The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant will contribute to meeting the UAE Energy Strategy and the realization of the UAE’s voluntary commitments to the Paris Agreement
The project will improve air quality by cutting down up to 21 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year
Abu Dhabi-UAE – 21 February 2018 - His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Cabinet Member and UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant today, where he witnessed the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation ‘s (ENEC) commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi also observed the significant progress being made across all four nuclear energy units being built at the plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi.
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Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:
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Agility, a leading global logistics provider, ......read more
Dubai, 21 February 2018: Danube Building Material, the number one building material company in the Middle East organized an exquisite exhibition of surfaces to mark the launch of its Nouveau Surfaces at AnYahh art gallery from 19th February to 21st February 2018. The new collection was installed across the art gallery like beautiful art pieces to create a world of artistic expression for the visitors. To grace the occasion present on the event were H.E. Valentina Setta - Consul General of the Italian Consulate in Dubai, Founder and Chairman Mr. Rizwan Sajan and other senior management of the group.
The collection comes in four eclectic forms which are Viaggio - melamine faced chip boards from Italy, Evola - deep textured melamine faced chip boards from Belgium, Arpa - decorative laminates from Italy and MyWoodWall ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: For more than two decades, the European Union (EU) has been at the forefront of global renewable energy deployment. The adoption of long-term targets and supporting policy measures has resulted in strong growth in renewable energy deployment across the region, from a 9% share in gross final energy consumption in 2005 to 16.7% in 2015.
The REmap study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), prepared in co-operation with the European Commission, identifies cost-effective renewable energy options for all EU Member States, spanning a wide range of sectors and technologies.
The EU could double the renewable share in its energy mix, cost effectively, from 17% in 2015 to 34% in 2030.
All EU countries have cost-effective potential to use more ......read more
Hone your dinner party hosting skills with these tips and picks from Bits & Pieces
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: Hosting the perfect dinner party can be stressful. From picking the perfect menu, to mastering the right table setting there is a lot to think about if you want to put together a perfect dinner party at home.
And did you kow that setting a nice table is one of the most important elements of hosting a dinner party? Not only does the table setting literally set the scene for the evening ahead, it can affect your enjoyment of the meal which can even affect how well your guests digest their food! So, after putting in the effort involved in thoughtful menu planning and hours spent in the kitchen preparing, make sure you follow these three easy steps from Bits & Pieces, to ensure you create the most ......read more
Consistent with the breeding season from 1st March to 30th April,
Dubai, UAE: 17 February 2018 - The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched an awareness campaign for implementing the Ministerial Decision No 501 of 2015 regulating the fishing and trading of Arabian Sheri (emperor fish) and Safi (rabbitfish) during the breeding period starting from 1st March to 30th April 2018.
The decision stipulates that trading of local or imported Sheri and Safi fish is prohibited in fish markets and outlets during the breeding season of every year in the country. Importing and exporting of these fish in any form (fresh, frozen, salted, smoked, packed) is also not allowed during this period. Fishermen should send Sheri and Safi fish back to water if they are caught by mistake.
Salah Abdullah Al ......read more
Growing population, rising incomes, evolving dietary patterns and thriving tourism spark demand
Dubai, 17 February 2018 - Middle Eastern consumers are showing a fast-growing appetite for eggs. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. egg imports to the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region grew 73 percent in USD value in 2017 over the imports in 2016. This represents a volume growth of 88 percent for U.S. table eggs and 83% for U.S. egg products.
Both consumer and industrial egg consumption has increased as demand has grown in the region. A growing population, rising incomes and evolving dietary patterns are sparking demand, supplemented by a thriving tourism sector.
Within the MENA region, the fastest growing importers of U.S. eggs ......read more
Discover French innovations from March 6 to 8 at the French Pavilion, Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 February 2018 – Business France is once again presenting the world-class, innovative and dynamic French electricity sector via the French Pavilion at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition from the 6th to the 8th of March. As a key platform for the introduction of new products and services in the world of electricity, this flagship exhibition continues to be a springboard for French businesses looking to expand in the region. The exhibitors at the French Pavilion are geared to welcome the thousands of participants expected and to showcase their latest novelties.
France, one of the global leaders in the electricity industry (leading exporter in Europe), will showcase a diverse ......read more
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: Dubai is a global model for clean energy and green economy
Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2018 – A holistic view of the energy sector is driving innovation at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), said His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of DEWA, on day three of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
Speaking at a session titled ‘How Innovation Is Shaping the Future’, he noted that DEWA’s holistic approach to utilities management focuses on three main themes – a commitment to more clean energy, water desalination through solar power, and disruption by digitization. This approach is helping anticipate and shape the future of energy, and create an innovative model of future ......read more
Dubai, UAE; February 13, 2018: 2XL Furniture and Home Décor, UAE’s homegrown retailer for luxury furnishings, has launched its new Malmo Bed in light blue with floral motifs, to turn the bedroom into a place of peaceful retreat. The bed features a white frame with wooden curved legs.
According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager at 2XL, “This beautiful bed creates a shabby chic paradise with floral designs on a blue background. It has a calming effect on the senses, which is what you need after a busy day. It will go very well with matching wall papers to enhance the overall look of the bedroom. We also have perfectly carved night stands and dressing table in white to go with the bed.”
The Malmo Bed is made of medium density fiber board. The cushioned headboard features floral motifs for that feeling of ......read more
Recent A.T. Kearney report released during the World Government Summit identifies three key steps required for the Middle East to prepare for the future of energy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 13 February 2018 — Growing global diversification of the energy mix and an increased share of natural gas, renewables and electrification, is challenging conventional approaches and business models in the energy value chain. Oil rich nations have a window of opportunity to transform and be well positioned to benefit from this shifting global energy landscape, according to recent report “The Great Energy Shift”, produced by global strategic management consultants, A.T. Kearney.
Eduard Gracia, principal at A.T. Kearney said: “Market trends along the energy value chain are ......read more
Brands to be recognized as Consumer Superbrands or Business Superbrands for this first time based on who their end customer is
Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018: Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced that the voting process to choose the brands in the UAE which will be recognised and honoured as a Superbrand 2018 has commenced. This year Superbrands has decided to segregate brands as Consumer Superbrands (the UAE’s strongest B2C brands) and Business Superbrands (the UAE’s strongest B2B brands) in order to recognize the relationship building marketing efforts by various brands to their target audiences.
Superbrands is by invitation only, and the brands which have been successfully graded or voted through independent research and the stringent Superbrands Council selection ......read more
First global money transfer business in Middle East to offer real-time, seamless payment solutions by using blockchain technology
Dubai, 10 February 2018: UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced it has partnered with San Francisco-based Ripple to enable instant, seamless and real-time cross-border payments. This makes UAE Exchange the largest payment solutions provider in the Middle East to use Ripple’s blockchain technology to process payments globally in real time.
Through this partnership, UAE Exchange joins RippleNet, Ripple's enterprise blockchain network with over 100-member banks and financial institutions. Leveraging the strengths of Ripple’s leading enterprise blockchain solution for payments, which provides ......read more
Strong air flow from LG Puricare™ air purifier allows the usage of the largest piece of fabric in a work-of-art by Daniel Wurtzel, by transforming ordinary materials into something extraordinary
DUBAI, UAE, 10 Feb 2018: Betting on health-conscious products, besides focusing on premium products, such as smarter appliances with IoT functionalities for the upcoming phase of growth, LG Electronics is impressing the Air Solutions products segment with the newest, smart air solution for home – the LG PuriCare™ air purifier.
Using an innovative approach to present the key benefits of the latest air purifier, LG teamed up with world-renowned air sculpture artist - Daniel Wurtzel, to transform ordinary materials into something extraordinary by imposing an order on the chaotic air flow systems using ......read more
Dubai, February 08, 2018: United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, is celebrating the month of romance and love with its latest collection introduced in store.
The wonderful and elegant collection aims to add to the love and create a thousand ways to express one’s feelings by transforming the home into a love filled space.
Commenting on the latest Valentine’s Day collection, Mr. Anup Ravindranath, Sales Director, United Furniture, said “Home is where we all come back to our loved ones. Our latest Valentine’s Day collection add the touch of love to every corner in your home. United Furniture aims to add warmness and love through the Valentine’s collection. This Valentine, we have used lively colours, and beautiful variety of fabrics and textures in bold ......read more
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings opens its doors in Remal Mall, Al Ain
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.
Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, a local label in luxurious indoor, patio and outdoor furniture that is sure to light up any living space, is proud to open its newest retail store at the Remal Mall, Al Ain. With the new store launch, PAN Emirates has an outreach of 10 stores across the country.
The ceremony saw the Owner and MD, Mr. Abdul Rahman AlShamsi, the Deputy Manager and Group Finance Director, Mr. Mohammadi Katawalla, along with dignitaries cutting the ribbon on the new and exciting journey of PAN Emirates in Abu Dhabi region. The event was graced by the influencers in the industry, dignitaries and ......read more
Forest Green takes top spot as ‘Colour of Year’; the distinctly elegant colour creates an interesting contrast along with bright and pastel hues
Dubai, February 06, 2018: Walls speak a thousand words and convey powerful stories that expresses and reflects the personalities of those living there. Caparol Paints, a global leader in the paints industry has unveiled an avant-garde palette of colours and themes that tell the untold story of time as part of its colour trends for 2018.
Caparol has been a front-runner in colour trends and palettes over the years. With a highly experienced research and development team, Caparol has unveiled interesting colours with unparalleled textures for 2018. Along with creating the colour palette to reflect 2018, the leading German brand has declared a ......read more
Dubai, February 05, 2018
WHAT: Great discounts to help you completely refurbish your outdoor spaces!
DESCRIPTION: From garden furniture to patio heaters, charcoal barbecues to garden hose sets, Al-Futtaim ACE is offering unbelievable discounts on its wide variety of Outdoor products. Make the best of the great weather with products designed to help you enjoy outdoors!
WHERE: Al-Futtaim ACE stores across the UAE
Dubai: Dubai Festival City, Sheikh Zayed Road and First Avenue Mall, Motor City
Abu Dhabi: Yas Island, Mina Road and Dalma Mall
Al Ain: Bawadi Mall
DATES: February 5 until April 15
Here are a few examples of the great deals on offer:
Casablanca 5pc multi-functional set, 120cm fire pit, with grey cushions (SKU: 629781) 3,699 ......read more
Under recently-launched Al Naboodah Electrics, the new business is dedicated to providing renewable energy solutions in partnership with Jakson Group
Dubai, UAE, January 05 2018 – Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is entering the solar energy space with the launch of its newest business stream, under Al Naboodah Electrics. As a renewable energy solutions provider, Al Naboodah Electrics recently entered into an exclusive partnership with Jakson Group, a leading Indian energy and engineering solutions company with presence in the Powergen & Distribution, Solar, EPC and Defence industries. The business will distribute Jakson’s portfolio of superior solar products, including solar panels, in ......read more
“Handling breakbulk and project cargo is in our DNA,” says Mohammed Al Muallem
Dubai, 05 February 2018: Global trade enabler DP World, UAE Region is showcasing its breakbulk and project cargo handling capabilities at the Breakbulk Middle East 2018 conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi starting 6 February, 2018.
A senior delegation is representing the company at the event held under the patronage of HE Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure and Development, and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority.
Jebel Ali Port, operated by DP World, UAE Region, has rolled out a major plan to meet the projected increase in demand for breakbulk and project cargo, including heavylift, services in the run up to World Expo 2020.Since opening in the 1970’s the port has handled nearly 550 ......read more
Remittances from the GCC remain strong; 2018 expected to witness continued growth
Dubai, February 5, 2018: Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands, witnessed a 10% growth in its global operations in 2017. The growth was backed by new partnerships in crucial corridors, innovative solutions, and a global expansion in the Xpress Money agent network.
Xpress Money’s traditional corridors from GCC remained strong. From the UAE, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Egypt, were the top remittance receiving corridors. Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Philippines and Jordan received the highest remittances from Oman. The second quarter of 2017 witnessed the highest number of transactions owing to the month of Ramadan. In UAE, the second quarter saw the highest number of ......read more
Experts cover the latest international best practices in drone safety standards, energy storage solutions and risk management for solar and wind projects at WFES.
Abu Dhabi, February 04, 2018 — UL (Underwriters Laboratories, a safety science leader, introduced a team of energy experts from across the globe to a captivated audience at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi.
The trio of energy experts educated visitors and delegates on the latest best practices to help ensure new energy technology is embraced and safely implemented, including topical subjects such as energy storage for solar and wind energy, drone safety and environmentally-friendly building codes through UL’s GREENGUARD Program.
WFES took place in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from January 15-18. It is held ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: Milano, wholly-owned by Danube Group is UAE’s leading brand in sanitary, electrical products, water purifier, hardware and tiles, announced an increase of over 35 percent business growth in 2017. Individually, the following divisions saw a significant annual growth rate, sanitary 30%, tiles 58%, hardware 62% and electrical 80%. As a solid contributing factor to this success, the company sold 160,000 water heaters in 2017 as compared to 60,000 in 2016 along with the launch of new products under the group’s portfolio.
“With consistent growth throughout 2017, we have centered our position as leading provider in our industry. Our team’s innovation, drive and dedication towards our clients were critical to our growth and success in 2017. Moreover, it is very significant to have ......read more
January 29, 2018, Abu Dhabi – Rosatom participated in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) that took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on January 15-18. The WFES is the foremost global annual event dedicated to advancing renewable energy and clean technologies. The Summit is traditionally held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Rosatom presented an exposition inspired by the so-called ‘green square’ concept that forms the basis of energy’s sustainable development. The concept envisages four key types of future clean power generation – nuclear, hydro, solar and wind power. The exposition presented Rosatom’s cutting-edge ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: The founder of IKEA and Ikano, and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, has peacefully passed away, at his home in Småland, Sweden, on the 27th of January. Surrounded by his loved ones, he died at the age of 91, following a short illness.
Ingvar Kamprad was born in 1926 in Småland in southern Sweden. At the early age of 17 he founded IKEA - the business that became his lifelong commitment. Ingvar’s driving force was the vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people.
“We are deeply saddened by Ingvar’s passing. We will remember his dedication and commitment to always side with the many people. To never give up, always try to become better and lead by example”, says Torbjörn Lööf ......read more
Nadia Abdul Aziz: Committed to further strengthening UAE’s position as the world’s leading logistics hub
Logistics industry expected to reach $15.5 trillion by 2025
October 30, 2017, Dubai (UAE): Nadia Abdul Aziz, President, National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), has become the first Emirati female from the United Arab Emirates to be nominated as Vice-President on the Global Extended Board of the International Association of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), which represents more than 44,000 forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries.
She was ......read more
Statement by the United Arab Emirates
Delivered by H.E. Suhail Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy and Industry
Mr. President, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
At the outset, I would like to welcome you to the United Arab Emirates and to this special gathering here in Abu Dhabi to deliberate the future of nuclear energy and its contribution to sustainable development. This is a significant occasion as this is the first time that we are hosting the International Atomic Energy Agency’s prestigious conference in a nuclear new comer country . I ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 October 2017: Leading nuclear energy experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and senior UAE officials visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi today, witnessing the significant progress being made across all four units. The delegation observed all of the key updates to the construction of the units which are being developed to the highest standards of nuclear quality, safety and security. The visit came ahead of the IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, which is being held in ......read more
Almost two-thirds of upstream firms see the value digital technologies deliver as low oil prices linger, and the top risk of a lack of digital investment is becoming uncompetitive
Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017: Faster and better decision-making and shorter time to first oil and gas top the list of expected benefits that digital technologies can drive for upstream oil and gas companies, a new survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) reports. Respondents to the “Accenture and Microsoft 2017 Upstream Oil and Gas Digital Trends Survey” also ......read more
Conference to raise awareness of the nuclear energy as an important and credible energy source for future generations
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 28 October 2017: Global nuclear energy experts and leaders are gathering in Abu Dhabi, on Monday, for the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century. Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA), and hosted by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, the conference convenes every ......read more
Clean energy projects and experts shine at 19th annual WETEX exhibition as Executives take part in important sessions to discuss key renewable energy topics
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2017: Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, was honoured this week with two Emirates Energy Awards during the 4th annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES), held in conjunction with the 19th annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in Dubai.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Supreme Council of Energy, ......read more
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) participated in the ‘Day without Service Centres’ initiative launched by the Dubai Government's Department of Financial Services today (Thursday, October 26, 2017). The initiative, which was adopted by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to encourage customers to use smart channels to obtain services for government transactions in line with the Dubai Government's strategic goal of becoming the world's smartest city and take advantage of the technological ......read more
October 25, 2017 – Saudi International Petrochemical Company (SIPCHEM) is collaborating with DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) to accelerate progress in improving process safety management.
“SIPCHEM has embraced strong principles related to safety, and is dedicated to protecting its employees,” said Ahmad A. Al-Ohali, CEO of SIPCHEM. “There is a strong desire within our leadership team to improve SIPCHEM even further by strengthening our safety culture, improving capabilities and embedding sustainable process safety systems.”
Ibrahim A. ......read more
The Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community is living up to its creators’ ambitions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2017: The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, revealed the results of one year of monitoring at the city during WETEX 2017, which ran from 23rd to 25th October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Sustainable City, a joint venture between Diamond Developers and SEE Nexus, participated at WETEX for the second consecutive year with the biggest stand at ......read more
First-of-its-kind international exhibition on agricultural investments to offer unique perspective on current and future agriculture landscape worldwide
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 October, 2017: Abu Dhabi is gearing up to showcase Agriscape 2017, an international exhibition dedicated to agricultural investments abroad and organized by the Abu Dhabi Food Security Alliance (ADFSA) in collaboration with the Food Security Center – Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential ......read more
UAE, October 25, 2017- His Excellency Dr. Eng. Abdulla Salem Al Kathiri, Director General of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport (FTA), was awarded the 'Maritime Standard Outstanding Achievement Award' at the fourth annual of 'The Maritime Standard Awards. The event, which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, is considered to be one of the most important awards in the Maritime industry that aims to honor individuals ......read more
October 24, 2017: Genetec Inc, the leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, successfully hosted a two-city roadshow in the Middle East region, which was held last October 24, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuwait City and October 25, 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. The roadshows are organized in partnership with HID Global, the leading manufacturer of secure identity solutions and a subsidiary of Assa Abloy.
According to Genetec's senior officials, the roadshow series are positioned to serve as a ......read more
DP World is proud to support and contribute to Dubai’s vision to become the world’s leading cruise tourism hub, Mr. Bin Sulayem
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 October, 2017: With Dubai becoming a premiere international cruise destination, DP World is ready to take on the increasing influx of holiday makers with the start of the 2017-18 cruise tourism season and is expecting 115 luxury cruise ships from 22 ocean-sailing cruise lines to berth at Mina Rashid’s Dubai Cruise Terminal facilities over the coming season.
The Dubai Cruise Terminal, operated by DP World, ......read more
Philips Lighting showcases smart city technology at WETEX 2017
October 23, Dubai, UAE: Philips Lighting, the world leader in lighting, is showcasing its connected lighting technology at the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in support of the 'Dubai plan 2021' that seeks to make Dubai a smart, integrated and connected city.
The event is being held from 23-25 October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for Philips Lighting’s pavilion this year is ‘Empowering Smart Cities with Connected ......read more
TAQATI - Dubai Energy Efficiency Program announces the successful completion of the pilot ‘Home Energy Advice Program’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22 2017: Building on the momentum to improve energy efficiency in Dubai, TAQATI - Dubai Energy Efficiency Program announced the successful completion of the pilot ‘Home Energy Advice Program’. The program was run across 60 homes in Dubai as part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) ‘Ideal Home Initiative’ and supports DEWA’s efforts to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative launched ......read more
Masdar’s funding towards Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre supports commitment of Abu Dhabi to promote knowledge economy
Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017: A new research centre at the University of Manchester in England aimed at marketing products and technologies made from a “wonder material” known as graphene will be called The Masdar Building.
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, is the principal funder of the purpose-built Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), which held its formal “topping out” ceremony attended ......read more
First of 84 new STS automated gantry cranes arrive with retrofitted equipment servicing global shipping alliances
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October, 2017: Global trade enabler DP World is stepping up container handling productivity at its flagship Jebel Ali Port, by adding 1.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) to Container Terminal 3 (T3).
The expansion is in response to emerging market demand and increases the port’s capacity from 18 million TEU to 19.5 million TEU. T3 now has a capacity of 4 million TEU and will be the world’s largest ......read more
Demand for eco-products on the rise, even as the global market for sustainable cleaning products is expected to reach USD 51 billion by 2021, says industry experts ahead of MECTW 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW) launches ‘Green Zone’, a platform which will allow the exhibitors of the three shows under MECTW, to showcase their eco-friendly products. Eco-friendly products, green cleaning and sustainable development have become the key topics of discussion for the cleaning industry, here in the region and globally. Industry ......read more
October 17, 2017. Dubai, UAE: H.E Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai’s Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Chairman of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), called on all bodies and entities concerned with the UAE’s maritime sector to strengthen cooperation in supporting the country’s candidacy for Category B membership under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. He emphasized the importance of a successful bid and the role of the UAE as a key player in the international maritime sector. He explained that the membership plays an ......read more
Trade mission aimed to strengthen bilateral ties and explore trade and investment opportunities opening up in Malta
Chamber-led delegation held meetings with Maltese Prime Minister, top government officials, and business leaders
Maltese Minister of Foreign Trade and Promotion: Malta compliments Dubai’s role in the Gulf region as a player in the field of trade and investment
H.E. Al Ghuair: Malta is an ideal trading partner to Dubai and the emirate serves as a gateway for Maltese businesses that want to access growth markets in the GCC, Africa, and Asia
Dubai, UAE, ......read more
United Furniture’s latest collection brings joyful colours and designs
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2017: In time for Diwali celebrations, United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, has launched its latest festive range of furniture and home décor. United Furniture aims to create the perfect celebratory atmosphere for homes with a whole new line of furniture and accessories that is bright, colorful and cheery.
United Furniture shares the festive spirit this season with an extensive range of stylish furniture, furnishings and ......read more
Sharjah-UAE: 16 October, 2017: Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company, has won the prestigious Port and Terminal Operator Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa 2017 for the second consecutive year.
Tom Nauwelaerts, managing director of Momentum Logistics, Gulftainer's third-party logistics (3PL) division, received the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Dubai. Gulftainer stood out among strong competition from DP World UAE Region, Abu Dhabi Ports, Red Sea ......read more
October 15, 2017: Global Food Industries (GFI), a world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company and part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in UAE. GFI has expressed its commitment towards playing a significant role in the ongoing efforts to address the steadily increasing demand for healthy food products in the UAE. In line with this, the company has revealed its new and unique ‘Aqua Kale’ concept, which covers the cultivation of this organic, halal-certified, and pesticide-free leafy cabbage without using soil as it is fully grown on water. To date, ......read more
14 October 2017 - As per the directives of Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Dubai Police’s Quality and Excellence and Chairman of the Emirates Intellectual Property Association’s (EIPA) Board of Directors, the participants of a recently concluded joint workshop between EIPA and Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) has recommended the creation of intellectual property departments across all government entities in the UAE. The workshop, which was held under the theme ‘Intellectual Property and Support of Government ......read more
Dari Home opens its new branch in The Dubai Mall.
With a specialization in kitchenware and homeware appliances, Dari Home is a true pioneer in smart home solutions.
Dari Home located in The Dubai Mall and Mercato Mall.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2017: Dari Home, a popular kitchenware and homeware brand in Dubai opens its store at The Dubai Mall recently. Dari Home kitchenware houses a wide variety of colourful and bright kitchen accessories that makes cooking easy and enjoyable at the same time.
The new store hosts a range of stainless steel ......read more
Dubai, October 12, 2017: With Christmas just around the corner, preparing for the holidays has just become easier with the launch of the widest selection of seasonal products at Al-Futtaim ACE.
The Christmas collection from Al-Futtaim ACE features an extensive range of products from indoor and outdoor decorations, gifting, dining wear, a selection of gift wrapping and even your choice of an artificial or natural Christmas tree.
Al-Futtaim ACE are offering fantastic gift ideas for the whole family, including for him, her and the kids. Pick up a Nespresso machine for ......read more
Addaera Research & Polls Centre, the first local independent public opinion survey centre in the UAE, launched two new publications on the awareness level about domestic violence and human trafficking crimes.
The first publication titled “The Level of Awareness about Domestic Violence in the UAE Community” examines and evaluates the level of public awareness about domestic violence concept and forms according to the results of a field survey conducted in collaboration with Dubai Foundation for Women & Children (DFWAC). The release focuses on multiple aspects related to ......read more
New range showcases the latest line of refrigerators, washing machines and built-in kitchen appliances designed specifically for modern urban lifestyles
Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2017: Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the region and a division of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC, has launched a new line of large kitchen appliances from ‘Siemens’ - a world renowned brand with a vision to create exceptional home solutions. The new range will be available in Better Life showrooms across Dubai. It showcases the latest line of refrigerators, washing ......read more
1. Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie, tour Masdar City one of the world’s most sustainable communities
2. Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie visit Yahsat Space Lab, located at Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 11, 2017: Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) welcomed Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Luxembourg together with His Excellency Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2017: United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, has unveiled its latest bedroom set collection with pieces that are tastefully done in solid wood in a variety of styles like – four-poster, modern, classic, funky and leather upholstered, giving each set a unique identity. With an extensive assortment of stylishly crafted, top quality furniture and home accessories, United Furniture offers the perfect blend of functionality and fashionable living.
Commenting on their latest bedroom sets, Mr. Anup Ravindranath, Director, United ......read more
Product Description and Price (AED)
1. Monster Double Seat Suspended Swing - 1,499
2. Drop Hanging Chair with Stand - 1,099
3. Homeworks Coruna Aluminium Day Bed with Mosquito Net - 6,199
4. Johannesburg 4-Seater Rattan High Table Dining Set - 5,999
5. Geneva 5-Seater Rattan High Table Sofa Set - 3,999
6. Syntia 6-Seater Rectangular Teak Wood Dining Set - 5,499
7. Flamingo 6-Seater Aluminium Dining Table Set - 3,499
8. Flamingo 8-Seater Aluminium Dining Table Set - 2,999
9. Modena 5-Seater Wicker Sofa Set ......read more
October 8, 2017 - ELM, a leader in innovative solutions and owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has unveiled the launch of its three new electronic services--‘Ethraa,’,‘(HIS) Medical service’ and ‘Salamah’--during their participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which opened today October 8, 2017 and will run until October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The new set of the company’s ......read more
Partners tour facility to celebrate new era for Port de Sète
Investment in trade and marine infrastructure signal economic growth for city and wider region
Dubai, United Arab Emirates/ Sète, France, 7 October2017: Leaders of the Sète Port Authority, The Occitanie Region and P&O Ports have toured the city’s container terminal in the south of France following the three-year management contract awarded to the multi-purpose ports operator in July this year.
On a visit to Sète this week, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation ......read more
Dubai, UAE; October 05, 2017: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE is organizing a design competition for university students in the UAE, as part of the 46th National Day celebrations. Students specializing in interior design and fine art courses from universities across UAE are entitled to enroll in this competition called ‘I Love UAE’.
Following the theme of the ‘UAE National Day’, students are supposed to superimpose their digital artwork on the image of a table lamp provided. The top 5 shortlisted entrees will be given the ......read more
Event highlights opportunities, challenges in transition towards greener economy
Eng. Al Abdooli from Ministry of Climate Change and Development (MoCCaE): Green growth efforts would result in 4 to 5.5% higher GDP growth and create 160,000 new jobs by 2030
Dubai-UAE: 4 October, 2017: Dubai Science Park (DSP), the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, today convened the eighth edition of its Green Leadership Series, discussing the progress of Dubai’s green economy transformation. Industry advocates gathered at The Address Dubai Mall to ......read more
US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund seeks to bring energy security to Caribbean region
The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund is one of the largest renewable energy initiatives in the Caribbean region
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 5 October, 2017: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar to finalise financing and to bolster collaboration in implementing projects within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Caribbean ......read more
Logistics industry expected to reach $15.5 trillion by 2020
October 4, 2017, Dubai (UAE): The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), the oldest association of freight and logistics service providers in the Middle East, will bring the spotlight on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a logistics hub at the world’s largest gathering of international freight and logistics experts and decision makers at the FIATA World Congress to be held in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, from October 4-8.
UAE is among the biggest contributors to the GCC’s logistics sector. With Dubai ......read more
Bahrain - October 3, 2017- RIPE NCC successfully organized a roundtable meeting of Arab telecommunications ministries and Arab ICT regulatory bodies recently at the Ritz-Carlton, Manama in Bahrain. The meeting, which was opened by His Excellency Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammad, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Bahrain. Axel Pawlik, Managing Director of RIPE NCC, discussed key ways on how to drive in more development and economic growth for the Arab region’s Internet sector. Additionally, the roundtable addressed the challenges posed by cyberthreats and ......read more
Four SMART Tag installation centres already operating across the UAE
Mobile units are also now carrying out installations for vehicle fleets
All ADNOC Distribution service stations to convert to SMART technology in Q2’2018
Abu Dhabi, 03 October, 2017: As part of its ‘SMART Service Stations’ initiative and introduction of cashless ADNOC Wallet-linked payment options, ADNOC Distribution; the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and commercial fuelling services, is now expanding its SMART Tag installation facilities through ......read more
October 03, 2017: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) will put the spotlight anew on a range of contemporary issues and growth drivers that are influencing the steadily climbing regional facilities management (FM) industry when it hosts this year’s edition of the premier Saudi Arabia Confex.
Set to take place from October 9 to 10, 2017 at the Movenpick Hotel in Riyadh, the event will gather world-renowned FM experts and leaders to tackle major topics of national and international importance – including sustainability, smart cities, innovation, disruptive ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017: Danube Home, the UAE's leading home interior and décor brand announced its exclusive Garden Collection 2018 on 2nd of October 2017 at its Sheikh Zayed Road store. The new collection is inspired by ‘The World’ to create a garden that complements your property. The products are exclusively designed to help you to find solace in the sanctum that is nature. As part of the new launch, a new 2018/19 catalog was introduced, which is an 88-page, full-color book features more than 1500 items serving as a complete resource guide for outdoor ......read more
The first career platform using artificial intelligence, LEAP, has set up its base in Dubai after securing 3 million AED in funding.
The team behind the conception of LEAP are experienced professionals from within the region – many of whom have a network of existing enterprises within the GCC. With 3 million AED in funding, LEAP has plans to expand quickly, on a global scale within its first year of operation.
LEAP – a new career platform – was developed due to an awareness that the majority of recruitment resources and processes were not only outdated, but incredibly ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 02 October 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the sole operator of light vehicle inspection centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is upgrading the information technology systems at its 21 centers across the emirate.
The one-day upgrading operation will take place on Friday 6 October 2017. Consequently, service will be suspended that day at the four centers that usually operate on Fridays: namely, Abu Dhabi Main Center, Al Ain Main Center, Mahawi Center and Al Samha Center. Service will resume as usual the next morning on Saturday 7 October 2017.
Highlighting the importance of the ......read more
Internet sensation, unshakable optimist and inspirational speaker, Simon Sinek believes HR must focus on the humans, not the resources
Dubai, UAE; 2 October 2017: Simon Sinek, the world-renowned speaker, best-seller author and popular advocate for workforce fulfilment, believes that the misconceived role of HR and the people who work in the profession needs to change in order to positively impact the success of an organisation.
Speaking ahead of his livestream guru session at the HR Summit & Expo 2017, Sinek said: “In my opinion, HR serves one of the most valuable jobs ......read more
September 30, 2017: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) successfully presented a working paper entitled 'Innovation and Creativity in the UAE' during its participation at the second China Quality Conference, which was held recently, 2017 in the People's Republic of China (PROC). EIPA's presence at the event was aimed towards sharing and learning more about best practices in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) while also complementing the UAE's commitment towards participating in international conferences to help facilitate a smoother and ......read more
Creative collaboration with Triton and Aston Martin
Concept design leading to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition submersible
Innovative design marries expertise from the luxury automotive and marine worlds
First project by Aston Martin Consulting
Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017: Aston Martin is proud to announce a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–of-the-art submersibles. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury ......read more
Alifax Gulf Brings Latest Microbiology Patent Instruments to UAE
Plans to expand business to cover all GCC countries
28 Sept. 2017, Dubai, UAE: AKAB International Investment (AKAB), the pioneer in transportation & logistics, construction and trading investment together with AliFax, one of the leading Italian companies specialized in the development, production and distribution of clinical diagnostic instrumentation, announced their joint venture and distribution agreements to launch Alifax Gulf in the UAE with expansion plans to cover all the GCC countries.
Alifax ......read more
DUBAI, U.A.E., 28 September 2017: The Emirates Group has partnered with PwC Middle East to offer UAE National graduates a secondment opportunity in one of the world’s leading professional services network. Two UAE National Emirates Group employees have been selected this year to partake in PwC’s Watani Graduate Programme, providing them with a unique training opportunity in fields such as consultancy, assurance, audit and finance.
The selected UAE National employees have successfully passed the rigorous PwC selection process and began their 12-month secondment with ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 27 September, 2017: Home Centre, the largest home retailer in the Middle East, celebrated the launch of its new catalogue with workshops hosted by popular interior designer Nisrine El Lababidi Moghraby from Harf Noon Design Studio and Anri Hamilton, Style and Trends Manager at Home Centre.
Held at the Royal Majlis at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, the exclusive event drew the participation of prominent personalities from the home décor space and media representatives. Members of senior management from Home Centre, also attended the launch.
The evening revolved ......read more
UAE, September 26, 2017- The list of winners of Arabia CSR Network’s 10th Arabia CSR Awards, the latest edition of the Arab region’s premier Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability accolade, were officially revealed during the awarding ceremony held in Dubai. The event was attended by senior government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives from various organisations and leading sustainability champions, which included His Excellency (H.E.) Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, President, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Department of Civil ......read more