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    United Furniture unveils chic and classic home décor collection

    Dubai, March 30, 2017:  United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, has released their key trends for the season. The latest collection is vibrant and stylish with beautiful home accessories to help create a brighter and more colourful living environment for all.  The two trends unveiled by United Furniture are Metally Focused and Look of Aluminum. Metally Focused carefully intersperses hints of metal with stylish designs and styles. The entire look is fresh, clean and futuristic.  The Look of Aluminum collection has beautiful statement pieces that will make any room stand out.  Some of the new pieces in the collections are: Trend No. 1: Metally Focused Metal Photo Frame -  A beautifully crafted metal frame for your favourite pictures from will add to the sophisticated vibe ......read more

    7 Simple hacks to maintain home appliances and boost their efficiency

    Brought to you by Eros Group Our fast paced lives have been vastly improved with the use of home appliances. However, these resources are either overused or not used enough, both which can affect their efficiency. Here are a few simple tips to ensure your appliances are easily maintained; this will also ensure better efficiency and a longer life. Check the ESMA Label: Home appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines consume a lot of electricity. To address this and build a sustainable environment, UAE is focused on promoting the use of energy efficient products. The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) test and certify appliances on various parameters including energy efficiency. The ESMA Label is mandatory on appliances being sold in UAE and is to be visibly displayed on each product. ......read more

    Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture a Game-changer for Sustainable Farming

    Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority partnership sees hundreds of scientists, farmers, innovators, investors in UAE for agricultural discussions Abu Dhabi, 29 March 2017:  The organisers of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) have hailed the fourth edition an unmitigated success and a game-changer in the development of sustainable farming across the GCC and wider Middle East. Thousands of farm owners, government officials, international and regional agricultural scientists, innovators and investors attended the event held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (20-21 March) to explore more than 300 solutions showcased by exhibitors and attend high level conference sessions, panel discussions, workshops, innovation presentations  and technical tours. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh ......read more

    NAQEL partners with Dubai Trade to train logistics community in the GCC

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2017:  Saudi Arabia’s leading logistics service provider - NAQEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity in the U.A.E, to collaborate on education and training for the GCC Trade and logistics industry. Both organisations aim to provide training programmes and events to develop best practice and knowledge in the sector.   While NAQEL focuses its services on providing logistics and supply chain solutions to its customers in Saudi Arabia and GCC markets, it also contributes to the development of the logistics and transportation industry in Saudi Arabia as a part of its corporate responsibility efforts. The training division of NAQEL – the ‘NAQEL Excellence Center’ - supports the Kingdom’s 2030 vision and ......read more

    Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre sponsors the 10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum (FUJCON)

    Dubai, UAE, 28 March, 2017:  Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) will be attending the 10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum as a function sponsor. Taking place on 27 to 29 March at the Al Diar Siji Hotel in Fujairah, the annual event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah & Member of the UAE Supreme Council.  Through the leadership of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, the Chairman of the Fujcon Steering Committee and EMAC board of trustee member, the conference brings together maritime stakeholders from all corners of the bunker trade. Considered the Middle East’s most important bunkering forum, FUJCON is the anchor event held during Fujairah Bunkering Week, a dedicated professional training week comprising a conference, ......read more

    Intercoil International launches luxury brand Vispring in the Middle East: redefines idea of luxurious comfort and untroubled sleep

    Over 116 years of British craftsmanship, heritage and expertise now available in Vispring’s first UAE Showroom United Arab Emirates, 28th March 2017:  Intercoil International, the leading manufacturer, retailer and distributor of premium beds, bedding and bedroom furniture in the Middle East has announced the regional launch of award-winning British brand Vispring, the go-to bed manufacturer for royalty, celebrities, politicians, business leaders and sports personalities throughout the world. Renowned for hand crafting bespoke beds since it pioneered the world’s first pocket sprung mattress in 1901, Vispring combines the finest natural materials with the skilled craft of master artisans passed down from generation to generation. Ten of the 14 models available in Vispring’s global catalogue will be ......read more

    Future Cities Show 2017 to Bring Smart Energy Solutions to the UAE

    Renewable resources lead the way in smart approach to sustainable development Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2017: In today’s era, smart energy solutions are a prerequisite for the socio-economic development of the country. The smart energy solutions not only provide access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy solutions, but also drive the country towards its sustainable development goals. In wake of the above, the inaugural edition of ‘Future Cities Show’ in Dubai, UAE, which runs from April 2nd -4th, will shed light on smart energy solutions. Future Cities Show 2017 is a global platform for companies and organisations engaged in developing an advanced infrastructure all over the world. It will attract big investors and those who have creative and innovative ideas to build future cities from economic, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports Participates in the Inaugural Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS)

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 27, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, is participating in the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), which will be taking place from 27-30 March, 2017 at Paris-Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi.  Hosted by UAE Ministry of Economy and the United Nations in Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), GMIS is expected to welcome a hand-selected audience of over 1,200 delegates, including Heads of State, Government Leaders, Ministers, Policy Makers and C-Suite Executives from Global 2000 Companies. Leading manufacturers from all over the world will be participating in the GCC’s first ever showcase of manufacturing capabilities and investment ......read more

    GROHE announces revolutionary water security system for your home

    App-controlled water sensor to prevent domestic water damage Home-owners underestimate the risk of water damage Dubai, March 27, 2017:  GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard are GROHE’s latest intelligent solutions for the smart home. The GROHE Sense smart water sensor monitors humidity, detects leaks and alerts homeowners instantly in case of a problem, while GROHE Sense Guard is installed in the main water pipe and can switch off the water supply in case of a burst pipe. Both use ground-breaking smart technology, allowing them to be monitored and controlled using the brand-new GROHE ONDUS App. Preventable water damage  GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard have been created to address the issue of water damage in households as an underestimated risk as a survey conducted by GROHE earlier this year shows. Half of ......read more

    Schneider Electric Mentors University of Southern California Students on Regional Innovation, Energy Strategies

    Schneider Electric’s Gulf leadership team participates in knowledge exchange with USC students Dubai, UAE: 26 March, 2017:  Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, hosted a delegation from the University of Southern California (USC), one of the world’s leading private research universities based in Los Angeles, in early March 2017 at its offices in Dubai. Schneider Electric is one of five leading companies in the UAE that have been collaborating with graduate students at the Marshall School of Business at USC on field projects exploring emerging issues as part of an experiential MBA programme. The course, developed and taught by Omar El Sawy, Kenneth King Stonier Professor of Business Administration at USC, focuses on digital business strategies for sustainability in dynamic ......read more

    GSM Group opens big box retail concept with UAE's Danube Home

    Tanzania, March 25, 2017:  GSM Group, Tanzania-based multi-conglomerate has recently opened doors to a new home concept in the GSM Mall called Danube Home, which is a subsidiary of UAE’s leading firm Danube Group.  The Grand Opening Ceremony of the store was done in the presence of Ghalib S. Mohamed, President GSM Group, and Rizwan Sajan, who is the Chairman and Founder of Danube Group. Spanning an area of 3500 square meters, the new store is located on Airport road and will house an array of home furnishing products making it a one-stop shop for home solutions. The categories include Living: Sofas, Bedrooms, Chandeliers, Home decorations, Dinner ware, Glassware, Bedding, Fragrances; Bath: Shattafs, Mixers, Bathroom accessories, Massage bathtubs, Saunas, Bathroom tiles and Garden & outdoor- Balcony sets, Rattan ......read more

    Blend Anything, Extract Everything With Kenwood's Purejuice

    The new range of slow press juicers is the first step towards Fresh Thinking Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Making your own juice is a healthy choice. So it makes sense to choose an appliance that juices anything and extracts every bit of goodness from every ingredient. Today, consumers are becoming more conscious of what they eat and how they prepare their food. Social media is heavily populated with healthy eating topics such as juice detox smoothies, protein shakes, lean living, and insanity workouts.  Retaining maximum nutrition is the thinking behind the design of Kenwood’s new juicers, PureJuice’s new range of slow press juicers and part of their Fresh Thinking campaign in advocacy for health and wellness. Not only will your 100% natural juice be healthier and will last for longer without separating into ......read more

    Wintershall: Oil and gas production at record level

    Wintershall continues on growth course Robust portfolio ensures profitability Positive free cash flow despite low prices  Kassel / Abu Dhabi, March 23, 2017:  Wintershall is on a growth course despite the difficult conditions in the industry and attained an historic level of production in 2016 of 165 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). This means the company has increased its oil and gas production in the last ten years by around 50 percent. At the same time, Wintershall more than doubled its commercially recoverable oil and gas reserves in the same period from 814 million BOE to 1.62 billion BOE. “Solid foundations for further profitable growth in future too,” CEO Mario Mehren said at the company’s annual press conference and announced that the company would continue on its long-term growth ......read more

    New Quality Benchmark Set During Construction of Unit 3 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

    Reactor Coolant Loop (RCL) pipe welding completed, establishing new quality benchmark for global industry Concrete pouring for containment building dome structure successfully completed  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 March 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed the welding of Reactor Coolant Loop piping and the Reactor Containment Building (RCB) dome structure for Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.  The completion of pipe welding for the Reactor Coolant Loop has set a new global benchmark for quality in pipe welding, and the RCB dome structure marks the completion of the major construction activities for the building which houses the main components. These achievements mark another set of safe and on-time milestones in the construction of Unit 3, which is now 69 ......read more

    EDF Group joins Masdar-led consortium developing Phase 3 of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; March 22, 2017:  EDF Group, via its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles, a market leader in renewable energy electricity, has joined the Masdar-led consortium developing the 800-megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The agreement formalising the company’s entry into the consortium was signed today by Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO of EDF Group, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company.  His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), His Excellency Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to the UAE, and Antoine Cahuzac, Group Senior Executive Vice President for Renewable Energies at EDF Group and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EDF Energies ......read more

    The Countdown is on for UAE Entities Taking Part in Kazakhstan's "Future Energy" Expo 2017

    Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The clock is ticking for UAE entities as they look forward to taking their place in the UAE Pavilion – one of the largest – at the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017 "Future Energy", which will be held in less than 80 days’ time. “With less than three months remaining until EXPO 2017, we are happy to announce that the preparations for the exhibition are almost over, and the participating countries are already starting to organize their pavilions”, said Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the Chairman of the Board of JSC National company Astana EXPO-2017. The United Arab Emirates will host one of the largest pavilions at the event, spread over 980 square metres, that will feature a presence from major UAE organisations. EXPO 2017 will run from 10th June to 11th ......read more

    Arabian Gulf Chemicals Industry Grows at 3.7% in 2016 to 150 million tons of Capacity, Outpacing Global Growth

    Region outgrows global average of 2.2%  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2017:  The petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region grew at 3.7%in 2016 reaching 150 million tons of capacity, according to an annual study by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), outpacing the global average growth of 2.2%. The figures emerged from ‘Arabian Gulf Industry Year in Review’ part of GPCA’s recently released Annual Report.  Released today by GPCA, the go to resource for industry data in the region, the study highlights that the industry’s growth is largely due to new capacity added in Saudi Arabia, the region’s largest petrochemical producer with 99.1 million tons of capacity, representing a 66% share of regional capacity.  While the report highlights a fall ......read more

    Mega deals reshape the chemicals industry

    A surge of mega deals is approaching and will accelerate the “merger endgame” in multiple chemicals markets. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 21 March, 2017:   Record-high M&A activity is set to transform the chemicals industry in 2017, according to A.T. Kearney’s new Chemicals Executive M&A Report. More than $300 billion of chemicals M&A deals are in the pipeline of which four pending mega deals represent 75 percent. Each of these large deals (Dow-Dupont, Bayer-Monsanto, ChemChina-Syngenta, Praxair-Linde) is valued between $40-70 billion, two to three times larger than any single deal seen in the past 10 years. “The planned mega deals highlight a broader trend of diversified chemicals companies shifting their portfolios toward more pure play models. This shift is incentivized by the higher ......read more

    QNET Celebrates World Water Day 2017 with HomePure

    QNET is committed to providing safe drinking water with its NSF-certified HomePure Water Filtration Systems Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2017:   Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right. On the occasion of World Water Day 2017, prominent Asian direct selling company QNET pledges to continue its efforts to provide clean, healthy, and great tasting drinking water for all through HomePure, the NSF-certified home water filtration systems. At a media roundtable held in Dubai to mark this special day, QNET shed light on taking the essential steps towards water sustainability, and the importance of water filtration at home. The Managing Director of NSF Middle East Christian Kurdy explained what the NSF International certification given to HomePure for water filtration means. He also spoke about the importance ......read more

    Pet Owners Reminded of Poison Dangers on International Animal Poison Prevention Week 2017

    Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  For the last 50 years, the third week in March has been celebrated as International Animal Poison Prevention Week. Dr Sara Elliott at British Veterinary Hospital in Dubai explains the week (19-25 March, 2017) is all about bringing knowledge and awareness to all pet owners regarding the many poisonous hazards in and around homes and what to do if you know or suspect your pet has ingested something potentially harmful.  Dr Elliott says: “It’s important pet owners are aware of the potential poison hazards - a little bit of knowledge can go a long way and it could save your pet’s life. This time of the year is still cool enough for pets and their owners to spend time outside, but spring can be hazardous for animals if they are left unsupervised in an active gardening ......read more

    Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds

    Decarbonisation of global energy system, led by renewables and efficiency, would create economic gains Berlin, Germany, 20 March 2017 —  Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, presents the case that increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in G20 countries and globally can achieve the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperature rise to no more than two-degrees Celsius, avoiding the most severe impacts of climate ......read more

    RSA Logistics awards rooftop solar contract to SirajPower

    First of a kind project to be delivered for a logistics company in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th March 2017:  RSA logistics and SirajPower have signed a solar lease agreement to deliver a solar rooftop solution in Dubai. SirajPower will develop a solar system of 1.1 MW on RSA logistics’ rooftop, in Dubai Logistics City, Dubai South. The solar system will cover more than 90% of the energy consumption. David Auriau, Director at SirajPower highlighted: “This first-of-a-kind project will not only help cut energy expenditure, but will also help promote a green image among the public. Logistics companies have a key role to play in transforming Dubai into the smartest city in the world, and we sincerely thank RSA Logistics for trusting our venture and partnering with us in this initiative of building a green ......read more

    Dubai Chamber concludes high-level trade mission to India

    Delegation of UAE businessmen visit Mumbai, Ahmedabad as part of Global Business Forum roadshow Chamber reveals plans to open representative office in India later this year H.E. Al Ghurair: 29% of new companies registered with Dubai Chamber in 2016 were Indian; total number of Indian members has exceeded 36,000 H.E. Buamim: UAE and India have historic ties that have strengthened in recent decades with the increase of bilateral trade and investment Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently concluded a successful trade mission to India which was organised to facilitate economic cooperation and explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The trade mission, part of the Chamber’s Global Business Forum roadshow, was joined by dignitaries, officials and ......read more

    Customs World inks cooperation agreement with Dominican Customs

    The agreement is to further underpin the Dominican Republic’s position as a regional trading hub in the Caribbean Dubai – 16 Mar 2017:  Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai, has signed an agreement of cooperation with the General Directorate of Customs of the Dominican Republic. According to the agreement, Customs World will provide technical assistance and expert advice to the Dominican Customs in their reform and modernization process. The aim is to devise a reform and development blueprint to build Dominican Customs’ capacity through enhanced customs procedures and clearance systems.  The project is geared towards boosting Dominican Customs services, duty collection and revenue protection, while building their anti-smuggling capabilities to ensure a safe ......read more

    Collaborates with Ministry of Interior to Support GCC Traffic Week

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 March, 2017:  In keeping with its corporate social responsibilities, ADNOC Distribution announced its support for the GCC Traffic Week taking place across the GCC region from 12 to 18 March 2017. The 33rd edition of the annual traffic safety campaign is running under the theme of ‘Your Life is Trust’.  Throughout its nationwide service station network, ADNOC Distribution is seeking to raise awareness about the importance of adhering to speed limits, along with the dangers of using mobile phones behind the wheel, driving without a seat belt, and parking in spots designated for people with special needs. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: "As a key supporter of transport and mobility operations across the UAE, ADNOC Distribution recognises ......read more

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    Sharjah Tatweer Forum explores best environmental practices in clean energy usage during Masdar City visit

    March 28, 2017: Sharjah Tatweer Forum (STF), a part of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, has successfully organized a visit of the latest batch of participants of the Sharjah Leadership Program (SLP) to Masdar Clean Energy, a commercially driven renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi. The visit sought to help future leaders understand the goals and objectives of the UAE’s ‘Clean Energy Strategy 2050’ launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The SLP ......read more

    Consumers in UAE Can Now Claim the Use of Renewable Energy with I-RECs

    Dubai Carbon has become the local issuer of International Renewable Energy Certificate Standard (I-REC Standard) allowing end-users validate renewable energy consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Carbon has signed an agreement with I-REC Standard, the international organisation that facilitates robust attribute tracking systems for the reliable procurement of renewable electricity, thus becoming the exclusive local issuer of RECs in the UAE, it was announced today. Dubai Carbon in association with the Netherlands-based non-profit firm will now provide a standard for energy ......read more

    Cardiovascular disease may be one of the main causes of death in type 2 diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes may double the risk of death [1] Diabetes complications are divided into microvascular (damage caused to small blood vessels) and macrovascular (damage caused  to larger blood vessels) [2] In diabetic patients over the age of 65 years, 68% of deaths are from coronary heart disease and 16% are from stroke[3] By: Dr. Arif Abulla Abdulrahim Al Nooryani - CEO of Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah | Head of Cardiac Cath Lab at Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah – UAE United Arab Emirates – 23st March, 2017: The increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the ......read more

    Feilo Sylvania making retrofit simple

    Feilo Sylvania is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s RetrofitTech Summit and Awards taking place at The Meydan Hotel, Dubai from 20-21 March 2017. The company will be displaying a raft of innovative lighting solutions that offer a high quality of light, energy-efficient performance and intuitive controls specifically designed for retrofit applications.  The event is now in its third year and aims to identify project opportunities across the UAE and find out the strategies and the latest technologies which can help users achieve energy and water efficiency savings. The ......read more

    DMCA reviews cooperation and joint work with various maritime associations in Dubai

    March 19, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently brought together the high-level representatives of key Dubai maritime associations at its headquarters to engage industry leaders in insightful discussions according to the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy’s goal (DMSS) of catapulting the emirate into the ranks of the world’s most vibrant, highly competitive, and safest maritime capitals. The meeting chaired by DMCA Executive Director Amer Ali formed part of the periodic gatherings organized to provide leaders, stakeholders, and ......read more

    Ideal Standard takes center stage at ISH 2017 & declares: We are investing in Growth

    Ideal Standard focusing on Serving Professionals with Water Expertise Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, had a strong presence again this year at ISH 2017, in Frankfurt, Germany (HALL 3.1, Booth C11). ISH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for The Bathroom Experience, Building Services, Energy, Air Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies, which was held at Messe Frankfurt’s Exhibition Centre, was a great platform for us to show an impressive display of our latest product launches and ......read more

    Milaha Holds Annual General Meeting

    March 16th, 2017. Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. held its Ordinary General Assembly meeting on March 15, 2017, during which the company’s audited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016 were approved. The General Assembly also ratified all the remaining items on the Agenda, including the proposal by the Board of Directors to distribute a cash dividend of 35% of par value, equivalent to QAR 3.5 per share. The General Assembly further approved the appointment of KPMG as external auditors for 2017. During the General Assembly meeting, HE Sheikh Ali bin ......read more

    H.H. Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani: Agriteq 2017 will provide a major boost to Qatar's thriving agricultural sector

    Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2017- The 5th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (Agriteq 2017) is set to open on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center—expecting to attract the participation of more than 100 local and global leading agriculture companies. The latest edition will feature five international pavilions and host a number of seminars, workshops, and panel discussions to enable exchange of experiences and knowledge sharing for the local sector’s further improvement.  His Highness Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani, Assistant ......read more

    Schneider Electric to boost IoT dialogue across MEA region at Innovation Summit 2017 in Dubai

    Company’s annual event from 11-12 April at Atlantis, The Palm to showcase advanced seamless digital connectivity platform -  EcoStruxure™  Set to draw participation of around 2,500 attendees from Middle East and Africa Dubai, UAE: 16 March, 2017:  Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is set to highlight how the future of energy management and automation is being redefined at the IoT-themed Innovation Summit on 11 and 12 April at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. Currently in its fifth year, Schneider ......read more

    Dubai Mosques and Islamic Affairs Buildings to Go Green

    Etihad ESCO will soon float an ESCO tender for circa 650 facilities managed by Dubai’s Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Etihad ESCO, the leading energy management services provider will soon float a tender seeking energy efficiency and water saving solutions for 650 facilities under Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department. Etihad ESCO has recently signed a service agreement with the Islamic Affairs Department. The tender will include retrofit of facilities including mosques, office buildings and imam’s residences. ......read more

    Technology and Innovation Key to Leveraging Heavy Oil's Untapped Potential, says Bapco Chief

    Bahrain Prepares to Host the Second Edition of the Middle East Heavy Oil Congress Middle East Holds Nearly 1 Trillion Barrels of Heavy Crude Oil, accounting for nearly 30% of World Reserves: Industry Report Kingdom of Bahrain – 13 March 2017:  Technology and innovation will play an instrumental role in securing heavy oil’s valuable position in the global energy mix, according to the region’s industry experts. Speaking ahead of the upcoming Middle East Heavy Oil Congress (MEHOC), the largest gathering of heavy oil professionals in the region, Dr Peter Bartlett, ......read more

    Indigo Living Unveils Its Spring / Summer 2017 Collection

    The collection will feature four distinctive styles tailor-made for the soon to come warmer months Dubai, UAE– March 11, 2017:  Indigo Living, an upscale home furnishing retail outlet in the UAE launched its season-inspired Spring / Summer Collection 2017 for the soon to come warmer months.  The collection features four distinctive styles that celebrates elegance and comfort - Pretty in Pink; Urban Chic; Caribbean Easy and Beach class. A play on fabrics and textures are key to capturing the energy and inspiration of this trend. The latest collection breathes ......read more

    Oil Prices See Rises Despite Concerns Over the Growing US Inventory

    Oil prices on Thursday saw a healthy $1 rise, sparked by the reductions in production by OPEC and non-OPEC producers that came into effect on January 1st. This shows that investors are getting on board with the commodity, despite the concerns around the American crude oil inventory, which grew from 2.9 million barrels to 488.3 million barrels in just a week, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Balancing Supply and Demand OPEC countries agreed to reduce crude oil production as of the start of the year in a bid to fix the oversupply that has been experienced in ......read more

    Agility's Earning Release for Full Year 2016

    Agility’s Financial Results for Full Year and Q4 2016 Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced its 2016 financial results, reporting a net profit of KD 59.1 million, or 51.3 fils per share, an increase of 10.6% over the same period in 2015. Revenue for the year stood at KD 1,234.0 million and EBITDA at KD 115.2 million. For the fourth quarter 2016, Agility reported a net profit of KD 15.7 million with an earnings-per-share of 13.6 fils, an increase of 9.7 % over the same period in 2015. EBITDA for the quarter stood at KD 31.4 million, an increase of 18.4% over ......read more

    Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre signs MoU with GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre

    MoU to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration on arbitration within the GCC EMAC and GCCCAC to assist in identifying suitable arbitrators and mediators to resolve disputes Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2017:  In a move to further strengthen ties between arbitration centres in the region, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCCAC) during a ceremony on Tuesday 7 March.  Through the agreement, EMAC and GCCCAC will aim to work together to identify suitable arbitrators and ......read more

    Home Centre Launches Gift Registry Service with ‘Joy of Gifting' Workshop in Collaboration with MyList Multi-store Gift Registry Platform

    Dubai-UAE: 09 March, 2017:  In a unique gesture that aimed to add value for its customers, Home Centre, the largest home retailer in the Middle East, marked the launch of its gift registry services, with a Joy of Gifting workshop that was hosted in collaboration with MyList, the Middle East’s first online multi-store gift registry platform. Held on 7 March at the Home Centre store in Mall of the Emirates, the workshop proved to be a fun-filled exchange of creative and gifting ideas for participants. The MyList gifting experts team made the evening even more special as they ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Opens Fifth ADNOC Xpress Station

    Bab Al Sharq Station in Mohammed Bin Zayed City Starts Operation Abu Dhabi,UAE, March 07, 2017: ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of Bab Al Sharq ADNOC Xpress station in Mohammed Bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi as part of phase one of its plan to open 10 such stations to service the most congested areas of the city and its suburbs.  ADNOC Xpress stations have a longitudinal ground plan featuring one island with either two or three dispensers that offer only two fuel varieties. Stations with two dispensers span an area of 600 square metres, and those with three dispensers cover ......read more

    Farmers From Around the World Descend Upon Abu Dhabi for Sustainable Agriculture Programme

    Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to host farmers at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 March 2017:  Abu Dhabi is set to welcome hundreds of farmers and food growers from around the world to introduce them to the growing number of new sustainable agriculture solutions which will directly impact their business. The Hosted Farmers Programme, supported by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), will run at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ......read more

    Dubai leading the way in ‘Smart Cities' initiatives; TRL at the forefront of transformational shift

    March 06, 2017: Industry analysts and experts have lauded Dubai’s leading and continuing efforts to become the first fully-fledged smart city. TRL, the global centre for innovation in transport and mobility, has expressed its commitment to this initiative, placing themselves at the forefront of this transformational shift. In line with this, TRL has also raised the importance of improved sustainable mobility in the move to become a smart city. Sustainable mobility has increasingly become an integral and critical part of transport policy throughout the world. In the UAE, the Dubai ......read more

    ‘Innovation Quay' launches in Dubai to capitalize on creative maritime sector development

    March 5, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: As part of its strategic initiatives to drive maritime innovation and creativity, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) celebrated the launch of ‘Innovation Quay,’ a new ambitious initiative designed to take advantage of technological innovations in support of the efforts to promote development in all aspects of the maritime sector and contribute to the country’s economic diversification in preparation for the UAE’s post-oil era. The project is part of the DMCA’s tireless efforts to support the country’s ......read more

    Middle East Facilities Management Association set to hold 6th edition of Confex

    March 5, 2017- The Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA), the region's leading platform for FM professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and owner associations, has announced that it will hold its 6th edition of the Annual MEFMA Confex at the Address Hotel Dubai Marina, UAE, on March 13 and 14, 2017. This year’s edition will explore the multifaceted facilities management (FM) industry with a key focus on the people connecting each aspect of the sector. Based on recent industry reports, the global outsourced FM industry is expected to be worth USD 1 ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Expands its Marine Service Station Network

    Opens two new marine services stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah Move to better serve needs of fishermen and boat owners Abu Dhabi, 05 March, 2017:  In line with the initiatives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to ensure the highest quality of life for the people of the UAE and support the country’s sustainable development, Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, opened recently Ghalila marine service station located near the Ghalila Fishermen Association in Ras Al Khaimah. The ......read more

    ART MARINE Showcases Dhs 100m of Boats at the Dubai International Boat Show

    Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  ART MARINE, the Middle East’s largest and most recognised 360° Regional Leisure Yachting Enterprise, has concluded its successful participation at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show showcasing over Dhs 100m worth of boats.  During the show, ART MARINE alongside the Ferretti Group showcased the latest in the Ferretti Yacht’s line, the new FY550 which makes its Middle Eastern debut. The new yacht will cater to the requirements of the broader clientele due to this yacht being a competitively priced, fly-bridge model with ......read more

    Local, International Brands Record Positive Sales and Interest at 25th Dubai International Boat Show

    Exhibitors hit the mark by selling numerous vessels and generating business leads  Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  Maritime businesses from the UAE and abroad are celebrating positive early sales at the Dubai International Boat Show and expect to close a number of deals as the five-day luxury leisure marine event wraps up its 25th landmark event. Emirates-based Gulf Craft reported an opening day sale to a client for the build of their Majesty 135, which is set to be delivered in spring 2018, while the brand also unveiled the Majesty 100 for the first time, a semi-convertible ......read more

    UAE Nationals may get lucrative careers in facilities management, but there are less takers, says Imdaad

    March 04, 2017– Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities (FM) company based in Dubai, stated that UAE talents have the strong potential to enjoy a lucrative career in the facilities management (FM) sector, if they are given proper knowledge and opportunity to better understand the sector and how it contributes to national development. The company notes that spreading further awareness and providing training for Nationals could help them secure a job in the FM sector, thereby creating a positive impact on the country’s Emiratization and economic diversification ......read more

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