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Empower award contracts worth more than AED 100 million for network extension at Dubai Production City

Dubai, UAE, 21 July 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contracts worth over AED 100 million to extend its cooling service pipeline network with a length of about 10 km to connect the various plants located in Dubai Production City. Empower highlighted that the extension of its network is part of its strategy to develop its infrastructure using advanced technologies to achieve customer happiness and satisfaction. The project consists of two network extensions to inter-connect 7 semi-permanent plants. Empower highlighted that the network, which serves Dubai Production City, will be completed by Q1 of 2020. “At Empower, we are committed to developing our infrastructure and using the latest chillers ......read more

Cartier - High Jewelry Magnitude 2019 Collection

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21 July  2019:   In Magnitude, the new high jewelry collection by Cartier, Materials collide in a marriage of precious stones and ornamental hard stones rarely seen in high jewelry. An unexpected encounter, a stylistic feature steeped in character that balances technique with creative flair, updated by Cartier time and again since the early 20th century. In Magnitude, Cartier brings together with bold, creative panache materials that were never meant to meet. Diamond allows rutilated quartz to sparkle; sapphire shines alongside matrix opal; emerald gleams next to rock crystal, and pink diamond is coupled with morganite and coral. Side by side the gems converse in a dialogue that flits between opacity and transparency, the mineral and the precious, pure colors and shimmering nuances, ......read more

321 is Back! Omega's Lunar Legend Powers the Latest Moonwatch

Introducing the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21 July  2019:  The anticipation is finally over! Earlier this year, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA announced the long-awaited return of its iconic Calibre 321. Today, on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the brand is proud to unveil the first new Speedmaster Moonwatch to house the movement. Known for its beautifully intricate design, the original Calibre 321 was the first movement ever used in the OMEGA Speedmaster in 1957. Most famously, it was used in a variety of space-bound models including the Speedmaster ST 105.003 (the model tested and qualified by NASA and worn by astronaut Ed White during the first American spacewalk) and the Speedmaster ST 105.012 (the first watch worn on the moon on the 21st of ......read more

Get that beautiful hair with Vierro's Oil-Replacement range

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21 July  2019:   In a modern, fast-paced life, there’s hardly any time for elaborate hair care routines and special treatments, and it’s often a struggle to find the right ingredients to nourish hair in the comfort of your home. Knowing this, Vierro’s hair experts have combined a set of unique proteins to provide hair with the best nourishment science can offer. Vierro’s Protein Protect Therapy technology is proven to protect and strengthen hair from root to tip. It nourishes the scalp with a coated layer of proteins that promote hair growth. A unique blend of rich natural oils and minerals create a therapeutic hydration experience, leaving hair strong, healthy and shiny. The Oil Replacement range from Vierro is a healthy alternative for beautiful, nourished ......read more

ENEC highlights benefits of peaceful nuclear energy during participation in the Liwa Date Festival 2019

ENEC, the Community Sponsor, welcomes significant number of visitors to its pavilion at Liwa Date Festival.   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 21 July 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is the Community Sponsor of the Liwa Date Festival 2019. The event is taking place from 17 to 27 July 2019 in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE.   The Festival is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and organized by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee - Abu Dhabi. ENEC’s participation is the result of its ongoing efforts to support the economic and social development of the Al Dhafra region. Visitors to ENEC’s pavilion have been updated on the latest achievements accomplished at the ......read more

Three new outlets to open at Al Foah Mall

Ongoing summer sales and ‘Mall Millionaire’ promotions attract mall patrons July 21, 2019 - Al Ain: Al Foah Mall is enhancing the shopping mall experience by introducing three new tenants, Gelato Divino, Moodgood Restaurant and Ruby Salon and Spa. Irfan Idaris Kundawala, General Manager, Al Foah Mall said, “We are delighted to welcome our new tenants, Gelato Divino, Ruby Salon and Moodgood Restaurant to Al Foah Mall as they enhance the mall experience of our patrons and bring new energy to the retail mix we offer.” Gelato Divino offers premium quality ice cream made the Italian way, complete with fresh and natural ingredients. It was originally a small family-owned ice-cream shop in the beautiful town of Alba in the North-Western Piemonte region of Italy, internationally famous since the first expansion ......read more

The IKEA New Store In Dubai South Will Be Bigger, and Feature Digital And Sustainable Innovations For Best Customer Experience

Second store in Dubai, third store in UAE, opening December 2019 The UAE’s biggest store will include home planning projectors, self-service food ordering, a living wall and much more  United Arab Emirates, 21st July 2019:  Swedish Furniture giant IKEA today announced details of its new store that will open in December 2019, becoming the biggest IKEA in the UAE. Spread across 35,000 square metres including a 5,000 square metres training area for IKEA employees, the store will embrace digital integration to allow for a more intuitive shopping experience for its customers. Based in Al-Futtaim’s Festival Plaza in Dubai South, bringing to life a new and exciting growth corridor, the project will appeal mainly to the nearby communities including Jebel Ali, Dubai Marina, Barsha, Sufouh, Sports city, JLT, JVC, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) adds six new features to the SEHA app

More than 184,000 users have accessed the app in five months  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 21, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has launched 6 new features on its SEHA app with the aim of facilitating patient transactions easily and remotely through their smart devices. Some of the new features include pre-employment medical examinations, pre-marital examinations, Weqaya examination, issuing Absher Cards for people of determination and senior citizens, and patient’s invoives. Bader Al Qubaisi, Acting Group Chief Information Officer at SEHA, said: "We are committed to providing the latest technologies and harnessing them to service our clients across the numerous medical facilities. We are continually improving our processes to meet and exceed ......read more

PAN Emirates offers 0% Interest Installment plan with discount up to 70% this summer

• PAN Emirates launches Summer  festival with 30 – 70 per cent discount • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2019:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, continues to offer great value to it’s loyal customers this summer.    During summer shoppers can enjoy discounts of 30 – 70 per cent and 0% Interest Installment plan from a variety of Victorian, Rustic, Country, Spring, Boho, Classic, Transitional and Modern designs.    Pan Emirates has crafted beautiful furniture pieces for spaces and lightings to enhance the feel of it. The pieces from this collection emphasize on the ......read more

His Excellency Dr. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the People's Republic of China

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21 July  2019:   The state visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will deepen ties and build on the foundation of the comprehensive strategic partnership announced in July of last year, during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UAE. Since this momentous visit, the relationship between the UAE and China has now achieved diversity and richness at various levels and we look forward to now capitalizing upon this. This visit will see a series of high-profile meetings with key influential Chinese business leaders and we expect significative progress to be made in the development of several projects. The UAE and China currently have a series of agreements in dedicated sectors. ......read more

Higher Committee for SCC Elections Issues Resolution Forming Constituency Committees

Sharjah Government Media Bureau - Sharjah, Jul 21 , 2019:  The Higher Committee for the Sharjah Consultative Council elections has issued Resolution No. (4) of 2019 on the formation of electoral constituency committees in the cities of Sharjah, Al Dhaid, Khorfakkan, Kalbaa, Dibba Al Hisn and Al Hamriyah and the areas of Al Bataeh, Mleiha and Al Madam.   The resolution stipulates that after reviewing Law No. (3) of 1999 on the establishment of Sharjah Consultative Council and the rules and amendments thereof; Emiri Decree No. (59) of 2015 on the organisation of the Sharjah Consultative Council elections and the amendments thereof; and Emiri Decree No. (15) of 2019 on the formation of the Higher Committee for the Sharjah Consultative Council elections and based on what has been presented by directors of municipalities in the ......read more

GoAir launches new flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Abu Dhabi International Airport

The new daily flights connect Mumbai and Delhi with the UAE capital    21 July 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed GoAir’s launch of two new daily flights, the first between Mumbai International Airport (BOM) and Abu Dhabi, and the second to Delhi International Airport (DEL), further connecting the UAE capital to the two major Indian cities.   GoAir’s inaugural flights from Delhi, India’s capital and Mumbai, the financial capital of the world’s 6th largest economy to Abu Dhabi, was received with warmth and fanfare yesterday, as the Indian subcontinent remains one of the most popular destinations for travelers departing from Abu Dhabi.   Maarten De Groof, Chief Commercial Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “GoAir is one of our most promising new ......read more

Holding the door: Researchers journey to Greenland to investigate mechanisms controlling ice sheet collapse

New radar technology allowed geoscientists from the University of South Florida (USF) and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) to look at Greenland’s dynamic ice-ocean interface – Earth’s last frontier Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 21, 2019: Greenland’s land mass of more than 2.1 million km2 is largely covered with glaciers, and their melting fuels as much as one-fifth of global sea-level rise. That’s why a team of USF and NYUAD geoscientists’ new discovery of a mechanism that allows these glaciers to collapse into the sea has special significance for the low-lying coastal areas, such as the ones in the UAE. In a new research published in Nature Communications, USF geoscientists Tim Dixon and Surui Xie, along with co-authors David Holland, Irena Vaňková, and Denis Voytenko at NYU and NYU ......read more

Tashkeel announces open call for affordable design range Tanween

UAE-based designers must submit their proposals by August 25   Dubai, UAE – July 18, 2019:  Resident designers are invited to participate in the second edition of Tanween+ by submitting their design proposal for affordable and functional products that are inspired by and manufactured in the UAE.   Tanween+ is an offshoot of the Tanween Design Programme, a professional development initiative by Tashkeel for emerging designers, makers and artisans living and working in the UAE. Tanween+ was launched in 2018 to establish a range of small, functional items that reflect the spirit of the UAE. It provides designers an opportunity to pursue their creative enquiry and research, harnessing the cross-culture range of skills, materials and resources found in the region.   Designers living and working in the ......read more

LG's Groundbreaking Dualcool With Inverter Tech Delivers Performance and Energy Efficiency

With Company’s Dual Inverter Compressor™, DUALCOOL Air Conditioner Cools 40 Percent Faster and Uses 70 Percent Less Energy Than Conventional Models   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its latest DUALCOOL residential air conditioner (RAC) at its Home Appliance & Air Solution Press Tour in Seoul, South Korea. The new model boasts innovative features and is the first air conditioner to utilize LG’s Dual Inverter Compressor™, which cuts energy consumption without sacrificing cooling capabilities. Along with outstanding performance and impressive energy efficiency, the DUALCOOL has a simplified structure that saves technicians time and effort during installation and maintenance. Thanks to LG’s proprietary Dual Inverter ......read more

Southwest Airlines® Joins NDC Exchange

ATPCO and SITA platform simplifies NDC adoption by enabling connectivity across the travel distribution ecosystem Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   ATPCO and SITA today announced that Southwest Airlines® is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange, a platform for NDC that enables content interoperability across the airline distribution ecosystem. By joining NDC Exchange, Southwest continues its journey to make its content more accessible to business travelers in a way that’s easy to use and hassle-free. NDC Exchange is a community platform created by ATPCO and SITA that enables API connectivity between airlines and sellers using New Distribution Capability (NDC), an XML-based data transmission standard set by IATA. NDC Exchange enables NDC API format translation for any party (GDSs, travel ......read more

Emirates Partners with the West Asian Football Federation Championship

Emirates to become Official Partner and Airline for tournament to be hosted for first time in Iraq Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Emirates has today announced an agreement which will see it as the Official Partner and Airline for the ninth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship, taking place in Erbil and Karbala, Iraq from 2-14 August 2019.  The deal demonstrates Emirates’ ongoing commitment to supporting football and connecting with fans across the region. The West Asian Football Federation is one of the four regional governing bodies of the Asian Football Confederation, and consists of nine member nations in Western Asia. This year, eight national teams including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen will be competing for the ......read more

du Announces Winners to Conclude IoT & AI Pioneers Competition

The telco has selected three innovative projects that could play a role in leading the UAE into the future   Dubai, UAE, 18th July, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has played an inspirational role towards empowering the next generation of technology innovators, following the completion of the IoT & AI Pioneers Competition.    Driven by UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG) - which is powered by Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) - and Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), to lead innovation initiatives established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, du’s IoT & AI Pioneers Competition had 43 initial project applications all vying to play an active role in leading the UAE’s smart future. ......read more

Canadian University Dubai partners with hospitality industry players to boost tourism sector skills

Goal: Meet the demand expected to be triggered by Dubai’s 2025 target to attract 25 million visitors annually   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:  ​ Canadian University Dubai has recently joined forces with two more leading names in the hospitality industry to help boost the skills supply to the UAE tourism sector as Dubai prepares to attract 25 million visitors by 2025. Under the two new agreements, the University will collaborate with Copthorne Hotel Dubai, a member of the Millennium Hotels Group, and Ibis Styles Hotels Jumeirah, to foster education-industry initiatives that will help increase workforce capacity in support of the Dubai Tourism Strategy.  The goal to become the most visited city in the world was revealed last year by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid ......read more

Sony Introduces New WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Headphones with Industry-leading Noise Cancellation in the Middle East

Noise-free, Wire-free And Worry-free:  Enjoy the 1000X family’s renowned premium sound on Sony’s latest truly wireless headphones The next level of silence with Dual Noise Sensor technology and HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e Wire-free design, stable connectivity and comfortable fitting for total listening freedom Long-lasting battery life and quick charging function to revolutionise your commute  Listen your way with Adaptive Sound Control, customisable touch controls and voice assistant   Dubai, UAE, 18th July 2019 – Sony today expands in the Middle East its renowned 1000X family with the addition of new generation truly wireless headphones – the WF-1000XM3. Sony’s Industry-leading  Noise Cancellation is improved further with the HD Noise Cancelling Processor ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota makes car ownership easier than ever with Toyota Choices

Personal Contract Purchase with low monthly installments   Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2019: As part of its customer-centric ethos and commitment to offer its customers the best in town products and services, Al-Futtaim Toyota is delighted to offer customers more with, its Choices, Personal Contract Purchase Program (PCP), making it easier and more affordable than ever to own a brand new or pre-owned Toyota vehicle. For those looking for a low Equated Monthly Installment (EMI), Choices is a delightfully convenient, low-risk way to finance a Toyota.    At purchase, the vehicle is set at a Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) based on the term of your agreement (24months/40,000kms or 36months/60,000kms). Not only does this preserve the value of the car at the end of the agreement, it also offers unprecedented peace of ......read more

Danube Group Expands into the Healthcare segment

~Danube Group is planning to invest 10 million dollars in next 2 years in the health care segment ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   After successful hospitality venture UAE’s leading business giant Danube Group, enters into the healthcare division with the launch of American Aesthetic Medical Center on 17th July 2019 in Dubai. Present on the occasion were Fayez Abdullah Al Marzooqi, Head of Department at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture, Mr Rizwan Sajan - Founder and Chairman Danube Group along with other senior management of the group.    The clinic is located at Umm Al Sheif Road, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and plans to service patients with most advanced and innovative techniques for both surgical and non-surgical treatments like Plastic Surgery, Hair ......read more

Thought-Evoking Clothing Brand Exhale Releases Limited Edition “Be” Kimono

July 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Aspiring to inspire, telling tales through thread, conceptual clothing brand exhale was conceptualized in October 2016 by Nawal El Masri, and launched in the UAE.  exhale is a mindful and conscious-driven e-commerce brand that seeks to change perspectives through storytelling, art, music and visual journeys - exhale is dedicated to raising mental health awareness through artistic mediums. exhale, has released a limited edition “be /ßä” kimono, where East meets West in a reinterpretation of the traditional Japanese robe, in collaboration with Arabic calligraphy artist Dia Allaam. The intricate piece is created from a unique combination of Sadu, the traditional Bedouin weaving technique, and linen, which offers a lightness appreciated in the Middle Eastern climate.  exhale ......read more

Dubai Land Department cooperates with Dubai Police to initiate new smart home security system

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), represented by its Registration and Real Estate Services sector, announced the initiation of the partnership it had previously signed with the General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police for the new smart housing security system. Incorporating many other parties, including major real estate developers in Dubai, the agreement aims to disperse security awareness among Dubai’s residents through developers who can collaborate with other relevant parties to introduce the benefits of the new smart housing security system. In line with this partnership, DLD will support Dubai Police’s security initiatives by organising workshops with real estate professionals. Lt. Col. Rashid Abdul Rahman bin Zabawi Al Falasi, ......read more

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment takes centre stage at Khalidiyah Mall

Promotions give mall visitors a chance to become a Mall Millionaire   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 18 July  2019:    Khalidiyah Mall has enhanced the summer mall activities for residents and visitors by helping them escape the heat with attractive shopping deals, restaurant promotions and a chance to become a ‘Mall Millionaire’ as part of the RAD summer edition campaign until the 3rd of August. Known for its exclusive promotions and activities, shoppers venturing into Khalidiyah Mall for retail therapy also have a chance to win AED 50,000 every week and the grand prize of AED 1 million as part of Line Investments & Property LLC’s ‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign. Mayank M Pal, Mall Manager at Khalidiyah Mall said, “Visitor’s to Khalidiyah Mall this summer have a chance ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Takes Two More Top 10 Finishes in Stage 11 at the Tour De France

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff finished 7th and 9th respectively in today’s sprint finish, despite a mechanical in the final 500m that prevented Kristoff from fully exploiting another impressive lead out from the team’s up and coming young Belgian rider. The race was won by a matter of inches by Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) who marginally pipped Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to the line.   Stage 11 came after a well earned rest day for the riders and eased them back into racing with a relatively short 167km flat route from Albi to Toulouse. The day played out as expected with the inevitable breakaway being slowly reeled back in by the chasing peloton. Dan Martin was kept safe by the team’s domestiques and ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Warns of Health Hazards Due to Illegal Slaughtering Away from the Approved Abattoirs

Dubai, July 17th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the risks of the virus Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), which is resulting from the indiscriminate slaughtering of sacrificial animals, whether at houses or by unauthorized street butchers. Such type of illegal slaughtering is increasing with the approach of Eid Al Adha.  The Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever is classified within the list of priority diseases. In case of being affected by this virus, it should be reported within 24 hours, so that a rapid intervention for epidemiological surveillance can be undertaken by the relevant authorities. Government Efforts to Enhance Healthy Behaviors H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and ......read more

Indian playback singer Amit Kumar to dazzle guests with a vibrant performance at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, 17 July 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting a live concert with leading Indian playback singer Amit Kumar on July 26th, where he will perform some of his classic hits. Versatile singer Amit Kumar, the son of legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar, will pay tribute to his father by performing live inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels. Amit Kumar has sung several Bollywood film songs since the 1970s and has won several awards for his contribution to the Indian music industry. Working with the late musician maestro R.D. Burman, Amit attained international fame and has recorded over 170 Hindi songs. Tickets for the concert will be priced at AED 175 and AED ......read more

Union Coop Awarded ‘ISO Business Continuity Certificate'

July 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE received ISO 22301:2012 certification for International Business continuity standards from ‘Bureau Veritas’ – Dubai Branch.  The certification was received by H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, from Mr. Marwan Aridi, Certification Manager, Bureau Veritas – Dubai, in the presence of Mr. Aiman Othman, IT Director, Union Coop, Mr. Imad Rashid, Acting Happiness and Marketing Director among group of Managers.  Explaining the vitality of this certification, Mr. Aiman Othman said: “Achieving ISO 22301 compliance certifies that Union Coop is committed towards serving the society among which customers, employees and shareholders in case of an event of disruption or incident that can stop its ......read more

Automation Anywhere Expands into the Middle East with the Opening of Regional Headquarters in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Automation Anywhere, the global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced its expansion into the Middle East with the opening of regional headquarters in Dubai.    A dedicated office now serves a growing customer base in the Middle East and will play a key role in helping organizations overcome the barriers to adopting RPA. The fast-evolving technology uses software bots that work side-by-side with human workers to automate repetitive, mundane tasks – liberating people to focus on higher-level business value initiatives.   Digital transformation continues to gain traction in the region, backed by several government mandates. These include the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) that aims to make UAE the top region in ......read more

Etisalat unveils new ‘together' emoji to mark World Emoji Day

Abu Dhabi, 17 July 2019:  There’s a palpable excitement in the air as Etisalat today unveiled the newly crafted ‘together’ emoji.  Today is the sixth World Emoji Day, a day to celebrate the use of every emoji possible on your social media accounts.  Avid emoji fans may soon find themselves excitedly embracing the new ‘together’ emoji. Depicting three quirky faces - a smiling face with smiling eyes, a winky face and a laughing emoji huddled up together - this adorable digital icon is set to breathe life into our messages in a creative, colourful and light-hearted way.  Etisalat recently enlisted designers to create their own renditions of the ‘together’ emoji and got their creative juices flowing. The team drew inspiration from Etisalat’s core belief that ......read more

Empower: District cooling is environmentally-friendly and saves energy

Dubai, UAE, 17th July 2019: In light of the urban expansion and the major developments in the construction sector, especially in the GCC, the gradual rise in temperature has become a challenge during the last hundred to two hundred years due to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide and many other types of gases. As a result, the United Nations (UN) began to adopt and promote a culture of sustainable development to preserve the environment, through a plan for a better and more sustainable future for all; aimed at combating climate change and environmental degradation by 2030. Consequently, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, plays a major role in adopting district cooling systems locally and internationally. According to the UN, Empower is a key ......read more

More than 73 thousand patients receive screening and treatment through SEHA's mobile health clinics

Abu Dhabi - UAE, July 17, 2019: More than 73 thousand patients received screening and treatment through Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) unique mobile health clinic offerings since 2018 and up to May 2019. Serving the community since 2010, these mobile clinics reflect SEHA’s heritage and legacy in providing advanced, accessible healthcare for the community, in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Government. Mohammed Hawas Al Sadid, Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO, said: “SEHA is the cornerstone of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and is the only provider with a genuine network that can create value across the system for patients. This network includes 3 mobile clinics fully equipped to provide curative and preventive services for major events and remote areas. What sets these clinics apart as well is that ......read more

Hospital launches free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” in Ras Al Khaimah

RAK Hospital offers complimentary service for the residents of UAE recovering from cardiac issues   One in five people who have suffered a heart attack will have a recurrent attack within the next five years   Cardiac wellness and recovery programmes can reduce chances of a repeat heart attack by 47 percent; 42 percent less likely to die within an average of eight years   July 17th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to create a support system for cardiac patients and help them manage their condition better, RAK Hospital has launched a free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” for the UAE residents at the hospital premises. The programme aims to educate and counsel patients recovering from heart attacks, angioplasty, stenting and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), while introducing them to ......read more

The Car That Responds to Your Mood: New Jaguar Land Rover Tech Helps Reduce Stress

● Jaguar Land Rover is developing new AI technology to better understand changes in the driver’s mood while behind the wheel  ● Cabin settings will be altered in response to the driver’s facial expressions to help tackle stress ● Reports suggest 74 per cent of people admit to feeling stressed or overwhelmed every day ● New mood-detection system is one of a suite of technologies Jaguar Land Rover is exploring as part of its ‘tranquil sanctuary’ vision to improve the overall driving experience    Wednesday, 17 July 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Jaguar Land Rover is researching new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to understand our state of mind while driving – and adjust cabin settings to improve driver ......read more

OMEGA's role in competitive swimming

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   OMEGA's association with the sport began back in 1932, when for the first time a single company was entrusted with the official timekeeping for all disciplines at the Olympic Games - including swimming. The brand's unwavering commitment to precision so impressed FINA, the governing body of aquatic sports around the world, that in 1973, OMEGA was asked to serve as Official Timekeeper at the federation’s first ever world championship. As well as timing the most important swimming events in the last several decades, OMEGA has been behind the development of the sport's key timekeeping technologies: From the first semi-automatic timer to the quantum age Introduced at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, the Swim-Eight-O-Matic was the world's ......read more

Summer-ready BABY-G G-Lide BAX-100 makes splash this hot season

Written by Mahmoud Jabsheh, General Manager - Timepiece Sales Division, CASIO Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:    This hot season, it is time to spice up your beach outfits and what perfect way to do this than to wear CASIO’s newly released Summer-Ready BABY-G wristwatch model for women. Adding glamor to a lady’s overall beach ensemble, the shock-resistant G-Lide BAX-100 is packed with impressive features and key functionalities fully capable of withstanding extreme beach activities such as swimming, diving, snorkelling, and summer sporting events.   With 10-bar water resistance, back-guard structure, and slide-lever resin band, the beach-inspired timepiece takes its design inspiration from the surf culture of the 90s. It is the only BABY-G analog-digital ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum to farmout a 20% participating interest in both the Andaman I and South Andaman PSCs in Indonesia

Abu Dhabi, 17 July, 2019:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed an agreement with Premier Oil to farmout a 20 percent participating interest in each of the Andaman I and South Andaman Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs). Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the Andaman I and adjacent South Andaman PSCs.  Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions including government approvals.   The Andaman I and South Andaman PSCs are located in the underexplored but proven North Sumatra basin offshore Aceh. Mubadala Petroleum is also a partner with a 30 percent participating interest in the Andaman II PSC which is operated by Premier Oil. With participating interests in these three adjacent blocks, Mubadala Petroleum is the largest net acreage holder in the area, securing the ......read more

Enjoy a shopping spree with up to 75 per cent off at Ibn Battuta Mall this DSS

Fabulous offers on fashion, beauty, entertainment and more until 3 August 2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Ibn Battuta Mall makes Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) even more rewarding with up to 75 per cent off trendy apparel, kids’ fashion wear, stylish accessories, beauty products, wellness treatments, footwear, chic furnishings and more.   Head to the world’s largest themed mall until 3 August to discover a world of irresistible deals and discounts on everything from beds to business wear and furniture to fashion.     Apparel…   • Wallis: up to 75 per cent off stylish business and casual attire for ladies;   • BRANDS: up to 75 percent off bespoke formal business attire for men;   • OshKosh ......read more

APC Connected Smart-UPS Just Got Smarter: Enabling UPS management through the cloud

“To enable businesses to proactively and effectively manage the health of their UPS systems, Schneider Electric has introduced Connected Smart-UPS™ with APC™ SmartConnect, the first cloud-enabled UPS for distributed IT environments.”   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Every IT manager fears a power outage on a busy workday. The office is humming with critical transactions happening at every workstation when the power goes out unexpectedly. To buy time and allow for the safe shutdown of devices, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are a standard piece of critical infrastructure in any setting. But what happens when the IT department doesn’t have the bandwidth to proactively maintain and monitor their UPS on an ongoing basis, or if there is no IT staff on site at ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Chamber and Ghana to Discuss the Cooperation Opportunities

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Her Excellency Samata Gifty Bukari, Consul-General of the Republic of Ghana in Dubai, discussed strengthening the bilateral business cooperation and the investment opportunities in the different sectors.  Al Nuaimi underscored the importance of the enhancing the bilateral trade with Ghana, and the private sector in both countries through facilitating meetings of the business communities from both Ras Al Khaimah and Ghana, he confirmed that Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry shall extend all the support and assistance to establish the business partnerships that achieve the strategic goals.  Al Nuaimi added “Ghana and Ras Al Khaimah ......read more

Etihad Airways Introduces Nutritional Education Programme to Nepal School for Underprivileged Children

• World record breaking Etihad inflight chef Sanjay Thakur leads food education initiative to teach children and their carers how to source and prepare low cost meals • UAE Ambassador to Nepal and Etihad Airways donate 10 double bunk beds    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Children of the Azizia Madrasa enjoyed a tasty morning as they learnt a fundamental skill to last them a lifetime, cooking healthy, nutritious meals using locally sourced, low cost ingredients.    Etihad Airways Inflight Chef Sanjay Thakur, famous for breaking the world record for creating the highest pop-up restaurant in the world at Everest Advanced High Camp last year, and President of the World Chef Association, Thomas Gugler, hosted the Abu Dhabi-led initiative to teach children the ......read more

Summer Skin Rituals with SUKIN

**5 hero ingredients to include in your summer skincare regime**  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Skin undergoes changes with every season, and so should your skincare! If your goal for this summer is a fresh, bright, glowing complexion, it’s important to get hero summer ingredients included in your skincare regime. Especially during the hot seasons, use skincare products that are infused with effective natural ingredients instead of inorganic ones that can prove to be harsh on your skin. This is simply the best way to make sure your skin is protected all summer.  Sukin, Australia’s leading skincare brand, utilises an abundance of beautiful botanicals, antioxidants and essential oils to restore the vitality and radiance of skin. Its extensive range of products boasts ......read more

How Middle East E-commerce has changed in last 5 years?

July 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   The global e-commerce sector has seen several changes in the past five years, especially in the MENA region. According to research, it is estimated that the Middle East e-commerce market could experience an exponential growth of US$69 billion by the year 2020. Though that sounds impressive, it is to be noted that only 15% of regular businesses in the Gulf have an online presence while the majority of online shopping is done from foreign brands. Despite the disheartening fact, there is no doubt that the e-commerce in the MENA (the Middle East and North African) region does have potential to grow. Let us explore the reasons for its expansion, the major challenges, the key competitors and the general consumer behaviour in the Middle East region? Why does the e-commerce sector have potential in the ......read more

The India-UAE Bridge Recognized as a Step Into the Future

DP World Promotes Bilateral Trade and Investment Using Its Assets as a Springboard Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   The trade and investment flow between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are poised to expand rapidly with the launch of a major initiative by DP World, UAE Region.  This consensus emerged on 16 July at a trade and investment seminar led by DP World, UAE Region and jointly organised with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Chandigarh.  At the seminar, DP World, UAE Region executives highlighted the synergies that exist in their portfolio across India and UAE, and the integrated solutions ranging from port-centric logistics, inland logistics, freight and transport. The overarching aim is to enhance trade flows with optimised supply chain ......read more

Lg's Front-loader With New Ai Dd Brings Optimized Washing to the Middle East and Africa

Deep Learning and Upgraded TurboWash 360 Maximize Washing Effectiveness, Minimize Clothing Damage Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   During its Home Appliance & Air Solution Press Tour in Seoul, South Korea, LG Electronics (LG) is unveiling its latest front-loader washing machine releasing in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.  Powered by the company’s new Artificial Intelligence Direct Drive (AI DD) with deep learning, it delivers thorough yet gentle care, determining the characteristics and volume of each load to minimize fabric damage. Also, with upgraded TurboWash 360, LG’s advanced front-loader gets clothes cleaner and completes cycles in less time. Featuring the enhanced DD motor, the new appliance expands the definition of ‘great washing performance’ ......read more

MG Motor becomes the Global Partner of Liverpool Football Club as the British-born brand's international status continues to grow

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   On July 15th, at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium, MG Motor signed a contract with Liverpool FC that sees the British-born automotive brand become the world-famous football club’s official global partner. With British sporting spirit in its DNA, MG Motor will further extend its status as an international brand through its collaboration with 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool FC. As a brand that appeals to young, sporty and passionate individuals, this high-profile partnership will further boost MG’s popularity in the global market.  MG’s relationship with Liverpool FC started in 2016, when the brand became its official partner in China. After more than three years of cooperation, MG has engaged with huge audiences of fans ......read more

UAE astronauts train at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

• The training programme lasts for two weeks and includes training on various units and components of the US Segment of the International Space Station and conducting scientific research in cooperation with NASA   • Hazzaa AlMansoori in a press conference for NASA: We are ready for the task and are doing our best to make it a success through the high-level training we receive and the hard work we carry out with the crew   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi began a new training at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC). The two-week programme includes training on various units and components of the US segment of the International Space Station (ISS), which includes the Japan Kibo laboratory and the Columbus ......read more

Management Change at Grohe AG

Thomas Fuhr, born in 1965, took over the position of CEO of Grohe AG in July 2019.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:  Since joining GROHE in 2012, he was responsible for Production, Procurement, Logistics, Quality, Technology, Research & Development and Sustainability as Executive Director Operations. In addition, he was responsible for the Faucet Category within LIXIL Water Technology.    Thomas Fuhr’s focus during the last years was to secure innovation leadership, define new production technologies and extend manufacturing capacities. Thus, since September 2018, the laboratory extension in Hemer, Germany, combines all previously decentralized activities of the research laboratory in one place, enabling even closer interaction within the main departments of research ......read more

Sweet Shades of Summer at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Add an easygoing elegance to your home this summer with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. Shoppers will find everything they need at the 2XL stores to pull off the relaxed vide along with an added attraction of up to 70 per cent off on select items as part of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS).   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “There are numerous ways of infusing summer aesthetics into your home. By combining neutral elements such as greens, botanical prints, pastels and a touch of metallic glimmer with your existing décor you can give a fresh appearance to your interiors. Whether you are in the mood for a burst of colour or a soothing and subdued look, at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor we have a wide choice of products ......read more