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    ENEC Completes Significant Tests of Unit 3 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

    Cold Hydrostatic Testing successfully completed at Unit 3 Significant step towards the completion of Unit 3 of the Barakah plant Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 December 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed Cold Hydrostatic Testing (CHT) at Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The testing, which is a crucial step towards the completion of Unit 3 of the 4-unit Barakah plant, incorporated the lessons learned from Units 1 and 2 and represents a significant milestone in the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.   Prior to the commencement of CHT, Unit 3’s Nuclear Steam Supply Systems were flushed with demineralized water, and the Reactor Pressure Vessel Head and Reactor Coolant Pump Seals were installed. During the Cold ......read more

    Get up to 50% discount at Home and Soul during the Dubai Shopping Festival

    Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018:  It’s nearly that time of the year again where us shopaholics start preparing ourselves to pick up the latest bargains at our favourite stores. While the DSF offers start pouring in and take over, it can be a little overwhelming to shop effectively but the Home and Soul sale is one not be missed. With up to 50% off on a huge selection of beautiful homeware items which can be purchased both online and in store, it’s the perfect opportunity to give your home a little refresh ahead of the new year. The DSF sale starts 16th December until 28th January 2019. 

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    New maritime law seen as key initiative to boost UAE's sea trade

    STA Law Firm says legislation will reinforce the country’s position as a preferred shipping destination Dubai, UAE, 13 December, 2018:    Built on traditional pearl diving and dhow building, the UAE’s maritime industry dates back centuries, remaining fundamental to the economy, and legal experts say a new law will significantly benefit the country’s sea trade. The first draft of the UAE’s new maritime law is expected to be ready in early 2019, and will then be passed to stakeholders for feedback, before being submitted to the federal government for approval. STA Law Firm, which has represented many of the UAE maritime industry’s major players, believes the new law is a key step to addressing some of the critical problems faced by the industry. Additionally, the new law will reinforce ......read more

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

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

    GROHE Rapido SmartBox: Universal Solution for More Individuality in Showers

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

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

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

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

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

    Backing the next generation of solar power innovators

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

    Oil rallies on Opec+ production cut, gold breaks higher

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

    Port Rashid receives 5 cruise airliners on a single day

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

    The Interiors Gift Guide with Home and Soul

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

    Kartik Aaryan attends Danube bash

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

    Middle East economies are still dominated by oil sector development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pan Emirates gives back on the 47th UAE National Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Schneider Electric and Verger Delporte Partner for Electricity Innovation

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

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

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

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

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

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    Khalifa Fund joins ADNOC's In-Country Value Program

    The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has joined a workshop on the implementation of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) new In-Country Value (ICV) strategy that was launched to help stimulate socio-economic value, promote locally-made content and products, and nurture government and private partnerships in the UAE. The participation was in keeping with Fund’s vision to be at the forefront of promoting entrepreneurship among UAE citizens and enhancing the competitiveness and growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). During the workshop attended by a number ......read more

    nVent Announces Completion of Separation from Pentair

    Independent, $2.1 billion company focuses on electrical connection and protection  DUBAI, UAE – May 3, 2018 –   nVent Electric plc (NYSE:NVT) (“nVent”), a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, today announced the completion of its separation from Pentair plc (“Pentair”) and its launch as an independent, publicly traded company. nVent shares will begin “regular way” trading on the New York Stock Exchange on May 1, 2018, under the symbol “NVT.”  The company has a leading portfolio of ......read more

    Progress on Global Energy Goals Slow, but Strong Gains in Countries Show Promise

    Dubai, United Arab emirates, May 2, 2018:  The world is not on track to meet the global energy targets for 2030 set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but real progress is being made in certain areas – particularly expansion of access to electricity in least developed countries, and industrial energy efficiency, according to a new report from five international agencies.  Renewable energy is making impressive gains in the electricity sector, although these are not being matched in transportation and heating – which together account for 80% of global energy ......read more

    Introducing the Bali Collection at Home and Soul Dubai

    Hand-crafted and custom-made home accessories Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2018:  Bali is the perfect destination for fans of bohemian art and design, many travel far-and-wide to the popular place in Indonesia to get their hands on the unique and hand-crated pieces. Luckily, Home and Soul have scoured the island’s furniture scene for you, offering you the best sustainable, unique and custom-made pieces here in Dubai making it easier for you to add a touch of ethnic flair to your home. The beautiful hand-made products are made from a combination of natural materials such as rattan, ......read more

    Etihad ESCO throws spotlight on retrofit program achievements at MEFMA CONFEX 2018

    May 1, 2018- Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), threw the spotlight on the energy and cost savings achieved through successful implementation of retrofit programs by Etihad ESCO in the emirate, during his participation as a keynote speaker at the 8th MEFMA CONFEX, which was recently held in Dubai. The two-day event, organized under the theme ‘Sustainable FM Industry through Creative Value-based Innovations,’ included participation of over 500 industry stakeholders that included government representatives, developers, service providers and ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Logistics opens cold storage facility

    New warehouse offerings for Food and Beverage clientele Dubai, April 29, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Logistics, a leading integrated logistics and supply chain solutions provider, has announced the expansion of its services with the opening of a state-of-the-art cold storage warehousing facility in Dubai.  Located at Jebel Ali South Free Zone, the multi-temperature facility has space for more than 1,600 pallets with full temperature control ranging from +18°C to -22°C. The facility incorporates world-class warehouse management technology including capturing all the ......read more

    FMS Tech has been approved as an official in-vehicle monitoring system (IVMS) supplier in Oman

    FMS Tech is now one of seven exclusive suppliers approved in OPAL’s first round of approvals 29 April 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) recently announced Fleet Management Systems & Technologies (FMS Tech) as one of its seven approved in-vehicle monitoring systems (IVMS) suppliers for Oil and Gas Transportation Safety Technology in its first round of approvals.  Oil & Gas Safety Standards and Regulations require multiple qualifications and approvals to be met before a company can supply to the Oil & Gas industry in ......read more

    Redington holds launch events across UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait & Oman to introduce new Microsoft Surface portfolio to channel partners

    April 26, 2018- Redington Gulf, the leading distributor of technology, telecom and lifestyle products, launched the latest edition of Microsoft Surface - the Surface Laptop – for its channel partners during an exclusive event held in Dubai today (Thursday, 26th April, 2018). Along with a demonstration of the Laptop, which is now available for distribution in the UAE, Redington Gulf also provided latest business updates for Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced and Surface Book 2 to its partners at the event. Redington Gulf had launched the new line-up of Microsoft Surface products ......read more

    UAE Partakes in First Jordan International Agricultural Forum and General Assembly Meeting of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development

    April 28, 2018 United Arab Emirates:  The UAE, ably deputized by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), participated in the first Jordan International Agricultural Forum and the 35th session of the General Assembly of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) in the Dead Sea region, Jordan on April 25 and 26.  The UAE’s deputation was presided by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and comprised of high-level officials from the Ministry as well as representatives of the private ......read more

    Dazzle Your Home with Danube Home's Exclusive Design Décor Ramadan Catalogue

    25th April 2018/Dubai, UAE:  Ramadan, the most wonderful time of the year knocks our doors again and Danube Home is all set to give your home a festive facelift with the launch of its exclusive Design Décor catalogue on 25th April 2018 at the Sheikh Zayed Road showroom. The new collection is inspired by a festive theme to transform your home into a Ramadan majlis that woos your guests. The 91 page catalogue inspires trends as well as offers affordable products with almost 100 inspirational home makeover styles. In royal shades of purple, white, silver, gold and a number of other ......read more

    ENEC to Focus on Safety Culture at EmiratesSkills Abu Dhabi 2018

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is highlighting the importance of prioritizing health and safety, during its participation in the EmiratesSkills 2018 National Competition, held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 23 to 25 April 2018. ENEC is the official Health and Safety sponsor and exhibitor, emphasizing the importance of establishing a strong culture of safety in everyday life as well as in the workplace. Around 600 UAE Nationals will compete in the 2018 edition of the EmiratesSkills National ......read more

    Ramadan Guides: Light up you Ramadan with Home Centre

    Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2018:  The festive season is right around the corner and Home Centre would love to share a collection of their best ethnic lanterns and candle stands from the new Ramadan Catalogue.   Home Centre’s Ramadan Catalogue offers amazing options to lighten up the night party décor and uplift the mood. The key highlights, The Gemma Lantern, sporting intricate golden details will add a traditional touch to your homes. While the Home Centre Baqi Candle Stand, engraved with artistic design and beautiful purple stones will give your home the perfect festive look. ......read more

    More Reasons to Head to the Ikea Store!

    IKEA Yas Island and Dubai bring more fun-filled activities and workshops instore from HAG AL LAILA on May 1st to Dining Week from April 28th to May 5th    United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2018:   IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer, is inviting shoppers to join them in a series of celebrations of both local culture and better living throughout the coming weeks in both their Dubai and Yas Island stores.   1) On Tuesday May 1st, IKEA is hosting an afternoon of sweet celebrations for HAG AL LAILA, an Emirati traditional festivity ......read more

    Masdar and Costa Rican Electricity Institute to advance renewable energy development

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2018:  Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, or ICE) have announced a collaboration to promote renewable energy development.  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Eugenia Gutierrez, Member of the Board and Director of ICE, signed a memorandum of understanding to share technical knowledge and project experience. The agreement aims to promote collaboration in utility-scale and off-grid power generation, floating solar ......read more

    Game Changing technologies take centre stage at Middle East Static Equipment Engineering & Maintenance Conference (ME Static)

    Featuring 75 per cent international visitors, 80 per cent decision makers and 65 per cent trade visitors, the event witnessed more than 200 visitors and over 150 delegates on the first day of the event The event witnessed participation from Saudi Council of Engineers, Sahara Petrochemicals Company, Orpic, Saudi Aramco, ADNOC Gas Processing and SABIC among many others United Arab Emirates, Dubai, April 24th 2018:   The oil and gas industry has long recognised the importance of understanding and influencing the role of innovation and technological advancements for static ......read more

    New MEFMA report forecasts FM industry revenues in the GCC to continue growing by 10 per cent annually

    April 23, 2018: A report from the Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA) confidently forecasts that revenues for the GCC region’s FM industry will continue to grow at 10 per cent annually for the next two years. The bullish outlook complements the region's thriving FM segment with local firms placing key focus towards further growing their core business lines. The statement, which is the result of a survey commissioned by MEFMA, attributes the expected growth to drivers like the increasing demand generated from the region's portfolio of construction projects and ......read more

    DMCA explores the future of Dubai's maritime sector & discusses innovative approaches to enhance UAE's global maritime leadership

    Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime (FTA), the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently hosted a workshop themed, ‘The Future of the Maritime Sector in Dubai’ which explored key prospects for bilateral cooperation with the FTA, aimed at further enhancing the maritime sector based on innovation, technology, sustainability and mutual cooperation. H.E. Dr. Al Nuaimi, said: “We are keen to strengthen the joint efforts between federal and ......read more

    Masdar and Emirates Post to deliver new postal services for Masdar Free Zone tenants

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2018:  Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, and Emirates Post – the nations’ leading post and express provider – have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to provide dedicated Emirates Post Business Boxes and postal services for Masdar Free Zone companies.  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer, and Obaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates Post Group, signed the agreement on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. The partnership aims to deliver ......read more

    GROHE DESIGN Presents the New ATRIO Experience Cube at Fuorisalone in Milan

    Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018:  GROHE, the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings, first unveiled an immersive ATRIO installation for guests at the newly renovated GROHE Milan showroom (Via Crocefisso 19) in April during the Fuorisalone. The monumental black experience cube allows visitors to immerse themselves into a multimedia experience depicting an abstract story of the new ATRIO collection – a story of the two distinct characteristics of ATRIO: elegance and precision. By standing in the middle of the cube, the spectators experience ATRIO with all their senses. The ......read more

    Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Marks Earth Day with New Report Release

    On the important occasion of Earth Day, GPCA is pleased to announce the release of the 4th Progress Report, highlighting a major increase in global efforts to prevent marine litter Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region, today marks Earth Day with the release of the 4th Progress Report, highlighting a huge jump in projects worldwide to prevent marine litter from coming into our oceans. The report, which was released by the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA), a ......read more

    Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program inaugurates its first training session

    April 19, 2018 - Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), officially inaugurated the first session of the Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) program recently, alongside Professor Abdullah Al Shamsi, Vice Chancellor of the British University in Dubai (BUiD). The session, which forms part of the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program, was held from April 16 to 18 at BUiD. The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program, which combines an array of internationally and locally certified training programs and modules, is an initiative by the ......read more

    Government of Ras Al Khaimah Makes Key Appointments to Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority

    - Nishant Dighe Chief Executive Officer of RAKPA Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 19 April 2018:   After the recent announcement of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah appointing His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi as Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority (“RAKPA”), Nishant Dighe is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of RAKPA. Nishant Dighe, also the Chief Executive Officer of RAK Gas, is appointed to RAKPA on an interim basis until completion of the award of the petroleum rights under RAK’s 2018 petroleum licensing round ......read more

    2XL Launches Special Edition Collection for the Holy Month of Ramadan

    Dubai, UAE; April 19, 2018: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has launched a limited-edition décor collection for the month of Ramadan. Beautiful collection of serving bowls with lunar motifs and decorative Ramadan lanterns will be ideal for get together events with family and friends during Ramadan.  According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager of 2XL, “Visiting family and friends, gifting and dining together are part of the month of Ramadan. At 2XL, our creative team of designers have put together a thoughtful collection for the season, ideal for ......read more

    Caparol Paints introduces advanced German technology spray plasters in the UAE

    Dubai, April 17, 2018:   Caparol Paints, a leading player in the global paints industry, has expanded its portfolio with the launch its own line of advanced generation SprayPlaster system. Caparol has been at the forefront of adopting new technologies, which complement the local market conditions. Caparol SprayPlaster system, works as a rectifier and leveler for irregularities in buildings.  Caparol SprayPlaster is a pre-mix acrylic-copolymer based, high-build, all-purpose filler/skim coating which is semi-smooth plaster for concrete surfaces. The SprayPlaster can be used ......read more

    Mumzworld Announce Recruitment Drive To Empower Women in the Middle East

    Multiple Full & Part Time Jobs with Flexible Working Hours Available, Helping Mothers to Return to the Workplace  Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018:  Mumzworld, the region’s leading e-commerce platform for all things mother, baby and child, has taken yet another innovative step in helping to empower mothers with the re-introduction of their pioneering and highly successful ‘return to work’ programme for qualified and professional mums who are looking to return to the workplace. The initiative introduced by the leading award-winning company that was founded by ......read more

    Robust IT infrastructures to aid UAE businesses in ensuring compliance with GDPR

    April 16, 2018 - The widespread adoption of digitization initiatives across the Middle East has also resulted in the growing vulnerability to cyber-attacks. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) alone foiled a total of 86 cyber-attacks against government, semi-government and private sector entities in the UAE during the first two months of 2018. If adequate measures are not taken to mitigate the risk, cyber-attacks will continue to disrupt the progress of digital transformation, which can in turn slow down economic growth. In the light of continuing cyber threats, immediate ......read more

    Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launches three Crypto assets backed by diamonds

    DUBAI – April 16, 2018:   Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launched three Crypto assets backed by certified diamonds. Al Kasir Jewellery Trading and Al Kasir portal, a joint venture under the private office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Obaid Al Maktoum, announced the launch of the innovative diamond trading model using the blockchain technology for the first time in the world.  Al Kasir Group, a joint venture under the private office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Obaid Al Maktoum and Dr. Amit Lakhanpal, Indian entrepreneur, property developer and director of the Al ......read more

    ADNEC hosts Abu Dhabi familiarization trip for North American delegation

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) hosted an international delegation from North America with the aim of familiarizing them with Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre as a preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) and creating more awareness about its world-class facilities, cutting edge infrastructure and strategic location. During the visit, which was organized in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau and Etihad Airways, Khalifa Al Qubaisi, the Acting Chief Commercial Officer of ADNEC, highlighted the immense potential of the ......read more

    Dubai's diverse food scene takes centerstage at Waterfront Market

    What could make the highlight of your weekend better than celebrating Dubai’s diverse food cultures? Indulge in gastronomic heights that no other city in the world can offer at the upcoming Waterfront Market Food Festival hosted by the Waterfront Market, the latest fresh food marketplace and eating joint along the Deira Corniche.   The rich variety of cuisines and innovative twists to tease your palates will take place starting April 27, 2018, featuring exotic Asian choices - from the authentic Filipino fusion to the truly stirring Chinese dishes and lip-smacking Indian ......read more

    Awaidha Al Marar applauds success of operating Taweelah A2 by UAE Nationals

    UAE, April 10, 2018 – H.E. Engineer Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Department of Energy - Abu Dhabi, lauded the Emirates CMS Power Company’s (ECPC) initiative aimed at managing and operating Taweelah A2 in Abu Dhabi by UAE Nationals for one month, noting that its success in achieving its objectives further boosts Emirati employees to handle leading roles in the future within Abu Dhabi’s energy sector.  Al Marar’s statement came after the success of ECPC’s recent initiative to handover the full management and operations of Taweelah A2 to UAE ......read more

    Ideal Standard's latest innovation CONNECT AIR offers contemporary design and unmatched water efficiency

    Ideal Standard’s latest innovation CONNECT AIR offers contemporary design and unmatched water efficiency Connect Air mixers significantly cuts down on water consumption with no loss of flow – the perfect solution to coincide with Earth Day Ideal Standard, which has carved a niche as one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has taken its trend-setting innovation and water expertise to a new level with CONNECT AIR range of mixers, offering a perfect mix of form and function - exquisite design and ......read more

    Final Dome Structure Completed at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

        Construction of Reactor Containment Building Dome Structure for Unit 4 successfully completed; the final unit of the Barakah Plant     Unit 4 Reactor Coolant Loop (RCL) pipe welding and setting of key equipment also completed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018:  Reaching another milestone in the development of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed the Reactor Containment Building (RCB) dome for Unit 4, the final unit of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the ......read more

    Mubadala Petroleum Signed Andaman I PSC in Indonesia

    Abu Dhabi, 09 April, 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for Andaman I, as awarded by the Government of Indonesia in the 2017 Indonesian Licence Round.  Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of the Andaman I PSC and a partner in the Andaman II PSC, operated by Premier Oil, which was also signed last week. The Andaman I and II PSCs are adjacent and located in the underexplored but proven North Sumatra basin offshore Aceh, a region that Mubadala Petroleum has been involved in since 2011 through joint study agreements.  The ......read more

    Etihad Energy to host the 4th Annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit and Awards

    April 8, 2018 - In line with their collective efforts to make Dubai a leading example of energy efficiency for the region and the world, Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO) and TAQATI- the dedicated program management office for the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy - are hosting and strategically endorsing the 4th Annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit and Awards on April 10 and 11, 2018. The event, scheduled to take place at Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Dubai, will showcase some of the latest innovation and retrofit technology being introduced to the market and shed the light on more ......read more

    Global Renewable Generation Continues its Strong Growth, New IRENA Capacity Data Shows

    Sector adds record 167 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity, expands 8.3% in 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE, 07 April 2018:   By the end of 2017, global renewable generation capacity increased by 167 GW and reached 2,179 GW worldwide. This represents a yearly growth of around 8.3%, the average for seven straight years in a row, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).  Renewable Capacity Statistics 2018 is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible figures on renewable energy capacity statistics. It contains nearly 15,000 ......read more

    Agility Wins Prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award

    Award Recognizes Business Excellence and Best Practices in the UAE ABU DHABI, UAE – April 4, 2018 –   Agility, a leading global logistics provider, received the Silver Award for business excellence at the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.  The award was presented to Agility at a ceremony held at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Agility Abu Dhabi was recognized for its excellence in quality and ......read more

    Ensuring water security for future generations is the biggest challenge, says Suhail Al Mazrouei

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 3, 2018:  The biggest challenge for the UAE’s Minister of Energy and Industry is ensuring water security for the country’s future generations.  Speaking at the inaugural edition of the Global Leaders Forum, held in Dubai on April 3, 2018, His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, the UAE’s Minister of Energy and Industry, said, “The UAE has already put in place a strategy to reduce water consumption. This is the priority for everyone to look at now for the sake of future generations.” “We need to stop ......read more

    DHL launches cargo bike delivery service in the UAE

    An initiative of DHL’s ‘GoGreen’ program, the cubicycle will help reduce emissions by minimizing mileage and time spent on the road by standard delivery vehicles Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 03, 2018:  DHL, the world’s leading international delivery services provider, is transforming its approach to delivery services by piloting a kinetic energy based cargo bicycle program for inner-city deliveries in the UAE.  The DHL cubicycle is a customized four-wheel bike that is designed and able to carry containers with a load of 125 kilograms. The ......read more

    Government of Ras Al Khaimah Launches Petroleum Licensing Round

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 2 April 2018:  The Government of Ras Al Khaimah has announced the official launch of RAK’s 2018 petroleum licensing round (the “Licensing Round”) and the establishment of the new Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority – the regulator responsible for the Licensing Round tendering process and ongoing management of petroleum rights.   These actions reflect the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, regarding the development of the Emirate and its ......read more

    Artisan wood collection to add a classic touch

    Dubai, April 02, 2018:   United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE has launched the perfect wooden furniture and décor. Wooden furniture and accessories have sustained the changing times and trends of contemporary interior design and room decorating with various offerings that add a rustic feel to a room.  United Furniture’s new collection consists of beautifully carved centerpieces, attractive lamps, funky wooden mirrors, frames, wooden accent chairs, stylish units, wooden frames for beds and fancy wooden vases.  Commenting on the ......read more

    HBMSU's Board of Governors holds 2nd meeting & praises the launch of school of Artificial Intelligence

    UAE, March 31, 2018 - H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors (BOG), headed the 2nd meeting of the university’s BOG for 2017/2018. The meeting held recently in Dubai discussed the three agreements entered into by the university with three government bodies as well as launch of the ‘Entrepreneur Club.’ It was also an opportunity to showcase the university’s efforts to promote smart education, digital transformation within the ......read more

    SUC Organized a Seminar on Case Studies and Research

    Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018:  Skyline University College hosted the National Seminar on Case Studies and Research on March 26, 2018 at SUC campus. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Faisal Ali Mousa, Chairman of FAM Holding. Dr. Mousa delivered a motivational speech where he shared his experiences of a journey starting from 3000 dirhams to 3 billion dirhams. He talked about the challenging times of his career as well as the strategies and the principles he always adhered to.  SUC Professor, Dr. Gouher Ahmed was the first speaker of the seminar who discussed the topic, ......read more

    DSI announces the appointment of Group Chief Executive Officer

    Dubai, UAE – March 29 2018 – The Board of Directors of Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, announced the appointment of Dr. Fadi Feghali as the Group Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1st of April 2018. Dr. Fadi currently manages DSI’s international business units since joining the company in October 2017, and he will be overseeing all aspects of strategy and business implementation for the global DSI Group of companies in his new role. Dr. Fadi is widely ......read more

    Torresol Energy Celebrates Ten Years of Solar Thermal Power Generation

    Collaborative Masdar- and SENER-backed solar company has paved the way for the development of more efficient concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies Dubai,UAE, March 29, 2018: In the ten years since it was established through a collaboration between Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and SENER, the Spanish engineering and technology specialist, Torresol Energy has steadily pursued its mission to improve the competitiveness of large-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. Since 2008, the 60/40 joint venture between SENER and Masdar has demonstrated that the ......read more

    Gulf Oil Middle East partners with Al Naboodah Group Enterprises to enhance its UAE distribution network

    DUBAI – March 29, 2018:   Gulf Oil Middle East Ltd (GOMEL), a part of Hinduja Group and a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf Oil International Ltd (GOI), announced its strategic partnership with Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the leading conglomerates in the UAE. Under the agreement, ANGE will distribute Gulf Oil’s entire range of automotive and industrial lubricants in the UAE, in both B2B and B2C market segments.    Gulf Oil is an iconic global brand with presence in more than 110 countries, producing and marketing a comprehensive range of high ......read more

    DSI to Issue a Convertible Sukuk in Q2 2018 in Succession of the Recapitalization Program

    Dubai, UAE – March 28, 2018 – Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, announced today that it is targeting to issue a sukuk convertible into equity in Q2 2018. On 27 March 2018, the DSI Board of Directors approved plans for the issuance of convertible sukuk with an indicative value of minimum AED 450 Million or the equivalent in other currencies, as private placement or public issuance to be converted to shares over a maximum period of 5 years, at a price of AED 3 per ......read more

    Renish Group officially launches Alaska International with higher storage capacity

    March 27, 2018 - Renish Group, a growing company in oil space, has officially launched its Hamriyah port-based storage facility in the UAE, the Alaska International FZE, with higher capacity at 22 tanks as part of its continuing efforts to boost its storage ability and expand its operations in the Middle East.   Renish Group acquired Alaska International in 2013 with just 60,000 m3 capacity for petroleum products. In just a few years, the company has increased its storage capacity to 125,000 m3 spread across its 22 tanks in light of expanding its operations in the region for base ......read more

    Alliance for Youth Launches in Saudi Arabia, Plans to Impact 50,000 Youth and Employ 3,000 by 2020

    Dubai, 27 March 2018:   An Alliance for Youth bringing together companies and other entities interested in helping young people in the region enhance their skills and develop their careers is launching in Saudi Arabia, contributing to the regional commitment to impact 50,000 and employ 3,000 local youth by 2020.    The Alliance in Saudi Arabia, coming two years after the regional launch based on a model created by Nestlé Middle East; is starting off with partnership between Alawwal Bank, Ikea, Mayar (Muhaidib Foods), Nielsen, Savola, Tamer Group, and the University of ......read more

    ENEC Showcases Opportunities in the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at National Service Career Fair

    ENEC’s wide range of technical scholarships offer talented students the opportunity to develop nuclear-related skills and acquire hands-on experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 March 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its operating subsidiary Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) have offered a wide range of scholarships and showcased unique career opportunities to Emiratis at the National Service Career Fair, that took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 25 and 27 March 2018. ENEC and Nawah presented a wide range of ......read more

    Dream Job Alert: Airbnb Is Looking for A Luxury Home Consultant on LinkedIn

    Abu Dhabi, 27th March, 2018:   Do you pride yourself on being a connoisseur of all things luxury? Airbnb is looking to hire a luxury home consultant based in Abu Dhabi. The hospitality brand posted a job description for the role on global careers site LinkedIn earlier this month.  The job posting states that the role is for the Luxury Retreats arm of Airbnb and would involve the candidate going through detailed inspections of the Luxury accommodation, being Airbnb’s eyes on the ground in terms of ensuring the standards and quality of homes. The position is only for ......read more

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