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MBRSC Collaborates with CNES on the Emirates Lunar Mission

•         Under the French-Emirati cooperation initiative, the French space agency will provide MBRSC with CASPEX cameras for the Rashid Rover. •         The cameras will provide high resolution images in full HD.   Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2021: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced that it has partnered with French space agency, CNES for the Emirates Lunar Mission. Under this new French-Emirati cooperation initiative, CNES will provide MBRSC with two optical cameras (CASPEX) for the Rashid rover, which will provide high resolution images in full HD. Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General, MBRSC had held a virtual meeting recently with Philippe Baptiste, Chairman and CEO, CNES to discuss the partnership and areas on which both centres can work ......read more

Tawam Hospital Cancer Program Receives CCPC Reaccreditation for Six Cancer Programs

The SEHA-affiliated facility is the first in the UAE to obtain the JCI certification for the second time with 99.5 per cent compliance score Abu Dhabi - 21, June 2021:  Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is the first center in the country to become recertified with the Joint Commission International (JCI) Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) for 6 Oncology Programs, following its initial certification in 2017. The CCPC recognition is rewarded to facilities that are already JCI-approved and that provide general medical care and excel at a defined care service. Renowned for its comprehensive cancer care, Tawam Hospital received the CCPC endorsement in 2017 and recertification in 2021 for six cancer programs, namely Breast, Cervix, Colon, Lung, ......read more

Weekend Max Mara SS 21 - FÊTE CHAMPÊTRE

June 21, 2021:  The countryside in summer conjures images of a relaxed pace surrounded by nature in all its glory. In this vein, Fête Champêtre is an effervescent and free-spirited capsule, inspired by the recent Cottagecore movement for which young city people look to reconnect with the authentic, ancestral country life. The outcome is a bold and beautiful lineup of summer dresses and separates, infused with artisanal impact – in which vivid hues and painterly florals are graced with ruffles and ribbons while intricate passementerie and lace add charming flourishes to voluminous silhouettes.  Designed for women eager to enjoy the unbridled pleasure of outdoor activities, each standout piece channels  modern femininity to wear from the office to a garden party. In short, fabulous and functional.  

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Dubai Culture Launches My Book is Yours Initiative at Dubai Public Libraries

- Encouraging the active participation of all society members and in making culture available everywhere. - Enriching the knowledge content in libraries and making it accessible to the public.   Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2021: In continuation of its efforts to embody the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and implement the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to involve the youth in improving government services, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) launched the ‘My Book is Yours’ initiative across all Dubai Public Library branches as part of its commitment to developing projects that contribute to achieving ......read more

2021 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners Announced

• The Emirates Literature Foundation and the Executive Council Dubai honour extraordinary individuals who have instilled the love of literature in children in the face of a pandemic   Dubai, UAE - 21 June 2021: The winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards 2021 were announced today at a special awards ceremony.  In association with the Executive Council of Dubai, the prestigious accolades were presented by Emirates Literature Foundation to recognise the individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to promoting reading for pleasure among students over the past 18 months. Distance learning, in-school safety measures, have made this the most challenging year since the launch of the awards, and judges were particularly impressed with the nominees efforts to raise academic and literacy standards ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim Unveils Upcoming Mall of Oman at a Virtual Event for Tenants

• The mega mall will become Majid Al Futtaim’s fifth and largest shopping destination in the Sultanate when it opens in September 2021 • Mall of Oman will offer compelling family leisure experiences such as the largest indoor snow park, largest VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet in the Sultanate    21, June 2021:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and Mall of Oman held a virtual event that brought over 200 retailers together. The event — held online for everyone’s safety — gave future tenants the opportunity to explore a transformational development for the future of retail in Muscat.   Husam Al Mandhari - Director of the shopping malls at Majid Al Futtaim Properties in Oman, ......read more

Puebla Points for Mitch Evans and Jaguar Racing in Mexico

• Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans, climbed nine places in round nine of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, to bring home more points • Sam Bird gained three places to come through the field and finish twelfth • Mitch Evans is third equal in the Drivers’ Standings, twelve points behind championship leader, Eduardo Mortara, while teammate Sam Bird is in twelfth  • Jaguar Racing move to third in the Teams’ World Championship, just four points behind current leader Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team and only one point behind second place team, DS Techeetah   • Rounds ten and eleven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place in New York City on Saturday 3 July and Sunday 4 July     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2021:   Jaguar ......read more

Shabab Al Ahli Club honors Union Coop

Union Coop is also the platinum sponsor for the 40th edition of GCC Men’s Basketball Championship held by Gulf Basketball Association, hosted by Shabab Al Ahli Club 18 to 26 June. Dubai, UAE - June 21, 2021:  Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club honored Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE for its platinum sponsorship of the 40th edition of GCC Men’s Basketball Championship held by Gulf Basketball Association, hosted by Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club 18 to 26 June. From Union Coop, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Happiness & Marketing Director received the honor from H.E. Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Board member of Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club, Chairman of the board of directors of the Sports Games Sector at Shabab Alahli Dubai Club, in presence of officials from both sides in a ceremony held in Dubai. The ......read more

Dubai Municipality Honors Winning Schools of Plastic Containers Collection Competition

Dubai, 21, June 2021:  Dubai Municipality honored the educational institutions that won the Plastic Containers Collection Competition in the government sector. The competition highlighted the plastic pollution issues and the harms of its use on the environment and natural resources, in order to raise the level of environmental awareness and positive environmental behavior among students to reduce the phenomena that negatively affect the environment. Eng. Abdulmajeed Saifaie, Director of Waste Management Department at Dubai Municipality, emphasized that the third edition of the Plastic Containers Collection Competition, held in coordination with Dubai Educational Zone and teachers in the educational institutions, is considered as a continuous awareness workshop to motivate and encourage students on the importance of collecting and ......read more

France, a Global Player in Medical Devices at the Cutting Edge of Innovation

United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2021:   France will have a strong presence at Arab Health 2021, bringing 51 businesses to further herald its medical expertise. Located in the French Healthcare pavilion organized by Business France in Za’abeel Hall 2 and Sheikh Rashid Hall, they will unveil their latest innovations designed to take up major challenges in healthcare. French Healthcare shows off its strong medtech expertise at Arab Health 2021 As a high point for innovation at Arab Health every year, French Healthcare businesses have formed strong bonds with countries in the region over recent years. France enjoys an excellent reputation, not only for its innovation capacity but also for the partnerships and commercial relations it sustains with Middle Eastern firms. The most represented sectors in 2021 at the ......read more

SCCI Officials Tour Sahara Centre's New Expansions

Sharjah, June 21, 2021:  A delegation from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, recently visited Sahara Centre, the ultimate lifestyle destination in the UAE, to learn closely about the new expansion project, located in the west wing of the mall.   The visit falls within the SCCI's commitment to strengthening communication with all economic facilities and sectors in Sharjah.  The delegation included HE Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, SCCI Second Vice Chairman, a number of members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of the SCCI, HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of the Expo Center Sharjah, and Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan, Director of the Economic Relations and Marketing Department, ......read more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Announces Winners of the Tide Turner Plastic Challenge

Abu Dhabi, 21, June 2021:  The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced the winners of the Tide Turner Plastic Challenge in celebration of World Sea Turtles Day. The challenge was launched in March, on the occasion of World Water Day, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and was designed to educate students about the harm caused by single-use plastics and invite them to take part in combatting this global problem and become future advocates of change.  Twenty winners were announced from three schools, including: 13 contenders from St Joseph School Abu Dhabi, five winners from Private International School, and two students from Future International Academy. The Tide Turner Plastic Challenge aims to convince the younger generation to reconsider their plastic ......read more

The new BMW X3 M Competition and the new BMW X4 M Competition

BMW Group Middle East Corporate Communication     The new BMW X3 M Competition and the new BMW X4 M Competition.   June 21, 2021:  BMW M GmbH is refreshing the high-performance models of the Sports Activity Vehicle BMW X3 and the Sports Activity Coupé BMW X4 two years after their launch. In addition to new design features drawn from the BMW X3 and BMW X4 (see here for details), which have likewise been revised, along with M specific changes and a new operating concept, the new BMW X3 M Competition (combined fuel consumption: 11.0 – 10.8 l/100 km according to WLTP; combined CO2 emissions: 250 – 246 g/km according to WLTP) and the new BMW X4 M Competition (combined fuel consumption: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km according to WLTP; combined CO2  emissions: 247 – 238 g/km according to ......read more

DHA and its Strategic Partners to Highlight Experience of Combating COVID-19 at Arab Health 2021

DHA will also display its latest services especially in the field of healthcare technology. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is participating in the 46th edition of the Arab Health Congress and Exhibition, which is the Middle East's largest healthcare trade show.  The congress is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre and the DHA will participate in this year's edition of the exhibition, along with a group of its strategic partners, namely: the Control and Control Center, Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Emirates Airline, Noor Dubai Foundation and Al Jalila Children's Hospital. DHA’s participation in this edition aims to shed light on the efforts that Dubai has made and is continuing to make in order to overcome the ......read more

Managing Gastroenteritis in Children Prevention Tactics and Symptoms to Watch Out For

Abu Dhabi - 21, June 2021:  Gastroenteritis (GE) is an infection that affects the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestine). It usually presents with diarrhea (sometimes may be bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Other symptoms related to dehydration can also occur, like loss of energy, decrease in the amount of urine, dry mucus membranes, sunken eyes, occasionally lowered levels of consciousness and other neurological signs. We should pay attention to GE in children especially in younger ages, as we expect the disease to manifest and cause possible complications more in this age group. GE is usually caused by an infectious agent, usually viruses (the most common virus across the world is Rotavirus); However, bacteria, parasites, and fungus may cause GE as well. GE is common among ......read more

‘Everyday Diamond Fest' at Malabar Gold & Diamonds

Malabar Gold & Diamonds gives their customers an opportunity to explore a truly unique & affordable collection of Diamond jewellery.     June 21, 2021:  As part of the ‘Everyday Diamond Fest’, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the largest jewellery retailers globally with a strong retail network of over 260 outlets spread across 10 countries, has unveiled an affordable and unique range of Diamond Jewellery suitable for customers for all age and gender, including first time diamond buyers. With prices starting from just AED 750, ‘Everyday Diamond Fest’ will be held across all stores of Malabar Gold & Diamonds in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, KSA and Singapore.   This unique opportunity from Malabar Gold & Diamonds gives each of their customer the possibility of ......read more

Dubai Customs Organizes 2nd DCCC Meeting with Business Groups Amid High Hopes of Trade Recovery and Prosperity

Dubai – 20 June 2021:  Dubai external trade is moving steadily toward more growth based on a number of success factors including Dubai’s outstanding capability, dynamism and agility in handling the pandemic crisis, and that, coupled with a safe and advanced infrastructure and strategic location, is urging many companies to move their production lines from to the emirate.  This was the highlight of the opening statement of H.E. Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Chairman of Dubai International Chamber of Commerce during the Dubai Customs Consultative Council meeting. The meeting was held virtually, in the presence of H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, executive directors, heads of customs departments and ......read more

Valuable Points in First Puebla E-prix for Jaguar Racing

• Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans, finished in the points in round eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship • Sam Bird climbed nine places through the field before a collision with Alex Lynn ended his race • Mitch Evans is fifth in the Drivers’ Standings, only four points behind championship leader, Robin Frijns, while teammate Sam Bird sits in seventh • Jaguar Racing remain in second place in the Teams’ World Championship, just six points behind Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team • Round nine of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place on the 2.93km, 15-corner circuit today, Sunday 20 June 2021 at 21:00 GMT time   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2021 – Jaguar Racing finished in the points with Mitch Evans after an eventful Puebla E-Prix which saw two ......read more

Serbia's Mitic Wins First Women's Kayak Challenge, While Emirati-Romanian Duo Take Team Title

Held at Crystal Lagoon in MBR City, event attracted more than 40 participants   DUBAI – Serbia’s Milena Mitic bagged the individual honours, while the Romanian-Emirati duo of Emanuela Costea and Afra Al Nuaimi took the team title in the first Women Kayak Challenge, which was held at Crystal Lagoon in Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One at the weekend. Driving down from Abu Dhabi for the first event of its kind for women in Dubai, Mitic clocked 12 minutes and 31 seconds for the 1.5km race, finishing ahead of UAE’s Josie Seidel (12:40), while Australia’s Emma Gallagher (14:09) took bronze. “I came here from Abu Dhabi for the race and I have really enjoyed a lot,” said Mitic. “It is a really nice venue. Thanks to Dubai Sports Council for organising this, and I ......read more

The Oil Gusher #448 Hybrids: Cheap equity or expensive debt?

Key takeaways    •         Credit rating pressure has seen record >$20bn hybrids issued by Big Oils last year. •         While reducing "net debt" by around 15%, we estimate hybrid bonds cost Big Oils >$1bn p.a. at an average coupon of 3%. •         We see Big Oil filling more of its >$80bn remaining hybrid bond capacity given recent yield differential compression.     Europe's Big Oils have issued $23bn of hybrids since 2020 Hybrid bonds served as a major relief factor for European Big Oils during the COVID-19 down-cycle. Close to 60% of all hybrid bonds outstanding by Europe's Big Oils were issued since 2020 - worth $23bn with (pre-tax) coupons below dividend ......read more

Beach, Bar and Beyond

The secret to 24/7 summer style?  Opting for pieces that can switch gear effortlessly from day to night, off-duty to on. Flat mettalic sandals offer the perfect blend of glamour and comfort. Silk stoles come in vivid colours from the seasonal palette. With its fluid style, they can be worn in a variety of ways and adds a special touch to occasional outfits and everyday looks.

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Being Kind to Your Skin with HASK's NEW Body Care Collection

** Affordable and natural skincare that keeps skin nourished all summer long **   June 20, 2021:  Summer heat could never get any kinder on your skin than with HASK’s range of body care products. The new collection of body washes consists of four interesting formulas. Extreme climatic conditions in the region during the summer months and high humidity can be very harsh and have long-lasting negative effects on our skin. It can leave it feeling dry, irritated, and lacking lustre. But by using these new body washes, one wouldn’t have to worry about such skin issues. Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, HASK’s products are free of harsh chemicals or ingredients. They are also vegan and cruelty free.   HASK has a solid reputation as a leading provider of natural hair-care solutions, and ......read more

Municipality Develops Integrated System to Classify Dubai Assets in a Comprehensive Geospatial Dictionary

Dubai, 20 June 2021:  The GIS Center in Dubai Municipality has developed an integrated system for classifying Dubai assets in a comprehensive geospatial dictionary.  The move comes within the framework of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to transform the Government of Dubai into a fully smart model and make Dubai the address of smart cities in the world.  It is also in implementation of the GIS Center’s tasks related to collecting the emirate’s basic and detailed geographic data and digital information, including descriptive ones, classifying this data and information, setting technical controls with the asset owners, and then providing geographical data, information and a dictionary to it within ......read more

Dubai Government Workshop discusses latest innovation in vehicle maintenance with Dubai Club for People of Determination

UAE, 20 June 2021:  H.E. Fahad Ahmed Alraeesi CEO of DGW, met with a delegation from the Dubai Club for People of Determination led by H.E. Majid Abdullah Alusaimi, Executive  Director at the Dubai Club for People of Determination, to discuss its key initiatives on vehicle maintenance. During the meeting, DGW talked about its various services which meet the highest international standards and the latest technological innovations in the industry. These efforts are part of DGW’s goal to advance smart transformation and support the Dubai Government Paperless Strategy 2021. Fahad Alraeesi said: “The DGW, in line with its commitment to provide quality and efficient technical maintenance and insurance services, continue its efforts for improvement. We will enhance our digital services to bring satisfactory services to ......read more

College of Business at ADU Extends AACSB Accreditation for Another five Years

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—20 June 2021: The College of Business (COB) at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has earned an extension of accreditation for another five years from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ADU has once again been recognized for improving its business practice through its commitment to strategic management and innovation, student success and impactful thought leadership.  In recognition of its efforts and commitment to upholding and advancing the quality of their programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the COB at ADU has received international acknowledgment by the world’s longest, standing and most recognized accreditations for business programs. It stands amongst 901 business institutions in 58 countries that have earned the AACSB accreditation. It ......read more

DLD: May 2021 had 4,429 Transactions worth AED 11.11 Billion

● Total of 20,989 real estate sale transactions from January to May worth AED 47.19 billion. ● 1.4% month-on-month increase in overall sales transaction values during May 2021. ● 77% of sales transactions were for apartments and 23% were for villa/townhouses.  ● 62% of sales transactions were in the secondary/ready market and 38% were off-plan.   Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2021: Dubai's real estate market has achieved a new record, the highest over the past four years in terms of the value of real estate sales transactions, thus highlighting the emirate's attractiveness and flexibility in attracting real estate investments, and emphasising Dubai as one of the best global real estate destinations and the most capable of adapting to various conditions and global developments. The 15th ......read more

Two Decades of the Carnival – Kia Celebrates Over 20 Years of Its Flagship Minivan With a New Modern Look

• The latest model is the fourth generation of the world-renowned Kia Carnival and arrives during the brand’s transformation towards the new brand identity and design strategy • Initially launched back in 1998, over 2 million models of the brand’s flagship MPV have been sold since the first launch • The Carnival incorporates the heritage of its predecessors, with solidity in its architecture and a futuristic, SUV-inspired design   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 20, 2021 — Kia celebrates a pivotal milestone as the Carnival marks two decades of production and design. The fourth generation of the brand’s flagship minivan was announced to arrive in markets across Middle East and Africa (MEA) starting February 2021.    Since its launch in 1998, Kia’s flagship ......read more

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Announces Third Round of Grants to Support Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan

• 8 New programs that strengthen continued access to education for refugees, underlining the spirit of strategic Philanthropy   • Third round of the Fund focuses on upskilling refugee youth and providing secondary education access    Dubai, UAE – 20, June 2021:  Coinciding with World Refugee Day on June 20, as the globe takes a moment to acknowledge the crisis of over 80 million forcibly displaced people globally, the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund today announced the launch of the third cycle of grants to provide access to market-driven upskilling courses that pave the way for elevated livelihoods. In addition, the grants will also support refugee youth in Lebanon and Jordan in completing secondary education.   The third round of grants will support eight ......read more

Wizz Air Launches Paperless Flight Deck With Its New Electronic Flight Bag

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 June 2021: Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest-growing airline, today announces the launch of its new Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), a technical solution that will replace all printed onboard manuals and materials with iPads for pilots. The new system brings increased efficiency to all aspects of flight planning. It builds on the airline’s broader sustainability commitments by significantly reducing paper use and fuel consumption.  Under the new EFB system, every Wizz Air pilot will receive an iPad. The devices will be equipped with the relevant documents, charting- and performance applications needed to prepare for a flight. It offers real-time information and revisions to mission briefings throughout the journey.   The switch to using the new EFB will also positively impact Wizz Air’s ......read more

Sunny PG

June 20, 2021:  Moving into the summer season, Purificacion Garcia curates a special selection featuring accessories and kaftans in vibrant colors perfect for the occasion. The selection features some of the brand’s most iconic bags including renowned designs such as the Homenaje Trenzado, Cartagena and Veracruz in colorful tones including citrus orange, vibrant red and blue. Special attention to detail has been given to these must have accessories as some of them have been embroidered recreating the brands logo, iconic cube as well as creative motifs. Purificacion Garcia also offers a selection of exquisite kaftans with playful motifs for daytime wear in light fabrics for the warmer temperatures. The jewelry remains a summer staple complimenting the collection with multicolored necklaces and earrings truly capture the ......read more

Sony Middle East and Africa Announces New Mobile ES™ Series, Offering an Elevated Standard for Car Audio

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2021:  Sony Middle East & Africa introduces Mobile ES line-up, the company’s top of the line products in the world of car audio. The Mobile ES line-up features car speakers and a subwoofer including XS-162ES, XS-160ES, XS-690ES, XS-680ES and XS-W104ES, setting a new standard for superior in-car entertainment.    The unparalleled sound and visual quality achieved with this line-up showcases the uncompromising passion of Sony’s engineers. Developed with various technical updates, the Mobile ES line-up helps customers experience their favorite music, boosting their mood and transforming their car environment. It raises the bar for in-car entertainment and brings a whole new level of innovation to the car audio market.    Mobile ES Line-up ......read more

MoHAP, EHS to Showcase a Bundle of Innovative Health Projects and Programs at Arab Health 2021

June 20, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) together with the Emirates Health Services are participating in the 46th Arab Health Exhibition and Conference, which takes place in Dubai between June 21 and 24. A unique package of innovative health services and preventive and curative projects compatible with the latest medical technologies are set to be showcased during the event.  This includes the latest digital health apps and recent developments of personalized medicine and telemedicine services with the aim of helping patients self-manage their curative services. This comes in line with the aspirations of the year of the 50th and the state's orientations to move forward on the way of the government of the future and to enhance the competitiveness of healthcare services in the ......read more

Dubai Healthcare City To Weigh Into Arab Health 2021 With 'Research & Innovation' Focus

Health & Wellness Destination To Leverage R&D Expertise To Drive Global Research Hub Goal Dubai, June 20, 2021: Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) – the emirate's pioneering health and wellness destination – is galvanizing key partners for a major drive focused on its research and development (R&D) capabilities at Arab Health 2021, the Middle East's leading healthcare exhibition which opens a four-day, in-person run at the Dubai World Trade Centre tomorrow (June 21). Adopting the theme 'Research & Innovation' DHCC will highlight the inspirational behind-the-scenes research capabilities and innovative initiatives of its community partners as part of its drive to evolve the destination to becoming a global research hub and a transformer of healthcare for the next 50 years. "We have a ......read more

UAE becomes World's Second Country to approve Amgen's Lung Cancer Drug “Lumakras”

June 20, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently approved the registration and use of Amgen’s lung cancer drug Lumakras, following the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This step will give lung cancer patients in the UAE early access to this innovative drug in order to help speed up their treatment plan and improve the quality of their life.   This comes as part of the UAE's keenness to attract and provide innovative medicines that prove effective and efficient and adopt them as treatment protocols, which greatly contributes to the development of the drug system in accordance with the best international practices. The medicine registration comes in the wake of the application of MoHAP’s innovative mechanism for its accelerators to evaluate and approve the ......read more

Titan Watches Launches Magnate Collection for the Discerning Dad

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - June 20, 2021:  Titan Watches has launched a stunning collection of contemporary men’s mechanical watches here in the UAE just in time for Father’s Day. The Magnate collection is a great representation of modern watchmaking and feature 5 timepieces, each a true work of art presented in a special box with a leather card holder. A perfect gift for that special father, grandfather, mentor, or friend.  Classic details such as a bold leather strap and sunray pattern on the dial and subtle finishes like the gentle curved case are perfectly complemented by the hint of nostalgia thrown in thanks to the collection’s distinct vintage-style.  The hand winding watches work for the purist, whilst wrist movement enables the mechanism to run in the automatic version. The latter ......read more

The Flag Island to Celebrate the International Day of Yoga on June 21st

Sharjah - 20, June, 2021:  After the successful edition of the event in 2019, The Flag Island, operated under Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) will organize a special yoga event on 21 June 2021, in conjunction with the International Day of Yoga. The event will be held from 06:00 p.m. to 07:30 p.m., in collaboration with Fitness First, Sharjah. The activity is aimed at promoting awareness about yoga and its benefits for physical, mental and psychological health. Under the supervision of a group of trained Yoga instructors, the event will feature a range of free-of-charge activities including yoga and meditation sessions, and will organize an awareness session explaining how yoga can increase wellness in one's life.  The well-designed fitness program will be a unique opportunity for parents to ......read more

2021 Q1: Amazfit and Zepp Ranked in the Top 4 in Global Adult Smartwatch Shipments and fastest growing smartwatch brands in the UAE

UAE – June 19, 2021:  Zepp Health (NYSE: ZEPP) with self-owned brands Zepp and Amazfit, distributed by Eros Group in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, ranked the Top 4 in terms of global adult smartwatch shipments  in the first quarter of 2021, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) on the global wearable device market. Zepp Health sold over 1.65 million Zepp and Amazfit smartwatches in the first quarter, representing year-on-year growth of 68.8% in global unit sales – the highest growth among the top adult smartwatch brands.  Deepak Babani, Executive Vice Chairman of Eros Group said, “Despite ongoing challenging market conditions that have impacted the consumer electronics industry worldwide, Zepp and Amazfit sales remained robust and is one of the fastest growing smartwatch brands ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Offers Even Lower Fares for Selected Flights Through Mobile App Sale

18, June 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the UAE, is offering 15% discount on ticket fares for selected flights purchased on the mobile app, which is also available in Arabic. The even lower than usual fares will be for specific flights operating until 31 October 2021. Flights will need to be purchased through the mobile app before 18 June 23:59 CET time.  Wizz Air Abu Dhabi offers discounted PCR tests in the UAE capital. Everyone on board of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi flights will have been tested prior to boarding and approved to travel in line with Abu Dhabi Airport guidelines. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has the youngest fleet composed of four brand new state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft, offering the lowest fuel burn, emissions, and noise footprint.

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INFINITI Q60: All-Round Vehicular Innovation

June 17, 2021:  While some people regard cars as a means of transport, others seek vehicles that complement their personalities, and a growing market segment is seeking the best of all worlds to cater to their dynamic personas. This fast-evolving customer base is on the lookout for cars that incorporate just the right sporty-vibe while also exuding luxury and style. Catering to that distinct demand, the INFINITI Q60 brings to the table high-end artisanship blended with superior interiors and powerful technology, representing the pinnacle of the luxury sports coupe segment. More than meets the eye  Boasting a choice of 300 and 400 horse-power engines, and with rear-wheel drive and a 7-speed automatic transmission, there is enough power under the hood to give you an idea of the kind of performance the Q60 has at its ......read more

PMI MENA Urges Global Business Leaders at UN Summit to Prioritise Sustainability

PMI MENA participates in UN Global Compact Leaders Summit Held from 15 to 16 June, Leaders Summit brings 25,000 leaders together to tackle global challenges PMI MENA urges stakeholders and partners to commit to UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals   UAE, 17 June 2021:  Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for project professionals and changemakers, has called for decisive and unified action to overcome pressing global challenges. Underlining its commitment as a “for purpose” organisation, PMI urged global leaders at this year’s UN Global Compact Leaders Summit (UNGC) to tackle a range of urgent issues.  Last year, the annual Leaders Summit brought over 25,000 leaders from business, government, the UN, and Civil Society together — ......read more

Tawam Hospital Saves an Elderly Patient from Permanent Paralysis after Experiencing an Acute Stroke

Al Ain,17 June 2021:  The medical team in the Interventional Radiology Department at Tawam Hospital, a facility affiliated with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated a 75-year-old national patient. She was brought to the hospital's Emergency Department with symptoms of an acute stroke resulting in the loss of her ability to speak or move her right limb. Upon arrival, the patient immediately underwent the necessary diagnostic radiological examinations, which identified the blockage of a large artery supplying the brain. The patient was then transferred to the cerebral catheterization department, where the medical team rushed to remove the clot inside the cerebral vessels with advanced technologies and restored perfusion to the brain.  The ......read more

Red Bull Racing Honda F1 Show Car Comes to Town

Trading Enterprises Honda, in conjunction with Honda Racing and Red Bull Racing, is bringing the Formula One show car to the UAE for a roadshow across the Emirates   Dubai, UAE, 17 June 2021:  F1 fans rejoice! Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles in the UAE, will be taking the RB16B Red Bull Racing Honda F1 show car on an exciting roadshow touring across the Emirates. Designed for the 2021 Formula One season, fans in the UAE can get up close and personal, at different locations, with the car.   Honda has long enjoyed a rich racing heritage and association with Red Bull Racing, having provided engines to the Red Bull family and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams since 2019, securing nine race victories to date.  The roadshow commences this weekend, Thursday 17th June at ......read more

DLD's ‘Real Estate Updates' Bulletin Highlights Real Estate Sector's Sustainable Investment Attractiveness

- 5,359 real estate investments worth over AED 11 billion in May 2021. - 6,021 real estate transactions in May 2021, a 197% increase compared to May 2020. - 11,387 new investors, comprising 66% of total registered investors since the beginning of the year. - AED 36 billion worth of real estate investments since the beginning of the year, an increase of 44%.   Dubai, UAE, 17 June 2021: Dubai's real estate sector has continuously proven its attractiveness to investment and its flexibility in adapting to various developments, thanks to the legislative environment and infrastructure created by the policies and directives of the wise leadership, which has had a clear impact on the results achieved in the sector during the past months, specifically since the beginning of this year, and contributed to strengthening the ......read more

Sharjah Police and Chamber continue Offering Security Awareness to Industrial Facilities

Sharjah, June 17, 2021:  The Representative Committee of the Industry Sector Business Group of the Sharjah Chamber Commerce & Industry (SCCI), in cooperation with the Sharjah Police General Command, organized on Wednesday the second introductory session on the security measures of the industrial facilities in the Emirate of Sharjah.  The session falls within the awareness campaign launched under the theme "Your business safety is a key to thrive" and aims to raise awareness among owners of industrial establishments about security measures to reduce crime rates and increase the feeling of safety. The meeting held at the SCCI headquarters and was attended by HE Lt. Colonel Jassim Al Suwaidi, Head of the Community Policing Department, HE Lalu Samuel, Chairman of the Representative Committee of the ......read more

Mandatory Hallmarking of Gold: It is a Win-Win Deal for Buyers, Sellers

(Authored by M. P Ahammed Chairman, Malabar Gold & Diamonds) June 17, 2021:  Successive government have brought many laws to ensure that the rights of consumers are non-negotiable. The hallmark of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 passed by the Indian Parliament is to legally ensure cent percent value for money for the buyers of any articles of consumption.  It is against this backdrop one should see the hallmarking for gold and gold articles made mandatory by the Government last year.  The law will come into force from June 16 (Wednesday). It goes without saying that the mandatory mandate to hallmark gold and gold articles may put an end to the practice of cheating consumers by scruple less sellers pushing inferior quality products to buyers under the subterfuge of lower prices.  Hence, the law should be ......read more

Adidas Launches the Latest Adizero Footwear, Evolving Fast for the Road and the Track

Dubai, June 17, 2021: adidas has revealed the latest evolution of adizero footwear built for speed on the road and the track. Led by the next iteration of adidas’ record-breaking elite performance shoe, the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2, and introducing the all-new ADIZERO BOSTON 10, and ADIZERO PRIME X, the running shoes will be worn by some of the world’s fastest this summer.  ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 The ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 features two-layers of re-sculpted LIGHTSTRIKE PRO midsole – a revamped construction to support with energy return. Signature carbon infused ENERGYRODS are designed for a more anatomical driven transition, limiting energy loss. This summer, the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 is set to be worn by some of the world’s fastest athletes including Peres Jepchirchir, Joyciline Jepkosgei and Rhonex ......read more

Gambling, Alcohol, and the Law - What visitors to Dubai should know

Although the pandemic hit Dubai’s tourism just as much as anywhere else in the world, there was a steady year-on-year increase in visitor numbers until 2020.  In 2018 there were nearly 16 million visitors which was an increase of one million from 2016. The official number now stands at around 16.7 million tourists visiting Dubai every year. The large majority of these visits are safe and enjoyable, however, there are some laws that tourists may not be aware of before they arrive.  Whether you are visiting Thailand, the USA, China, or Dubai, it is always a good idea not only to research places to visit and activities but to understand the local laws and customs too. Not understanding local culture can sometimes get you in as much trouble as breaking the law.  To help keep you safe on your trip to Dubai here ......read more

Abu Dhabi Is the First Location Globally to Recieve the First Shipment of the New Revolutionary Anti-covid 19 Medication

● Abu Dhabi Department of Health, Rafed, GSK, & Etihad Cargo partnered together for expedited approval and receipt of the first batch of the medication last night.  ● MoHAP-approved Sotrovimab medicine can prevent severe cases and death for selected COVID-19 patients by more than 85%    Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 17, 2021: The world’s newest anti-viral treatment for COVID-19, Sotrovimab, is now available for early treatment of certain categories COVID-19 patients in the UAE following a landmark agreement between the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, the country’s leading group purchasing organization (GPO) Rafed, and global innovative biopharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). With the arrival of the first shipment yesterday in Abu Dhabi airport, Abu Dhabi become the first location ......read more

Transform your Home into your Dream Office with Natuzzi's Exquisite Desk Selection

June 17, 2021:  Before 2020, the phrase “Work from home” was only reserved for freelancers and sick employees, but now it is the common case for most employees given the recent pandemic. It is a true testament to these changing times and how the human race has adapted to them. Natuzzi Italia has a selection of high-tier desks that are just perfect to help you get in that mindset and transform the home space in to the quintessential office environment. Productivity is often enhanced by ambience and surroundings that boost potential – allow Natuzzi’s Italian craftsmanship to be part of that equation.    

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Jaguar Racing Aim for Points Haul in Puebla, Mexico

• Jaguar Racing drivers Mitch Evans and Sam Bird both ready to race in Mexico on the Autódromo Miguel E. Abed circuit for the first time  • British racing team are aiming for big points haul as they sit only two points behind Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team in the ABB FIA Formula E Teams’ World Championship • The team will take to the new Formula E circuit, outside the colourful city of Puebla, for rounds eight and nine –– on Saturday 19 June at 16:00 (CDT) and Sunday 20 June 2021 at 16:00 (CDT)   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17, June 2021:   Jaguar Racing return to Mexico for rounds eight and nine of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on the Autódromo Miguel E. Abed circuit in Puebla.   The second half of the Formula E season is set to erupt ......read more