Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 January 2018: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has partnered with e-mobility think tank Global EVRT for the ‘Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East 2018’, starting on January 18th with an inaugural event at Crowne Plaza® Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. The collaboration will install electrical vehicle charging stations across select IHG hotels in the Middle East, including Crowne Plaza® Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, Crowne Plaza® Sohar, Crowne Plaza® Muscat, InterContinental® Muscat and InterContinental® Fujairah Resort in UAE. The road trip extends IHG’s support as the official hotel partner to Global EVRT in their efforts to promote adoption of electric vehicles as a sustainable method of ......read more
Tadweer signs waste contracts worth AED165 million at EcoWASTE Exhibition
Abdul Latif Jameel Energy Secures Financing for Mexican Solar Farm that will Power 150,000 Homes
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority launches tender for world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant
ACWA Power announces plans to become first utility scale generator to adopt SolarCoin
17 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The second day of the World Future Energy Summit, International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition saw a number of new business agreements signed by participating companies, with Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, Tadweer and Abdul Latif Jameel all unveiling significant new plans.
H.E. Suhail Al Mazroui, UAE Minister of Energy Opens World Future Energy Summit Conference ......read more
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority unveil the world’s largest manmade water reserve
16 January 2018, Abu Dhabi: The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 today opened its doors to some of the world’s most important sustainability stakeholders at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The event, and its co-located events, International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition will continue throughout the week, closing on Thursday, January 18th.
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Presents Nine Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 Jan 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented awards to nine winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize at the awards ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, marking the historic 10th anniversary of the world’s preeminent sustainability award and 2018 as the Year of Zayed.
The ceremony was marked by the participation of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania and HRH Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said: “2018 marks a momentous year for the UAE. It will see the nation coming together to commemorate the Year of Zayed, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 16, 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today stated that His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, President of the UAE, has always guided the UAE towards educating young people on the principles of sustainable development, in line with the vision and approach of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
HH Sheikh Mohammed stressed this as he attended the Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which is being held this year under the theme ‘Driving the Global Energy Transformation’. ADSW 2018 will include government ministers, representatives of international organisations and industry experts, among more ......read more
January 15, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) today (Monday, January 15, 2018) led a comprehensive seminar on energy efficiency simultaneous with the opening day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The seminar which saw the participation of renowned FM experts forms part of MEFMA’s ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into all facets of facilities management (FM) in the region.
Top-level representatives from Emrill Services, Talisen International, Enova, Farnek Services, Khansaheb Facility Management, and Cofely Besix graced the one-day session. The forum comes amidst the mounting discussions on how FM can contribute to the national and global sustainability movements, with sustainability now attracting increased attention and high interest from ......read more
DFMC plans to open 4 more showrooms in the first quarter of 2018
Dubai, UAE (January 16, 2018): Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company LLC (DFMC), a market leader in premium mattress segment in the Middle East, has announced today the opening of King Koil’s flagship store at Ibn Battuta Mall, the world’s largest themed shopping mall.
Strategically located in Andalusia Court (near the hypermarket entrance), the 2243 sq. ft showroom will offer customers a unique and comfortable shopping experience with its NEW modern concept and style, making the whole process of buying a mattress fun, interesting and less tedious.
The new showroom is the 11th store for the brand across the UAE and there are plans to open four more showrooms in the first quarter of 2018 that will have the same interiors.
During the ......read more
ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 11th World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 January 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is participating in the World Future Energy Summit 2018 (WFES) to highlight how clean, safe and efficient nuclear energy will help the UAE meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, in addition to demonstrating how nuclear energy is supporting the diversification of the nation’s economy and energy mix as a part of the UAE Energy Plan 2050.
An important part of the prominent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018, WFES is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 15th and 18th January. During the summit, ENEC will show through its exhibition booth ......read more
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 14 January 2017 — The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has today launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. The Commission will examine the immediate and longer-term geopolitical implications of global energy transformation driven by large scale-up of renewable energy in the context of global efforts to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development. The Commission will be chaired by Mr. Olafur Grimsson, the former President of Iceland.
“The global energy landscape is witnessing rapid and disruptive change that will have far reaching effects on geopolitical dynamics,” said Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General. “Renewable energy resources are ......read more
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) is a key Strategic Partner of World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and its Group of Companies are participating as a key strategic partner of the 2018 World Future Energy Summit and 2018 International Water Summit. The last will be hosted by Masdar at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and will be held from January 15th to 18th, 2018 at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center (ADNEC). Through this advanced platform, experts and decision makers will meet and discuss the challenges facing the world in ......read more
His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi:
Renewable energy projects in the UAE have contributed to reducing its cost to the lowest level globally
50% of the country's energy will be clean by 2050
The UAE plays an active role in addressing the financing and investment challenges facing renewable energy projects
Public-private sector partnerships accelerate the transition to sustainability in the UAE
Dubai-UAE: 14 January 2018 – The Eighth Session of the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) kicked off in Abu Dhabi with more than 150 countries in attendance. Running from 13 to 14 January, the session has convened representatives of IRENA member states to discuss global renewable energy action and take concrete steps to accelerate global energy transition.
In his ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 January 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the second Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held on 12 and 13 January by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and Masdar.
ENEC Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, addressed participants during the opening of “A New Age for Nuclear Energy” plenary session in the second day of the forum, highlighting the role of nuclear energy leaders as a key to the growth and consolidation of nuclear energy globally. He highlighted that Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, as the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world, sets a new standard for all countries developing or looking to develop peaceful nuclear energy programs, and will support the ......read more
More than 1,100 government representatives from over 150 countries to gather in Abu Dhabi for Eighth IRENA Assembly
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 January 2018 – More than 1,100 representatives of governments from 150 countries will meet in Abu Dhabi to attend the Eighth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), taking place on January 13-14. As the world’s principal platform for international cooperation on renewable energy, the Assembly will provide strategic guidance to the work of the Agency for the next four years and position it to play a key role in driving the global energy transformation.
“As renewable energy costs decline, technology advances and deployment accelerates around the world, we are entering a new age of energy transformation, with renewable energy ......read more
Adoption of Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution will help ease traffic congestion
Ability to share data across cities and counties to make roads safer for commuters
Will improve the connection of systems to increase efficiency and reduce costs
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018: The City of Dallas has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to install and host an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) based on Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution. The city’s vision for the traffic system is an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that automates and facilitates system monitoring, management, maintenance, and performance monitoring across departments, as well as between cities and counties.
The Connected Urban Transport solution will give the City of Dallas and adjacent cities ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 January, 2018 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has completed the verification of all fuel meters used at ADNOC Distribution service stations across the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Council confirmed that 99 per cent of the fuel meters used at 178 service stations in the emirate are compliant with the relevant quality standards and specifications. Following the inspection, ADNOC Distribution carried out adjustments on the remaining one per cent of the meters to ensure their complete accuracy.
Sultan Al Mehairi, Director of Information Service and Engagement at QCC, said: "Our latest move to verify the fuel meters used at ADNOC Distribution service stations in Abu Dhabi aligns with our ......read more
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings PAN Emirates to not charge VAT to customers in 2018
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 7, 2018: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, a local label in luxurious indoor, patio and outdoor furniture that is sure to light up any living space, takes joy in informing consumers that it will not be marking up its affordable luxury items with the 5% VAT tax. The legislation of the 5% surcharge will come into effect on 1st January 2018, affecting all goods and services at varying degrees in the coming year.
PAN Emirates will neither mark up prices for its current collections, nor make the tax effective on collections to come. Instead, driven to provide a great shopping experience, ......read more
Switchyard for Units 3 and 4 safely and successfully energized and connected to the UAE electricity transmission grid
Key Power Transformers for Unit 2 safely energized in preparation for Plant Functional Testing
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 January 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully achieved a series of significant milestones in the construction development of its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, including the energization of the switchyards for Units 3 and 4, energization of Unit 2 Main Power Transformer (MTR), Excitation Transformer and Unit Auxiliary Power Transformers (UAT).
The connection of Units 3 and 4 to the UAE electricity transmission grid is a prerequisite for future testing and allows for the completion of additional auxiliary buildings at both units. Meanwhile, the ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2, 2018: Schneider Electric and the National Grid Saudi Arabia (SA) renewed the 3-year long Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed 3 years ago to continue to provide the National Grid Saudi Arabia with reliable and cost-effective electricity in Saudi Arabia, through which National Grid SA and Schneider Electric will cooperate in developing and advancing electricity infrastructure in the country.
The MoU renewal, inked between Mr. Najib AlNaeem, Country President of Schneider Electric and Eng. Waleed Al-Saadi, VP Engineering of National Grid SA, facilitates the two organizations to exchange knowledge, experiences, best practices and technology through conducting periodic technical forums hosted interchangeably at their premises.
The companies will also extend their collaboration as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 2, 2018: An “EU - Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting” taking place in conjunction with HVACR Expo Saudi (14-16 January 2018, Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events) will gather key decision makers and experts from both the European Union and Saudi Arabia.
A high level “EU - Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting” is taking place in Jeddah on January 14, 2018, under the initiative of the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia, with the participation of SASO (the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization) and other Saudi entities. The event, organized in partnership with dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa and Eurovent ME, is held in conjunction with HVACR Expo Saudi 2018 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & ......read more
Where comfort meet elegance. The famous Link model, which received a masterful makeover in 2016, is presented today on a luxury version with a diamond bezel.
Dubai, UAE, January 2, 2018: Link. A design that dates back to 1987. Its defining feature is the immediately recognisable bracelet, boasting the signature S-shaped links. It is both an iconic design and a standard bearer in terms of ergonomics and wearer comfort.
True to its image as a luxury Swiss watchmaker, TAG Heuer presents today a new version, more luxurious, with a bezel fully set with 54 diamonds of 1.80mm.
With a diameter of 41 mm, the blue sunray open dial allows for maximum readability, while the bezel features two components, combining two designs: a cushion base and an overlaid ring, on which are set the 54 ......read more
Al Huzaifa Furniture has always leaded the pack when it comes to innovative home furnishings in the UAE, unveils its Beige Bateaux collection
Al Huzaifa Furniture is available in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 2, 2018: Al Huzaifa Furniture, the luxury furnishings brand the nation relies on for elegant, timeless craftsmanship, presents its collection just in time for the holiday season, the Winter Wonderland. The collection of living hall collection includes 3-piece and 4-piece lounging and den sets set in creams, beiges, teals, blues that are pleasing to the eye and set the tone for the coming year. The Winter Wonderland collection also houses bedroom and dining hall sets so your home is decked for the festive season. Created with the finest Italian craftsmanship, Al Huzaifa’s ......read more
Dubai – 30 December 2017: The cruise quay at Rashid Port received four cruise ships simultaneously on Friday 29th December: Aida Stilla, Main Chef 5, MSC Splendida and Coasta Mediterrania.
This is the first time the Port receives four cruise ships together in one day which confirms its readiness to meet the growing demand in the cruise tourism sector and the emirate’s plans to target a million cruise tourists by 2020.
A total of 21,411 tourists and 3,849 crew were on boards the ships.
The emirate of Dubai, turning into a major hub for cruise tourism, received 157 cruise ships during the current season 2016-2017 which started last October and will continue until next April.
This means a 18% increase compared to last season which received 133 cruise ships. Number of cruise tourists grew ......read more
AT&T, Ericsson, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, T-Mobile US, Verizon, and Vodafone demonstrate a multi-vendor interoperability connection compliant with the Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) global 3GPP standard
Live demonstrations showcased both sub-6 GHz and mmWave end-to-end 5G NR systems, using Ericsson’s 5G NR pre-commercial base stations and Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G NR UE prototypes
Demonstrations serve as a significant milestone toward standard-compliant trials and commercialization, as part of an ongoing industry collaboration to accelerate 5G NR for commercial network launches starting 2019
Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2017: An important technology milestone based on the newly-approved NSA 5G NR standard has been achieved by a group of ......read more
Dubai, December 21, 2017: Home improvement and lifestyle store, Al-Futtaim ACE has opened its store at First Avenue Mall located in Motor City, Dubai. This brings the total number of stores to seven in the UAE: three each in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and one in Al Ain.
The new store, with a retail space of 6,768 sq. ft., offers a wide range of products from outdoor living, gardening, homeware, paint and décor, DIY, and automotive products.
The store will also offer a range of services including paint mixing, key cutting, and home delivery and installation.
“The new Al-Futtaim ACE store brings us closer to residents living in and around the Motor City area,” said Wayne Cohen, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim ACE. “We’d like to think of our new location as a local community store where customers ......read more
Dubai, UAE; December 19, 2017: Elizabeth XVI bed and nightstand in cream and yellow gold colours from 2XL is majestic in appearance and adds a touch of royalty to the bedroom. The curved edges feature leaves and flower motifs in golden colour. The headboard of the bed is carved with ornate details and upholstered with button tufted luxurious fabric for smooth comfort.
According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager at 2XL, “Sophisticated and inviting, this collection will be a welcome addition to any master bedroom. Customers will love the glamour and elegance this imperial bed set will bring to the bedroom. It offers a unique style for master bedroom ensemble. The spacious night stand in matching colours will complete the royal look of the master bedroom.”
The uniquely styled Elizabeth XVI bed is priced at AED ......read more
Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), a leading energy service company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA, announced its partnership with Siemens Tech and Smart4Power for the execution of an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) Project at the Dubai International Airport, which involves the implementation of energy efficiency measures at Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Concourse B. The 7 year long project will guarantee a total of 23 per cent reduction on annual energy bill.
The proposed energy efficiency measures for the Dubai International Airport terminals ......read more
January 15, 2018 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, shared new insights in innovation in district cooling and its role in developing smart cities at the latest State of Green Economy Report launched on Thursday, (January 11, 2018) at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar was recognised at the function with a plaque of appreciation for the company’s continuous support and contribution to the initiative as one of the sponsors of the report to promote sustainability.
Developed by the ......read more
January 14, 2018- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, is participating at the 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the leading event for the clean energy and energy efficiency, which is being held from 15 to 18 January 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The company sheds the spotlight on the role of energy and water efficiency in the future of sustainable cooling and is also showcasing the latest model of its energy-efficient district cooling plant in Business Bay. Customers, developers ......read more
TAQATI, the dedicated program management office for the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, took part in the Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for Electricity and Water in Dubai annual event with accredited Energy Service Companies or ESCOs, held on 10 January 2018 at the Four Seasons in DIFC.
As part of the DSM Strategy implementation support and awareness improvement activities, Aref Abou Zahr, Executive Director of TAQATI, delivered a presentation highlighting the market potential for building retrofits in the emirate, as well as the key challenges and opportunities that ......read more
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has completed the first term of the Maritime Advisory Council which formed the initial stage for the development of an integrated framework for activating the partnership between the government and private sectors. The partnership involves areas that affect the competitiveness, attractiveness and comprehensiveness of the maritime sector as Dubai evolves into one of the world's best maritime capitals. The two-year initial phase of hard work and close coordination among maritime stakeholders has led to the creation of new features of the Maritime ......read more
January 03, 2018- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has revealed that it currently supplies its highly efficient district cooling services to 17 per cent of the 674 hotels located in the emirate. The total number of hotels was recently released by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of tourism in Dubai. Utilizing the company's district cooling systems has resulted in the generation of huge energy savings for ......read more
December 25, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently highlighted the district cooling guidelines for 2018, at the second consultants’ meet held in Dubai. The event was organised as part of a series of the similar events conducted by the company, aimed at educating on Empower’s practices about ‘Sub-metering’ and ‘ETS Room Guideline’ in district cooling, which also addressed the importance of provisions while master-designing projects and developments. These topics ......read more
Strengthening businesses between Hong Kong and the UAE
DUBAI - 18 December 2017: Hong Kong and the UAE have enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations on a range of products and services over the years. Adding to Hong Kong’s business advantages, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) gathers the latest market intelligence and form partnerships to develop business for corporations, and organises more than 30 exhibitions every year to provide a one-stop sourcing platform for buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their ......read more
December 17, 2017– Producing chilled water during off-peak hours and storing them for later use to cool buildings at peak time is one of the key energy efficiency drivers for Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider. Through Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology, the district cooling company eases the power grid during peak hours and ensures consistent supply during periods when there is strong demand.
Dubai, as a global model for sustainable cities, has issued decree instructing district cooling companies ......read more
United Arab Emirates December 17, 2017: French company ARTS Energy, one of the world's leading battery manufacturers, will be presenting its new generation of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries for professional autonomous solar energy solutions and backup applications on January 15-18, 2018 at the WFES & IWS trade fair in Abu Dhabi (French Pavilion).
ARTS Energy's latest generation of Ni-MH batteries are exceptionally robust in very warm environments (up to 85°C) and boast a 10-year lifetime when used in outdoor applications in the Middle ......read more
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings participate in the big Warehouse Clearance
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, a local label in luxurious indoor, patio and outdoor furniture that is sure to light up any living space, exhibits the best of its collections at the Warehouse Clearance sale from the 14th to the 23rd of December in the wake of the holiday season. PAN Emirates gets festive with its week-long sale that offers exquisite interiors at knock-out ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017: United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, is all set to bring the celebratory spirit this festive season by introducing new furniture and décor pieces to the already vast collection. The new additions are specially designed to bring cheer and joy to any space.
Be it ones favourite cozy corner in the house, the kitchen, bedroom, or the most used spot, United Furniture has brought the perfect designs that will elevate the look of any corner. The collection at United Furniture echoes happy and cheerful tones in line with ......read more
Company reaffirms position at forefront of global sustainability efforts through joining The Climate Group's EP100, RE100 initiatives
Dubai, UAE: 13 December, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has committed to obtaining 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources and doubling its energy productivity. To achieve these objectives, the company intends to carry out a comprehensive optimization of its energy system.
The commitment is yet another step in Schneider ......read more
The Dh65 million furniture store looks to address import dependency
The three-floor hyper store located in Al Barsha, Dubai, is poised to become a modern homemaker’s paradise with abundance of choice and convenience
Company plans five more large-format retail outlets to spread the brand and address gap in the Dh65 billion home furnishing and interiors sector in the GCC
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017: ‘The Home’, a new home décor and furnishings brand, has launched it’s first-ever hyper store in the UAE at an exclusive function in Dubai, with an ......read more
Middle East sustains its position as a top global trading partner
The region records highest export growth in 2016 and 2017;
Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2017: The Middle East remains the world’s most important trading partner in the region despite a fall in oil prices, according to a report by World Trade Organisation (WTO). The report stated that the Middle Eastern countries recorded exports of US$ 765.8 billion and imports of US$ 665.2 billion in 2016. The region recorded the highest exports growth (+4 per cent), given its thriving air transport sector, tourism and ......read more
December 10, 2017- The UAE’s successful bid for Category B Membership under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council is a historic achievement and an important milestone in the country’s efforts to become one of the world's leading maritime centers. Today, the world's eyes are on the UAE, which has successfully outshone other major candidates to become the first Arab member to join the Category B body. It aims to further strengthen its global leadership by adding value to international shipping and trade with a focus on key pillars such as innovation and human ......read more
Under Patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum & During Transport Arabia Excellence Awards Organized by Dubai Airports
Ali Bin Beyat: “Our aim is to always be the leader in the industry following in the footsteps of our nation’s leadership that taught us to always aim to be number one.”
10 December 2017, Dubai - Allied Transport (ATC), the largest Emirati transportation & logistics solutions company in the UAE and region, was awarded “Most Innovative & Regulated Road Feeder Services of the Year” during the Transport Arabia ......read more
More than 30,000 delegates and attendees from up to 175 countries are expected to visit Abu Dhabi for WFES 2018
Events including Solar Expo, Energy Efficiency Expo and Energy Storage and Batteries Expo will showcase innovative solutions
WFES 2018 will also include the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), which aims to match the world’s top “cleantech” entrepreneurs with investors to encourage technology that makes products and services more sustainable
10 December 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the top global event for ......read more
December 05, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, kicked off its Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) 2017-2018, the fourth edition of its efforts to measure the quality of its services and the happiness of its over 85,000 customers across Dubai. The company has been conducting customer surveys since 2008 to measure customers’ level of satisfaction to further enhance its operations and contribute towards sustainable development.
The survey will cover the company’s various customer segments ......read more
UAE, December 05 2017 - Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East region’s leading training service provider and think tank, announced that it will conduct a three-day training course on the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards for Sustainability Reporting from December 12 to 14, 2017 in Dubai. The training also aims to raise awareness and spread the culture of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Arabia CSR Network is a Certified Training Partner of GRI.
The accredited course content will be delivered through lectures, discussions, exercises and case ......read more
Regional pioneers bestowed posthumous honors for extraordinary contributions to petrochemicals industry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) honored pioneers of the chemicals and petrochemicals industry in the Arabian Gulf posthumously at the first-ever GPCA Legacy Award “Al-Rowad” (ÇáÑøæÇÏ) ceremony.
Families of the late Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi (1940 – 2010), Yousuf Al-Shirawi (1927 – 2004) and Abdulbaqi Al-Nouri (1929 – 2010), who have been recognized as Arabian Gulf Chemical ......read more
IRENA’s 14th Council Meeting Begins in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 29 November 2017: More than 350 government representatives from 115 countries — including Ministers and high-level officials — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 14th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council re-elected China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair.
The Council of IRENA meets twice annually to facilitate cooperation among Members, oversee implementation of the IRENA Work Programme and ......read more
UAE, November 28, 2017- In his opening statement during the 30th Ordinary General Assembly of the International Maritime Organization held in London, His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime, expressed the UAE’s commitment to provide an ideal environment to further drive the growth of multinational marine companies, supported by its strategic geographic location situated along some of the busiest trade routes in the world. Speaking in the presence of His Excellency ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources delivers inaugural address, urges industry-wide transformation and value creation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017 – The inaugural address at the 12th Annual GPCA Forum was delivered by H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia, who called for the industry to embrace rapid changes within the global energy landscape as an opportunity.
The Forum is taking place between 27-29 November 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, under the theme ......read more
At Big 5 Dubai 2017 DAB launches the world’s best energy-efficient water management solutions for urban development
Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017: November 28, 2017: DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, brings to Dubai a selection of wide line-up, focusing on those products that are of particular interest for the Middle East. The company’s presence at the Big 5 Dubai, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from November 26 to 29, is aimed at confirming DAB Pumps as a strong partner for the professionals of the ......read more