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    Surprise Your Favourite Superhero with Gifts from IKEA

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019:  With father’s day just around the corner, you’ve officially hit the time to search for quirky gifts. He may not win an award for the longest phone conversation but he surely deserves to get something special for being an awesome dad. IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home furnishing retailer has a wide range of offerings for someone who’s got it all. You want something that’s not only a thoughtful gift but should be functional enough to not just lay around the house catching dust.  Here are five must-haves from IKEA to make your dad feel even more special:   FIXA Screwdriver/drill, li-ion, 14.4 V For the dad who’s always in the middle of a home improvement project with grease smeared all over - The FIXA series ......read more

    Schneider Electric Improves Flexibility & Energy Savings with Extended Line of PowerLogic EM4200 Series Enercept Energy and Power Meters

    • Offer maximum versatility, flexibility and ease of installation for most retrofit applications • Easily integrate with EcoStruxure Power and Energy Management solutions and building management system software to help building managers improve energy efficiency and savings   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced it is extending its line of PowerLogic EM4200 series Enercept energy and power meters to include five new meters, which join the previously announced line of Enercept Flex meters, to provide installers with enhanced application flexibility and options for retrofit applications.   The EM4200 series Enercept meters are ideal for energy management, tenant sub-billing ......read more

    Ikea's Collaborations and Collections for 2020 Give Sustainability a New Meaning

    A sneak peek into the brand’s creative innovations for the upcoming year by Inma Bermúdez, Claus Meyers, Greyhound Original Bangkok, Ori and Zandra Rhodes amongst many other renowned brands.  United Arab Emirates, 17 June 2019:   IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, gave its customers a glimpse of all the exciting upcoming collaborations with globally acclaimed artists, designers and brands for them to look forward to in 2020. The latest IKEA developments related to product designs, sustainability features, healthy living elements, food market, and much more were unveiled at IKEA’s biggest event in Sweden, Democratic Design Days. This year’s event focused heavily on sustainable solutions for a positive impact on people and the planet, as well as creative home ......read more

    Bedroom Decoration and Mattress Myths Debunked by IKEA

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:  Over the years we have either received advice or accumulated beliefs on bedroom decoration and mattress use that may not be as relevant today as they may have been in the past. They may also be complete myths and so we wanted to identify a few and debunk them. Whether these myths are based on design, mattresses or storage, IKEA is always looking to shed a new perspective on misconceptions while creating awareness on the important facts.     Here are our top six Bedroom Decoration and Mattress Myths Debunked.   Myth 1: A firmer mattress is better for the back.   The truth is, each body is different, and the firmness of a mattress is not a one-size-fits-all solution if you have a back problem. For some, softer mattresses may be the solution but for others a ......read more

    An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Interior Design with Home and Soul Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:  Society is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of environmentally responsible interior design. As a result, more and more customers seek to incorporate sustainability principles into their homes. With this huge shift towards opting for ethically sourced materials, which are more durable in the long run, Home and Soul Dubai have fast become the go-to home stores in the region for their huge offering of environmentally-friendly designs. Rattan Chairs:  The Rattan material is one of the most popular decorative items currently trending, due to its weather-resistant nature and low maintenance requirement. The lounge chair (AED 800) at Home and Soul is curated using eco-friendly and environmentally safe materials. Eco-friendly consoles: This console also come ......read more

    Refinitiv Oil Research: Tanker Attacks off Gulf of Oman on 13 June 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:  Refinitiv Oil Research received reports of a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, about 56 NM East of Fujairah. This was later confirmed through various sources including the managers of the vessels in question. The two tankers are identified as the “FRONT ALTAIR” managed by Frontline and the “KOKUKA COURAGEOUS” managed by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.  Timeline of Events as it occurred based on Vessel Tracking Data:  The vessel Front Altair loaded 75,000 MT of Naphtha from the Takreer Refinery Terminal in Ruwais, UAE and departed the port 19:30 GMT on 11th June. After crossing the Strait of Hormuz at around 21:00 GMT on 12th June, Refinitiv Oil Research data shows the vessel to have taken a sharp deviation from its ......read more

    Schneider Electric and Navigant Research Create Blueprint to Resilience through Municipal Microgrids in California

     Schneider Electric and Navigant Research release new analysis on how California can upgrade critical energy infrastructure through Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solutions  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today released new analysis on the role of microgrids to support the modernization of California’s grid infrastructure. The white paper, created in partnership with leading market research and advisory firm Navigant Research, explores innovative use-cases for Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) municipal microgrids and is part of Schneider Electric’s larger commitment to driving resilience and more sustainable, affordable power in the state.  California faces a number of key challenges, such as ......read more

    Industry 4.0 is Shaping the Future of Sustainable Business Operations

    June 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Industry 4.0 is the intelligence behind the maximum efficiency of tomorrow’s world. But how does collecting data today help businesses stay sustainable while predicting what will happen tomorrow?  The Middle East and Africa market for augmented and virtual reality is expected to grow to $6 billion by 2020, according to the International Data Corporation. As the digital trend continues to innovate, it will transform the future of sustainable business.  Industry 4.0 has revolutionised the way a modern warehouse or distribution centre operates too, and it is only a matter of time before other sectors start to recognise the advantages. Alain Kaddoum, General Manager at Swisslog Middle East reveals more insights on this topic. Energy efficient automation solutions While Industry 4.0 ......read more

    Empower takes part in the Annual Partners' Forum for ‘District Energy in Cities' at Copenhagen

    Ahmad Bin Shafar: The meeting acts as a platform that highlights Dubai’s success in district cooling Dubai, UAE, 13th June 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, is taking part in the 5th Annual Partners’ Forum, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) for its ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative. The meeting is being held from 11-14 June 2019 at Copenhagen, Denmark. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower and Special Advisor on district cooling, will be attending the Forum in addition to a number of experts on district cooling from around the world. Bin Shafar will take part in various panel discussions about the district cooling industry and its latest technologies, as part of the ‘District ......read more

    Electricity Most Searched Fuel Energy Term Online in UAE

    Solar in top 5, while methanol fastest-growing fuel energy term in UAE in online search   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:   UAE residents are showing increasing interest in methanol and biodiesel as energy resources, with significant online search growth during the past three years, according to a recent report from SEMrush – the award-winning online digital marketing suite.   The SEMrush study, which pooled monthly search volumes of 11 types of fuel energy terms during the past three years, revealed electricity-related online searches were the most popular with UAE residents. Diesel and petrol, natural gas and solar completed the top five related searches.   The fastest-growing fuel energy terms of methanol and biodiesel align with growing regional investment and demand, with ......read more

    Italian energy sector to bring expertise to 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  11 June 2019:   The Italian energy sector looks set to play a key part in European participation at the 24th World Energy Congress, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 September, following today’s visit to the country by the leadership of the Congress Organising Committee.  Earlier today, H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Chairman of the 24th World Energy Congress Organising Committee, met senior Italian energy stakeholders in Rome to brief them on progress so far towards September’s Congress, including the Congress programme, side events and many other initiatives taking place across the four days.  The meeting included discussions and perspectives towards energy transition in Europe and the Gulf Region. The meeting was organised by the Italian National ......read more

    Lukoil Marine Lubricants strengthens its collaboration with KOTC

    After three successful years, Lukoil Marine Lubricants will once again supply Kuwait Oil Tanker Company’s full fleet of various tanker vessels  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Dubai-based subsidiary of LUKOIL, Lukoil Marine Lubricants (Lukoil), has reached a renewal agreement with the subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC). For the past three years, Lukoil has supplied KOTC’s full fleet of tanker vessels with their specialized product of marine lubricants. The new deal between the two companies will help to build upon the existing foundation of an already solid business working relationship. As per the contract terms, Lukoil will supply KOTC’s 24-strong fleet consisting of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC’s), Product Carriers, Liquefied ......read more

    Chinese to invest $4 billion in UAE logistics projects

    NAFL says logistics business is set for big boom in the UAE Big logistics parks coming up in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali and near Expo 2020 venue Logistics sector contributes 30% to Dubai GDP Conference in Lebanon to discuss opportunities for UAE companies to participate in reconstruction projects in Syria and Iraq Dubai, June 11, 2019: The logistics industry in the UAE is in for big growth with more logistics parks coming up in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Chinese companies are  set to invest more than $4 billion (Dh 14.68 billion) in logistics projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to the President of National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL). “Logistics business is in for a boom. Many projects are being built for Expo 2020 and Chinese investors are coming to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. There will be large ......read more

    Empower launches summer campaign to reduce district cooling consumption for the 6th year running

    Dubai, UAE, 09 June 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced the launch of its summer campaign, under the slogan ‘Switch to 24°C and save more’. The campaign runs from June till end of summer. This is part of Empower’s efforts to support sustainability and deliver environmentally friendly district cooling services.  The campaign helps customers to reduce their district cooling energy consumption during summer period by encouraging them to set the AC thermostat to 24°C, to reduce cost, promote environmental conservation, save energy, and protect resources, to achieve the transition to a green community. Empower highlighted that setting the AC thermostat to 24°C is the optimum temperature for ideal ......read more

    Trukkin raises $3.5 million becoming the leading truck aggregator in the GCC

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:   As “on demand” services expand into more industries and market places, Trukkin is leading the way in digital logistics solutions for long-haul trucking.  Launched in 2017, Trukkin is a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates operating throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and beyond. The company works to innovate and simplify logistics and land transportation.   Trukkin has raised over $3.5 million in the recent funding round, which included marquee investors from the AL-Namlah Family Group, the Al-Madi Family Group, and the Abanumay Family Group. Batic Investments and Logistics, a publicly listed company on Tadawul, remains as one of the key investors in the start-up.  “Trukkin’s ......read more

    Refresh your home with the top furniture trends of 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   When it comes to designing the ideal home, every designer understands that furniture can make or break a space. Choosing the right pieces can elevate the aesthetic of any room, from handmade chairs, exquisite chandeliers to marble printed tables. Below are some of trends to keep on the radar for this year with some expert tips from Home and Soul:   Go bold: A statement pendant light truly sets the tone of any room. The structural design can create originality and add a hint of freshness to any dull room. A standout fixture can really draw the eye and set of the space, so go ahead and be experimental. This Hanoi pendant (AED 525) available at Home and Soul made from natural seagrass helps create a contemporary environment.    L-Shaped Sofas: Corner sofas have ......read more

    Etihad Acquires Valuables Management Subsidiary Under Its Cargo and Logistics Portfolio

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - May 30, 2019:  Etihad Airways PJSC has acquired the shares held by Armaguard Linfox Group Pty (Australia) in Abu Dhabi-based joint venture Armaguard Valuables Management LLC (AVM), becoming sole shareholder of the company and renaming it Etihad Secure Logistics Services LLC. In the six years since it began operations, AVM has successfully grown from a start-up to become a major player in the UAE secure logistics and valuables management market.  With increasing opportunities in their respective markets, both Etihad and Armaguard have agreed now is the right time for the business to operate as a full subsidiary of Etihad Airways as part of Etihad’s expanding cargo and logistics portfolio. Gary Allen, Linfox Armaguard Group CEO comments: “The Armaguard Group is ......read more

    As if Made from One Piece: GROHE Offers Individual System Solutions for the Entire Work Area Around the Kitchen Sink

    ● GROHE Composite Sinks in two colors and five designs complement established range of stainless-steel sinks ● GROHE Kitchen Colors transform faucets and sinks into colorful kitchen highlights ● Made-to-measure waste systems are compatible with GROHE Blue and GROHE Red water systems   30 May 2019:   Filling pots, preparing food and doing the dishes after a delicious meal: Oftentimes things have to go fast and it can get a little hectic when it comes to hot pots and pans. The work area around the kitchen sink plays a crucial role in this process and is used countless times day after day and encounters high levels of stress.   At the same time, the kitchen is increasingly becoming the focal point of everyday life. Style and design are more and more important across all price ......read more

    IKEA Recreates Iconic Television Living Rooms With Its Own Furniture

    United Arab Emirates, 29th May 2019:  Families are at the core of IKEA’s business: old and young, traditional and modern, by birth or choice. In the UAE, IKEA faces a challenge to be relevant to all of them, due to the population being composed mostly of expats. To show that IKEA has relevant solutions for all cultures, the brand launched the ‘Real-Life Series’, where it recreated rooms from some of the most popular television shows. The series was designed to serve as inspiration to IKEA’s diverse audience and demonstrate the variety of ways its furniture and solutions could be used.   The Swedish brand chose three of the of the most iconic family rooms on TV – Friends, The Simpsons and Stranger Things – and tasked a research team to replicate them, using IKEA furniture ......read more

    UPS Makes Largest Purchase of Renewable Natural Gas Ever in the U.S.

    • Seven-Year 170 Million Gallon Equivalents Purchase from Clean Energy Fuels Corp.  • Will Reduce GHG Emissions by More than 1 Million Metric Tons   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   today announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 - 25 million gallon equivalents per year. RNG is a key part of UPS’s strategy to increase alternative fuel consumption to be 40% of total ground fuel purchases by 2025, supporting the logistics leader’s efforts to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its ground fleet 12% by 2025.        ......read more

    Sultan Bin Sulayem launches Dubai Customs' Smart Vessel Berthing System to facilitate trade at Dubai Creek

    Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2019: Dubai Customs launched a new disruptive berthing service for the vessels using the Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) in the presence of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs. The new system: (Smart Vessel Berthing System) will help vessels load and unload their goods with the help of an advanced AI based service. It was built in-house by Dubai Customs employees to facilitate traffic of vessels through the historic waterway.  The “Smart Vessel Berthing System” will enable trading vessels finalize their transactions online. They can register at the operations room of Dubai Creek ......read more

    ENOC announces ambitious plans to strengthen its retail and service station network by 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019:   ENOC Group has announced ambitious plans to strengthen its retail and service station network by 2020 to meet the requirements of Expo 2020 Dubai.  ENOC Group will further expand its retail network to 191 from its current 129 service stations across the UAE in the lead up to Expo 2020 Dubai as its Official Integrated Energy Partner. Alongside, the Group will also expand its local presence across the Northern Emirates through reopening service stations in Sharjah; Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.  In 2019, ENOC plans to open 15 service stations across the UAE, with five service stations and three compact stations in Dubai. The Group will also move forward with its plans for Sharjah by opening five service stations in its reclaimed locations; one new service station in ......read more

    IKEA shares tips to create vibrant kids' rooms that grows with them & encourages creativity

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019:  IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, shares tips on creating a bright playful bedroom that can easily evolve with your child’s growth while inspiring their creativity. Whether it is furniture, textiles or lighting, many of IKEA’s ideas and products are timeless and can be applied in several different ways to suit the needs at different ages.  As a start, think about playful lighting. In addition to brightness and warmth, the way the light is encased can set a variety of playful tones. For example, a theme that children love is the circus. Imagine your child having their own shining circus tent at home. With the new TROLLBO pendant lamp, that’s inspired by a circus tent, with a flag at the top in the form of cord decorations, the joy ......read more

    Empower: Artificial Intelligence pushes the district cooling sector forward

    Bin Shafar: AI based district cooling mechanism increases efficiency and leads to more reduction in energy consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, stated that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in district cooling systems helps to improve the efficiency of the sector and provide an easier experience for the countries and companies looking for adopting district cooling systems. Empower is committed to offer innovative and environmentally friendly district cooling solutions since its inception, 15 years ago. With the advancement of AI technology, the company will continue its efforts to employ smart and advanced district cooling systems, which support the transition towards the ......read more

    Schneider Electric's Cutting-Edge Technology for Gas Grid Management Goes Live at Gasunie

    • Gasunie manages its high-grade gas grid using innovative Schneider Electric’s Advanced Gas Management System (AGMS) software • The AGMS software serves as a modern, sophisticated and smart SCADA + Grid Management platform for natural gas grid management • It is built with the joint effort of Gasunie and Schneider Electric and relies on EcoStruxture ADMS proven foundations in the power utility industry • Using AGMS technology, Gasunie reduces its operational transport cost while maintaining the highest standards for safe and secure operations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:    Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Gasunie, the leading European gas infrastructure company, have successfully completed a ......read more

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    Celebrate Eid at Jysk With Buy 2 Get One Free on Everything

    There is no better time for a little (or big) home makeover! Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 28, 2019:   Yes, you read correctly! This EID al-Fitr when you buy 2 items you will get your third one absolutely free! The deal includes absolutely everything in store, with no exceptions!  Starting Thursday May 23rd until Saturday June 8th you can come and select anything from a new bed, a desk, and upgrade to your dining table or rug to add some comfort to your living room, among many others items, all within this amazing offer.  Visit our stores to available this ......read more

    A Step Towards Sustainable Living With LG

    LG TWINWash Machines are Designed to Preserve Water, Time and Energy Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:    LG Electronics (LG) continues to invest in eco-friendly tech-nologies to help consumers in the UAE live more sustainably.  The LG TWINWash introduced consumers to the world’s first wash and spin which can handle two loads at the same time. Its arrival signified a new era in appliance design, where accomplishing the demands of daily life can now be achieved with ease and con-venience. Studying how laundry is done around the world, LG’s TWINWash ......read more

    LG to Accelerate Development of Artificial Intelligence With Own Ai Chip

    New AI Processor with LG Neural Engine Designed for Use in Various Products  Including Robot Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines and Refrigerators Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   As part of its strategy to accelerate the development of AI devices for the home, LG has developed its own artificial intelligence chip (AI Chip) with proprietary LG Neural Engine to better mimic the neural network of the human brain to greatly improve the processing of deep learning algorithms. The AI Chip incorporates visual intelligence to better recognize and distinguish ......read more

    Schneider Electric leads the transition to energy efficient and sustainable future while propelling business growth

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   Every year, companies spend more than $450 billion on energy and sustainability initiatives while 63% of Fortune 100 companies have set clean energy targets. That’s a clear indication that companies recognize the positive benefits these efforts bring. There is ample proof to validate the same. Organizations that actively manage for climate change see an average of 67% higher return on equity than companies that don’t. In addition, the nearly 80,000 emission-reducing projects reported by 190 Fortune 500 companies in 2016 ......read more

    **Decor with an ethnic flare to change the aesthetic of any room**

    May 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Cushions, rugs and poufs can have a massive impact on the aesthetic of any room. They add a personal stamp on any room decor allowing to make the overall look cohesive. Transforming your living room into a sanctuary is all about channeling an environment that inspires and calms you and with these neutral decorative pieces one will be able to do so. So whether you wish to make your home even cosier or you feel like changing things up a bit, Home and Soul Dubai offers a new range of cushions, poufs and rugs that are a perfect way to transform a tired ......read more

    Western Furniture announces Best Buy sale during Ramadan

    Up your interior game with statement pieces from Italian furniture brands at discounted prices Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Upscale furniture retailer, Western Furniture has announced its Best Buy Sale of envy-inducing collection from various Italian, German and Spanish furniture brands such as Adriani e Rossi, Bonaldo, Calligaris, Draenert, Flou, Gamma International, Kristalia, Minni Forms, Natuzzi Italia, Reflex Angelo, Tomasella, Zanette and Tonin Casa. The Best Buy sale features select pieces of the world’s leading Italian contemporary furniture, ......read more

    Etihad ESCO signs Contracts with Sharaf Electronics to retrofit 15,000 Light Fixtures

    The Lighting Retrofit Project to generate AED 5 million annual savings UAE, 16 May 2019 – Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) announced the signing of an agreement with Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of the lighting retrofit project at three terminals of Dubai Airport. The project will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with latest energy saving LED lights, resulting in about AED 5 million annual savings every year, for next seven years for the airport. In addition, the project supports Dubai Airport’s vision of environmental sustainability. As ......read more

    Celebrate the spirit of Ramadan and Eid at home with Robinsons

    Dubai, UAE, 16th May 2019:   Leading department store, Robinsons has launched its dreamy new home collection for Ramadan and Eid, presenting luxury homeware beside this season’s fashion must-haves.   With an impressive selection of brands and exquisite designs to choose from, shoppers need look no further than the UAE’s largest department store to help them relax and unwind this holy month in the comfort of their own home.     The new collection features products ranging from tableware and serve ware to decorative pieces, showcasing ......read more

    Oracle Helps Organizations Improve Productivity Across Global Supply Chains

    New Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud logistics updates help improve responsiveness, optimize shipments and asset utilization, and improve productivity Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2019 — To help organizations design and operate efficient and agile supply chains, Oracle today announced a series of logistics management updates to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud. The updates include a new logistics network modeling product and enhanced transportation management and global trade management capabilities. The latest innovations can help customers drive better ......read more

    Samsung Becomes First TV Manufacturer to Launch The Apple TV App and AirPlay 2

    UAE is among the 100 countries to feature the all-new Apple TV app on all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 models  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 15, 2019:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that beginning today, all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update will feature the all-new Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and offer AirPlay 2 support in 176 countries – including the UAE. Samsung customers are now able to enjoy Apple TV channels and iTunes movies and TV shows on Samsung Smart TVs. “For the last decade, ......read more

    Hormann introduces unique wicket door with trip-free threshold

    Dubai, UAE; May 12, 2019:  The world’s most unique wicket door with trip-free threshold and thermal break is now available in the Middle East from Hormann, the market leader in residential, industrial and commercial doors. Only Hormann offers the wicket door with a stainless steel trip-free threshold that is only 10 mm in the centre and 5 mm high at the sides at the moment. The wicket door in the garage door lets you easily access whatever you have in your garage, such as gardening tools, bikes or wheelbarrows. It reduces the risk of tripping up and makes it easier to wheel ......read more

    Better Life Unveils Limited Edition Hand Painted Smeg Dolce X Gabbana Refrigerator

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 13, 2019:   Better Life recently unveiled the unique and exclusive Dolce & Gabbana Fab28 hand painted Smeg refrigerator with the theme “Blind Love”. The fridge is among 100 unique fridges with each with a unique design a story behind it. This exclusive piece is on view at Better Life Showroom in Mall of the Emirates. ‘Blind Love’ is inspired by the exploits of the paladins of France, and accentuated by whites, blues, reds and greens that characterise the traditional Sicilian cart decorations. On the front panel are ......read more

    Commodity focus returns to US-China trade tiff

    By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank May 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE It took one Sunday tweet from President Trump to shatter the relative calm across global financial markets. Instead of going into a week widely expected to yield a long-awaited trade deal between the US and China, the president instead tweeted that he was preparing to lift tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The decision was taken in response to an apparent backtracking by China on almost all aspects of the trade deal. Predictably, it spooked the market and risk sentiment ......read more

    Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri receives Young Person in Shipping Award at Seatrade Awards 2019

    12 May 2019:  Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway Co was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Young Person of the Year Award at tonight’s presentation ceremony for the 31st Seatrade Awards, which took place at London’s magnificent Guildhall. A popular winner, Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri was presented on the evening in front of nearly 250 esteemed guests by Chris Morley, Event Director, Seatrade Maritime.    “Our Young Person of the Year Award has an impressive list of academic achievements including a Bachelor’s and ......read more

    Abdul Latif Jameel Energy expands role in Middle East water sector

    Agreements in Egypt and Bahrain open up new markets for company Follows recent contract wins in Saudi Arabia and Kenya   May 12, 2019:  Abdul Latif Jameel Energy has stepped up its active participation in the Middle East’s water sector with two agreements expanding its presence in Egypt and Bahrain.    Almar Water Solutions, Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s dedicated water solutions unit, formed a joint venture with HA Utilities (HAU), part of Hassan Allam Holding (HAH), to provide sustainable water infrastructure solutions to municipal and ......read more

    Customs World showcases revolutionary )RIISE( project in Uzbekistan and Romania

    Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) showcased their revolutionary in-house developed customs (RIISE) project in Uzbekistan. As part of an official UAE delegation to Uzbekistan that aims to enhance investment and development between the two countries, Nadya Abdullah Al Kamali, CEO of Customs World delivered a presentation about RIISE to a number of Uzbekistani officials.  RIISE, the new platform, will be rolled out globally to empower different countries with a cost-effective and sustainable customs system that ......read more

    P&O Ports appointed as Operator of Port of Novi Sad, Serbia

    First leg of blueprint for integrated logistics centre connecting with Europe   Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: P&O Ports has announced a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement to operate the port of Novi Sad, Serbia as part of a long-term investment plan to upgrade equipment and services and to support the Serbian government’s strategy to create an intermodal terminal and logistics centre with rail, road and inland waterways links to the rest of Europe.  The agreement shall grant a right to P&O Ports to operate Novi Sad for an initial 25 years with an option to ......read more

    Yas Marina Becomes An Official UAE Port of Entry for Foreign Flag Vessels

    New hassle free direct foreign flag vessel clearing services, as well as new 6-month navigation licenses and crew visas announced     Abu Dhabi, May 2019:   Yas Marina, the Middle East’s premier superyacht marina, awarded 5 Gold Anchors, has become an official UAE entry point for international superyachts. In addition, the unique new arrival experience presents newly accessible six-month navigation licenses and six-month visas, for crews of all nationalities.    The new entrance procedure will enable foreign flag vessels to avoid clearing through ......read more

    The New GROHE Plus Faucet Collection: Digital Precision Meets Architectural Design

     Precise control: LED display indicates exact water temperature  Versatile use: Thanks to its D-shape, the faucet fits both round and square bathroom products  Need-oriented: Further versions with pull-out or swivel spout ensure maximum comfort    Dubai, United Arab Emirates , 08 May 2019:  The bathroom becomes smart – as in many other areas of our life, intelligent technologies make for a more convenient, simplified daily routine and increase the quality of life for the user. With its latest innovation GROHE Plus, the global brand for ......read more

    Sleep Tight this Ramadan

    Ensure every minute counts with JYSK’s Nasa certified space technology bedding Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 May 2019: As we start Ramadan for 2019 make sure you are getting the sleep you need with the best that sleep technology has to offer. Danish retail giants JYSK have been known worldwide as experts in sleep culture since 1979.  They understand that sleep is essential to maintaining health and wellbeing and so are on hand to help you every sleep of the way.   At no other time of year does our sleeping pattern get as disrupted as during Ramadan. A heavily ......read more

    Create an Elegant and Peaceful Home with Home and Soul Dubai

    May 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Our homes are our little havens that can be designed to become a peaceful retreat to both relax and unwind after a long day. In today's world, it is more important than ever to create a calm and serene space that allows you to recharge and with a little help from Home and Soul Dubai we can do just that. Carol Sukkar, Founder of Home and Soul Dubai, shares her top tips on how one can create that harmonious environment: Enhance the comfort with soft cushion: You can combine different colour combinations for a unique appeal and to help create that perfect ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Wins Recognition as the Region's Premiere Supply Chain Hub

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 06 May 2019:  Global trade enabler DP World UAE Region has been recognised for developing the GCC’s most robust and efficient supply chain at this year’s Logistics Middle East Awards 2019, where it won the Supply Chain Hub of the Year award. Abdulla bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer of DP World UAE Region, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the event held at the Le Royal Meridian Dubai. Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director of Ports and Terminals, DP World UAE Region, also attended the event and both presented the Breakbulk ......read more

    Schneider Electric Affirms Role in Strengthening Digital Trust by Joining the Cybersecurity Coalition

    Affirms openness and advocacy for securing the digital economy and strengthening cybersecurity policies and laws to benefit customers, partners, and its extended ecosystem  Advances digital trust in our hyper-connected world by prioritizing cybersecurity practices that address digital risk  Improves how customers secure and protect digital infrastructure while complying with international requirements Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2019:   Dedicated to securing and protecting trust in the digital economy, Schneider Electric announced this year its membership in the Cybersecurity Coalition, ......read more

    Nominations open for The Maritime Standard Awards 2019

    Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019:  Nominations are now open for The Maritime Standard Awards 2019, which will take place at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai on Monday, October 21st. As always, the event will reward and recognise high achievers within the shipping and maritime sectors in a glittering, high quality ceremony attended by key decision makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.  This is the sixth time that the Awards have been staged by The Maritime Standard to celebrate success, quality and innovation within the region’s maritime industry. It is expected ......read more

    Empower completes periodic maintenance of cooling plants to welcome summer

    Dubai, UAE, 1st May 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced its readiness for summer, with the latest global technologies; to meet the growing demand for district cooling services in Dubai during the summer. The company usually launches summer campaigns to raise awareness among customers, and help them reduce consumption during summer. Empower confirmed the completion of the periodic maintenance of its 75 cooling plants across Dubai, ensure the provision of high quality district cooling ......read more

    L4 Collection Launch

    Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2019:  This April launch is about making room for better habits. It’s about making time to live a more conscious and caring life regarding sustainability. The materials are natural and the colours span from neutral, earthy tones to different shades of blue.  We’re welcoming furniture made in rattan, lamps and plant pots in bamboo and rugs made of wool. These materials give a natural feeling and are easily mixed with other styles in a home. Textiles are big this launch, from quilt covers to cushion covers, as well as textile collections for a ......read more

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