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    Schneider Electric presents Villaya Emergency for easier access to energy in emergency situations

    The increase in humanitarian emergencies calls for mobile, clean, reliable and affordable energy access solutions Villaya Emergency can be deployed on site in less than 30 minutes to provide energy for impacted areas  Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – 12 December 2018 –   During a humanitarian crisis, electricity is often difficult to access. Schneider Electric , the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching Villaya Emergency, a solar microgrid solution ready to use in any situation thanks to a system combining Schneider Electric technologies and the expertise of innovative start-ups.    Facilitating access to clean, reliable and affordable energy during humanitarian emergencies   Whether due to the geopolitical context, natural disasters or ......read more

    GROHE Rapido SmartBox: Universal Solution for More Individuality in Showers

    Single lever mixer, thermostat or SmartControl – the right solution for everyone Less installation effort, more shower options New designs and colours set highlights in the bathroom United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 10 December 2018.   Space is often limited making it very valuable. Flush-mounted installations provide more space in the shower without sacrificing functionality or comfort. They also offer additional practical advantages: cleaning is quicker and more convenient. With its concealed installation, the new GROHE Rapido SmartBox not only offers more space in the shower, but also allows a higher degree of flexibility as well as a high scope of planning and installation security. The extensive selection of fittings in various designs, shapes, colours and finishes makes the bathroom shine with an individual ......read more

    At COP24, Schneider Electric Strengthens its Commitment to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030

    The Group will present innovative solutions to fight climate change in Katowice Schneider Electric’s experts & leaders will actively participate at COP24 Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018:  At a time when the latest IPCC report calls for urgent action to fight climate change, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is accelerating its contribution to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. To mark the occasion of COP24 in Katowice (Poland), from December 3 to 14, 2018, Schneider Electric is strengthening its commitments to become carbon neutral by 2030 using solutions that will help accelerate the transition towards a low carbon economy.   Carbon neutral by 2030 “The climate emergency is growing, and new players are ......read more

    Mubadala Petroleum completes the acquisition of a 20 percent interest in the Nour Concession in Egypt

    Abu Dhabi, 10 December 2018:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has completed the acquisition from Italy’s Eni of a 20 percent participating interest in the Nour North Sinai Offshore Area (”Nour”) concession, an offshore exploration block in Egypt.  In the concession, which is in participation with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Eni as operator through its subsidiary, IEOC, now holds a 40 percent interest. The other partners in the concession are BP with 25 percent interest and Tharwa Petroleum Company with 15 percent interest.  Dr. Bakheet Al Katheeri, Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Petroleum signed a deed with Eni completing the sale to Mubadala Petroleum in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, H.E. Tarek El Molla, in Sharm El Sheikh.  Dr. Al ......read more

    Backing the next generation of solar power innovators

    As the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 comes to an end, German bathroom brand sponsor hansgrohe – and its regional partner ITC – say the future is looking brighter for protecting the environment  09 December 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Solar energy could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs, but it is crucial that individual countries invest in the next generation of innovators to make that happen.  As always, the UAE has been leading the way in pioneering new technology and new thinking. The just concluded Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 (SDME), hosted by DEWA in collaboration with the US Department of Energy Dubai, was an intriguing competition that challenged students from various international universities to design and build a 150 square metre residential house that is entirely ......read more

    Oil rallies on Opec+ production cut, gold breaks higher

    By Ole S Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  Commodities received a late boost after the Opec+ group managed to agree to a decent output cut; gold, meanwhile, received a bid following a weak US jobs report. The market’s overall focus stayed with the US-China trade war and the increased prospect of a US slowdown.  Commodities found a bid on Friday to finish the week higher after the Opec+ group – following 24 hours of negotiations – agreed to a production cut large enough to support the market. Gold, meanwhile, traded above $1,240/oz in response to a weaker than expected US nonfarm payrolls report. Until Friday, the market had been struggling amid continued worries about the economic impact of the ongoing trade war. US and global stock markets gyrated wildly ......read more

    Port Rashid receives 5 cruise airliners on a single day

    Dubai welcomes 25,000 cruise tourists in one day, with the arrivals of cruise ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima, MSC Splendida, Horizon and Celebrity Constellation Cruise Ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima and Horizon mark their maiden call to Dubai Pullmantur Cruise Line marks its debut in the region with the maiden call of Cruise Ship Horizon  Dubai, UAE; 09 December 2018:   Port Rashid received five international cruise liners at the Dubai Cruise Terminal on a single day, marking a historic milestone during the 2018/2019 season.  The cruise lines originating from UK, USA, Germany, Italy and Spain brought in over 25,000 tourists. The milestone event forms part of the ongoing efforts of the recently formed Dubai Cruise Committee to raise the profile of Dubai as a leading destination for winter sun ......read more

    The Interiors Gift Guide with Home and Soul

    Festive gift ideas for all interior lovers in the region Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018:  Those who appreciate good design can be a tricky bunch to purchase festive gifts for as they have the most stylish homes that look like they’re straight out of a lifestyle magazine and certainly have a great eye for interior design. If you have a loved one or friend with a passion for home décor that has you stumped for gift ideas, then fear not as Home and Soul Dubai, the unique lifestyle retail concept store, has you covered with a huge array of options you can choose from this season. Founded and curated by Carol and Wael Sukkar, Home and Soul Dubai is a true ‘hidden gem’ found in leafy Jumeirah. Selling beautiful homewear, interior pieces, plants, gorgeous items for your kids, fashion and jewellery brands and its very ......read more

    Kartik Aaryan attends Danube bash

    Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:   Mr Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group hosted the bollywood heart-throb Kartik Aaryan of Pyaar ka Punchnama and Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety at his lavish villa located at Emirates Hills on 30th November for a private meet and greet with select press, family and a few friends.  The rising star was in Dubai to support his favorite team Bengal Tigers, for the action packed cricket dhamaka during the T10 league at the iconic Sharjah stadium. Kartik cheered for the team and wowed the well- heeled guest list in Dubai along with the members of the press. Founder and Chairman Danube Group Mr Rizwan Sajan said: “I am super thrilled to host the rising star of Bollywood Kartik Aaryan. He is definitely one of the Bollywood's brightest stars and holds immense potential to grow. ......read more

    Middle East economies are still dominated by oil sector development

    Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:  According to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report, economic recovery in the Middle East is slowly gathering momentum after last year’s slump, when economic growth slowed to an eight-year low at only 0.9%. Overall, the Middle East’s GDP is expected to grow to 2.3% in 2018, though growth remains below the 2010-2016 average of 3.9%. The accountancy and finance body says oil continues to dominate and shape the macroeconomic outlook for Middle Eastern economies, despite major economic diversification efforts. Economic Insight: Middle East Q4 2018, produced by Oxford Economics, says the same factors that slowed down economic growth in 2017 are now contributing to the overall economic recovery. Oil prices have hit their highest levels since the end of November 2014 in recent weeks at ......read more

    UAE's non-oil sector drives economic growth in 2018

    Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  According to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report, the economic outlook for UAE is set to accelerate to 2% this year, up from the eight-year low of 0.8% in 2017, supported by rising oil prices, regional economic recovery, higher public spending and investment and a gradual build-up in business momentum. The accountancy and finance body says the non-oil sector, which represents close to 70% of the UAE’s economy, is driving the country’s economic growth this year. Economic Insight: Middle East Q4 2018, produced by Oxford Economics, says the oil sector is expected to remain a drag on growth in 2018, as overall production has remained limited in the first half of 2018 at an average of 2.85 million barrels per day, down by almost 2% from the average of 2.91 million barrels per day in ......read more

    Irony Home launch Christmas pop-up store in collaboration with The Lime Tree Cafe and Kitchen

    Dubai,United Arab Emirates,28 November 2018:  After a twelve year retail reign in The Dubai Mall, home interiors and festive decor store Irony Home are here to kick - start the festive season, launching their first Christmas pop -up store in collaboration with The Lime Tree Cafe and Kitchen. Founded by Rima Dardenne, Irony Home closed their doors at The Dubai Mall and made the bold move to online store, launching their e-commerce platform ironyhome.com.  The collaboration at The Lime Tree Cafe will be the first time Rima brings to life her magical Christmas Wonderland, outside of The Dubai Mall. “Pop-up stores are taking over  the retail world. Pop -ups are the perfect avenue for online stores to make a “flash” appearance and reach customers they could not reach before. These stores are used to ......read more

    PLC System partners with Dubai Carbon as demand for renewable energy increases

    28th November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Dubai Carbon has enabled yet another key energy player to enter the UAE renewable energy market, following the signing of an agreement with energy experts PLC System S.r.l. Mr. Francesco Esposito, Sole Director of PLC System S.r.l signed a joint venture agreement with the CEO of Dubai Carbon, Mr. Ivano Iannelli signaling the increasing growth of Dubai Carbon’s portfolio of renewable energy partners, strengthening their position as the region’s renewable energy experts, and supporting the U.A.E.’s commitment towards a greener economy.   The partnership between the two leaders in the renewable energy market will enable access to advanced systems required to generate renewable energy and in turn achieve the stringent targets set out in Dubai’s Clean Energy ......read more

    Italian water tech major DAB to cater to the higher demand for energy-efficient tech solutions

    At Big 5 Dubai 2018, DAB launches the world’s best energy-efficient water management solutions for urban development DUBAI - November 27, 2018:   DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, brings to Dubai a range of solutions utilising the advantages of renewable energy for urban development. At Big 5 Dubai 2018, taking place from November 26 to 29 at Dubai World Trade Centre, DAB introduces a range of solutions, focused on innovation, digitalisation and safety of people.  DAB is among a few water technology solution providers globally to offer a comprehensive range with more than 2,000 products. DAB produces over three million pumps per year catering mainly to residential, commercial, and agricultural irrigation sectors. DAB offers energy-saving Italian technologies, ......read more

    The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) launches the Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2020 in Jordan

    The award aims to recognise best practices in energy efficiency to enhance constructive contribution to a sustainable future  Dubai, UAE, November 27, 2018:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) unveiled the fourth edition of Emirates Energy Award (EEA) - 2020 at a press conference held at Fairmont – Amman, Jordan on 27th November. The DSCE’s move comes as part of its goals and promotion plans. The press conference was attended by high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan, HE Mattar Saif Al Shamsi, the UAE ambassador to Jordan, HE Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), and Vice Chairman of the ......read more

    Pan Emirates gives back on the 47th UAE National Day

    Come share your pledge and get the chance to win Pan Emirates gives back on the 47th UAE National Day  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE. Dubai, UAE, November 27, 2018:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, is a proud home-grown brand. To celebrate the 47th National Day of the UAE, we are giving shoppers the opportunity to show their love and support for the country through us.    Our pledge is to serve our customers better for years to come. We invite you to come and pledge to build a better future tomorrow. Share your ideas on how you will contribute to make your surroundings better, and stand a chance to win with Pan Emirates. The best 10 pledges will win ......read more

    Wintershall acquires stake in the largest gas and condensate fields yet to be developed in the United Arab Emirates

    10% stake in Ghasha Concession in Abu Dhabi Close partnership with ADNOC: 40 years term concession Investments running into the billions in the growth region in the Arabian Gulf Abu Dhabi, November 26, 2018:   Wintershall will invest in one of the world’s most important centers for oil and gas production: The company will take a ten percent stake in the Ghasha Concession alongside the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in the United Arab Emirates. The Hail, Ghasha, Dalma and other ultra-sour gas and condensate fields such as Nasr, SARB and Mubarraz are located in the Al Dhafra region off the coast of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.    His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, as well as Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall, have now signed a ......read more

    ADNOC Adds Germany's Wintershall to the Ghasha Ultra-Sour Gas Concession

    Wintershall awarded 10 percent concession share in the Ghasha offshore sour gas mega-project, marking the first time a German oil and gas company joins an ADNOC concession Concession agreement will give ADNOC access to world-leading sour gas technology  Project contributes to ADNOC’s In-Country Value program and is expected to produce more than 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day Announcement builds on momentum generated by the Supreme Petroleum Council’s approval of ADNOC’s new integrated gas strategy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 26, 2018: The Abu Dhabi Government and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have added Wintershall Holding GmbH to the Ghasha ultra-sour gas mega-project with a 10 percent stake. The Ghasha concession consists of the Hail, Ghasha, Dalma and other ......read more

    EDF and Nawah Energy Company sign operations and maintenance assistance agreement for Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, United Arab Emirates.

    Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:   EDF, the world-leading nuclear operator, and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) that is mandated to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, signed a long-term framework agreement whereby EDF will provide a range of services to support Nawah in operating and maintaining the Barakah Plant, the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab World. With more than 50 years of nuclear experience and acclaimed expertise in supporting newcomer countries, EDF will provide Nawah with services in a number of areas including operational safety, radiation protection, fuel-cycle management and environmental monitoring. The EDF Group will provide expertise in the form of engineering studies, on-site support, training and benchmarking ......read more

    Schneider Electric and Verger Delporte Partner for Electricity Innovation

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 22 November 2018 –   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced a partnership with Verger Delporte to become a Certified Reseller and EcoStruxure Advisor to support innovation in franchised panel building in electric facilities.

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    Make a Bold Statement this Festive Season with the John Lewis Home Christmas Collection, Available Exclusively at Robinsons

    This Christmas, add a touch of sparkle and magic to your home with John Lewis’s biggest and most colourful range of festive decorations to date!  Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018:  Transform your home into a Winter Wonderland and fire up your festive spirit with the new selection of Christmas decorations by John Lewis, available exclusively at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City Mall. The new John Lewis Home Christmas collection will add a touch of luxury and elegance to any home, bringing life to the holiday season. Featuring four festive colour palettes of Amber & Gold, Moonstone, Emerald and Ruby, choose from a selection of beautiful baubles, tinsel, festive wreaths and stunning accessories to create the perfect cosy winter atmosphere at home. From ornaments to stockings, decorative wreaths, garlands, place settings ......read more

    Danube Home launches the biggest home interior showroom in the region!

    The sensational Mahira Khan graced the occasion Danube Home employees a robot as a staff Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018:  In keeping with its commitment to offer its customers an unmatched home improvement experience and in line with its vision to expand its presence in the United Arab Emirates, the region’s leading home interior solutions brand Danube Home recently launched its biggest multi-level Showroom at Umm Suqueim street, Al Barsha Dubai. The showroom is spread across 100, 000 sq feet area and is the largest retail showroom of the region. Present on the occasion was the bold and beautiful actor Mahira Khan, Chairman and founder Mr Rizwan Sajan, Director Danube Group Mr Adel Sajan along, MD Danube Group Mr Anis Sajan along with other senior management of the group.   The group has invested AED 100 ......read more

    Danube Home Joins the 3 Days Super Sale

    Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018:  Save the date and head to your favorite DANUBE HOME for a Super Sale Weekend of buying spree from 22-24 November. Over 1000 of products to choose from, the brand offers the shoppers with an unbelievable discounts and amazing deals with up to 80% off on furniture, Garden, Home ware ,Home décor ,chandeliers , Tiles and much more. Danube Home showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha , Dubai Festival City , Sharjah, Abu Dhabi Mussaffah & Mushriff Mall will reduce prices on a wide variety of categories, giving shopper’s infinite opportunities to shop - and save !  With Festive season around the corner, long weekends and travel plan, Danube Home provides right pick for travel gifts for friends and family and all at a snip of the regular price. 

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    DC Aviation Al-Futtaim awarded FBO of the Year 2018 at The Transport and Logistics Middle East Excellence Awards

    Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018:   DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) was awarded Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Year 2018 at the Transport and Logistics Middle East Excellence Awards 2018, held recently in Dubai.  The awards were hosted by Dubai Airports and DP World and was attended by representatives from the government and private sectors in transportation, aviation and logistics. According to the organizers, DCAF was given the award due to the company’s efficiency, smoothness of process and response time, as well as offering an all-around brilliant consultancy service that factors in the needs of the modern customer. Other factors which were considered included exceptional readiness, reliability, flexibility and safety offering a genuine service without compromise. Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director, DC ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE Price Crash Sale offers massive deals

    Dubai, November 21, 2018:   Al-Futtaim ACE stores in the UAE are gearing up to offer massive deals with up to 75% off on selected items across all categories.  The offer is valid on selected items across all categories and customers can take advantage of the exciting deals ahead of the upcoming National Day and festive season. With a wide range of product lines to choose from, and the highest quality promised, this sale marks the best time to shop at Al-Futtaim ACE.  The offers are valid on all leading brands including Makita, Black & Decker, Karcher, Homeworks and more. The promotion is valid on a selection of products from Outdoor Lifestyle, Gardening, Home Living, Paint & Décor, DIY, Automotive and Pet care products. Details of the event: Event: Al-Futtaim ACE Price Crash Sale 25% - 75% off on ......read more

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    Schneider Electric to Highlight ADNOC's Digitization with Panorama Command Center at ADIPEC

    ADNOC Integrates 100,000 Tags for Real-Time Monitoring andOptimizing Operations for 16 OpCos, with Schneider Electric and AVEVA WEF: Global Energy Digitization to Drive USD 1.6 Trillion in Value to 2025 Georges El Mir: “2019 will be crucial for Middle East energy firms to accelerate their digital transformation and adopt the Internet of Things” ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – 8 November 2018  – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today, ahead of ADIPEC, that it will highlight Abu ......read more

    UAE Recognized As Role Model for Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy at Nuclear Inter Jura Congress

    23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress concludes following four days of discussions UAE home to one of the world’s leading peaceful nuclear energy programs Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 November 2018:   The UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program has been recognized for its unique achievements and coordinated development during the 23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress. Held for the first time in the Middle East and hosted in Abu Dhabi by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), the congress was organized by the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA) in partnership with ......read more

    ADNOC to Convene Global Energy Leaders in Abu Dhabi for Third Annual CEO Roundtable on Eve of ADIPEC

    27 leaders from oil, gas and petrochemical industries to discuss impact and opportunity of digitalization, technology and Fourth Industrial Age Strength of attendance at roundtable demonstrates Abu Dhabi’s convening power as global hub for the world’s oil and gas industry  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 7, 2018:   Twenty-seven of the world’s leading oil industry chief executives will gather, in Abu Dhabi, on November 11, to discuss the impact of digitalization, technology and the Fourth Industrial Age on the future of the global oil and gas ......read more

    New Economies and Advanced Technology are Driving Paradigm Shift in Global Energy Demand

    ADNOC Founding Partner in Bloomberg New Economy Forum; agenda aligns with the UAE’s vision for building bridges, connecting global economies, and enabling prosperity Goals of NEF in line with the UAE’s 2071 strategy to prepare for the future and capture the opportunities that lie ahead. Demand for energy in Asia growing at more than twice global rate, requiring creative solutions to meet future needs ‘Game changing’ digital technology empowering ADNOC’s growth and ensuring it continues to be a trusted and reliable supplier of energy to the ......read more

    Give an abandoned or neglected cat their forever home at Kittysnip's adoption days in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  Looking for a new feline friend to add to your household? Come along and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats at Kittysnip’s adoption days - taking place at several location across Dubai.  The Dubai-based animal welfare group will host the adoption days throughout November to rehome abandoned or neglected cats and kittens that are in desperate need of a new family.  11am to 5pm every Friday throughout November at the Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), 11am to 5pm on Friday 9, 16, 23 at The Pet ......read more

    Combining layers of texture to your home

    Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  Banished to the garden since the 1970s, rattan is taking pride of its place indoors again and are firmly establishing our interiors. As signifiers of a certain type of contemporary style, they are the antithesis of ostentatious and have fast become the homeware of choice in living spaces across the region. Home and Soul Dubai, the unique lifestyle retail concept store, have introduced a beautiful new rattan collection to their homeware offering: from seats to coffee tables, each item promises to add the perfect relaxed feeling to any home.   Rattan ......read more

    Caparol Paints Opens New Showroom In Sharjah

    The leading German paint manufacturer expands it presence across UAE with yet another brand new store   SHARJAH - November 06, 2018:   Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paints and coating solutions, launched its new showroom at Beena centre, King Faisal Street. Caparol achieves a milestone with the opening of the new store in UAE. The store showcases an array of innovative products and finishes aimed at supporting contractor companies - interior designers, paint professionals and home owners to select the most modern and sustainable products for their ......read more

    Jafza Displayed Services to Attract Investment at Agriscape 2018

    Middle East’s leading free zone focused on helping build Dubai’s food and agriculture industries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 Nov 2018:   Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the GCC’s leading free zone showcased its range of services at this year’s Agriscape 2018, the Middle East’s leading trade show for the agribusiness sector. Jafza has become the preferred destination for agribusiness-related trade in the Middle East, including leading industry players such as Mars, Nestle, and Mondelez among others. Foodstuff, animal and agricultural products ......read more

    ENEC Barakah Youth Circle Discusses ‘Energy Gap – The Way Forward'

    Youth Circle takes place on sidelines of INLA’s 23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress Abu Dhabi, UAE – 5 November 2018:   The Barakah Youth Council, comprised of employees from Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, organized a Youth Circle on the sidelines of the 23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress, taking place in Abu Dhabi this week. Entitled ‘Energy Gap – The Way Forward’, the Youth Circle welcomed VIP guests including Sheikh Hamdan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, along with international experts and students from Khalifa University to ......read more

    IKEA Promises 25 Years of Quality Guarantee

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 November 2018:   IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, maintains its promises of quality and customer satisfaction, with its guarantees of up to 25 years for a vast selection of its products. Maintaining high quality standards, the IKEA product range is crafted to bring together elements of excellent craftsmanship and designer looks, promising the customer a product that not only looks good, but can also retain its superior build for a long time. Ranging from small products such as a hand shower to larger products like ......read more

    Dubai based Number 1 Home Interior Solutions Danube Home, launches in India with their 1st store in Hyderabad

    Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:   Danube Home, part of Dubai-based diversified business conglomerate Danube Group, has opened its first store in Hyderabad, India today. The store is spread across 60,000 square feet and is located at the largest malls of India, Sarath City Capital Mall, Gachibowli. It will offer 30,000 affordable home furnishing products ranging from soft to hard furnishings under one roof. The products are sourced from 20 plus countries such as US, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Malaysia etc. and more than 30% of the products are sourced from India. The brand is known for ......read more

    Design International Highlights Creativity & Design Culture in Print

    Coffee Table book “Motion Buildings Meeting Places“ launched at d3 Dubai   Dubai, UAE - November 04, 2018: With retail playing an integral role in elevating Dubai on the global stage, leading retail architecture firm, Design International are launching their own international journey in a hard back edition of “Motion Buildings, Meeting Places” at their office in the Design District in the presence of clients, media and local dignitaries.  The book highlights key take home design messages by the partners at Design International who take us back ......read more

    Abu Dhabi to Host International Nuclear Law Congress

    ENEC sponsors the  23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress to showcase the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 November 2018: The United Arab Emirates is hosting the 23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress in Abu Dhabi from 4 to 8 November 2018. The Congress, which is being held in the Middle East for the first time, is organized by the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA) in partnership with local and international sponsors including the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation ......read more

    GROHE Shower Trays: Single-Source PerfectMatch Solutions for Modern Bathrooms

    GROHE continues to position itself as a full-service provider in the bathroom Slim and minimalist design ensures consistent flow of form and functionality PerfectMatch solutions with seven different models  Dubai, United Arab Emirates , 1 November 2018.   Whether it is for a new build or a bathroom remodelling project, the needs for a comfortable, but at the same time modern designed spa bathroom increase. Therefore, contemporary solutions provide not only satisfaction that lasts for decades, but in many cases also a visual enhancement. With the extra-low-profile ......read more

    Give your home a Diwali makeover with Western Furniture

    Gift your loved ones aesthetically pleasing items combined with functionality  Dubai, UAE (October 30, 2018):   When the festivities are around the corner, there is a lot of hustle to decorate your house with the latest trends or find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Upscale furniture retailer, Western Furniture, has put together some thoughtful and beautiful, purely decor accents for your home decor obsessed friend or family member. The furniture retailer’s showroom showcases a captivating collection from the furniture industry’s crème de la crème Italian ......read more

    Arc Faults Can Trigger $46,000 Downtime Costs Per Day

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  Research by Eaton estimates the cost of production downtime alone could reach $46,000 within 24 hours of an arc fault. Then there is the threat to life safety posed by the initial explosion, the potential for reputational damage and the the cost of replacement assemblies and parts to consider. These can be catastrophic consequences, particularly in power-critical environments such as process plants and hospitals. As such, the power management company has launched a campaign to highlight the risk of arc faults arising from low-voltage electrical distribution ......read more

    RAKGas signs agreement for Zanzibar's first oil and gas exploration project

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, attends signing ceremony at the invitation of His Excellency President Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein of Zanzibar RAKGas, through its international subsidiary RAKGas Zanzibar Limited, has signed an oil and gas Production Sharing Agreement with the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, the first such agreement Zanzibar has signed following its implementation of the Oil and Gas (Upstream) Act of 2016.  Negotiations regarding the Production Sharing Agreement ......read more

    French Pavilion back to ADIPEC and set to explore Oil & Gas opportunities in the region

    Over 40 French companies to be represented at the key global event in Hall 9 at ADNEC from the 12th to the 15th of November 2018.     United Arab Emirates- 2018  – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be hosting +40 leading companies from France at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) in November. Business France will be hosting the French Pavilion in partnership with RACE (special cluster for cutting-edge energy, oil and gas and renewable energy from ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE PRICE CRASH offer

    Dubai, October 27, 2018:   Al-Futtaim ACE has a PRICE CRASH promotion with up to 25% off selected products, including Home, Outdoor Garden, Automotive, Paint, DIY and select pet products. There are also special offers for Diwali.  Details of the event:  Event: Al-Futtaim ACE PRICE CRASH  Date: October 24 and 28 – online only ; October 25 to 27 – in-stores and online Venue: Al-Futtaim ACE stores and online at acehardwareme.com  Al-Futtaim ACE stores offer a wide selection of Outdoor Lifestyle, Gardening, Home Living, Paint & Décor, DIY, ......read more

    AUGIER Energy to reveal spearheading innovations at ADIPEC 2018

    Meet with Augier’s team of experts on stand 254 at the French Pavillion in ADNEC, Hall 9 from the 12th to the 15th of November.    United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2018 – AUGIER Energy, the  worldwide leader in Energy Distribution & Transmission  for medium voltage solutions for long distances up to 50 kilometres, will be hosting a stand in the French Pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) this November. AUGIER Energy, locally represented by  FALCOR Enginneering will be revealing the ......read more

    WETEX Deals build partnership between Ireland and the UAE

    Enterprise Ireland facilitates deals in Dubai at WETEX 2018, the world’s biggest sustainable exhibition  Irish companies set to bring technology and innovation to the UAE and MENA region ResourceKraft & Al Sharif Group form strategic partnership to deliver energy management solutions to Dubai and Abu Dhabi Energy Services Ltd. to assist Ras Al Khaimah Municipality with ISO 50001 implementation Solar AdTek and POWEREGION sign new Channel Partner Agreement to bring innovative solar and lighting systems to the region Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October ......read more

    Masdar and Bee'ah reach financial close on UAE's first waste-to-energy facility

    New plant in Sharjah showcased at WETEX 2018 will treat more than 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste a year and have a capacity of around 30 megawatts (MW)  Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 24, 2018:   Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and leading environmental management company Bee’ah have completed the financing of a US$220 million waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Sharjah, the UAE’s first.  The lenders to the project are Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid; Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB); Siemens ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE launches its festive collection

    Dubai, October 23, 2018:   It’s everyone’s favourite time of year and Al-Futtaim ACE has just announced that its festive collection will be available starting October 17 across its stores in the UAE and also online at acehardwareme.com.  With a collection featuring modern and the traditional, festive decoration will never be easier as the home improvement and lifestyle store, introduces its new seasonal collection with an extensive range of products from indoor and outdoor decorations, gifting, dining wear, a selection of gift wrapping and artificial and natural ......read more

    UAE's first waste-to-energy facility

    New plant in Sharjah showcased at WETEX 2018 will treat more than 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste a year and have a capacity of around 30 megawatts (MW)  Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 23, 2018:   Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and leading environmental management company Bee’ah have completed the financing of a US$220 million waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Sharjah, the UAE’s first.  The lenders to the project are Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid; Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB); Siemens ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Wins Terminal Operator of the Year at Maritime Standards Awards

    Regional trade enabler gains further recognition for its role as industry leader in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October, 2018:  Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its industry leading services and practices at this year’s Maritime Standard Awards, winning the Terminal Operator of the Year category. The award was received by Joost Kruijning, SVP & COO, Ports and Terminals Division, DP World, UAE Region on behalf of the company during a gala ceremony attended by industry leaders from shipping companies, ports, ......read more

    Phase 3 of MBR Solar Park in Dubai wins Solar Project of the Year 2018 at the Asian Power Awards

    Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2018:  The third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park in Dubai has been awarded Solar Project of the Year 2018 at the Asian Power Awards in Jakarata.  Ian Warrilow, President and Country Manager of Mubadala Petroleum, accepted the award on behalf of Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), a partner in Shua’a Energy 2, the project company developing Phase 3. The shareholders in Shua’a Energy 2 are Dubai Electricity Water and Electricity Authority (60%); Masdar (24%); and EDF Renewables (16%). A Masdar-led consortium ......read more

    Danube Home to Provide Free Gynaecologist Consultation on 26th and 27th October

    17th October, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Danube Home, the UAE's leading home improvement brand is launching a ‘Pink Weekend’ campaign to offer free of cost consultation by a gynaecologist at Danube Home Sheikh Zayed showroom on 26th and 27th October 2018 in order to raise awareness about women’s health related issues, breast cancer in particular.  The World Health Organisation's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) states that breast cancer accounted for more than 20 percent of the total 4,707 new cancer cases that were found in the UAE ......read more

    Etihad Cargo Embraces Digital World as It Migrates to New Icargo Technology Platform

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 16, 2018:   Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, this week celebrated a significant moment in its relatively short 14-year history, fully migrating to “SPRINT”, an IBS iCargo fully integrated technology platform offering the digital answer to its evolving cargo management needs. Etihad Cargo joins a growing number of global carriers migrating their traditionally telephone and paper-based services online, through its new-look and revamped etihadcargo.com website, as well as digitalizing processes across ......read more

    DHL Express guides MENA online merchants to the trillion-dollar global e-commerce market

    Brings ‘Where Everything Clicks’ global campaign to educate businesses on how to increase their share of the global e-commerce market Campaign targets e-commerce merchants, enterprises of all sizes, start-ups, and online entrepreneurs   Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, is set to launch its global campaign ‘Where Everything Clicks’ in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to guide online merchants to navigate and access the booming and lucrative global e-commerce ......read more

    Mega Clearance up to 90 % and VAT-free at Pan Emirates

    Grab all your favourite items from the store at amazing prices, and take it home VAT-free! Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, brings you the season’s biggest clearance sale of the season.  Save big with the Mega Clearance sale, where you can shop your favourite items at pocket-friendly prices. Not only that, all your shopping will be VAT-free, so you can shop to your heart’s content. The store features diverse collections, including Traditional, ......read more

    ZAJEL to unveil future plans for Smart services at GITEX 2018

    To be part of emaratech Stand at the five-day ICT platform 25 per cent growth in its operations recorded in 2017  Kabanji: Logistics and Courier company plans to match the industry’s needs until 2023 Dubai, UAE, 13 October, 2018:   ZAJEL, the UAE’s national courier and logistic services company, will be showcasing its Smart services, achievements and strategic plans during its participation in GITEX Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 14 to 18. The 38th edition of the much-anticipated Gulf Information Technology ......read more

    Nawah Energy Company Establishes World's First Nuclear Language Proficiency Standards

    Committed to effective safety communication as part of a healthy nuclear safety culture, Nawah has developed the first language standards for the nuclear industry The Innovative Nuclear English Development Center in Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant supports continuous learning and development of all employees Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 October 2018:   Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operator of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, has become the first company in the world to develop English language standards for nuclear plant operations. ......read more

    CALIBRATE the right diet to manage your pet's weight

    Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2018:  Obesity is a major health concern for today’s pet cats and dogs, and successful weight management can save your furry friend’s life. However, the weight loss process can be extremely challenging, especially for the most obese animals (and their loving owners). With the right diet, and appropriate exercise, however, you can quickly improve your pet’s quality of life and give them a much better chance of living a longer and happier life.   According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention pets are increasingly being ......read more

    Masdar Signs Region's First Green Revolving Credit Facility to Drive Sustainability Goals

    Abu Dhabi, October 11, 2018 -   Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has signed a green revolving credit facility (RCF) with four local and international banks to provide funding for new and ongoing investments in its global clean technology and sustainable real estate projects. The facility, which is the first green RCF in the Middle East, has been arranged with the UAE’s First Abu Dhabi Bank, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, Japanese multinational banking and financial services company Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and pan-European global ......read more

    Masdar announces WiSER Pioneers Programme at Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 11, 2018:  Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) has launched the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Pioneers Programme, a year-round agenda aimed at nurturing young women aged 20-30 into the next generation of sustainability leaders through proactive engagement with policy makers, industry leaders, technical experts, entrepreneurs and community figures. The announcement was made at the second edition of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh ......read more

    ENEC Hosts Supplier Forum to Support Growth and Development of Local Supply Chain

    Representatives of UAE-based suppliers were updated on the status of the Barakah Project and upcoming opportunities and requirements     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 October 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), in collaboration with its subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), hosted a Supplier Forum today in Abu Dhabi. The forum brought together delegates representing a diverse range of UAE-based companies as well as employees from ENEC and Nawah.   The forum is an integral component of ENEC’s ongoing efforts to support the development and ......read more

    John Lewis Brings Fall to Your Home This Season with ‘Collectors House' Accessories, Available Exclusively at Robinsons

    Add a touch of modern luxury to your home with stylish and elegant home accessories from John Lewis, seen only at Robinsons Department store Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018:    This Autumn, give your home a picture-perfect seasonal update with John Lewis’s new Collectors House range, available exclusively at Robinsons in Dubai Festival City Mall.     John Lewis, Collectors House, Available at Robinsons The Collectors House edition features a stunning selection of products for the home that celebrate modern luxury and add a touch of elegance to your ......read more

    ADNOC and BHGE Form a Strategic Partnership to Improve Drilling Efficiencies and Grow ADNOC Drilling into a Fully-Integrated Drilling and Well Construction Business

    Strategic partnership will expand ADNOC Drilling’s capabilities into the integrated drilling and well construction segment and expand BHGE’s presence in the UAE BHGE will acquire a five percent stake in ADNOC Drilling, valuing the business at $11 billion, and the partnership will enable ADNOC Drilling to gain greater market access and new business opportunities ADNOC Drilling will obtain exclusive access to BHGE capabilities, market leading technology and equipment portfolio in the UAE to strengthen its service offering, technical expertise, improve drilling efficiencies ......read more

    Global Report Reveals That the “Feeling of Home” Is Moving Beyond Four Walls

    35% of people living in cities say they feel more at home away from home 64% of all people would rather live in a small home in a great location than a big home in a less ideal location 60% of all people are ready to create a life at home that’s different from the one they were brought up in Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:   The traditional idea of where we get the feeling of home has been disrupted, according to a global research project by IKEA Group. The fifth edition of the Life at Home Report – an annual study into domestic living trends ......read more

    AXOR is the official partner for bathroom fixtures of the Design Hotels™ brand

    AXOR x Design Hotels™ Bring Together 25 Years of Design Excellence and Architectural Competence Dubai, UAE, 8 October 2018:   As of October, AXOR, the design brand of the Hansgrohe Group, will be the official partner of Design Hotels™. This partnership enables member properties of the Design Hotels™ community to take advantage of recommendations for bathroom interior design provided by their marketing platform. With this step, the two companies will merge their 25-year histories of pioneering and marketing unique design objects, and promoting ......read more

    Make your home stand out this winter

    Dubai, October 07, 2018:    Winter brings with it lower temperatures, a need for hot chocolate and a mood to snuggle in. As the temperatures continue to dip in the UAE, house parties are being shifted outdoors but homes will always remain the place to unwind, light some candles and relax.  As we wreak havoc to our wardrobes to find warmer clothes, a home makeover seems inevitable to go with the upcoming cooler months.  Incorporating suitable weather oriented colours into homes transforms a living space, makes it trendy and creates a lasting impression on those that ......read more

    Mimecast Extends Cyber Resilience Vision with New Web Security Service

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 3, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the general availability its new web security service. The cloud-based service is designed to guard against malicious activity initiated by user action or malware while blocking access to websites deemed unsafe or inappropriate based on each organization’s policies. Mimecast Web Security is engineered to be managed with the same administration console that customers use to manage Mimecast’s existing email services. This offers an ......read more

    ENEC Continues to Inspire New Generations of Future Energy Pioneers

    ENEC engages with students at Al Sila School as part of Schools Outreach Program Students learn about peaceful nuclear energy and its importance to the future growth and development of the UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 October 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) organized a visit to Al Sila School, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. During the visit, students took part in a variety of activities and learned about the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and its importance to the future growth and development of the ......read more

    Rehome an abandoned or neglected cat at Kittysnip's adoption days in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  Kittysnip, a Dubai-based animal welfare group, is hosting pet adoption days to rehome abandoned or neglected cats and kittens that are in desperate need of a new family.  Come and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats at the adoption days, taking place this weekend and over the course of October, at several locations across Dubai.  11am to 5pm on Fridays, 5th,12th and 26th October at The Pet Shop, Al Quoz, every Friday 11.00am to 5pm at Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), Al Quoz, and 10:30am-4:30pm on ......read more

    Freight Volumes Continue to Trend Upward in August, Up 2.3%

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.    Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 4.5% year-on-year in August 2018. This was the sixth month in a row that capacity growth ......read more

    Ideal Standard's ‘Ceraline' Range of Mixers is a True Trendsetter

    These cylindrical beauties champion innovation, functionality and sturdiness in every bathroom    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has launched a new hip range of bathroom mixers; Its name: Ceraline.  Following a cylindrical design pattern, a prominent present-day trend in the UK, EU and Middle East, Ceraline range is in keeping with the high standard of all Ideal Standard’s products. Its cylindrical shape provides a soft and stylish ......read more

    Barring Oil Or Geopolitical Risks, Gulf Banks' Financial Profile Should Stabilize in 2019

    GCC banks' financial profiles should remain stable in 2019, absent any unexpected geopolitical or oil-price shock. Bank lending growth should stabilize at around the 5% mark over the next 12 months, as higher oil prices and stronger public investments raise economic growth in the region overall. We expect profitability to stabilize--with return on assets at about 1.5%-1.7% and net interest margins at 3% on average in 2018--benefitting from the higher interest rates and significant non-interest-bearing deposits on banks' balance sheets. International operations could pose a ......read more

    Update your Living Room with New Modern Seating from Home and Soul

    Where comfort meets contemporary Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  From the smallest of apartments to the grandest of villas, there is one item of furniture that can be found in all of them – a sofa. As the living area is an essential spot in a home, it’s important to ensure you purchase a sofa or chair that suits your desires and design needs. Home and Soul Dubai, the ulti-mate lifestyle destination for transforming your home, has released their new collection of stylish and modern seating, each product promising to be the perfect new addition for any home. The new ......read more

    MINI Living at China House Vision

    Fourth interpretation of the MINI Living Urban Cabin concept presented at the architecture exhibition China House Vision draws on traditional Beijing forms of housing as well as developing innovative ideas for maximum quality of living within a minimum space. Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  MINI presents the latest MINI LIVING Urban Cabin at the interdisciplinary architecture exhibition China House Vision in Beijing from 21 September to 4 November 2018. The micro-apartment concept was developed in cooperation with local architect Dayong Sun. The Urban Cabin in Beijing is now the ......read more

    ZAJEL and SIRA Signs Cooperation Agreement for Outsourcing Delivery Services

    Dubai – UAE – September 29, 2018:   The Security Industry Regulatory Agency in Dubai (SIRA) has concluded a logistic services agreement with ZAJEL, UAE’s fastest growing courier company. The agreement was signed by Mr Ahmed Muhammed Al Sayegh, Director of Resources and Corporate Support Department of SIRA, and Ms Khawla Kabanji, Chief Executive Officer of ZAJEL. The agreement aims to enhance pick-up and delivery services of documents for SIRA clients in accordance with the best international practices on the level of reliability and speed ZAJEL provides to ......read more

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