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    EU Reinforces Position at the Forefront of Global Energy Transformation, Says IRENA

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: 17 June 2018:  Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has welcomed the European Union’s (EU) decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27 per cent to 32 per cent by 2030, highlighting that the move reinforces the EU’s position at the forefront of energy transformation and reflects the new economics of renewable energy. Responding to the announcement made by the European Commission today, Mr. Amin said: “The EU’s decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27 per cent to 32 per cent by 2030 is a move that consolidates Europe’s position at the forefront of the global energy transformation, and establishes a positive decarbonisation pathway in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement. “It is also ......read more

    Kitchen Design from a Single Source: GROHE Sets Holistic Design Accents with Its New Kitchen Sinks and Bundles

    With kitchen faucets, water systems, kitchen sinks and more, GROHE becomes No. 1 Kitchen System brand and one-stop shop for perfect combinations Patented surface technology, easy cleaning and extremely resistant stainless steel for quality one can see and feel Four perfectly combined GROHE sink and faucet bundles as an end-to-end solution From price entry solutions to high end premium sinks Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 14 June 2018.   The kitchen is the heart of the home: a place to feel good, to cook together and to indulge. And there is one spot in the kitchen where everybody stops at countless times each day for filling pots, preparing vegetables and washing up after a big meal: the kitchen sink.   With its unique and high-quality kitchen sinks range, GROHE, the world’s leading provider of ......read more

    Hormann Introduces door type V3009 for integration in conveyor systems

    Dubai, UAE; June 13,2018:   Hormann has introduced door Type V3009, a high-speed roller door with a flexible curtain, designed for a high number of automated opening and closing cycles.  It can be fitted between the operating sections and the storage areas within a conveyor system.  Due to the low lateral space requirements, this door is specifically designed for integration in conveyor systems and their frequent automated opening and closing cycles. The door control can be integrated in existing PLC systems. A volt-free contact reports the door position (open / closed) to the control.  According to Darius Khanloo, Managing  Director,  Hormann  Middle  East,  “Hörmann high-speed doors are up to 20 times faster than conventional  industrial doors, which is why the ......read more

    Tristar Group's Jebel Ali warehouses receive DMCC's 5-star rating for second and third consecutive years

    Dubai, UAE; June 13, 2018:   Tristar Group’s two warehouses located in the Jebel Ali Industrial Area 1 and 2 were awarded 5-star rating by Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) for the second and third consecutive years, respectively.   Shivananda Baikady, General Manager-Road Transport and Warehousing, Tristar, said: “Our specialized warehousing facilities are designed to accommodate and handle dangerous and non-dangerous goods with stringent adherence to health, safety and environmental standards.  We are proud to receive consecutive 5-star rating by DMCC  for our warehouses in Industrial Area 1 and 2. It is a reflection of excellence in our day- to-day operations. The rating is also a sound testament to our best-in-class warehousing service for major oil companies.”   All types ......read more

    DHL and Magento Partner to Help Online Merchants in the MENA Region Go Global

    DHL Named Premier Partner for Shipping by leading B2B and B2C cloud commerce platform, Magento Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced its collaboration with Magento, the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovation, as Premier Partner for Shipping. The partnership enables DHL and Magento to offer a broad range of shipping services to e-commerce merchants, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and online entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.    A study by Gartner reports that only 15 per cent of businesses in region have an online presence and 90 per cent of online shopping involves product imports from outside the region.    The study findings illustrate the immense growth ......read more

    IKEA takes sustainable living to a new level, with new commitments to become people and planet positive by 2030

    At the Democratic Design Days in Älmhult, IKEA announces new commitments to inspire and enable sustainable living - making it easier for people to reduce their climate impact and contribute to a world without waste.    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  “Our ambition is to become people and planet positive by 2030 while growing the IKEA business. Through our size and reach we have the opportunity to inspire and enable more than one billion people to live better lives, within the limits of the planet” says Inter IKEA Group CEO, Torbjörn Lööf.      Commitments for 2030 include:  Designing all IKEA products with new circular principles, with the goal to only use renewable and recycled materials Offering services that make it easier for people to bring home, care for and ......read more

    GCC must make the right decisions to harness the potential of renewable energy

    Renewable energy continues to attract an increasing share of global investment, with annual investments expected to grow by $130 billion, compared to 2016 figures, reaching around $370 billion in 2020.  Developing countries now account for almost half of all renewables investment, although to date there has been modest investment in the GCC Investment in GCC renewable energy could reach $16 billion in 2020 with a cumulative total of $40 billion between 2016 and 2020, provided the correct decisions and policies are adopted The GCC countries have considerable potential for renewable energy deployment Strategy& outlines six part framework for GCC to catch up  Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018:   The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states show great promise for renewable energy deployment, according to a recent ......read more

    Crude spreads widen; gold still looking for a catalyst

    By Ole S Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Commodities traded lower this past week with losses being led by the energy sector while both the metals and agriculture sectors were mixed. Impacting commodities both directly and indirectly were the unfolding political crises in both Spain and Italy, together with Donald Trump’s decision to slap duties on imports of steel and aluminium from US allies while also preparing a range of tariffs on goods from China.  Both events helped increase stock market volatility while sending core bond yields lower and the dollar higher. At the same time, they also raised additional concerns about the trajectory of global growth, which is already showing signs of slowing.  Crude oil once again attracted most of the headlines as the market ......read more

    The Logistics District at Dubai South launches the Masary system to facilitate the transit of goods and vehicles

    Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  The Logistics District at Dubai South has launched Masary, a new smart electronic system that reduces the transit time of goods and vehicles. The new system is considered the first of its kind in the region and will positively impact the traffic of goods and vehicles that move through the district. The Masary system is part of the district’s efforts to adopt new technologies to facilitate businesses, which is in line with Dubai’s government policy on digital transformation that aims to enhance the emirate’s status as a leading logistics services centre in the region. Masary is considered to be a smart, safe and innovative system that is digitally connected to Dubai Police, Dubai Customs and other relevant government departments. The system is characterized by its speedy process ......read more

    Topaz Energy and Marine Financial results for the quarter ended 31st March 2018

    Q1 2018 Revenues Increase 14% to US$66 million   Dubai, UAE, Wednesday 31 May 2018:  Topaz Energy and Marine (“Topaz”), a leading offshore support vessel and marine logistics company, today announces its results for the three months ended 31 March 2018 (“the period”).                                                                                                                                                       ......read more

    ZAJEL signs partnership deal with On Time Government Services

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  ZAJEL, one of the fastest growing courier companies in the UAE, has signed a partnership agreement with OnTime Government Services to provide logistics services to various transactions at the OnTime centres. The agreement was signed by ZAJEL CEO, Khawla Kabanji, and Waleid Abdulkareim, CEO and Founder of OnTime Group. Khawla commented: “The agreement is important for us as it contributes to the expansion of the logistics we provide to our customers and enhances our role as a reliable company both locally and internationally. This agreement will benefit customers as it saves time and cost to complete transactions and facilitates delivery to customers at their residence or business premises without having to leave their office or residence, contributing to road safety.” OnTime Government ......read more

    New Sign From Above as UPS Unveils New Look for 747 Jet Ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  One of UPS’s 747 jumbo jets dedicated for long-haul international use is sporting a modified paint scheme highlighting the company’s role as official logistics partner for Expo 2020 Dubai. UPS has only modified the livery of an aircraft four other times in the airline’s 30-year history. Each of those times signifies a major news event – this time, it’s to mark UPS’s unique role in delivering one of the world’s most complex logistics challenges at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai. Millions of visitors from around the world are expected to attend the Expo in the United Arab Emirates. During the event’s six month run, UPS will manage all of the logistics of the event, using a team of nearly 1,000 employees and a dedicated 290,000 square-foot ......read more

    IFAW Visiting International Schools in the UAE to Raise Awareness About Animal Welfare

    Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018:  The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is visiting the schools in the UAE to raise awareness on the importance of animal welfare through lively and interactive context-related presentations and activities.  The activity aims to address the negative impacts of raising wild animals as exotic pets, which is practiced in some of the Arab countries, and explains the difference between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights - teaching the students on ways to assess the welfare of the animals at home, community, or even in the wild. The program is outlined to also raise children’s awareness on the endangered animals in the MENA region, like the Barbary macaques - an endangered primate in the Kingdom of Morocco, and our efforts to protect them through “Born to be Wild”. A project ......read more

    100,000 Free Iftar Meals Served by Danube Group Every Ramadan

    May 29, 2018; Dubai, UAE: The act of giving is highly treasured in the UAE, and Ramadan enhances the giving spirit. Keeping the same spirit in my mind, Danube Group the UAE's largest diversified conglomerate is offering 100,000 free iftar meals during Ramadan from last 13 years to the underprivileged labourers as part of its humanitarian initiative.  The yearly initiative has been a huge success among the blue-collar workers, whose hard work often goes unnoticed, despite their diligent performance of duties while adhering to religious obligations. Additionally to fulfil one of the five pillars of Islam the group offers an all-expense paid trip to a few lucky workers selected via lucky draw for Hajj and Umrah every year.  Mr Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman Danube Group said:” This is one of many steps we take ......read more

    PAN Emirates Opens a New Store in Mizhar

    PAN Emirates invests AED 4 Million on its new store spanning across 17, 000 sq. ft. PAN Emirates Mizhar store is looking to reach out to residents of neighbouring localities with its distinct, stylish furnishing collection. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 28, 2018: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has launched a new store in Mizhar. The store that was officially launched on 27th May 2018 is its 11th store in the UAE.  The home-grown furniture brand is looking to enhance its presence in the UAE and in the Middle East with an AED 4 Million investment towards setting up a new store spanning across 17,000 sq. ft. Apart from being accessible by the residents of Mizhar, Mirdiff and Warqa, it is looking to serve the residents of neighbouring ......read more

    Tristar Group opens new transport and warehouse facilities in Abu Dhabi and Oman

    New facilities are located in Industrial City of Abu Dhabi and Rusayl Industrial Estate   Dubai, UAE; May 28, 2018:   Tristar Group has opened two new facilities aimed at enhancing its integrated logistics services to the downstream petroleum industry in the GCC. The new truck staging and workshop facility at Industrial City in Abu Dhabi 2 (ICAD 2) has 50,000 square meters of area offering tailor-made logistics service options to customers for transport, warehousing, storage and distribution services. It is strategically located near Khalifa Port, and the main highway connecting UAE with Saudi Arabia.   “Our new facility in Abu Dhabi reinforces our confidence in investing in the UAE economy which is expected to further strengthen with the UAE Government’s recent regulations extending visa tenure, ......read more

    Nawah Energy Company Enters Next Phase of Preparations for Barakah Unit 1 Nuclear Operations

    All efforts focused on preparations for safety-led nuclear operations of the UAE’s first nuclear reactor in accordance with the highest standards of a  nuclear safety culture and quality assurance Comprehensive schedule review points to start-up of nuclear operations for Unit 1 between the end of 2019 and early 2020  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 May 2018:   Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operator of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, has entered the next phase of preparation for nuclear operations. With construction of Unit 1 recently completed by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Joint Venture partner, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Nawah has completed a comprehensive operational readiness review to generate an updated schedule for ......read more

    Jebel Ali Port Wins Record 24th Consecutive Aflas Award

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 May 2018:  DP World, UAE Region’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has underlined its position as the leading port in the region by winning the “Best Seaport – Middle East” award at this year’s Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai, China. This is the 24th consecutive year Jebel Ali Port has won the coveted honour, a record achievement in the history of AFLAS Awards. The award was received by DP World Officials at a ceremony attended by leading businesses in the maritime transportation, supply chain and logistics and trade sectors. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, said: “Winning this award confirms again our commitment to our customers, people and stakeholders. Quality of service has built a ......read more

    RDIF, Mubadala Petroleum and Gazprom Neft announce a joint venture to develop Siberian oil fields

    Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, the sovereign wealth fund of Russia) and Mubadala Petroleum, the UAE-based leading oil and gas exploration and production company, announce the creation of a joint venture with PJSC Gazprom Neft to develop several oil fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions. RDIF and Mubadala Petroleum will acquire a 49 percent equity stake in LLC Gazpromneft-Vostok, the operator of the fields. Mubadala Petroleum will hold a 44 percent interest and RDIF will hold the remaining 5 percent interest. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory and internal approvals. The corresponding agreement was announced today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Proved and probable reserves of hydrocarbons in the fields are about 40 million tons (approx. 300 ......read more

    DHL Express Announces Egyptian Football Superstar Mohamed Salah as Brand Ambassador for the MENA Region

    The partnership is a testament to the synergy of core values DHL Express and Mohamed Salah share; leadership, commitment, teamwork, precision, agility, determination and service   Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  DHL Express, the world’s leading express logistics provider, has signed a strategic partnership for the Egyptian football superstar Mohamed Salah to become its  brand ambassador for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the next two years.    The new collaboration will see the parties working together on a series of marketing activities and CSR initiatives that reinforce the synergies between the core values of DHL Express as a business and Mohamed Salah.   It was announced on 23 May at a press conference held in England in the presence of senior DHL Express officials, distinguished ......read more

    Strong Global Interest in Tendering Process for Oil and Gas Concessions in Ras Al Khaimah, Reveals Rakpa Chief Executive

    The recently launched licensing round has proven a draw with companies from all over the world thanks to the unique, overall proposition on offer Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 23, May 2018:  With proven hydrocarbon reserves in place, diverse exploration plays, easily accessible existing infrastructure, attractive production sharing terms and commercialization plans, plus a team of international experts already working on the ground, the tendering process to explore for oil and gas resources in Ras Al Khaimah has received positive interest on a global scale. Launched on 1 April 2018 to attract regional and international companies aiming to expand their portfolios in the UAE, the 2018 RAK Licensing Round is proving to be popular, with many firms already taking advantage of the data rooms being facilitated by ......read more

    Regulatory Reform Key to Meeting Renewable Energy Targets in Panama

    70% renewables by 2050 target is achievable if regulations adequately reflect contribution of solar and wind power says IRENA  Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2018:  Upgrades to Panama’s regulatory environment and power system management are critical to achieving the renewable energy goals set out in the country’s National Energy Plan, per a Renewables Readiness Assessment Panama report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report was launched at high-level event in Panama City today and presented to the country’s Secretary of Energy, Dr. Victor Urrutia. A central recommendation of the report calls for amendments to the country’s regulation of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for variable renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind. Currently, these renewable energy ......read more

    Give the gift of artistic boldness with Georg Jensen home decor this Ramadan

    Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:  Ramadan and Eid are traditionally seasons of giving, but that doesn’t mean that gifts themselves need to be traditional. This Ramadan, it’s out with the old and in with the new as Georg Jensen presents a superbly crafted line of sleek cutlery, silverware and homeware products designed for connoisseurs.  With over a century of craftsmanship to call upon, the Danish design house creates iconic products for house and home. With minimal Scandinavian aesthetics very much en vogue, Georg Jensen’s sublime creations with smooth finishes, streamlined curves and svelte shapes fit the order of the day.  So whether you opt for the smooth yet playful complexity of the Indulgence Strawberry Bowl, add the functional minimalism of a Koppel clock to your walls, or opt for the timeless ......read more

    Ideal Standard's Strada II Range Sets New Standards in Design

    Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has released its latest stylish and versatile ceramic range, Strada II. Building on the success of the original Strada range, this collection of vessels, vanities, basins, toilets and bidets offers soft angles, fine edges and contemporary curves to help bring to life modern, beautiful bathrooms. Created by leading industrial designers at Studio Levien, this range maintains the simplicity of the original Strada collection, while offering a softer, lighter design in line with current tastes and trends. Today’s consumers want flexible products to fit any bathroom design. That’s why all products in this range perfectly complement each other to fashion a perfectly ......read more

    UPS Launches Flagship $163 Million Hub in Dp World London Gateway Logistics Park

        UPS, DP World collaborate to enhance trade flow processes, improve customer experience     Acts as key gateway to growth in UPS’s smart global logistics network Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018:  UPS (NYSE:UPS) officially opened its new 32,000 square metre package sorting and delivery facility in the south east of England. At $163 million, the new London Hub is one of UPS’s largest single infrastructure investments outside of the United States in the company’s history. “Every single day, we see evidence of a more inter-connected world of commerce. And we are delighted that UPS continues building upon its relationship with Dubai-based DP World to explore new international opportunities,” commented Rami Suleiman, newly appointed UPS President of the ......read more

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    Masdar and Korea Energy Agency to explore renewable energy collaboration and investment

      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 March 2018:  Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) for renewable energy collaboration and investment between the Republic of Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Dr. Nam Hoon Kang, President and CEO of KEA, signed the MoU, which coincided with the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in’s four-day visit to the UAE and his first to the Middle East ......read more

    ADNEC's Internet Excellence Program ‘The Capital Awards' to further adopt excellence as a culture

    The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced the launch of the second edition of its ‘Internal Excellence Program – The Capital Awards,’ an ideal and strategic platform designed to help encourage its employees to adopt principles and concepts of excellence while also creating an environment that seeks to promote innovation in support of the development and growth of the company. The latest edition of the award reflects Abu Dhabi Award’s Excellence model, which can be seen across its different categories comprising the Ideal Department category, ......read more

    Dubai Customs offers 132 jobs at 3rd National Service Fair 2018

    Dubai – 26 March 2018:   Following the wise directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of empowering UAE citizens and providing them with jobs within a holistic strategy and approach that supports the UAE Vision 2021, Dubai Customs is participating in the 3rd National Service Career Fair 2018.  The 3-day event is organized by the National Service (NSR) from 25th March to 27th March 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi. It intends to open communication channels between graduates of the National Service ......read more

    Software AG & IDC partnership to discuss ‘Smart Services Transformation in the Public Sector'

    March 25, 2018 - Software AG, a global leader in enterprise architecture, IT & business transformation, agile processes, IoT and big data, has announced that it has partnered with IDC to hold the ‘Smart Services Transformation in the Public Sector’ aimed at helping government organizations implement scalable smart services. The one-day event to be held at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai on March 27, 2018, will explore the latest trends in smart services transformation and present case studies and best practices by the public sector in the UAE and other countries. Leading UAE ......read more

    LinkedIn Data Reveals Skills Mismatch for Sales Professionals in the UAE

    UAE sales professionals list more relationship-based sales skills in their LinkedIn profiles  Data reveals Skills Mismatch between sales skills UAE employers are seeking and skills being listed on LinkedIn In addition, data shows an increase in social selling through the platform  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018:  An in-depth analysis by LinkedIn about sales professionals in the UAE has revealed key supply and demand issues within the UAE sales job market, stressing the need for UAE sales professionals to develop more ‘hard ......read more

    Geopolitics lift oil and gold while hurting copper

      US places $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods     Sanctions in focus on appointment of Iran hawk John Bolton     Crude oil trades higher, industrial metals retreat Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2018:   Global growth is in the crosshairs as the US and China square off in a trade war.  By Ole Hansen The geopolitical stage looks increasingly awful following President Trump's decision to slap tariffs on $50 billion of China-made goods. China immediately responded by targeting $3bn of US exports while contemplating additional ......read more

    Multisource Security Analytics on AI: Your Solution to the Modern Cyber Threat Landscape

    Written by Vinod Vasudevan, co-founder & CTO at Paladion The increasingly-complex, data-flooded threat landscape has created new challenges for cyber security. Attacks and attackers are no longer known, and must be uncovered in near real-time. The threat landscape has changed. Organizations have more vulnerability points than ever—and these will only grow as organizations increasingly embrace the cloud, mobile, and the IoT. Cybercriminals now exploit this wealth of vulnerability points through sophisticated, high-volume, multi-dimensional attacks that produce a flood of threat ......read more

    IRENA to Help Deliver Low-Carbon 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China

    International Renewable Energy Agency to support Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province,  become China’s first energy transition pilot city Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018:  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today signed a co-operation agreement with the People’s Government of Hebei Province, China to provide the city of Zhangjiakou with a renewable energy roadmap that will support its ambition to deliver a low-carbon Winter Olympics in 2022. The agreement will also help the city become China’s first energy transition pilot city. ......read more

    Masdar celebrates fifth anniversary of flagship Middle East solar energy project Shams 1

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2018:  Shams Power Company, the developer, owner and operator of the UAE’s first large-scale solar power project, Shams 1, is celebrating five years of uninterrupted electricity generation at the plant this month.  Located in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi’s western region, the 100 megawatt-capacity (MW) Shams 1 was the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world at the time of its inauguration in 2013 and the first plant of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa. It also represented the world’s largest ......read more

    Pegaga Gas Development in Malaysia Approved

    Abu Dhabi, 21 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Carigali) and Sarawak Shell Berhad have reached the Final Investment Decision for the Pegaga gas field development in Block SK 320, offshore Malaysia. The project will now proceed to the construction and installation stage. Mubadala Petroleum is Operator of Block SK 320 with 55 percent interest, PETRONAS Carigali holds 25 percent, and Sarawak Shell Berhad 20 percent interest respectively. Mubadala Petroleum and its partners are expected to invest in excess of USD 1 billion into the ......read more

    Caparol Paints unveils colours for the season

    The leading German paint brand has introduced colours and textures to redefine homes and other spaces this summer Dubai, March 21, 2018:   Caparol Paints, a leading player in the global paints industry, has introduced its summer shades for 2018. The summer colours are inclusive of a wide palette of pastel and bright shades. Caparol Paints has gone big with colours that create soothing and stylish effects while adding aesthetically to the most inclusive quality of a space - paint. Caparol has aptly named the shades according to the colours and are categorized under core shade ......read more

    CEO of Etihad ESCO Ali Al Jassim Statement on International Happiness Day 2018

    Dubai, 19 March 2018 - “The UAE has been ranked in the 20th place of the World Happiness Report, in addition to being listed as the happiest country in the Arab World for the fourth consecutive year in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's 2018 World Happiness Report, ahead of the United Nations International Day of Happiness. True happiness arises from self-compassion as well as compassion towards others and the importance of happiness and wellbeing of communities cannot be overlooked in the context of sustainable development.  Advocates of sustainable development ......read more

    Dubai launches an Integrated Energy Efficiency Training Program

    TAQATI, the dedicated Program Management Office for the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy and which is set up under Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), entered into a partnership with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) for the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program as part of its mandate. Etihad ESCO CEO Ali Al Jassim signed the agreement with BUiD Vice Chancellor Prof. Abdullah Al Shamsi during a ceremony organized at Etihad ESCO’s headquarters on 18 March 2018 to formally seal the deal.   The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program is an ......read more

    HMBSU partners with Dubai Committee of Military Human Resources to boost human resources development

    UAE, March 19, 2018 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently hosted a delegation from the Dubai Committee of Military Human Resources led by Major General Muhammad Saad Al Sherif, Assistant Commander for Administrative Affairs, Chairman of Dubai Committee of Military Human Resources, in line with its efforts to promote cooperation in human resources (HR) development, following the nation’s wise leadership which sees its national human resources the real wealth of the nation.  Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, welcomed the delegation and presented the ......read more

    Mums with top notch sleuthing skills wanted at Dragon Mart

    Are you a full time mum but a big kid at heart? We have the perfect job for you Dubai, 18 March 2018:  Think your powers of observation and deduction could rival those of the great Sherlock Holmes? If so, your services could be in demand at Dragon Mart as it launches a massive job hunt for a Toy Detective to explore the mall for the coolest kids’ toys on the market. This unconventional job – open to all mothers over 21 years old living in the UAE – requires oodles of passion and commitment as well as a keen eye for the best children’s toys at Dragon Mart. ......read more

    MEFMA steps up efforts to strengthen corporate sectors' role in regional facilities management

    March 15, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) has announced that it has formed a new category for its members, the Strategic Corporate Members, and established the Strategic Corporate Members Committee, which would include MEFMA’s pioneering members. MEFMA said it reflects the Association’s focus on developing new opportunities for strategic engagements by the corporate sector and enhance their role in developing the FM industry. The recent development, announced during a reception held on March 14, 2018 at The Viewing Deck, The Palace Downtown Hotel ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Attracts 1200 Emirati Job Seekers at Careers UAE 2018

    Dubai-UAE: 15 March, 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) witnessed significant interest from Emiratis seeking job opportunities in the charity and social work domain at Careers UAE 2018.    During its participation in the leading job fair for UAE nationals that concluded today at the Dubai World Trade Centre, AMAF’s representatives introduced job seekers to the Foundation’s work, objectives and initiatives. In addition, they offered the Emirati youth advice on how to build a successful career in humanitarian work. Over the course of ......read more

    ABB records steady growth in the UAE

    Digitalization and clean energy integration transforming the energy landscape in the country Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018:   ABB, the pioneering technology leader, has recorded steady and sustained growth in the United Arab Emirates in 2017.  “ABB is seeing profitable growth and a huge opportunity in this market as we are partners to both the energy and industrial revolution that is taking place in the country and around the world,” said Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director, ABB. The company has been a stable partner to the country’s development and is ......read more

    UAE becomes first country globally to launch DHL's global shipping platform MyDHL+

    MyDHL+ simplifies and streamlines the international shipping process    Dubai, 14th March 2018 –   DHL, the world’s leading international express delivery services provider, has unveiled MyDHL+, an industry-leading global shipping application in the UAE, which will bring new levels of speed and simplicity to the cross-border shipping process.   Shippers ranging from small businesses to large global corporations will be able to benefit from MyDHL+ and its intelligent, streamlined interface – which means fewer steps and considerably greater ......read more

    Supreme Legislation Committee attracts young national talent with promising career opportunities during Careers UAE 2018

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018 -  The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) continues to attract qualified national cadres to promote legal and legislative excellence during its successful participation in Careers UAE 2018, which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The SLC’s booth at the event has attracted a great number of young professionals and has garnered appreciation for its achievements in terms of creating an ......read more

    Khalifa Fund holds forum to strengthen UAE's SME industry

    Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) hosted recently a forum on ‘Strategic Alignments – Connections 2018’ which brought together top-level officials from federal and local entities within the legislation and banking sector, as well as development institutions that support and fund local, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs in the UAE. The event formed part of KFED’s efforts to promote domestic SMEs and support their growth, and implement innovative plans to help foster an entrepreneurial spirit in the country. H.E. Abdullah Saeed Al ......read more

    Dubai Customs announces 132 jobs at Careers UAE 2018

    Under the theme “Innovative workplace searches for you” Dubai, UAE, 13th March 2018:   Dubai Customs participated in Careers UAE 2018 in its 17th year, organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre from 13 to 15 March 2018 under the theme “Innovative workplace searches for you”. The participation is part of Dubai Customs efforts to qualify and develop national human capital, being a main pillar of the UAE Vision 2021.   On the first day, Dubai Customs launched its “Innovation in Customs” initiative that helped showcase the innovations ......read more

    GAC Saudi Arabia partners Fendercare Marine Middle East to supply marine products in the Kingdom

    GAC Saudi Arabia partners Fendercare Marine Middle East to supply marine products in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia, 13 March 2018 – GAC Saudi Arabia has joined forces with one of the world’s foremost suppliers of marine products and services to supply quality marine products to customers in the Kingdom. Through its partnership with Fendercare Marine Middle East, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, GAC Saudi Arabia will provide Fendercare products including a full range of ropes, chains and shackles, to local clients. More products will soon be added. The partnership also ......read more

    Brazilian delegation visits UAE to enhance agribusiness trade relations

    UAE, March 12, 2018- A contingent of government officials from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA) recently visited the UAE as part of its mission to establish its presence in new major Asian and Middle Eastern markets, according to the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Led by MAPA’s Executive Secretary, the government delegation was joined by businessmen and heads of different organizations across industries. The high-level visitors networked with local business owners as well as met with Khalifa Al Ali, General Director of the Food Security ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Allocates AED64 Million for Two Renewable Energy Projects in Seychelles

     Dual projects designed to enhance Seychelles' capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources  ADFD-funded energy projects electrify thousands of homes in island nation Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 March, 2018:   Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced an allocation of AED64.2 million for the development of two projects in the Republic of Seychelles that will enhance the country's capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources. Confirming the Fund’s support, ......read more

    Agreement signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni

    Mubadala Petroleum signs agreement with Italian company Eni to purchase interest in Shorouk Concession • Mubadala Petroleum acquires 10 percent interest in the Shorouk Concession in Egypt   Abu Dhabi, 12 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and Italy’s Eni signed an agreement to purchase a 10 percent stake in the Egyptian Shorouk Concession. The signing ceremony was presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of the ......read more

    Kanoo Machinery displays latest farm technologies and solutions at AGRAME 2018

    Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Machinery, a member of The Kanoo Group and one of the exclusive dealers of world-class brands in the Middle East, showcased its most recent range of farming technologies from Massey Ferguson®, Bobcat®, and Snorkel® at AgraME 2018 which was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 6-8 March 2018. AgraME has always been one of the most important trade exhibitions in the Middle East and Africa. This year’s edition focuses on four dedicated product sectors — Crop Farming, Animal Farming, Aquaculture and Animal Health, bringing together manufacturers, ......read more

    SonicWall Cyber Threat Report Illustrates Intense Cyber Arms Race; Cyber Attacks Becoming No. 1 Business Risk

    SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, announces research and intelligence from its 2018 Cyber Threat Report. In sum, the company recorded 9.32 billion malware attacks in 2017 and saw more than 12,500 new Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) reported for the year. “The cyber arms race affects every government, business, organization and individual. It cannot be won by any one of us,” said SonicWall CEO Bill Conner. “Our latest proprietary data and findings show a series of strategic attacks and countermeasures as ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority joins international maritime leaders at Middle East Bunkering Convention 2018

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), has joined the world’s leading maritime organizations at the Middle East Bunkering Convention 2018 in Dubai. DMCA’s participation is in line with its commitment to enhance channels of effective communication with regional and global maritime leaders to transfer the latest knowledge, exchange successful experiences and best practices that would support efforts to promote, develop and regulate the bunkering sector. Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA explained the importance of holding this conference in a time where there is a growing ......read more

    Design International to open doors at d3

    Expanding Horizons Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018:  Well known for anticipating market shifts and integrating them into highly creative architectural concepts, Design International is set to open the latest addition to its office network at Building 4 of d3 in the presence of dignitaries and the trendy community of the Dubai Design District attending the 2018 edition of the Italian Design Day on 6th March. Speaking ahead of the office opening, Davide Padoa, said: “We are delighted to open our new office in Dubai. This is testament to our long-standing connection with the region ......read more

    “The Night of Italian Design” Opens to Public Today at Dubai Design District

    Dubai, UAE – March 06, 2018:   The Embassy of Italy to the UAE, the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai and the Italian Trade Agency in Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Design District are all set to host “The Night of Italian Design” at d3 today evening, in Building 7, starting at 6.30 PM. The event, which is open to the public, has 22 Italian design showrooms, representing over 100 Italian brands, joining as part of a walking tour in the evening. There will also be eight other brands that will display their designs in Building 7 and in the common areas of d3. An ......read more

    Region's Agriculture Industry Under the Spotlight This Week in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2018:   Under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment AgraME, which opens tomorrow (6 March) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is set to attract buyers, both locally and internationally, looking to source the latest products and innovative solutions.  Offering a complete end to end solution of products and services, the show has a renewed focus on the Crop Farming, Animal Farming, Aquaculture and Animal Health sectors with a supporting free-to-attend content agenda. All four show verticals are in growing markets, with the MENA ......read more

    DMCA showcases latest achievements during meeting with Secretary General of International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), along with representatives from the UAE’s ports and maritime entities, recently welcomed Francis Zacharia, Secretary General of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), and his high-level delegation. During the meeting, the DMCA has showcased its most outstanding achievements; last year’s national initiatives positioning Dubai as one of the world's best maritime capitals; and growing global recognition of the emirate’s leadership in the global maritime sector. During the ......read more

    Masdar to Install Rooftop Solar PV Systems at Khazna's Masdar City Facility

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 March 2018 –   Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a subsidiary of the Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), today announced that it will install a 290-kilowatt (KW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system to serve the facility of Khazna Data Centres (Khazna) in Masdar City.  In the presence of Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables and Information Communications Technology for Mubadala, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Hassan Al Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer of Khazna, signed a collaboration ......read more

    Saint Honore Celebrates Mother's Day with unique Charisma Twist Blue Liberty Double Strap Timepiece

    Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Attractive, original, Made in France, this watchmaking creation adopts a very trendy style thanks to its interchangeable double strap. Now the Charisma Twist watch is unveiling its new Liberty straps.   Delicately adorned with fabrics, the Charisma wristwatches are decorated with six different flower prints each more attractive and colorful than the next. The inescapable trend of the season, the "Liberty" pattern matches beautifully when it comes to accessorizing an outfit!   Each Charisma Twist comes with a simple and ......read more

    DCMMI successfully establishes the “United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association” UAEMEPA

    As an integral part of its initiatives to save the marine environment  The association aims to cultivate and promote an environmental consciousness within the maritime community Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:   The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries has successfully announced its collaboration with the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association “HELMEPA” in order to establish the first of its kind non-profit “United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association- UAEMEPA”. Both parties prepared and signed a Declaration ......read more

    Henkel boasts strong sustainability record in 2017

    Sustainability performance improved once more  More than 50,000 employees serving as sustainability ambassadors Partnership launched to stop ocean plastic  Leading positions in international indices and ratings  Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018:   “In 2017, we made clear progress in implementing our sustainability strategy and reaching our sustainability targets. We are proud of the fact that many international rating agencies have recognized our achievements with excellent ratings and have acknowledged Henkel as one of the world’s leading ......read more

    Introducing Home and Soul Dubai, making your house your sanctuary

    Blanc D’ivoire transforms into new lifestyle concept store blending furniture, fashion design, accessories, and coffee  Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018:  Home and Soul is the evolution of many years travelling to beautiful places and many years of experience within Dubai and the design industry as a whole. Formerly Blanc D’ivoire, Home and Soul Dubai provides a unique concept and lifestyle store like no other.   Owned and curated by Carol and Wael Sukkar, Home and Soul is a true ‘ hidden gem’ found in leafy Jumeirah. Selling beautiful home wear, ......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, UAE, March 01, 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 ......read more

    UPS Worldwide Express Service Expands to Help Businesses Deliver Urgent Shipments in High Growth Markets

    Service now available in 124 countries and territories, including UAE & KSA UPS expanded service in 57 countries and territories including India, Brazil, and South Korea 5 new countries received Express service including Bangladesh and Madagascar  Guaranteed delivery in 1-3 business days by 10:30 a.m., noon, or 2 p.m., depending on the destination Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018:  UPS (NYSE: UPS) has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express™ package service to reach 124 countries and territories, providing an earlier delivery option for customers to more locations. UPS ......read more

    DMCA officially launches ‘Sea Dubai' at Dubai International Boat Show 2018

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) unveiled the features of ‘Sea Dubai’, a key initiative for the development of the maritime leisure sector in Dubai, on the side lines of the 26th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show which will continue until March 3, 2018, at its new location, Dubai Water Canal. Visitors to the event, the largest of its kind in the maritime industry in the Middle East, praised the importance of the initiative as it paves the way to make Dubai the world's leading destination for maritime leisure activities. The ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative ......read more

    ENEC Appoints Peter Dietrich as Chief Nuclear Officer

    Mr. Dietrich brings more than 27 years of international nuclear industry experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 February 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has appointed Peter Dietrich as the Corporation’s Chief Nuclear Officer (CNO). Mr. Dietrich brings substantial international industry expertise from his 27-year career in the nuclear sector.  The position of ENEC CNO serves a strategic function to the organization in supporting the successful development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, including assessing the program plan for the delivery ......read more

    Caparol Paints holds interactive workshop for painters in Dubai

    The global leader in paints offers insights into innovative design and usage techniques to the community of painters  Dubai, February 28, 2018:  Caparol Paints, a global leader in the paints industry, recently conducted an exclusive workshop for painters at its facility in Dubai Industrial Park. More than 70 painters from across the UAE attended the event. The workshop was designed to be an interactive session where the painters were given a detailed demonstration and training on basic to advanced levels of paint applications. It involved familiarizing painters with ......read more

    DMCA puts spotlight on Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster initiative at Dubai International Boat Show 2018

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) highlighted its Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster (DMVC) initiative during its participation at the 26th Dubai International Boat Show, the Middle East’s largest maritime event of its kind, which kicked off today, February 27, 2018, and will run until March 3, 2018 at the new Dubai Water Canal in Jumeirah. DMVC is a knowledge- and research-driven smart platform designed to improve the local maritime cluster’s global competitiveness.  A large number of visitors and exhibitors praised the DMCA for enhancing cooperation between local and ......read more

    2XL launches ‘Portofino' dining room collection in minimalist style

    Dubai, UAE; February 27, 2017:   2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has launched a new luxury dining room set consisting of cushioned beige colour chairs with matching light wooden colour table. Made of wood veneer, the grey oak dining room set, “Portofino” can accommodate a group of eight easily. The chairs have wooden legs and the rectangular table has stylish thick solid legs giving shock-resistant stability that bears more weight. The collection has a minimalist design which makes it a stylish addition to any kitchen or dining room. ......read more

    Saeed mohammed al ghandi and sons (SMAG) to Showcase global Marine brands at dubai International boat show 2018

    Dubai, UAE: For the 12th consecutive years, Saeed Mohamed Al Ghandi & Sons (SMAG), part of the Al Ghandi Auto Group, is set to showcase its latest marine brands at the Dubai International Boat Show, scheduled to take place at its new premises in Dubai Canal, Jumeriah, from February 27 to March 3, 2018. The Dubai International Boat Show has become synonymous with the luxury and practicality of the marine lifestyle, attracting thousands of boat and marine equipment enthusiastic who value the freedom that the open seas have to offer. Commenting on their participation, Mark Jenkins, ......read more

    DMCA to showcase local maritime sector's milestones to the global maritime community during UAE Maritime Week 2018

    Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is set to host the UAE Maritime Week 2018 from October 28 to November 1, 2018 to promote the UAE’s global status as a first class maritime destination and enhance Dubai’s competitiveness as one of the world's leading maritime clusters. H.E. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of the Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation and Chairman of DMCA, thanked H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid ......read more

    Awareness: The key to unlocking benefits of energy efficiency

    February 24, 2018 - Awareness enhancement is a key impetus for the achievement of the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) targets. Behavioral changes are only possible when people and organizations are aware of their energy consumption, and of measures and practices they can adopt to reduce their consumption. Even small changes in seemingly insignificant everyday practices can go a long way in contributing to the reduction of energy consumption, decrease operating costs and increase their livelihood. Though we are optimistic that the strong results achieved by the Dubai Government so far in ......read more

    John Lewis Home for Timeless Designs

    Thoughtful designs of unrivalled quality with John Lewis SS18 collection Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  With John Lewis heritage and design at its heart, the SS18 collection celebrates authenticity and craftsmanship, inspired by palette of materials, colors and textures across shape and pattern, spanning our entire Home assortment, all intended to elevate everyday items and bring our customers joy through design. Coastal Collection: Our SS18 Coastal colour update is a refined core of soft neutrals and grey tones mixed with a range of calming blues. This colours are used ......read more

    Puma Energy Hosts “Be Road Safe” Event in Dubai

    Opportunity to help local truck drivers drive more safely  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 22nd February 2018 –   Puma Energy, the global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, hosted its first Be Road Safe event specifically created for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Dubai on Thursday, February 22nd. The event aims to promote the importance of road safety and highlight existing risks across the region. 48 countries have taken part in the initiative to date through the Road Safety Relay.  The UAE Be Road Safe event, sponsored by Puma Energy ......read more

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