charge of coordinating and unifying petrol prices among member countries in order keep prices fair and stable for all involved. Could the recent ......read more

    Technology not a Substitute for but a Value Add to Business

    Role of technology in education and sustainability in MENA region opens  Day 2’s discussions at the Third Sharjah FDI Forum Sharjah, 20 September 2017:  The UAE Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry Affairs, Ministry of Economy, HE Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh opened Day 2 of the Third Sharjah FDI Forum with promising remarks on the role foreign direct investments (FDIs) will play in fulfilling the SDG 2030’s vision, globally, saying that the UAE is both a global destination for and an exporter of FDI. Among other high-profile attendees were Sheikha Bodour ......read more

    Set sail for the Yas Marina Boat Festival

    Chart a course to Yas Marina this October for Abu Dhabi’s ultimate boating event Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017:  Get ready for this year’s Yas Marina Boat Festival, which is taking place from Friday October 20 to Saturday October 21. Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over 2,000 boating enthusiasts and a wide range of exhibitors, Yas Marina has expanded the festival for Autumn 2017 with a spectacular nautical-themed schedule celebrating the very best of #LifeAtSea. The perfect event for seasoned sailors or for those who just want to take a ......read more

    TASC Outsourcing launches TascTemp, region's first online hiring portal for temporary staff

    DUBAI – September 18, 2017:  Today, TASC Outsourcing, a leading people solutions and talent management company in the GCC, unveiled TascTemp, an innovative online hiring portal which is set to transform the temporary hiring industry in the UAE. TascTemp is the first-of-its-kind solution in the region for temporary staff. This platform is perfect for businesses that need additional staff to meet peak-season demand, or require short-term staff for a crucial project or just to fill-up planned vacancies. Businesses no longer need to worry about last-minute temp staffing; with this ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution launches ‘Back-to-School' promotion

    Around 100 Oasis convenience stores to feature popular school products Abu Dhabi, 18 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has launched a ‘back-to-school’ promotion as part of a range of initiatives to help customers celebrate special events and holidays throughout the year. Around 100 Oasis convenience stores are hosting ‘back-to-school’ promotional stands, featuring popular school products such as Minion’s stationary. ADNOC Distribution is also promoting a ‘Little ......read more

    DMC partners with Marasi News to further reinforce its excellence in the market

    This partnership aims at enhancing the maritime sector in Dubai and the UAE, through providing professional media services dedicated to the maritime sector, in order to raise the awareness about the advanced skills and competencies in the maritime sector  Dubai, UAE, 18th of September 2017:  In line with its vision to be an international maritime hub and to create the best business and maritime services cluster, Dubai Maritime City signed a strategic partnership agreement with Tactics Maritime Creative Communication which is responsible for managing and publishing “Marasi ......read more

    Jafza hosts 328 logistics companies over 4.2million sqm

    UAE economic growth boosting logistics sector says Bin Sulayem  Dubai, 17 September 2017:  Recent forecasts for growth in UAE trade are set to benefit the country’s logistics sector according to DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.  A BMI report published recently forecasts a steady rise in trade of 4.35 percent year on year in 2017, driven by a 5 percent growth in imports and exports of 3.7 percent. The report sees positive economic growth for the UAE over the next five years due to government plans to diversify the economy through the ......read more

    ENEC CEO Highlights Priorities of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at WNA Symposium in London

    ENEC Executives amongst 600 nuclear energy professionals participating in World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, London, UK.  ENEC CEO, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, updates industry leaders on evolution of ENEC and the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 September 2017:  A senior delegation from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), led by Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, has participated in the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, taking place in London, U.K. During the opening session of the conference, Mr. Al ......read more

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