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    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Launches Awareness Campaign for the Implementation of Ministerial Decision No 501 of 2015 Regulating Fishing and Trading of Sheri and Saf

    Consistent with the breeding season from 1st March to 30th April,  Dubai, UAE: 17 February 2018 -   The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched an awareness campaign for implementing the Ministerial Decision No 501 of 2015 regulating the fishing and trading of Arabian Sheri (emperor fish) and Safi (rabbitfish) during the breeding period starting from 1st March to 30th April 2018.  The decision stipulates that trading of local or imported Sheri and Safi fish is prohibited in fish markets and outlets during the breeding season of every year in the country. Importing and exporting of these fish in any form (fresh, frozen, salted, smoked, packed) is also not allowed during this period. Fishermen should send Sheri and Safi fish back to water if they are caught by mistake. Salah Abdullah Al ......read more

    MENA region U.S. egg import value grows 73% in 2017

    Growing population, rising incomes, evolving dietary patterns and thriving tourism spark demand Dubai, 17 February 2018 -   Middle Eastern consumers are showing a fast-growing appetite for eggs. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. egg imports to the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region grew 73 percent in USD value in 2017 over the imports in 2016.  This represents a volume growth of 88 percent for U.S. table eggs and 83% for U.S. egg products.    Both consumer and industrial egg consumption has increased as demand has grown in the region.  A growing population, rising incomes and evolving dietary patterns are sparking demand, supplemented by a thriving tourism sector.   Within the MENA region, the fastest growing importers of U.S. eggs ......read more

    French Electricity expertise to be showcased once again this year at Middle East Electricity

    Discover French innovations from March 6 to 8 at the French Pavilion, Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 February 2018 –   Business France is once again presenting the world-class, innovative and dynamic French electricity sector via the French Pavilion at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition from the 6th to the 8th of March. As a key platform for the introduction of new products and services in the world of electricity, this flagship exhibition continues to be a springboard for French businesses looking to expand in the region. The exhibitors at the French Pavilion are geared to welcome the thousands of participants expected and to showcase their latest novelties.  France, one of the global leaders in the electricity industry (leading exporter in Europe), will showcase a diverse ......read more

    WGS 2018: DEWA Is Shaping the Future of Utilities with an Innovative and Holistic Approach

    His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: Dubai is a global model for clean energy and green economy  Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2018 –  A holistic view of the energy sector is driving innovation at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), said His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of DEWA, on day three of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. Speaking at a session titled ‘How Innovation Is Shaping the Future’, he noted that DEWA’s holistic approach to utilities management focuses on three main themes – a commitment to more clean energy, water desalination through solar power, and disruption by digitization. This approach is helping anticipate and shape the future of energy, and create an innovative model of future ......read more

    2XL launches Malmo Bed with floral designs for a vintage shabby chic inspired master bedroom

    Dubai, UAE; February 13, 2018:   2XL Furniture and Home Décor, UAE’s homegrown retailer for luxury furnishings, has launched its new Malmo Bed in light blue with floral motifs, to turn the bedroom into a place of peaceful retreat. The bed features a white frame with wooden curved legs. According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager at 2XL, “This beautiful bed creates a shabby chic paradise with floral designs on a blue background. It has a calming effect on the senses, which is what you need after a busy day. It will go very well with matching wall papers to enhance the overall look of the bedroom. We also have perfectly carved night stands and dressing table in white to go with the bed.” The Malmo Bed is made of medium density fiber board. The cushioned headboard features floral motifs for that feeling of ......read more

    Global energy shifts set to transform the Middle East energy sector

    Recent A.T. Kearney report released during the World Government Summit identifies three key steps required for the Middle East to prepare for the future of energy   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 13 February 2018 —   Growing global diversification of the energy mix and an increased share of natural gas, renewables and electrification, is challenging conventional approaches and business models in the energy value chain. Oil rich nations have a window of opportunity to transform and be well positioned to benefit from this shifting global energy landscape, according to recent report “The Great Energy Shift”, produced by global strategic management consultants, A.T. Kearney.    Eduard Gracia, principal at A.T. Kearney said: “Market trends along the energy value chain are ......read more

    Voting for Superbrands 2018 has commenced

    Brands to be recognized as Consumer Superbrands or Business Superbrands for this first time based on who their end customer is Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018:   Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced that the voting process to choose the brands in the UAE which will be recognised and honoured as a Superbrand 2018 has commenced. This year Superbrands has decided to segregate brands as Consumer Superbrands (the UAE’s strongest B2C brands) and Business Superbrands (the UAE’s strongest B2B brands) in order to recognize the relationship building marketing efforts by various brands to their target audiences. Superbrands is by invitation only, and the brands which have been successfully graded or voted through independent research and the stringent Superbrands Council selection ......read more

    UAE Exchange Partners with Ripple for Instant Cross-Border Payments

    First global money transfer business in Middle East to offer real-time, seamless payment solutions by using blockchain technology  Dubai, 10 February 2018:   UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced it has partnered with San Francisco-based Ripple to enable instant, seamless and real-time cross-border payments. This makes UAE Exchange the largest payment solutions provider in the Middle East to use Ripple’s blockchain technology to process payments globally in real time.   Through this partnership, UAE Exchange joins RippleNet, Ripple's enterprise blockchain network with over 100-member banks and financial institutions. Leveraging the strengths of Ripple’s leading enterprise blockchain solution for payments, which provides ......read more

    World-renowned Air Sculpture Artist Daniel Wurtzel collaborates with LG PuriCare™ air purifier

    Strong air flow from LG Puricare™ air purifier allows the usage of the largest piece of fabric in a work-of-art by Daniel Wurtzel, by transforming ordinary materials into something extraordinary  DUBAI, UAE, 10 Feb 2018:  Betting on health-conscious products, besides focusing on premium products, such as smarter appliances with IoT functionalities for the upcoming phase of growth, LG Electronics is impressing the Air Solutions products segment with the newest, smart air solution for home – the LG PuriCare™ air purifier.  Using an innovative approach to present the key benefits of the latest air purifier, LG teamed up with world-renowned air sculpture artist - Daniel Wurtzel, to transform ordinary materials into something extraordinary by imposing an order on the chaotic air flow systems using ......read more

    Decorate the home with United Furniture for the month of love

    Dubai, February 08, 2018:  United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, is celebrating the month of romance and love with its latest collection introduced in store. The wonderful and elegant collection aims to add to the love and create a thousand ways to express one’s feelings by transforming the home into a love filled space.  Commenting on the latest Valentine’s Day collection, Mr. Anup Ravindranath, Sales Director, United Furniture, said “Home is where we all come back to our loved ones. Our latest Valentine’s Day collection add the touch of love to every corner in your home. United Furniture aims to add warmness and love through the Valentine’s collection. This Valentine, we have used lively colours, and beautiful variety of fabrics and textures in bold ......read more

    PAN Emirates opens its doors in Remal Mall, Al Ain

    PAN Emirates Home Furnishings opens its doors in Remal Mall, Al Ain PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE. Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, a local label in luxurious indoor, patio and outdoor furniture that is sure to light up any living space, is proud to open its newest retail store at the Remal Mall, Al Ain. With the new store launch, PAN Emirates has an outreach of 10 stores across the country.    The ceremony saw the Owner and MD, Mr. Abdul Rahman AlShamsi, the Deputy Manager and Group Finance Director, Mr. Mohammadi Katawalla, along with dignitaries cutting the ribbon on the new and exciting journey of PAN Emirates in Abu Dhabi region. The event was graced by the influencers in the industry, dignitaries and ......read more

    Caparol Paints unveils new hues for 2018

    Forest Green takes top spot as ‘Colour of Year’; the distinctly elegant colour creates an interesting contrast along with bright and pastel hues   Dubai, February 06, 2018:   Walls speak a thousand words and convey powerful stories that expresses and reflects the personalities of those living there. Caparol Paints, a global leader in the paints industry has unveiled an avant-garde palette of colours and themes that tell the untold story of time as part of its colour trends for 2018.    Caparol has been a front-runner in colour trends and palettes over the years. With a highly experienced research and development team, Caparol has unveiled interesting colours with unparalleled textures for 2018. Along with creating the colour palette to reflect 2018, the leading German brand has declared a ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE Great Outdoor Event

    Dubai, February 05, 2018   WHAT: Great discounts to help you completely refurbish your outdoor spaces!   DESCRIPTION: From garden furniture to patio heaters, charcoal barbecues to garden hose sets, Al-Futtaim ACE is offering unbelievable discounts on its wide variety of Outdoor products. Make the best of the great weather with products designed to help you enjoy outdoors!   WHERE: Al-Futtaim ACE stores across the UAE  Dubai: Dubai Festival City, Sheikh Zayed Road and First Avenue Mall, Motor City  Abu Dhabi: Yas Island, Mina Road and Dalma Mall  Al Ain: Bawadi Mall  DATES: February 5 until April 15    Here are a few examples of the great deals on offer:  Casablanca 5pc multi-functional set, 120cm fire pit, with grey cushions (SKU: 629781) 3,699 ......read more

    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises expands into solar energy

    Under recently-launched Al Naboodah Electrics, the new business is dedicated to providing renewable energy solutions in partnership with Jakson Group  Dubai, UAE, January 05 2018 –   Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is entering the solar energy space with the launch of its newest business stream, under Al Naboodah Electrics. As a renewable energy solutions provider, Al Naboodah Electrics recently entered into an exclusive partnership with Jakson Group, a leading Indian energy and engineering solutions company with presence in the Powergen & Distribution, Solar, EPC and Defence industries. The business will distribute Jakson’s portfolio of superior solar products, including solar panels, in ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Showcases Services at Breakbulk Middle East 2018

    “Handling breakbulk and project cargo is in our DNA,” says Mohammed Al Muallem Dubai, 05 February 2018:  Global trade enabler DP World, UAE Region is showcasing its breakbulk and project cargo handling capabilities at the Breakbulk Middle East 2018 conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi starting 6 February, 2018. A senior delegation is representing the company at the event held under the patronage of HE Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure and Development, and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority.  Jebel Ali Port, operated by DP World, UAE Region, has rolled out a major plan to meet the projected increase in demand for breakbulk and project cargo, including heavylift, services in the run up to World Expo 2020.Since opening in the 1970’s the port has handled nearly 550 ......read more

    Xpress Money registers a 10% growth in 2017

    Remittances from the GCC remain strong; 2018 expected to witness continued growth  Dubai, February 5, 2018:   Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands, witnessed a 10% growth in its global operations in 2017. The growth was backed by new partnerships in crucial corridors, innovative solutions, and a global expansion in the Xpress Money agent network.  Xpress Money’s traditional corridors from GCC remained strong. From the UAE, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Egypt, were the top remittance receiving corridors. Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Philippines and Jordan received the highest remittances from Oman. The second quarter of 2017 witnessed the highest number of transactions owing to the month of Ramadan. In UAE, the second quarter saw the highest number of ......read more

    UL's Global Energy Experts Educate Audience at 2018 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

    Experts cover the latest international best practices in drone safety standards, energy storage solutions and risk management for solar and wind projects at WFES. Abu Dhabi, February 04, 2018 —   UL (Underwriters Laboratories, a safety science leader, introduced a team of energy experts from across the globe to a captivated audience at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi.  The trio of energy experts educated visitors and delegates on the latest best practices to help ensure new energy technology is embraced and safely implemented, including topical subjects such as energy storage for solar and wind energy, drone safety and environmentally-friendly building codes through UL’s GREENGUARD Program. WFES took place in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from January 15-18. It is held ......read more

    Milano witness 35 percent increase in business growth last year

    Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:  Milano, wholly-owned by Danube Group is UAE’s leading brand in sanitary, electrical products, water purifier, hardware and tiles, announced an increase of over 35 percent business growth in 2017. Individually, the following divisions saw a significant annual growth rate, sanitary 30%, tiles 58%, hardware 62% and electrical 80%. As a solid contributing factor to this success, the company sold 160,000 water heaters in 2017 as compared to 60,000 in 2016 along with the launch of new products under the group’s portfolio. “With consistent growth throughout 2017, we have centered our position as leading provider in our industry. Our team’s innovation, drive and dedication towards our clients were critical to our growth and success in 2017. Moreover, it is very significant to have ......read more

    Rosatom showcased innovative energy technologies and solutions at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

    January 29, 2018,  Abu Dhabi –   Rosatom participated in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) that took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on January 15-18.  The WFES is the foremost global annual event dedicated to advancing renewable energy and clean technologies. The Summit is traditionally held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Rosatom presented an exposition inspired by the so-called ‘green square’ concept that forms the basis of energy’s sustainable development. The concept envisages four key types of future clean power generation – nuclear, hydro, solar and wind power. The exposition presented Rosatom’s cutting-edge ......read more

    IKEA Saddened by the Passing of Founder, Ingvar Kamprad

    Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:  The founder of IKEA and Ikano, and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, has peacefully passed away, at his home in Småland, Sweden, on the 27th of January. Surrounded by his loved ones, he died at the age of 91, following a short illness.  Ingvar Kamprad was born in 1926 in Småland in southern Sweden. At the early age of 17 he founded IKEA - the business that became his lifelong commitment. Ingvar’s driving force was the vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people.    “We are deeply saddened by Ingvar’s passing. We will remember his dedication and commitment to always side with the many people. To never give up, always try to become better and lead by example”, says Torbjörn Lööf ......read more

    2XL launches elegant Sanorita sofa for modern living rooms

    Dubai, UAE; January 28, 2018: 2XL’s elegant cream colour living room collection, Sanorita in tufted soft fabric adds a touch of contemporary glamour to the living room. The perfect balance between comfort and style, Sanorita can be customised with colourful cushions to match the existing interiors of any living room. According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager at 2XL, “Sanorita creates an inviting atmosphere and it beautifully suits modern and traditional spaces alike. Its cream colour and tufted style add timeless charm and sophistication to your home.” The Sanorita three-seater is available for AED 5,553 and armchair for AED 3,171. 2XL features a wide range of modern and contemporary fabric sofas to give one years of comfort in style.

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    ADNOC Distribution to open 13 new stations in the UAE and KSA in 2018

    3 new stations to open in Dubai 3 major station extensions in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 24, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading fuels and convenience retailer, has announced plans to open at least 13 new service stations in 2018 including, for the first time, sites in Dubai and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.    Three new service stations are planned for strategic locations across the Emirate of Dubai, nine new stations will open in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Ajman and Fujairah and at least one site will open in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), under a franchise agreement. In addition, major extensions will be completed at three existing stations in Abu Dhabi in 2018.   ADNOC Distribution’s Acting CEO, Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, commented: “Improving service, ......read more

    Midea unveils next generation of surprisingly-friendly Home Appliances

    Dubai, UAE - 24 January 2018 -   Midea (Midea Group Co Ltd, SZSE 000333), the world’s largest home appliance company and #1 major appliances producer, presents new game changing products for UAE and MEA markets at Midea’s first Kitchen Appliances Middle East and Africa Convention. Paving way for new generation living, the revolutionary and surprisingly friendly new home appliances are - Versa Microwave, Mini-dishwasher and the Terminator Vacuum Cleaner.  Versa Microwave Versa Microwave is powered by the unique fast circulating hot air technology also known as the Homefry function that optimally balances the temperature on the grill and enables you to fry, bake, roast or grill all kinds of food. With simply a drop of oil, food is cooked crispy inside and out. In short, prepare low fat delicious food ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Hosts Standing Technical Committee Meeting

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 January, 2018 -   Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, hosted a regular meeting of its Standing Technical Committee (STC) to examine the progress achieved by the Council’s Standardisation Services department in developing harmonised standards for various sectors related to quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Engineer Ahmed Al Jabri, Deputy Chairman of STC and Director of Municipal Planning Department at Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, chaired the meeting on behalf of Engineer Abdullah Hassan Al Muaini, STC Chairman and Executive Director of Conformity Scheme Services at QCC. STC members reviewed the decisions and recommendations made at the previous STC meeting on 3 ......read more

    Investments Exceeding USD 15 Billion Announced During World Future Energy Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi

    Ground breaking technology on show from 850 exhibiting companies from 40 countries  Major water security milestones and investments announced for Abu Dhabi at International Water Summit USD 45 million worth of contracts signed by Tadweer at EcoWASTE Exhibition  Abu Dhabi, 22 January 2018:   More than USD 15 billion worth of projects and funding was announced at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and its co-located events, the International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition, which took place during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 from 15 – 18 January, hosted by Masdar. The deals, which combined a number of local, regional and international agreements, strengthen the UAE’s position for advancing renewable energy and clean technology.   With WFES entering its 11th year, the ......read more

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    DSI Announces Unaudited Preliminary Q4 2017 Results

    Q4 2017 Highlights • Q4 2017 Revenues increases 11% to AED 656 Million compared to Q3 2017 • Company returns to Profitability and records AED 0.7 Million of Net Profit for Q4 2017 compared to a Net Loss of AED 359 Million recorded in Q3 2017 • Total Projects Backlog stands at AED 5.5 Billion as of December 31st 2017 • New project awards valued at AED 494 Million secured during FY 2017 Dubai, UAE – February 14, 2018 – Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and ......read more

    Renish Group appoints new CEO for Southeast Asia to strengthen presence in the region

    February 05, 2018 – Industry experts are optimistic that the oil and gas storage industry in some key global markets is poised for significant increase driven by strong oil demand, vibrant logistics activity in the oil and gas, and robust international and domestic trade activities. The international oil storage sector is projected to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 4.2 per cent from 2017 to 2023 as per the report of the Allied Market Research firm. Southeast Asia is one of the leading global markets with considerable growth potential. According to the report by Aruvians ......read more

    DowDuPont Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

    Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights DowDuPont reported a GAAP loss per share from continuing operations of $0.52. Adjusted earnings1 per share increased 41 percent to $0.83, compared with pro forma adjusted earnings per share in the year-ago period of $0.59. Adjusted earnings per share excludes significant items in the quarter totaling net charges of $1.26 per share, as well as a $0.09 per share charge for DuPont amortization of intangible assets. Net sales increased 13 percent to $20.1 billion, with gains in all operating segments and geographies, from pro forma net sales of $17.7 billion ......read more

    Beauty & Strength – Ideal Standard's new Ipalyss vessel range combines ultra-thin, high-end design aesthetics with extreme durability

    Introduction of Diamatec technology Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, is proudly introducing Ipalyss – an exceptional range of vessels. The high-end, ultra-thin design product range was made possible through the creation of an extremely durable ceramic material, Diamatec. Drawing on over 100 years of ceramic expertise, combined with an unsurpassed quality in craftsmanship, inspired by Bernard de Palissy, the famous 16th Century French ceramicist who relentlessly pursued the secrets of very ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Economy seeks ways to boost economic & trade cooperation with Moldova

    H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, the UAE Ministry of Economy’s Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, and H.E. Iurie Usurelu, Minister of State for Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova, discussed areas of joint cooperation, ways to develop them, and how to take advantage of the diverse opportunities and possibilities of the countries during a meeting held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Among the attendees were H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, and a number of ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority & Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Discuss Maritime Cooperation

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) hosted a high-level delegation from the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce to explore the prospects for cooperation in areas that support the common aspirations of the global maritime sector. The meeting also emphasized the commitment of both parties in enriching knowledge and exchange of the most successful experiences and best practices in the sector, with maritime training and technological innovation as a key pillars for upgrading all aspects of the maritime cluster. Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, welcomed Prof. Hans-Joerg Schmidt-Trenz, ......read more

    Dabur Egypt's successful entry into six new markets plays significant role in expanding its regional presence

    Dabur Egypt, one of the most trusted and recognized brands in the field of personal and healthcare products, has witnessed key growth in its product portfolio in 2017, which has resulted in many significant achievements, including its recent success in entering six new markets. The successful move has allowed the company to widen the reach of its products from Egypt to the rest of the world. Dabur Egypt’s steady growth reflects the company's successful implementation of a strategic plan for growth and expansion in the country while also further reinforcing its efforts to consolidate ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority to launch second term of Maritime Advisory Council

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation has revealed that it has already started to adopt and implement the final phase of its strategy related to the incoming second terms of the Maritime Advisory Council, an initiative aimed at promoting and developing close partnerships between the government and private sectors to promote Dubai as a global maritime capital. The beginning of the new term signals a new stage of further cooperation in the efforts towards integration between maritime leaders from the public and private sectors in order to drive ......read more

    Brazil's trade relations with Arab World witness significant growth in 2017

    UAE, January 30, 2018 -Brazil's trade relations with the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Oman, Bahrein and Kuwait, scaled new heights in 2017, recording a Year-on-Year growth of 18.43 per cent in exports from USD 11.5 billion in 2016 to 13.6 billion in 2017 and 23.37 per cent in imports from USD 5.2 billion in 2016 to 6.4 billion in 2017. The figures were released by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Brazilian exports to Saudi Arabia accounted for USD 2.6 billion, up 6.9 per cent from 2016, while exports to the UAE amounted to USD 2.5 ......read more

    DSI steams ahead with operational improvements in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE; January 22, 2018– Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, continues its strong start in 2018 with its latest announcement of a new labour camp in Dubai aimed at boosting performance, productivity and projects delivery in the UAE. The development is part of DSI’s ongoing UAE-wide operational improvements and sustains the momentum of its recently completed debt restructuring which has infused new credit facilities for ongoing and new projects.  The camp will ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Awards Emirates Motor Company First Abu Dhabi Certification for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

    Abu Dhabi-UAE:21 January 2018 –  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has awarded Emirates Motor Company (EMC) the first Abu Dhabi Certification for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.  EMC, the authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of ALFAHIM, received the certification for the Mercedes wall-mounted 11kW and 22kW electric vehicle chargers. QCC has verified that the products conform to international electrical ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority secures ISO 31000:2009

    In yet another major milestone in its efforts to boost Dubai’s global maritime leadership, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 31000:2009 for implementing its Risk Management Framework that meets the highest international standards. The international recognition highlighted DMCA’s leadership in applying best risk management practices to build a secure and sustainable maritime sector that supports the country’s economic diversification policy and preparations for a post-oil economy and to perform well ......read more

    Dubai Logistics Corridor – A game changer in the transport and logistics sector

    Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem: We continue to invest in infrastructure to enhance Dubai's competitiveness Dubai, January 20, 2018:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) the flagship free zone subsidiary of global trade enabler DP World has opened the “Jafza Bridge” for traffic, linking Jafza North and Jafza South across Sheikh Zayed Road.  The bridge, built in collaboration with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will facilitate the flow of traffic between Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone, and Al Maktoum International Airport. It further enhances the efficacy of the ......read more

    Nawah Energy Company participates in Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX)

    Al Suwaidi: we are committed to implement international best practices to preserve the environment    20 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  H.E. Engineer Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Department of Energy, met with executives and directors of several national energy companies participating in the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), an international platform based in Abu Dhabi that was launched as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.    Al Marar visited stands of several government entities participating in CLIX, including Nawah. He also ......read more

    Masdar Institute and Cleanergy Partner in Research on Thermal Energy Storage for the Cleanergy Stirling CSP system

    Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2018:  Renewable energy solutions that can deliver on-demand electricity and store energy when renewable resources are available, is the key component for transitioning into fossil fuel-free power generation. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, which is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and the Swedish solar technology company Cleanergy have signed a service agreement to jointly engage in research on solutions for a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system to integrate with Cleanergy’s Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Stirling-based ......read more

    IHG® partners with Global EVRT for ‘Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East 2018'

    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, ......read more

    Major Business Deals Announced on Day Two of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

    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 ......read more

    Etihad ESCO selects Siemens & Smart4Power for retrofitting at Dubai International Airport terminals

    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

    11th World Future Energy Summit Opens its Doors in Abu Dhabi

    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 ......read more

    Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed along with the President of Mauritania and the Crown Prince of Jordan Honour Winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize

    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 ......read more

    HH Mohammed bin Zayed attends the Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    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 ......read more

    MEFMA holds seminar on energy efficiency during kick off of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

    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 ......read more

    King Koil opens flagship store in UAE

    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 ......read more

    Empower sheds light on innovation that powers district cooling & district energy in smart cities in the State of Green Economy Report 2018

    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

    ENEC showcases strategic role of nuclear energy at World Future Energy Summit

    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 ......read more

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