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

    International Renewable Energy Agency to support Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province,  become China’s first energy transition pilot city Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018:  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today signed a co-operation agreement with the People’s Government of Hebei Province, China to provide the city of Zhangjiakou with a renewable energy roadmap that will support its ambition to deliver a low-carbon Winter Olympics in 2022. The agreement will also help the city become China’s first energy transition pilot city. As co-host of the Winter Olympics with Beijing, Zhangjiakou aims to generate 50 per cent of its power from renewable sources by 2020. The agreement, signed by IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin and the Governor of Hebei Province, Xu Qin, will more

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

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2018:  Shams Power Company, the developer, owner and operator of the UAE’s first large-scale solar power project, Shams 1, is celebrating five years of uninterrupted electricity generation at the plant this month.  Located in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi’s western region, the 100 megawatt-capacity (MW) Shams 1 was the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world at the time of its inauguration in 2013 and the first plant of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa. It also represented the world’s largest financing transaction for a solar energy project. Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has an 80 per cent stake in Shams Power, while Total, the world’s fourth-ranked international oil & gas company, owns 20 per cent. Shams 1 uses more

    Pegaga Gas Development in Malaysia Approved

    Abu Dhabi, 21 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Carigali) and Sarawak Shell Berhad have reached the Final Investment Decision for the Pegaga gas field development in Block SK 320, offshore Malaysia. The project will now proceed to the construction and installation stage. Mubadala Petroleum is Operator of Block SK 320 with 55 percent interest, PETRONAS Carigali holds 25 percent, and Sarawak Shell Berhad 20 percent interest respectively. Mubadala Petroleum and its partners are expected to invest in excess of USD 1 billion into the development with first gas expected by third quarter of 2021. Dr Bakheet Al Katheeri, CEO of Mubadala Petroleum, commented: “The Pegaga gas project is Mubadala Petroleum’s first development in Malaysia and represents an important more

    Caparol Paints unveils colours for the season

    The leading German paint brand has introduced colours and textures to redefine homes and other spaces this summer Dubai, March 21, 2018:   Caparol Paints, a leading player in the global paints industry, has introduced its summer shades for 2018. The summer colours are inclusive of a wide palette of pastel and bright shades. Caparol Paints has gone big with colours that create soothing and stylish effects while adding aesthetically to the most inclusive quality of a space - paint. Caparol has aptly named the shades according to the colours and are categorized under core shade types. Rose, flamenco, apricot and lavender fall into the pink-purple shade category while arctic, arctis, patina and moos are categorized under the blue-green shades. Curcuma and curry form shades of yellow.  Commenting on Caparol’s more

    Mums with top notch sleuthing skills wanted at Dragon Mart

    Are you a full time mum but a big kid at heart? We have the perfect job for you Dubai, 18 March 2018:  Think your powers of observation and deduction could rival those of the great Sherlock Holmes? If so, your services could be in demand at Dragon Mart as it launches a massive job hunt for a Toy Detective to explore the mall for the coolest kids’ toys on the market. This unconventional job – open to all mothers over 21 years old living in the UAE – requires oodles of passion and commitment as well as a keen eye for the best children’s toys at Dragon Mart. The chosen Toy Detective must also be ready to share her adventure and recommendations with other mums across the UAE.  The successful candidate will be appointed as Dragon Mart’s Toy Detective for a one month, taking on an intensive role more

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

    Dubai-UAE: 15 March, 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) witnessed significant interest from Emiratis seeking job opportunities in the charity and social work domain at Careers UAE 2018.    During its participation in the leading job fair for UAE nationals that concluded today at the Dubai World Trade Centre, AMAF’s representatives introduced job seekers to the Foundation’s work, objectives and initiatives. In addition, they offered the Emirati youth advice on how to build a successful career in humanitarian work. Over the course of the three-day event, AMAF received over 1200 job applications from Emirati students and fresh graduates. The Foundation will review the applications and select suitable candidates according to the recruitment needs of each department. New hires will more

    ABB records steady growth in the UAE

    Digitalization and clean energy integration transforming the energy landscape in the country Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018:   ABB, the pioneering technology leader, has recorded steady and sustained growth in the United Arab Emirates in 2017.  “ABB is seeing profitable growth and a huge opportunity in this market as we are partners to both the energy and industrial revolution that is taking place in the country and around the world,” said Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director, ABB. The company has been a stable partner to the country’s development and is continuing to push boundaries by supporting the transformation of energy landscape.  Commenting on ABB’s four-decade history in the UAE, Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director, said, “A land of endless possibilities is how the UAE more

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

    MyDHL+ simplifies and streamlines the international shipping process    Dubai, 14th March 2018 –   DHL, the world’s leading international express delivery services provider, has unveiled MyDHL+, an industry-leading global shipping application in the UAE, which will bring new levels of speed and simplicity to the cross-border shipping process.   Shippers ranging from small businesses to large global corporations will be able to benefit from MyDHL+ and its intelligent, streamlined interface – which means fewer steps and considerably greater functionality than anything DHL has previously offered.    MyDHL+ is mobile friendly that can be accessed on all mobile web platforms and integrates the functionality of 13 different applications on a single user-friendly platform. more

    Dubai Customs announces 132 jobs at Careers UAE 2018

    Under the theme “Innovative workplace searches for you” Dubai, UAE, 13th March 2018:   Dubai Customs participated in Careers UAE 2018 in its 17th year, organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre from 13 to 15 March 2018 under the theme “Innovative workplace searches for you”. The participation is part of Dubai Customs efforts to qualify and develop national human capital, being a main pillar of the UAE Vision 2021.   On the first day, Dubai Customs launched its “Innovation in Customs” initiative that helped showcase the innovations of its employees. The initiative serves also as an interactive platform to help male and female nationals learn about the innovative environment at Dubai Customs.   Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director –  Human more

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

     Dual projects designed to enhance Seychelles' capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources  ADFD-funded energy projects electrify thousands of homes in island nation Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 March, 2018:   Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced an allocation of AED64.2 million for the development of two projects in the Republic of Seychelles that will enhance the country's capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources. Confirming the Fund’s support, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD signed two agreements, the first with His Excellency Didier Dogley, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change of the Seychelles, and the second with Philip Morin, CEO of the more

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

    Mubadala Petroleum signs agreement with Italian company Eni to purchase interest in Shorouk Concession • Mubadala Petroleum acquires 10 percent interest in the Shorouk Concession in Egypt   Abu Dhabi, 12 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and Italy’s Eni signed an agreement to purchase a 10 percent stake in the Egyptian Shorouk Concession. The signing ceremony was presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy. The stake in the offshore Shorouk Concession encompasses the giant Zohr gas field located in the Mediterranean Sea.   The agreement was signed by HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing more

    Design International to open doors at d3

    Expanding Horizons Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018:  Well known for anticipating market shifts and integrating them into highly creative architectural concepts, Design International is set to open the latest addition to its office network at Building 4 of d3 in the presence of dignitaries and the trendy community of the Dubai Design District attending the 2018 edition of the Italian Design Day on 6th March. Speaking ahead of the office opening, Davide Padoa, said: “We are delighted to open our new office in Dubai. This is testament to our long-standing connection with the region and reflects our admiration for the way the city of Dubai has chosen to embrace the architecture and design industries.  We look forward to working in the Dubai Design District with its stimulating vibe that reflects innovation in a space that more

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

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

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

    Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2018:   Under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment AgraME, which opens tomorrow (6 March) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is set to attract buyers, both locally and internationally, looking to source the latest products and innovative solutions.  Offering a complete end to end solution of products and services, the show has a renewed focus on the Crop Farming, Animal Farming, Aquaculture and Animal Health sectors with a supporting free-to-attend content agenda. All four show verticals are in growing markets, with the MENA aquaculture industry expected to witness production volumes of 2.9 million tons by 2030 and the global animal healthcare market is expected to grow to USD 32.04 billion during the period 2018-2022. Speaking ahead of the exhibition which opens on more

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

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 March 2018 –   Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a subsidiary of the Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), today announced that it will install a 290-kilowatt (KW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system to serve the facility of Khazna Data Centres (Khazna) in Masdar City.  In the presence of Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables and Information Communications Technology for Mubadala, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Hassan Al Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer of Khazna, signed a collaboration agreement on the project, aimed at further advancing Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a hub for renewable energy and clean technology.   Under the terms of the agreement, Masdar’s Energy Services unit will install a solar PV system more

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

    Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Attractive, original, Made in France, this watchmaking creation adopts a very trendy style thanks to its interchangeable double strap. Now the Charisma Twist watch is unveiling its new Liberty straps.   Delicately adorned with fabrics, the Charisma wristwatches are decorated with six different flower prints each more attractive and colorful than the next. The inescapable trend of the season, the "Liberty" pattern matches beautifully when it comes to accessorizing an outfit!   Each Charisma Twist comes with a simple and ingenious system that allows you to change the color of your bracelet in the blink of an eye.   The Twist expresses elegant charm with a wraparound bracelet that embraces even the finest wrists. This attractive Charisma Twist watch takes more

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

    As an integral part of its initiatives to save the marine environment  The association aims to cultivate and promote an environmental consciousness within the maritime community Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:   The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries has successfully announced its collaboration with the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association “HELMEPA” in order to establish the first of its kind non-profit “United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association- UAEMEPA”. Both parties prepared and signed a Declaration of Voluntary Commitment titled “To Save the Marine Environment”, based on HELMEPA’s founding Declaration “To Save the Seas”.  UAEMEPA offers the opportunity, for all those who care for the environment and are more

    Henkel boasts strong sustainability record in 2017

    Sustainability performance improved once more  More than 50,000 employees serving as sustainability ambassadors Partnership launched to stop ocean plastic  Leading positions in international indices and ratings  Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018:   “In 2017, we made clear progress in implementing our sustainability strategy and reaching our sustainability targets. We are proud of the fact that many international rating agencies have recognized our achievements with excellent ratings and have acknowledged Henkel as one of the world’s leading companies in the area of sustainability,” said Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Chair of Henkel’s Sustainability Council.    Creating sustainable value   Henkel aims to create sustainable more

    Introducing Home and Soul Dubai, making your house your sanctuary

    Blanc D’ivoire transforms into new lifestyle concept store blending furniture, fashion design, accessories, and coffee  Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018:  Home and Soul is the evolution of many years travelling to beautiful places and many years of experience within Dubai and the design industry as a whole. Formerly Blanc D’ivoire, Home and Soul Dubai provides a unique concept and lifestyle store like no other.   Owned and curated by Carol and Wael Sukkar, Home and Soul is a true ‘ hidden gem’ found in leafy Jumeirah. Selling beautiful home wear, interior pieces, plants, gorgeous items for your kids, fashion and jewellery brands and its very own coffee shop Fiks - it’s the ultimate lifestyle destination for transforming your home, picking up a gift or treating yourself to a leisurely more

    French Electricity expertise to be showcased once again this year at Middle East Electricity'

    Discover French innovations from March 6 to 8 at the French Pavilion, Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018:  Business France is once again presenting the world-class, innovative and dynamic French electricity sector via the French Pavilion at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition from the 6th to the 8th of March. As a key platform for the introduction of new products and services in the world of electricity, this flagship exhibition continues to be a springboard for French businesses looking to expand in the region. The exhibitors at the French Pavilion are geared to 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 offering across the sector with more

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

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

    ENEC Appoints Peter Dietrich as Chief Nuclear Officer

    Mr. Dietrich brings more than 27 years of international nuclear industry experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 February 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has appointed Peter Dietrich as the Corporation’s Chief Nuclear Officer (CNO). Mr. Dietrich brings substantial international industry expertise from his 27-year career in the nuclear sector.  The position of ENEC CNO serves a strategic function to the organization in supporting the successful development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, including assessing the program plan for the delivery of Units 1 to 4 in adherence to the highest standards of nuclear safety and quality. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi ENEC CEO, said: “I welcome Peter to the executive team that is leading the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and I look forward to more

    Caparol Paints holds interactive workshop for painters in Dubai

    The global leader in paints offers insights into innovative design and usage techniques to the community of painters  Dubai, February 28, 2018:  Caparol Paints, a global leader in the paints industry, recently conducted an exclusive workshop for painters at its facility in Dubai Industrial Park. More than 70 painters from across the UAE attended the event. The workshop was designed to be an interactive session where the painters were given a detailed demonstration and training on basic to advanced levels of paint applications. It involved familiarizing painters with Caparol’s ETICS-technology and familiarizing the German company’s legendary decorative paints. It also involved a session on mastering the art of perfect paint application. Commenting on the workshop, Mr. Mowaffaq Balish, Commercial Director more

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

    Dubai, UAE; February 27, 2017:   2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has launched a new luxury dining room set consisting of cushioned beige colour chairs with matching light wooden colour table. Made of wood veneer, the grey oak dining room set, “Portofino” can accommodate a group of eight easily. The chairs have wooden legs and the rectangular table has stylish thick solid legs giving shock-resistant stability that bears more weight. The collection has a minimalist design which makes it a stylish addition to any kitchen or dining room. Its beige and wooden colour combination easily allows it to match with any colour scheme. According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager, 2XL, “Portofino is ideal for large family gatherings or house party. Dining is so much more than just the more

    John Lewis Home for Timeless Designs

    Thoughtful designs of unrivalled quality with John Lewis SS18 collection Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  With John Lewis heritage and design at its heart, the SS18 collection celebrates authenticity and craftsmanship, inspired by palette of materials, colors and textures across shape and pattern, spanning our entire Home assortment, all intended to elevate everyday items and bring our customers joy through design. Coastal Collection: Our SS18 Coastal colour update is a refined core of soft neutrals and grey tones mixed with a range of calming blues. This colours are used alongside solid woods, linen and natural materials. For SS18 our accent colours have been influenced by the seaside town of Margate in Kent, giving a more retro, industrial feel. We have introduced some new feature pieces this season to project a sense more

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    TASC Outsourcing launches TascTemp, region's first online hiring portal for temporary staff

    DUBAI – September 18, 2017:  Today, TASC Outsourcing, a leading people solutions and talent management company in the GCC, unveiled TascTemp, an innovative online hiring portal which is set to transform the temporary hiring industry in the UAE. TascTemp is the first-of-its-kind solution in the region for temporary staff. This platform is perfect for businesses that need additional staff to meet peak-season demand, or require short-term staff for a crucial project or just to fill-up planned vacancies. Businesses no longer need to worry about last-minute temp staffing; with this more

    ADNOC Distribution launches ‘Back-to-School' promotion

    Around 100 Oasis convenience stores to feature popular school products Abu Dhabi, 18 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has launched a ‘back-to-school’ promotion as part of a range of initiatives to help customers celebrate special events and holidays throughout the year. Around 100 Oasis convenience stores are hosting ‘back-to-school’ promotional stands, featuring popular school products such as Minion’s stationary. ADNOC Distribution is also promoting a ‘Little more

    DMC partners with Marasi News to further reinforce its excellence in the market

    This partnership aims at enhancing the maritime sector in Dubai and the UAE, through providing professional media services dedicated to the maritime sector, in order to raise the awareness about the advanced skills and competencies in the maritime sector  Dubai, UAE, 18th of September 2017:  In line with its vision to be an international maritime hub and to create the best business and maritime services cluster, Dubai Maritime City signed a strategic partnership agreement with Tactics Maritime Creative Communication which is responsible for managing and publishing “Marasi more

    Jafza hosts 328 logistics companies over 4.2million sqm

    UAE economic growth boosting logistics sector says Bin Sulayem  Dubai, 17 September 2017:  Recent forecasts for growth in UAE trade are set to benefit the country’s logistics sector according to DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.  A BMI report published recently forecasts a steady rise in trade of 4.35 percent year on year in 2017, driven by a 5 percent growth in imports and exports of 3.7 percent. The report sees positive economic growth for the UAE over the next five years due to government plans to diversify the economy through the more

    ENEC CEO Highlights Priorities of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at WNA Symposium in London

    ENEC Executives amongst 600 nuclear energy professionals participating in World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, London, UK.  ENEC CEO, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, updates industry leaders on evolution of ENEC and the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 September 2017:  A senior delegation from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), led by Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, has participated in the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, taking place in London, U.K. During the opening session of the conference, Mr. Al more

    ADNOC Distribution Completes the Second Phase of the Officers City Service Station Expansion in Abu Dhabi

    The 2nd phase upgrades the existing station infrastructure and installs new fuel pump technologies The final phase will involve adjunct facility providing 8 fuel pumps and 6 rental spaces for cafes and fast-food restaurants   Abu Dhabi, 16 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the leading operator of retail fueling services outlets in the UAE, today announced the completion of the second phase of the development and expansion of the Officers City Service Station located on the Arabian Gulf Road in Abu Dhabi.    During the second phase of the project, more

    RAK Petroleum plc Releases Half-Year Financial Report for the Period Ended 30 June 2017

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    Archinnova to fully automate Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment's Application Delivery lifecycle

    September 13, 2017: Archinnova, a leading innovative business technology consulting and implementation firm, has been selected by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) to help fully automate its Application Delivery Lifecycle. The company has been appointed by MRHE as a system integrator and is tasked with educating, implementing and supporting the installation and application of the ‘DevOps Solution.’ The move has positioned MRHE among the first government entities in the Middle East region to implement end-to-end, best in breed ‘DevOps Solution,’ which more

    Abu Dhabi Ports recognised for exceptional Security Management; Receives ISO 28000 Certification

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 13, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been accredited with the ISO 28000:2007 certificate of Security Management System for Supply Chain by global certification provider, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). LRQA assessors independently audited the security management system that has been put in place at Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Musaffah Port and more

    Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company PSC receives financial strength rating of ‘A-' (Excellent) & long-term issuer credit rating of ‘a-' from A.M. Best

    UAE, September 13, 2017- Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. PSC (ADNTC), the leading takaful operator in the MENA region, has announced that it has once again received a Financial Strength Rating of ‘A-’ (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ‘a-’ from international rating agency A.M. Best. The outlook for these credit ratings is stable. The positive ratings reflect ADNTC’s strong risk-adjusted capitalisation, in addition to its consistently excellent technical and operating performances as one of the most progressive insurance companies in the United more

    Smart Dubai to be Key 1 Sponsor of UNLOCK Forum on Blockchain & the Future of the Sharing Economy

    The UNLOCK Forum, which will be held between January 14th and 15th of 2018 in Dubai, UAE, will bring together leading international experts on Blockchain technology, as well as more than 400 attendees from across the region. The forum aims not only to increase awareness and knowhow on Blockchain technology and its implementation across various sectors, but also to showcase Dubai Blockchain Strategy’s achievements and future plans for 2020 and beyond. Dubai is revered as one of the only governments globally to have embraced Blockchain in its entirety and across the full spectrum of more

    ADNOC Distribution expands international sales footprint

    ADNOC’s Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant to be sold in Ethiopia and Yemen Abu Dhabi, 13 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and commercial fuelling services, has signed two agreements to sell its popular Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant in Ethiopia and Yemen. The new supply agreements with Ethiopia’s Kinsi General Trading Company and Yemen’s Myco General Trading Company are a further milestone in ADNOC Distribution’s drive to increase business, optimise performance and secure more

    DowDuPont™ Announces Results of Comprehensive Portfolio Review

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    Drake & Scull's new Board of Directors elects Abdulla Atatreh as Group Chairman & Ahmed Saeed Al Hamiri as Vice Chairman

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    Business and academia collaborate at Dubai Science Park to shape the science sector

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    Dubai Maritime City Authority highlights Dubai's achievements to the globe at London International Shipping Week 2017

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    UL and the GCC Laboratories Announce Joint Venture to Strengthen the Middle East's Renewable Energy Infrastructure

    Joint venture will operate as a UL and GCC Lab Company based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Partnership will combine resources, knowledge and expertise to expand services to the region’s renewable energy market. Dubai, September 11, 2017:  Global safety science organization, UL, has announced a joint venture with Saudi-based GCC Lab aimed at strengthening the Middle East’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure.    UL’s regional base operates out of offices in Dubai and its new, state-of-the-art lab facility in Abu Dhabi. The joint venture will operate as a more

    ADNOC Distribution Announces New Retail Price of Unsubsidized LPG for Month of September

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    GOV HR Summit to focus on “people-first” initiatives and developing the national workforce

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    ADNOC Distribution celebrates the opening of its 44th service station in Al Ain City

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    Ministerial Meeting Gathers in Italy to Scale-Up Geothermal Energy Worldwide

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    LED to lead the digital signage industry to the next level

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    Ideal Standard's Strada helps you create stunning bathrooms with the luxurious hotel look.

    Stylish washbasins, bathtubs, shower trays and mixers with a touch of class. Bathrooms have become an important part of the household, a refuge of relaxation and invigoration. Bathroom design is about defining how you use the space you have available to fit your lifestyle. And nobody does it better than Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The wonderful and sophisticated Strada range is the perfect example! With clean lines and streamlined shapes, Strada collection cross-category items are more

    DowDuPont™ Merger Auccessfully Completed

    September 4, 2017 – DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced the successful completion of the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (“DuPont”), effective Aug. 31, 2017. The combined entity is operating as a holding company under the name “DowDuPont™” with three divisions – Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products. Shares of DuPont and Dow ceased trading at the close of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Aug. 31, 2017. Beginning today, DowDuPont will start more

    Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Discusses Areas of Collaboration With Global Safety Science Firm UL

    Dr Mohammed Shaker shared his vision for the sector  UL presented its insight on the latest technologies and developments Collaboration on future projects will be aimed at helping improve the sector and the lives of the Egyptian people Abu Dhabi, 04 September 2017:  The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy met with a global safety science firm to gain some valuable insight to the latest technologies in the sector and the safest methods of adopting them.   Dr Mohammed Shaker received the delegation from UL, a renowned expert with a long heritage of more

    Eros Digital Home Opens New Store in Abu Dhabi

    Eros Digital Home Stores expand their footprint in Abu Dhabi to give shoppers another option in terms of location to experience the multi-brand offerings within the brand range.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd September 2017:  Eros Group, UAE’s trusted distributor and retailer for consumer electronics with a portfolio of world renowned brands under its umbrella, has launched a new Eros Digital Home store in Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi. The new store opening is part of a regional expansion plan making this the 26thoperated store of Eros Digital Home in the UAE. The more

    Oscar award winner A.R. Rahman visits E-City outlet in Dubai Mall

    August 30, 2017: Multi-awarded Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist A. R. Rahman is in Dubai to attend the UAE premiere of his film, 'One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film.' Rahman recently visited the Dubai Mall outlet of E-City, the leading retailer of a chain of world-class multi-brand electronics retail stores across the UAE and part of Albatha Group, one of UAE’s largest conglomerates. During his visit, E-City CEO Jaouad Dakir facilitated him and congratulated him on his new movie “One Heart: The A.R. Rahman Concert more

    IDdesign brings Italian décor heritage to UAE with the new Camelgroup collection

    The collection features ‘Platinum Day’ and ‘Platinum Night’ ensembles that add a touch of tradition to contemporary homes  Dubai, UAE (August 30, 2017):  As part of its pursuit to unveil globally-renowned furniture collections that are in keeping with local trends, IDdesign, a leading international home lifestyle brand offering contemporary furniture and accessories recently unveiled the new home furnishing line from Camelgroup.  A brand that exudes unmistakable Italian design heritage, Camelgroup was founded in 1983 in the north-eastern part of more

    Chinese TV Brand TCL Witnesses Strong Growth Globally

    TCL Multimedia LCD TV sales volume reach 9,603,392 sets in first half with strong performance in overseas markets United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 29th August 2017:  TCL has been making waves across key global markets, including the UAE. The leading innovator in developing QLED technology and products, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, is today amongst the top 4 leading television brands alongside Samsung, LG and Sony.  The sales volume of TCL Multimedia’s LCD TVs’ grew by 34.1% in the first half of 2017 mainly due its strong sales performance in the North more

    Sharjah hospitality sector revenues now worth AED 372 million; grows 7.8 per cent during H1 2017

    August 29, 2017- Sharjah’s hospitality sector revenues witnessed a remarkable 7.8 per cent increase during the first half of 2017 compared with the previous year, with its value reaching AED 372 million, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced. The announcement came as the emirate steadily positions itself as a destination of choice for local, regional, and international tourists. SCTDA reported a massive 70 per cent occupancy rate from January to June this year. The total number of guests for the first half of the year reached 885,000, representing a more

    Abu Dhabi Confirms Expanded Programme for World's Largest Oil and Gas Technical Conference

    ADIPEC Programme Will Include Downstream Industry for the First Time 900 Speakers Scheduled for More Than 200 Technical and Strategic Conference Sessions Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August 2017:  Organisers of the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), hosted by ADNOC, have confirmed the event’s technical conference, already the world’s largest for oil and gas professionals, will see a significant increase in scope for 2017 to include the downstream industry for the first time, as well as more sessions for specialised areas including more

    Abu Dhabi Ports celebrates Emirati Women's Day

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 28, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), celebrates Emirati Women’s Day, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the Emirati women at Abu Dhabi Ports.  Abu Dhabi Ports is a strong advocate for creating and enabling career and skill development opportunities for female employees and Emiratis.  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, more

    Empower pays tribute to Emirati women

    On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, Empower recognise the contribution of the nation's women in the development of UAE Dubai, UAE, 27 August 2017:  To commemorate the outstanding contributions of the country’s women, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), paid tribute to the Emirati women for their leading role and effective participation in national development. Emirati Women’s Day was launched by HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the General Women’s Union, President of the Family Development Foundation, and Chairperson more

    De'Longhi Brings Professional Tasting Coffees to Your Home

      Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2017:  De’Longhi is the number one premium Italian coffee machine brand with a range of coffee machines to suit any lifestyle and budget. With an extensive range of coffee machines, from traditional bar-pump machines to modern bean to cup machines, De’Longhi lets you create your own blends of beans for your perfect tasting cup of coffee. Whether you are looking for the perfect cup of cappuccino or the perfect cup of espresso, De’Longhi has a coffee machine for you. With a strong heritage of coffee machine creation and a premium more

    2XL's Fountainbleau day bed blends luxury with functionality

    Dubai, UAE; August 24, 2017:  2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has launched Fountainbleau day bed, a classy ensemble for the living room. The tufted seat cushions add a luxe feel to this collection, which is designed for lounging casually and to be used as an occasional bed.  Making it a versatile piece of décor, the Fountainbleau day bed features a crown, giving it a regal look. The soft toned grey and white palette provides an aesthetic softness to the living space. It can be perfectly paired with printed and rose fabric decorative cushions for more

    Make Room for Life Celebrate With IKEA at Festival City

    Visit Dubai Festival City Mall and IKEA to take part in family activities, interior design and craft workshops - and enjoy plenty of chances to win prizes!    Dubai, 21 August 2017:  To mark the launch of the 2018 Catalogue, IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, is hosting a packed schedule of activities from now until 9 September.    IKEA will be showcasing its 2018 catalogue theme ‘make room for life’ by highlighting four room designs in an interactive, unique pop-up space at Dubai Festival City Mall’s Festival Square. Visitors more

    First Emirati women graduate as ‘Master of Coastal Waters' & ‘VTS Operator' from Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 23, 2017:  Abu Dhabi is marking a new milestone today, as the first three Emirati women graduate as masters (Captain) of 24-Meters vessels from the Maritime Training Centre at Abu Dhabi Ports. Abu Dhabi Ports is the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the container terminal at Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). Ahead of Emirati Women’s Day, Sahar Rasti, Fatema Al Khaja and  Mahra Al Shamsi received the ‘Certificate of Competency more

    Land and Sea Ports Sector of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs meets with Dubai Maritime City Authority to further boost local maritime sector

    August 23, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) received high-level delegation from Land and Sea Ports Sector of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs led by Brigadier Salah Ahmad Al-Qamzi, Assistant Director General of the Land & Sea Ports Sector, in its headquarters in Dubai. The meeting underscored the importance of an integrated government system to enhance the local maritime sector according to the emirate’s economic diversification policy. The two parties discussed ways to improve their cooperation and help strengthen the more

    Empower's ‘Smile at 24 degrees' campaign records saving of 5.2 per cent energy in the second month

    Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider announced energy savings of 5.2 per cent in the second month of its summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’, compared to the same period last year.    “As the leading district cooling services provider, we’re proud of the savings generated in the second month of our summer campaign. At Empower, we want to create an environment that will allow us to achieve the vision of the UAE leadership and help more

    A Quarter of India's Energy Demand Can Be Met with Renewable Energy

    Increasing India’s renewables would save 12 times more than it costs Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 22 August 2017:  India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country's total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable energy prospects for India, a study from IRENA’s REmap programme, outlines action areas that can unlock India’s vast renewable energy potential, ensure clean and sustainable energy for generations to come, and enable the country to more

    Clikon launches in Carrefour stores across the GCC

    The GCC-wide launch commenced with a ‘Switching on the lights’ ceremony held at Carrefour Shindagha DUBAI - August 21, 2017:  Clikon, one of the region’s fastest growing brands for home appliances and consumer electronics, announced its agreement with retail major Carrefour to distribute Clikon’s ‘MyLight’ flashlight and other range of products at Carrefour outlets across the GCC.  The agreement was signed between Mr Faizal Abdul Karim, Business Head of Clikon and Carrefour at a ‘switching on the lights’ ceremony held at City more

    Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 brings together maritime leaders to explore future of industry

    August 20, 2017. United Arab Emirates: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 has begun preparations to host a line-up of international speakers to explore the future of the maritime sector in adherence with local and nationwide efforts to prepare for a ‘post oil economy.’ The strategic platform will bring together an elite group of international maritime industry leaders, influential personalities, regional and international experts and decision-makers to more

    Empower connects its district cooling solutions to 75 buildings Year to Date 2017

    Dubai, UAE, 20 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that 75 new buildings have so far been connected to its services in 2017. The company also announced good progress towards deploying its services to many other buildings in months to follow. “This is an important milestone for us District cooling is an environment-friendly technology and the way forward to achieving a green economy. We’re pleased that developers have realised the importance of this technology and in more

    Sultanate of Oman prepares to build the first large-scale wind farm in the GCC region

    Masdar of Abu Dhabi awards EPC contract to develop 50 MW Dhofar Wind Power Project Muscat, Oman - August 19, 2017:  Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, signed an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the Dhofar Wind Power Project, the first large-scale wind farm in Oman and the GCC.   The Dhofar Wind Power Project is a result of the joint development agreement that was established in 2014 between Masdar and the Rural Areas Electricity Company of Oman (RAECO). more

    Simexa introducing a new category of outdoor furniture

    After the fascinating success of solar lights in the Middle East region, Simexa, the hospitality outdoor furniture company and supplier, introduces a new product range presented by Maiori: the outdoor furniture. This new product category has been added to the wide range of garden furniture collections Simexa provides. In October 2016, the hospitality outdoor furniture supplier introduced, for the first time in the region, Maiori’s solar lights during the Hotel Show in Dubai. This participation was seen as a success for Simexa given that visitors were impressed by this new technology. more

    100 New Ways to Transform Your Home With the New Ikea Catalogue

    Inspiring and smart solutions featured in the 2018 edition to help customers make room for life in the heart of their home Dubai, 16 August 2017:  IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has officially launched its highly anticipated 2018 Catalogue, packed with home furnishing products, ideas and offers inspiring people to make room for life at home. IKEA Catalogue, the most widely distributed book in the world and produced in 35 languages, is now available in the UAE.  The contents of the 2018 edition reflect a change in the way people use their living spaces in the wake more

    3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) launches “Maritime Business Leaders Forum”

    Supporting the UAE Maritime Strategy 2021 and is attended by delegation from IMO Major developments in the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) makes it a permanent platform for decision-makers networking, and developing strategic ideas and modern technologies for the advancement of the maritime sector Dubai, UAE, 15 August 2017:  Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime, the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) will more

    Major Components Successfully Installed at Unit 4 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, Abu Dhabi

    Ceremony held to celebrate milestone event, witness the major achievements and the remaining construction and operational readiness work Fourth reactor vessel and steam generators are the final to be installed, as per 2009 Prime Contract, positioning Barakah as a quality-driven site and one of the most efficient nuclear energy construction projects globally Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 August 2017:  In line with the ‘Abu Dhabi Plan’, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has made significant progress on the construction of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, more

    “Gulf Navigation Holding” marked rapid profit growth in the first half of 2017 by 33%

    The company achieved remarkable growth in 2017 and witnessed many outstanding achievements in line with the steady growth of UAE economy Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017:  The Dubai based “Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC”, listed in Dubai Financial Market (DFM) under “GULFNAV”, has announced 33% growth in net profits by the end of the first half of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016.  This announcement comes concurrently with the new phase the company is launching to strengthen its position and competitiveness globally. Gulf Navigation is aiming to be one more

    Abu Dhabi Ports seals strategic partnership with Healthpoint for wellness-coaching program

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 13, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi , port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi( KIZAD), recently signed a strategic partnership with Healthpoint, a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi, to launch a wellness-coaching program for its employees. Healthpoint is part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers.  The agreement, signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Dr. Mai more

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