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    Furniture brand, helmii, embraces Clean Sleeping as we approach Sleep Awareness week 2019

    Clean Sleeping is set to be this year’s hottest predicted lifestyle trend February 14, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   As we approach Sleep Awareness Week 2019 (March 11-17), furniture brand helmii shares the importance of a Clean Sleeping program which, combined with the concepts of Feng Shui and the infamous Marie Kondo’s house principles, is sure to bring you a restful and better night’s sleep every day.  2018 was all about clean eating and the growth of the raw food movement but this year’s newest biggest predicted lifestyle trend is ‘clean sleeping’ which includes low lighting, no clutter, natural linens and zero technology.  Dr. Sarah Rasmi, Licensed Psychologist & Founder of Thrive Wellbeing Centre, says “Getting a good night's sleep is important for our physical and ......read more

    AgraME collaborates with the UN to adopt ‘Sustainable Development Goals' to increase food security in the region

    Representative from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation to speak at the AgraME Conference in Dubai. 14 February, Dubai, UAE: Under the Patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, AgraME, the regions longest running exhibition for Agriculture have collaborated with the UN to enable food security in the region through adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their upcoming Conference.  Taking place on 5 – 7 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the event will be hosting a high level, free-to-attend conference which focuses on the SDG’s and covers key advancements and trends within the MEA Industry in Agriculture Investment, Animal Health, Aquaculture and Controlled Environment Agriculture.  The UN SDG’s have been created as a framework for the ......read more

    Etihad ESCO announces completion of Hatta Solar retrofit project

    7,756 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels installed over roofs of 554 Hatta villas Project to generate 3,612,357-kilowatt hour (KWh) of power annually Annual reduction of CO2 emissions by 2,159 tons among many benefits   UAE, 13 February 2019 – With DEWA’s support and sponsorship, Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced the successful completion of the Hatta solar retrofit project, which included installation of 7,756 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels over the roofs of 554 Hatta villas. The project, which forms part of DEWA’s Shams Dubai initiative, aims to generate 3,612,357-kilowatt hour (KWh) of energy annually out of 554 newly retrofitted villas. The average peak power of the solar PV system installed (kWp) on ......read more

    Nexans to present its cutting-edge umbilical offer at EGYPS 2019

    Dubai UAE, February 11, 2019 – Nexans, a global actor in cabling systems and services and an industry leader in umbilicals, will be attending the EGYPS 2019 exhibition and conference on February 11-13.  Through several umbilical deliveries in East Mediterranean, Nexans has confirmed its role as a trusted and committed partner in the in the oil and gas industry. This has also recently been confirmed by a recent award of three new umbilical projects in the area. Nexans’ track record of long tie-backs and deep water applications have been key criterias when being awared the recent contracts.  “Nexans is committed to supporting the East Mediterranean region in exploring the great potential of the energy business . Over the years, we have supplied umbilical solutions to numerous major projects in the area, ......read more

    Billy is 40 years old..

    I don't do labels BILLY, 40 February 10, 2019 - Dubai, UAE In IKEA terms, BILLY is quite a well-known piece of furniture. With 40 years of history behind it, there’s been a BILLY bookcase (or two) in millions of homes. Now we can read on our smartphones an encyclopedia that would once fill a large bookcase. Which begs the question: if your books are just ones and zeroes in a ‘cloud’ – is BILLY out of date? With millions of identities There have been regular refinements as well as new colours and more options. Yet the BILLY bookcase formula has been much the same for more than a generation. And that might be why BILLY fits so comfortably into many people’s lives. We spend so much time online, yet we still need to store an ‘offline profile’ too. Those physical reminders, ......read more

    DHL Global Forwarding unveils first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics in Dubai

    Center consolidates DHL Global Forwarding’s existing humanitarian logistics services for faster, more reliable supply chain support globally It will enhance the global network for humanitarian logistics services, by connecting to expert regional teams based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe Center’s location in Dubai facilitates collaboration with existing aid and humanitarian organizations based in the city, as well as logistics hubs including the International Humanitarian City   DUBAI, UAE - Media OutReach - February 7, 2019 - DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has consolidated its portfolio of humanitarian logistics services within its first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics, designed to meet growing global demand for these ......read more

    ENEC Marks Innovation Week with a Focus on Youth, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability

    ENEC Innovation Week activities included an Innovation Majlis, hackathons, and collaboration with academia to foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE - 07 February 2019: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One Company, hosted an Innovation Majlis, a hackathon, and youth events as part of its UAE Innovation Month activities. The initiatives were designed to foster and sustain a culture of innovation, future planning and adoption of smart solutions across all of ENEC’s business units and subsidiaries. UAE Innovation Month is one of the largest innovation initiatives in the world. Jointly developed by the Government and private sector entities, the initiative aims to strengthen the UAE’s global presence and increase ......read more

    dnata strengthens position in freight forwarding industry

    Dubai, 6 February 2019 - dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, strengthens its position in the UAE and international freight forwarding industry by increasing its ownership in two of its Dubai-based joint venture companies. dnata has purchased a 50% stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5% stake in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE from Kanoo Group LLC. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the sole owner of Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and holds a majority stake of 51% in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE.   The parties have agreed not to disclose the details of the transaction. The current leadership teams will continue to manage the business and operations. Bernd Leo Struck, Senior Vice President UAE Cargo & DWC Airline Services, dnata, and Chairman of Freightworks and Bolloré ......read more

    ENEC Marks Innovation Week with a Focus on Youth, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability

    ENEC Innovation Week activities included an Innovation Majlis, hackathons, and collaboration with academia to foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE - 06 February 2019: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One Company, hosted an Innovation Majlis, a hackathon, and youth events as part of its UAE Innovation Month activities. The initiatives were designed to foster and sustain a culture of innovation, future planning and adoption of smart solutions across all of ENEC’s business units and subsidiaries. UAE Innovation Month is one of the largest innovation initiatives in the world. Jointly developed by the Government and private sector entities, the initiative aims to strengthen the UAE’s global presence and increase ......read more

    Breakbulk Middle East bridges gender gap to promote equality

    Aligned with the International Maritime Organization’s 2019 World Maritime Day theme, the 4th annual edition of BBME promotes women in leadership through an uptick of female involvement Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 6th of February 2019: Breakbulk Middle East, the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo event, is doing its part to actively build up the female maritime landscape. This year’s two-day conference will be held under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime and will feature a variety of industry women in leadership roles. The exhibition which is set to take place on the 11th and 12th of February at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in Dubai, UAE, will move the sector one ......read more

    Discover the Latest Collection from Home and Soul Dubai

    Add the perfect finishing touch to your home this month   Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019:  The unique lifestyle concept store Home and Soul Dubai have become synonymous with contemporary design and timeless quality when it comes to their home product offering. To continue with this trend, founders Carol and Wael Sukkar have continued their journey to find a new range of high-quality, hand-crafted home accessories that consist of natural, raw materials to add to their wonderful range of home products.   Where heritage meets natural homemade interior design, the new homeware accessories are sourced from Bali, the perfect destination for fans of bohemian style and art. The beautiful hand-made products are made from a combination of natural materials and is designed specifically to have more than one use to ensure ......read more

    ENEC's CEO Highlights Strategic Importance of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at Abu Dhabi University

    Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi addresses UAE high ranking military students at Abu Dhabi University ENEC CEO delivers series of lectures on the role of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program in advancing the nuclear energy industry locally and internationally     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 February 2019: Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), addressed high ranking UAE military students at Abu Dhabi University on the unique qualities of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, as a part of a wider lecture series aimed at highlighting the UAE Program’s benefits to the nation, and leading role within the international nuclear energy industry.   As a part of a special course on International Nuclear Politics under the Master's Program in ......read more

    Celebrity Influencers rally behind K9 Friends as 219 dogs adopted

    Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  The influencer community has mobilized to support K9 Friends get abandoned dogs adopted in Dubai.   The initiative is part of K9 Friends’ ongoing campaign to help abandoned dogs. The campaign launched over a year ago with provoking ads for ‘second-hand dogs’ on Dubizzle. The ads were placed in every classified category from clothing to home appliances, raising awareness about the issue of people abandoning dogs in Dubai.  Since then, the campaign has garnered support from some of the biggest influencers in Dubai.  Among the celebrity influencers to post about the campaign were TV hosts @BasselAlzaro and @tamara.jamal, @fashion_pirate beauty queen Zeynab, Grazia Style Awards winner @Olafarahat, and many more.  Posting on their stories, they told of ......read more

    Hormann's JAFZA factory starts production of steel fire rated hinged doors

    Dubai, UAE, 30 January 2019:  Hormann’s new factory in JAFZA has started rolling out steel fire rated hinged doors to meet demands from Middle East customers.  One of the world’s largest producers of industrial, commercial and residential doors, Hormann opened its new 4,800 square meter production line in JAFZA in the last quarter of 2018. With a capacity to produce 35,000 doors a year, the new facility redefines Hormann’s operations in the region. Hormann’s steel hinged doors are designed to protect property and life in the event of a fire. The door serves as a fire and smoke barrier. Studies have shown that more people have lost lives due to smoke asphyxiation than due to fire. Though serving as regular doors at all times, the doors provide ready egress from a fire area during a fire, inhibit ......read more

    Emirates Steel signs marine services agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports worth AED1 billion

    30 January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a strategic agreement with Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, which has been valued at AED 1 billion. The agreement was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Steel, Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, in the presence of Captain Adil Banihammad, Acting CEO – Marine Services, Abu Dhabi Marine Services – SAFEEN, and a number of senior officials and engineers from both parties. The agreement, which will be implemented in January 2021 and will extend over the following ten years, is the result of Emirates Steel’s commitment ......read more

    SENAAT to Showcase Over 172 Job Vacancies at Tawdheef 2019

    28 January 2019, Abu Dhabi –  UAE:   SENAAT, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, is all set to showcase a wide range of job opportunities at Tawdheef, the region’s leading recruitment event, taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.  As an Industrial Partner for seventh consecutive year, the Abu Dhabi-based industrial conglomerate will offer over 172 potential job openings and career-development opportunities, which represent a wide range of disciplines at the group level and at its portfolio companies, including Emirates Steel, Al Foah, Arkan, National Petroleum Construction Company, Al Gharbia Pipe Company and Ducab.    H.E. Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of SENAAT, said: “A well-nurtured human capital is one of our greatest ......read more

    German Sustainability Award: GROHE Again Holds Top Position

    Global brand for innovative sanitary products was voted among the top 3 of the "most sustainable big companies in Germany". The jury acknowledged GROHE’s continuous commitment for (further) developing sustainable products. GROHE managed to establish sustainable production processes in a resource-intensive industry. United Arab Emirates , Dubai , 27 January 2019.   For the third time, GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, has successfully achieved a leading position at the German Sustainability Award in the category "Big Companies", making it one of the top 3 of the "Most Sustainable Big Companies in Germany". The award ceremony took place on Friday and was part of the conclusion to the German Sustainability Day which was celebrated ......read more

    Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre kicks off 2019 with an event-packed calendar

    First ‘Breakfast with EMAC’ seminar on 21st January EMAC as Silver Sponsor at ‘The Fourth Annual Middle East Bunkering Convention’ Dubai, UAE, 27 January, 2019:   Gearing up for 2019, EMAC’s first Breakfast session is back discussing Ship Sale and Purchase (S&P) on 21st January at its DIFC offices. Presented by Alessandro Tricoli,  Partner and Head of Shipping at Fichte & Co Legal, the seminar will provide insights around the specific contract types and negotiation pitfalls. S&P is one of the most important agreements in the shipping industry. Given its complexity, it requires in-depth knowledge of the ship and its function, legal knowledge, as well as dealing and bargaining skills. “As we enter our fourth year of operation, we will continue to carry out our ......read more

    Create your cozy corner with PAN Emirates this valentine

    PAN Emirates Home Furnishings reveals fantastic collection this valentine PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 26, 2019:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, brings you wide valentine collection.    Select this sophisticated 3-seater sofa, the Zindelo feels as good as it looks. The luxuriously rich velvet elicits a feeling of elegance and class. Comfortable and stylish, it’s the perfect place for you to relax with your loved one, talking about life and your future together. Soft music in the background, dim lighting, and the two of you cozy on the couch. Can anyone ask for more?   Add a touch of ......read more

    Ideal Standard starts collaboration with renowned Italian design studio Palomba Serafini Associati

    Collaboration with Ludovica and Roberto Palomba builds on the company’s strong design heritage working with some of the world’s most iconic Master Designers to redefine design for modern living January 23, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Ideal Standard, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality residential, commercial and healthcare bathroom solution, operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, announced in December 2018 at the Milan Triennale its collaboration with prominent Italian architects and design studio Palomba Serafini Associati. The company also declared the creation of a Design Center in Milan, where Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba will work closely together with internal Ideal Standard experts and his own design team to drive Ideal Standard’s overall design philosophy.  The new ......read more

    Saudi Plastic and Petrochemical Exhibition 2019 set to launch with government and private sector backing

    Big opportunities to help increase petrochemical output in the Kingdom to USD 453.3 billion by 2030 January 23, 2019 –   Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal Bin Majid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of Jeddah, the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events is set to host the 16th edition of the Saudi Plastic and Petrochemical Exhibition, organized by Riyadh Exhibition Company. The event, taking place from 27-30 January 2019, will host industry leaders from the Kingdom, the region and around the world as they discuss the latest developments related to the plastics and petrochemical industries at local, regional and international levels. The exhibition, supported by both government and private sectors, is strategically important as it provides an ideal platform to enable local companies to establish a base ......read more

    ENOC ‘Women in Energy Awards' recognises achievements in the energy sector

    Eight women from diverse backgrounds within the energy sector win inaugural awards   Dubai, UAE; January 22, 2019:  ENOC Group’s inaugural ‘Women in Energy Awards’ honoured eight women in a first-of-its-kind award ceremony held to recognise women’s achievements within Dubai’s energy sector.    The biennial awards which were previously announced on ‘Emirati Women’s Day’ in August of 2017 saw several strong entries from nine government entities across three major categories.    A third-party judging panel followed stringent qualifying measures in selecting winners in the business, professional and social categories. Eng. Nada Jasim from RTA and Eng. Maryam Obaid Al Mheiri from Dubai Municipality were declared winners in the highly coveted ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Global Market Registration Authority

    ADAFZ and ADGM Registration Authority to work in partnership to enhance their customer offerings and strengthen the position of Abu Dhabi as a pioneering market for economic development 21st January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Registration Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM Registration Authority) to promote the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a financial centre. The MoU was signed by Rowan Michael Kelly, Senior Vice President of ADAFZ and Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO of ADGM Registration Authority. The MoU seeks to establish joint initiatives in regards to providing warehouse commercial licensing, incentives and knowledge sharing. The agreement addresses several ......read more

    Crescent Petroleum signs MoU to sponsor Special Olympics

    Sharjah, UAE January 20, 2019:   Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East's first and largest private exploration and production company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 to sponsor the World Games taking place 14-21 March, underscoring its commitment to empowering people of determination and encouraging their inclusion in all aspects of life in line with the Year of Tolerance.  Crescent Petroleum is an Official Supporter of the Games, and has committed to provide financial support as well as volunteers and specialized care workshops for parents of World Games athletes in collaboration with its non-profit sister-organisation, High Hopes Pediatric Therapy Center.  Crescent Petroleum has long supported ......read more

    Popular Danish Homeware Brand, JYSK, Opens Third Store

    The new Burjuman store follows the success of its flagship launch in Umm Suqeim and City Centre Mirdif and will offer more choice and convenience to consumers in the Bur Dubai area  Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019:   Danish retail chain, JYSK, pronounced ‘yusk’, has today announced the launch of its third store opening in Bur Dubai.  Following the hugely successful opening of its debut location in Umm Suqeim in early 2018, as well as City Centre Mirdif in August, the Scandinavian homeware pioneers will be offering consumers even more choice with its largest launch to date.  Burjuman JYSK will house the brands favoured products from bedding, sofas, garden furniture and an array of textiles, accessories and everyday essentials – at competitive prices, as well as catering to passers-by with J ......read more

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    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

    2XL makes a bold statement with Lego sofa set

    UAE, Dubai; 27 September 2018:   2XL Furniture and Home Décor, the leading furniture, and home accessories brand in the UAE, has launched the mesmerizing beige Lego living room furniture for modern homes. Lego sofa set is simple, elegant and features a slim edge and golden tinge legs. Made with pine wood and soft foam, Lego makes for a comfortable seating experience. The beige color is a beautiful basic color that goes well with any wall color or accessory. The thin golden finished legs of this sofa give a luxurious look to the room. Dark flooring will help to highlight the ......read more

    Dyson Reveals the Future of Clean Homes.

    Dyson revealed the Dyson Cyclone V10 TM cord-free vacuum, which will set the path for vacuum cleaner technology for the next decade. “It’s why we’ve stopped developing corded vacuums”.  The new Dyson digital motor V10 is the fastest and most advanced Dyson digital motor, spinning at up to 125,000 rpm and giving the new vacuum the most powerful suction of any cylinder vacuum. Dyson also unveiled the new Dyson Pure Cool™ purifying fans which clean every corner of the room. The machines reveal the indoor pollution you can’t see – new LCD ......read more

    Danube Home Launches Its Impressive Garden Collection and First Ever Loyalty Card

    26th September, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Danube Home, the UAE's leading home improvement brand announced its exclusive Garden Collection 2019 and launched its much awaited Ahlan – Loyalty program on 25th of September 2018 at Emirates Hills – Sajan’s Villa. Present on the occasion were Adel Sajan - Director Danube Group, Shubhojit Mahalanobis - General Manager Danube Home, Sayed Habib - General Manager buying along with other senior management of the company. As part of the garden launch, a new 2018/19 catalogue was introduced featuring more than 1500 items, serving ......read more

    Inaugural edition of Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2018 to showcase new generation of leisure marine products

    Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2018/ADNEC/ Leading local and international leisure marine companies are gearing up to showcase their latest products and technologies set to impress leisure marine enthusiasts from around the world at the inaugural Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) 2018.  To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADIBS will take place from 17th to 20th October at the Abu Dhabi National ......read more

    DHL Express announces its 2019 price adjustments in the U.A.E

    An average rate increase of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2019 Dubai, UAE September 24th, 2018:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced today its annual price increase of 4.9% for shipments, effective January 1, 2019.    “DHL Express has been significantly investing in our international network to meet highest expectations and to offer an even better service for our customers globally,” said Geoff Walsh, UAE Country Manager, DHL Express. “Our aim is to deliver continuous improvement in quality ......read more

    WCU: Signs of life as dollar weakens and trade tensions ease

    By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks the performance of 22 major commodity futures, rose from the ashes this past week. The 2% gain occurred after some early weakness after the US announcement of additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.  The broad-based recovery that followed in global stocks and currencies was driven by a combination of the US tariffs coming in at the lower 10% bracket and China, while responding with its own counter tariffs, announcing plans to ......read more

    IYNC and the UAE Discuss the Way Forward for Global Nuclear Energy at IAEA General Conference

    The International Youth Nuclear Congress and the UAE Permanent Representation to the International Atomic Energy Agency co-hosted a side-event at the 62nd IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria Young professionals from the UAE, USA, China, Russia and France share their views on the future of nuclear energy and technology Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  The International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Permanent Representation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) facilitated a discussion on the role of young people in the future ......read more

    ENEC Highlights Importance of International Cooperation and Capacity Development at the IAEA 62nd General Conference

    ENEC participates in 62nd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, UAE side event and International Youth Nuclear Congress event ENEC CEO updated the attendees on the status of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Project   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 September 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) participated in the 62nd  Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, taking place at the IAEA International Center in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 21 September 2018. The ENEC delegation to the Conference is led by Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, ......read more

    Hormann introduces flexible V4015 high-speed door ideal for tight spaces

    Dubai, UAE; September 19, 2018:   Hormann, a leading provider of doors and gates in the region, has introduced a new door type- V4015 SEL Alu-R, that comes with an innovative tubular drive and high-speed process, making it ideal for tight spaces. It is safe and economical as it is equipped with the standard light grille and SoftEdge profile for a high level of security, to prevent door system damage by stopping the door immediately if a person or vehicle is in the door opening. These features make the door suitable for different sectors including general stores, hotels, homes, food ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE launches its stylish new Outdoor collection

    Dubai, September 18, 2018: As residents look to enjoy their outdoor space during the cooler months, home improvement and lifestyle store, Al-Futtaim ACE has the perfect solution to refresh or revitalize their garden or balcony.  The Al-Futtaim company has just launched its exciting Outdoor collection with hundreds of new products that will provide plenty of inspiration for customers to decorate their outdoor living space.  Whether it is alfresco dining, barbeque parties, camping or off-roading, picnics, gardening or celebrating the festive season, the collection includes new ......read more

    Mousses Etoiles to reveal the latest luxury designs of commercial-use outdoor furniture at the LEISURE SHOW DUBAI

    The renowned French outdoor furniture brand for hotels and resorts will display the latest collections and innovative designs from September 16-18, 2018 - DWTC   Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018:  Mousses Etoiles, a leading French manufacturer of luxurious outdoor furniture, will be exhibiting their latest range at The Leisure Show Dubai, from the 16th to the 18th September in Hall 7 stand number 7E308 DWTC. Mousses Etoiles which has already begun providing UAE’s most prestigious hotels, will be looking forward to meeting and interacting with more hospitality professionals ......read more

    PAN Emirates bedroom festival with discount up to 70%

    Enjoy a wide variety of designs and combinations to suit every budget at one of the biggest bedroom festivals this year! PAN Emirates launches bedroom festival up to 70 per cent discounts PAN Emirates offers pre-arranged sets from cost effective Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2018:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, continues to offer great value to it’s loyal customers with the launch of the bedroom festival.    During the festival, shoppers can enjoy ......read more

    Masdar, ADFD and PUC partner to build solar power plant with battery storage in Seychelles

    5MW Ile de Romainville Solar Park being developed with financing worth AED31 million from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development as well as funds from PUC’s own equity Solar PV project to be integrated with existing 6MW Port Victoria Wind Farm and PUC’s existing power station   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sept 12, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, will help the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) in building a five-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with battery storage in the Republic of Seychelles The project is being financed by ......read more

    German designed kitchens offer innovation combined with craftsmanship

    Renowned interior designer, Perry Hanssen showcases contemporary kitchen spaces with SieMatic UAE Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018:  The kitchen is probably the most used room in any home, so why not make it a space you enjoy spending time in. Introducing innovative German designed kitchens from SieMatic UAE, which is retailed at Al Gurg Lifestyle.    SieMatic offers customers a unique luxury experience to create and customise their dream kitchen, to fit any space and environment, be it sophisticated, elegant or classic.    Perry Hanssen is the creative force ......read more

    Harmony and Sustainability Define Ideal Standard's ‘Esedra' Ceramic Bathroom Collection

    Meets every modern bathroom’s desire to balance functionality and aesthetic appeal    Dubai, September 12, 2018:   Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has unveiled Esedra – a classic contemporary ceramic range that ticks every box in the requirement list of a modern bathroom space, which will not compromise on practicality or aesthetics.  The new line designed by Studio Levin exudes a fresh, energetic aura, clean lines and soft rounded shapes, all married ......read more

    Why the Modern-Day Oil and Gas Industry Needs Millennials to Survive?

    September 11, 2018 - Dubai UAE: A 2016 report by McKinsey & Company found that 14 percent of millennials said they would not work in the oil and gas industry because of its negative image – the highest percentage of any industry. With millennials set to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, it is imperative companies within the oil and gas industry do more to attract younger talent.  In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen the landscape in which it operates undergo significant change, marked by a West-East shift in socio-political and economic power ......read more

    The Second “Maritime Leaders Roundtable” Seeks to Strengthen the UAE Ports' Leadership

    As per the latest industry recommendations to reinforce UAE’s prominent position  The first event of its kind that gathers decision makers in the maritime industry to discuss methods to develop the legal and procedural framework of the UAE ports in addition to improving the efficiency of its infrastructure and technology Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of September 2018: Under the patronage of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime “FTA”, Tactics Maritime Media and Marasi News have successfully arranged “The UAE Maritime ......read more

    Yahsat and Hughes to Form Joint Venture to Deliver Satellite Broadband Services

    Hughes and Yahsat to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband service across Africa, Middle East and southwest Asia Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018:  Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), today announced an agreement to enter into a joint venture to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. This new venture combines Hughes deep ......read more

    SNC-Lavalin awarded West Qurna phase 2 oil field contract in Iraq

    Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:  SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a framework agreement for project support services with LUKOIL Mid-East for the West Qurna phase 2 oil field in Iraq. “We continue to build on our long-term relationship with LUKOIL and to help them realize their projects successfully. Once again, we look forward to demonstrating our expertise in the delivery of professional services and our enviable reputation that has been earned in the region for over 50 years,” said Christian Brown, President, Oil & Gas, ......read more

    Restrictions on Employment of Foreign Nationals in Retail Sector Forthcoming

    Effective 11 September 2018, employment across four sub-sectors within the retail sector in Saudi Arabia will be restricted to Saudi nationals only. Foreign nationals will be prohibited from working in forty-three different professions.   September 09, 2018:  Thirteen professions across three additional sub-sectors will be subject to restrictions effective from 9 November 2018, and forty-four designations within five other sub-sectors will be affected from 7 January 2019 onwards.    Affected sub-sectors     Professions restricted to Saudi ......read more

    Hormann Introduces Door V2012 for supermarkets

    Dubai, UAE; September 06, 2018:   Hormann, a leading provider of doors and gates in the region, has introduced V2012 - a specialized door for supermarkets. This fully equipped door is a safe internal door for commercial enterprises with high customer frequency. The door comes with an operator and shaft cover manufactured with standard light grille (monitoring height 350 mm) and automatic emergency opening via a counter weight. These features make the flexible plastic curtain door a safe choice for indoor areas with high customer footfall. It is also possible to print the curtain ......read more

    Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announce the completion of a transaction to jointly develop oil fields in Western Siberia

    Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, the sovereign wealth fund of the Russian Federation) have announced the completion of a transaction establishing a joint venture to develop oil fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions of Western Siberia.  Further to an agreement announced on 24 May 2018, Gazprom Neft has now completed its sale of a 49-percent interest in Gazpromneft-Vostok LLC, operator of 13 fields, to Mubadala Petroleum and RDIF. Following the completion of this transaction Gazprom Neft now holds a ......read more

    Eros Group offers more Midea with every Midea this September!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 5th September, 2018:   Eros Group, distributor of world-renowned brands like Samsung, Hitachi, Linksys, TCL, Midea, Sonos and many more unveiled exciting promotional offers for Midea products. This offer will run from the 6th of September till the 6th October 2018 only at Midea Showroom, Eros Digital Home, Level 2, Burjuman. Patrons will be able to avail a free Midea product with every purchase of a Midea product. Spend (excluding VAT) AED 200 to AED 499 and get a Midea Handheld Vacuum Cleaner worth AED 99, AED 500 to AED 999 and get a Midea ......read more

    Ajman University students receive training from Caparol Paints experts

    Dubai, September 05, 2018:  Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paint and coating solutions, provided professional training to a group of 15 Architects and Interiors stream students of Ajman University in infrastructure painting system as part of the Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) competition.  The team of 15 students under the name “Team Aqua Green” received training lessons from experts at Caparol in innovative painting systems using Caparol’s latest range of products. They were also taught the practical lessons on how to paint their houses by ......read more

    Čibuk 1 wind farm in Serbia reaches key construction milestone

    Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  A collaboration between Masdar, Taaleri Energia and the German development finance institution DEG to develop the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia has successfully reached a number of key milestones, and is on schedule to start production early next year. Čibuk 1 in Dolovo, situated 50km outside the capital Belgrade, has completed the construction of 33 overhead pylons allowing for the energisation of the wind farm’s substation, its connection to existing transmission lines 11km away, and the handover of the ......read more

    Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum Returns to Abu Dhabi in 2019

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 04, 2018:  The third annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 12-13, 2019, again kicking off Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week. The two-day premier event gathers international and regional political, industry, and thought leaders to set the global energy agenda for the year and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system. The conference agenda this year will focus on the future of oil, the digitization of energy, diversification in energy companies and countries, ......read more

    JYSK Opens Second Dubai Store

    City Centre Mirdif opens with VIP event and weekend sales Dubai, UAE, 3 September 2018:   Danish retail chain, JYSK, pronounced ‘yusk’, has today announced the opening of its second store located in City Centre Mirdif with a grand VIP launch and family fun activities over the weekend.  Following the hugely successful opening of its debut location in Umm Suqeim earlier this year, the Scandinavian homeware pioneers are now offering consumers even more choice in their new outlet.   During the opening weekend (30th August – 1st September) ......read more

    2XL launches Hemlock corner sofa set

    2XL also offers customers the chance to win 100 Swiss gold bars during the month of September Dubai, UAE; 03 September, 2018:  2XL Furniture and Home Décor, the leading luxury furniture and home accessories brand in the UAE, has launched their Hemlock corner sofa set in dark grey for modern living rooms.  Hemlock corner sofa is both stylish and flexible. The polyester fabric and foam of the sofa makes for a comfortable seating experience. You can add the Hemlock ottoman to add more seating options. To create a more vibrant atmosphere, colorful cushions would be a great choice. ......read more

    FANR and Khalifa University Sign Collaborative Research Agreement

    2 September 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU), have signed a collaborative research agreement focused on advancing nuclear safety research and educating the UAE’s next generation of peaceful nuclear energy professionals. The agreement was signed during a ceremony held at FANR’s headquarters by Christer Viktorsson, Director General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, and Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President of Khalifa ......read more

    Emerson opens Flow Calibration Service Center for Middle East and Africa

    August 29th, 2018 – Emerson has recently opened its Middle East and Africa Flow Service Center at its Dubai campus. The facility will operate as a service center for customers in the Middle East and Africa. “The establishment of the Flow Service Center on Emerson’s Dubai campus reflects our ongoing commitment to the Middle East and Africa region, providing accessible local and certified services,” said Jeff Householder, president – Middle East & Africa, Emerson Automation Solutions. The National Metrology Institute of the Netherlands has provided ......read more

    Quote of Dr. Layla Mohamed Al Marzouqi

    “As the nation prepares to celebrate the 4th Emirati Women's Day under the theme ‘Women on the Course of Zayed’ to honor the achievements of Emirati women and their contributions to the UAE’s development and prosperity through local, regional, international and leadership positions, the outstanding progress made by women across all professional and technical sectors is sure to inspire future generations to pursue excellence with confidence and pride. Thanks to the unceasing support and guidance of the wise leadership, Emirati women continues to soar to new heights ......read more

    Caparol signs strategic agreements in Iraq to increase market reach

    Dubai, August 19, 2018:   Caparol Paints, the German leader in the global paints industry, recently signed strategic partnership agreements with a number of contractors from Iraq to increase its market reach in the country.  Caparol hosted contractors from various parts of Iraq to provide them with firsthand experience of Caparol’s paints and techniques.  This is part of Caparol’s growing interest in the region and increasing its reach across the Middle East. The contractors were given insights on various Caparol paint techniques, the strength of the brand ......read more

    Feel Alive Again With the New IKEA 2019 Catalogue

    Newly launched 2019 catalogue makes its way to the UAE celebrating the different ways we live at home  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2018:  IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, has launched the 2019 catalogue in its 75th year, at an exclusive event at Marsa Plaza - Dubai Festival City, Residential Apartments by celebrating the many different needs that people have in their lives at home and inviting them to feel alive again. As one of the most widely distributed prints in the world, produced in 35 accessible languages, the catalogue ......read more

    2XL's Nicola dining furniture creates a welcoming space to enjoy a meal

    Dubai, UAE; 15 August, 2018:   2XL Furniture and Home Décor, leading luxury furniture and home accessories brand in the UAE, has launched their stylish Nicola dining table and chairs designed to make dining an experience to be cherished. The set consists of a stunning grey and golden dining table and six chairs, all made of fine beech solid wood. The chairs are cushioned and stylishly designed with golden tinge on the edges. The dining table legs are a classic style with golden colour rims.   Nicola dining table and chairs are perfect for a great meal with friends and ......read more

    EMEA Businesses Prioritise Finding and Keeping Talent in 2018, HireRight Research Reveals

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  HireRight, a leading provider of global candidate due diligence services, has announced findings from its 2018 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report. Finding, retaining and developing talent has been earmarked as a key challenge this year for more than half (52%) of EMEA businesses, according to the latest annual EMEA employment screening benchmark report from HireRight. In this year’s survey of human resource (HR) and risk professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), employee growth emerged as one of the top priorities for EMEA ......read more

    Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders

    Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria set out to unravel migration in the world’s largest terrestrial mammal - the savanna elephant. Migration, a term often associated with wildebeest in the Serengeti, is more common amongst large mammals than one might think, particularly in species that inhabit highly seasonal environments. A common assumption is that elephants also migrate but until now there has been a lack of evidence to support this notion. “We know elephants can move long ......read more

    DMCA continues to enhance efficiency of berthing operations in Dubai

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) announced its success in achieving advanced levels of operational efficiency in commercial anchoring operations within Dubai's territorial waters, thereby achieving significant progress in the upgradation of regulatory and marine processes and operational procedures for berths. Six berths and a special Rendezvous area for quick berthing have been allocated depending on the vessels’ lengths and the nature of their respective operations, in line with the efforts to lay the foundations for integration of maritime safety, safe navigation and ......read more

    2XL enhances e-commerce services with ‘cash on delivery' option

    Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018:  2XL, the homegrown luxury furniture and home décor brand, has upgraded their e-commerce services with the launch of ‘cash on delivery’ option on orders of accessories worth AED 500 to AED 2000. The user-friendly website- www.2xlme.com- features latest products from 2XL’s collections.  All products are delivered in three working days within the UAE and the cash on delivery is from AED 500 to AED 2000 on accessories only. According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager, 2XL Furniture and Home Décor, “E-commerce is now an important ......read more

    King Abdullah Port extends support to Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 as Gold Sponsor

    August 09, 2018 - As part of its bid to become one of the world’s major import and export hubs, King Abdullah Port - the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) first fully privately owned, developed and operated port - has joined the elite list of Gold Sponsors of the premier Seatrade Maritime Middle East (SMME) 2018 in Dubai in a move that reflects its firm, unwavering support for the growth of the regional maritime industry. Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018, the region’s premier maritime exhibition and conference, will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 29 ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority reaffirms commitment to regulating maritime operations in Dubai waters

    Reaffirming its commitment to promote, develop and regulate the maritime sector, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues to oversee the improvement of the regulatory and operational procedures for berths in Dubai, in line with the strong efforts to accommodate the growing demand for marine, commercial, tourism, sports and recreational vehicles, while ensuring the maritime safety, safe navigation and operational efficiency along the coastlines. The follow-up of marine operations within Dubai's territorial waters is part of the Authority's commitment to improve maritime ......read more

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