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UAE's People of Determination Reaping the Benefits of Gaming and Looking Forward to Blast Premier World Final in Abu Dhabi

• UAE Special Olympics esports athletes Salma Al Salami and Ahmed Al Jailani reveal the positive impact gaming has had on their everyday lives.   • Special Olympics will be sending a group of up to 20 athletes to the BLAST Premier World Final in Abu Dhabi on 17 and 18 December for them to experience the event and understand more about professional gaming.   • The World Final will see the best eight teams from around the globe competing for a $1m prize pool and chance to be named world champions for 2022    Abu Dhabi, 7th December 2022: UAE’s Special Olympics athletes have spoken about how gaming has helped them improve their skills in their everyday lives as they look forward to attending this month’s BLAST Premier World Final, an elite esports tournament to be held in Abu ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Recognizes Members of the Nabdh Al Emarat Volunteer Team

Dubai, UAE; 6 December 2022:  In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility as well as its vision to promote volunteer work, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) hosted a special event to recognise members of the Nabdh Al Emarat Volunteer Team for their dedicated and inspiring efforts in offering the Library’s visitors and members an outstanding experience, answering their enquiries and introducing them to MBRL’s various services and facilities. Dr. Mohammed Salem Al Mazrouei, Board Member of MBRL Foundation, thanked all the volunteers for their tireless efforts to enhance the volunteer work ecosystem in the Library over the past period. "Voluntary work is one of the highest expressions of giving. The culture of charity is also deeply-rooted in our Emirati society across generations in various fields and ......read more

Relay for Life: World's Biggest Fundraiser gives Champions of Cancer a Platform to Share their Experiences

Organised by FOCP to support cancer patients, survivors and caregivers The 24-hour multidisciplinary event will be held in Kshisha Park, Al Rahmaniya  Sharjah, December 06, 2022:  Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) is once again bringing hope and positivity through their world famous Relay for Life event that supports cancer patients, their families, caregivers, and the champions of the disease, the survivors. This year there will be a dedicated pavilion called the “Warriors Zone” to give a platform for these role models to share their experiences and heroic achievement through overcoming the disease, providing positive reinforcement for all those currently dealing with the condition. The 24-hour multidisciplinary relay and cancer fundraising event is celebrating their third edition and will take place ......read more

MAX&Co. Unveils New &Co.LLABORATION With Tamagotchi

  MAX&Co. and Bandai Namco Europe S.A.S. are delighted to introduce the latest chapter in &Co.LLABORATION series for spring/summer 2023: Tamagotchi in Paris.    Conceived in Japan in 1996 by one of the biggest global toy companies BANDAI Co., this interactive digital pet and egg-shaped device quickly became a global phenomenon. More than 80M Tamagotchi toys have been sold worldwide. Today, Tamagotchi embarks on a new journey, as an unexpected fashion star. The Tamagotchi in Paris capsule combines the nostalgia of the nineties with typical French style, with playful figures and pixelated graphics found on wardrobe must-haves such as the Breton tees and berets. Beaded and embroidered characters and motifs – including hearts and the Tamagotchi itself – pop up across the collection, bringing a ......read more

Airlines Cut Losses in 2022; Return to Profit in 2023

06, December 2022:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects a return to profitability for the global airline industry in 2023 as airlines continue to cut losses stemming from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to their business in 2022.  • In 2023, airlines are expected to post a small net profit of $4.7 billion—a 0.6% net profit margin. It is the first profit since 2019 when industry net profits were $26.4 billion (3.1% net profit margin).  • In 2022, airline net losses are expected to be $6.9 billion (an improvement on the $9.7 billion loss for 2022 in IATA’s June outlook). This is significantly better than losses of $42.0 billion and $137.7 billion that were realized in 2021 and 2020 respectively.   “Resilience has been the hallmark for airlines in ......read more

New Report by Arthur D. Little Estimates BaaS Revenues to Reach $28 Billion by 2031 in the Middle East alone

• New report by Arthur D. Little unveils how this segment of the market will grow to reach approximately 4% of total banking income in the region by 2026, and 17% through to 2031 • The total banking income in the Middle East revenues in the region from BaaS could reach $28 billion in the next decade • By leveraging banking as a service, banks can cut time-to-market of new products by as much as 10 times, thus dramatically increasing their competitive offering  • Holding a record 25% CAGR: BaaS will unleash the future of banking in the Middle East     Dubai, UAE, 6 December 2022: Arthur D. Little (ADL), the world’s first management consulting firm, released an exclusive report exploring banking as a service (BaaS) and its competitive opportunities for the Middle East (ME) region. ......read more

JIJIL's Fashion-Forward Winter Wear

Seasons come and go, but style is eternal. This year, update your winter wardrobe with JIJIL’s layering options. Whether you prefer a statement feathered coat to announce your entrance, or a timeless staple to last you forever, JIJIL has you covered.    Channel the JIJIL girl – chic yet effortless – with their range of coats, jackets, blazers, and more. With a variety of textures, patterns, and prints, JIJIL has something for everyone. Their tailored cuts will keep you warm, well-dressed, and extremely comfortable – why compromise when you can have the best of both worlds?   Opt for a classic black coat for the ultimate versatile winter staple. A good black coat never goes out of style and never feels repetitive, the ultimate capsule piece.  If you’re more of the white swan, rest ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Opens Registration for Sharjah Shopping Promotions 2022

The event will kick off on December 15 Sharjah, December 6, 2022:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) announced that registration for the upcoming edition of Sharjah Shopping Promotions 2022, the much-awaited and most important shopping and entertainment event in the Emirate, is now open. The new season will kick off on December 15 and will continue until January 29, 2023.  The chamber called on all Sharjah shopping malls and stores to reserve their spots in order to participate in the major event, which will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop their business and boost their revenues, as well as display their products before Sharjah residents and guests who flock from all over the world.  HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director General of SCCI, stressed that the Sharjah ......read more

The Best Holiday Gifts from Sony this 2022

Dubai, UAE – 6 December 2022 – The holiday season is around the corner and if you’re still yet to finish your shopping list, Sony’s gift guide will help you choose the best presents for your loved ones. Pick the hottest products from the latest headphones, cameras, speakers or TVs, Sony has everything for all ages.  Sony WF-1000XM4: Exceptional sound quality The Sony WF-1000XM4 is the best gift option to those who want to work efficiently wherever or enjoy their favourite entertainment distraction free thanks to its Active Noise Cancellation and high-resolution audio wireless features. The WF-1000XM4 provide ultimate comfort with uncompromised functionality with smart listening and clear call quality. Its ergonomic surface design for stable fit, water resistance and an impressive 8-hour battery life with ......read more

OMEGA's Enchanted Winter Campaign

 To heighten the magic of the festive season, OMEGA has revealed a snowy new campaign full of precision and watchmaking wonder. The Enchanted Winter series follows OMEGA’s “Quality” concept that was released earlier in 2022, where a world of watch movements and brand DNA was brought to life in a beautifully crafted dreamscape.   This time, the visions have been enhanced for this special time of year, complete with wintry scenes and festive colours of white, red and gold. Each layout depicts a compelling part of OMEGA’s universe, from James Bond and deep-sea diving, through to moon landings, golf, sailing, and bobsleigh. These are just some of the passions that have become iconic symbols of OMEGA, and which highlight the diverse legacy of the brand.   For OMEGA, there is no better way to ......read more

Wish with Virgin Megastore this Festive Season!

Wish Upon a Festive Season!   The festivities are slowly approaching so it’s time to prep! Get into the holiday spirit with our range of products; even if you aren’t celebrating. We have it all. Are you looking for advent calendars, festive decorations and some beauty products to get your glam going for the holidays? If so, we are right here for you; trust us.  Make your countdown to December 25th an exciting one with our range of Advent Calendars for both kids and adults. Why not pamper yourself this holiday season with our festive collection of bath salts, fizzers, face masks and much more. Brighten up your home and welcome the new year with hands down, the best decorations in town. Be it ornaments, candles or diffusers you can choose from a wide variety of goodies to make your humble space a cozy one. ......read more

Round Up of Christmas Gifting Ideas: Cakes, Chocolates, T-shirts, Canvas Art & Accessories

Golden Ribbon Chocolates  An Emirati Owned Boutique Chocolate Shop in Sharjah  Golden Ribbon Chocolates is a Sharjah-based Emirati chocolate brand under the Al Husseiny group. Golden Ribbon Chocolates' handcrafted iconic finest Belgian chocolates are inspired by French- Arabic fusion and all the filings are homemade. Its bespoke cakes can be served during weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations. Owned by Emirati Chef Aisha, she benchmarks the product to European standards with local produce such as milk and eggs.  Sustainability is the key to all products at Golden Ribbon. Contrary to popular perception, Golden Ribbon ensures that no palm oil is used in making chocolates.    Christmas Special Cakes & Chocolates at Golden Ribbon   A Chai Tea Cake With Spices And brown ......read more

Dubai Airports Announces New Initiative to Provide a Seamless Travel Experience for POD Travellers with Hidden Disabilities

 Dubai Airports has launched a two-year plan that will elevate the travel experience for POD   Dubai, UAE – December 5, 2022: Dubai Airports is introducing a comprehensive new programme to ensure the delivery of a sector leading, inclusive, and seamless travel experience for all People of Determination (POD) with hidden disabilities that travel through Dubai International (DXB). As part of Dubai Airport’s shared values ‘We all meet the world differently’, this new initiative will contribute to the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021 vision for Dubai to be the world’s leading disability-friendly city and barrier-free community that empowers and welcomes all POD travellers. This new programme will roll out in two phases over two years and unite service partners across the DXB community to ......read more

Gucci Presents a Winter Sport-Dedicated Eyewear Selection

For Fall Winter 2022-23, snow sports inspire a series of Gucci Eyewear styles echoing an active lifestyle and vintage allure. With a fresh, unconventional combination of archival codes and signature details, the selection of styles reinterprets the House’s timeless aesthetic. A gender-neutral ski mask is characterized by the Gucci lettering logo on the front, while an adjustable strap with a Web-inspired motif features the Interlocking G. Additional square and pilot sunglasses are reconfigured and detailed with detachable branded lanyards, bringing the distinctive codes of the House from the city to the mountain. GG1210S Gender-neutral ski mask featuring the Gucci lettering logo on the front and an adjustable strap with a colored Web-inspired motif, featuring the Interlocking G logo.   GG1237S Vintage-inspired ......read more

DHA's E-Connected Healthcare Model wins International Data Corporation Award

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority recently won an award at the International Data Corporation (IDC)’s edition of the IDC Future Enterprise Awards.  DHA won an award in the ‘Best in Future of Operations’ category and was recognised as an entity that has successfully rethought the ways in which its operations are managed keeping digital transformation in mind. International Data Corporation (IDC)  hosted more than 200 senior IT and business leaders from across the UAE for the IDC DX Forum 2022, which took place at Dubai's iconic Museum of the Future under the theme "Digital Leaders for the Digital Era.” The event culminated in the 2022 edition of the IDC Future Enterprise Awards, which formally recognised the achievements of UAE-based organizations ......read more

Global Village Gets Ready to Shine this Festive Season

UAE; Dubai, December 5, 2022 - It’s almost time for the ho-ho-holidays at Global Village. Guests will be able to meet Santa and his helpers as they land at Global Village on Thursday, December 8, at 7:00pm for the festive tree lighting ceremony. Global Village’s famous 21-metre-high festive tree will be adorned with glistening lights and the elves will be lending a hand to make the tree extra special.  Global Village fans are invited to attend the ceremony alongside their families and friends to witness the kickstart of the festive season at the fan-favourite tourism destination. Stay tuned for more festive activities coming up at Global Village. 

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Dubai Land Department Gains the ‘WELL Health-Safety Rating' Certificate for Second Year in a Row

Dubai, UAE, 5 December 2022:  As part of its mission to consolidate its pioneering approach in advancing health and sustainability goals and achieving the highest international standards relating to buildings and their quality, Dubai Land Department’s (DLD) building gained the ‘WELL Health-Safety Rating’ certificate issued by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for second year in a row. This confirms the success of DLD in achieving key features of the rating system, such as hygiene and sterilisation procedures, emergency preparedness programmes, innovation standards, and others. DLD is the first government entity in Dubai to obtain this achievement, thus confirming its vision aimed at strengthening the emirate’s position as the world’s premier real estate destination and a byword for ......read more

Over 100 Startups Set to Pitch their Businesses to Leading Investors during SEF 2022

Budding entrepreneurs showcase their ideas to investors during the 6th Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival organised by Sheraa    Sharjah, December 05, 2022:  The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa), has announced two exciting opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and startups to pitch their ideas to investors from a range of sectors during the 6th Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF). SEF 2022 will be held at the Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park from December 17th to 18th under the inviting theme of “Where we belong”. SEF 2022 will host a diverse range of activities, workshops and talks as well as a myriad of other incentives to provide entrepreneurs the tools and resources to take their ideas to the next level. In this spirit Sheraa will facilitate the pitching from 100 startup ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Middle East Launches Intelligent Building Middle East Show

Debut Show Adjoins Light Middle East | Intelligent Building Middle East to Create Leading MENA Lighting & Building Tech Fair    Region’s Smart City Ambitions Driving Multi-Trillion-Dollar Market   Dubai, UAE: Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the name behind some of the Middle East & North Africa’s (MENA) largest and most successful trade shows, has launched a new exhibition dedicated to serving the region’s fast-growing, multi-trillion-dollar smart buildings market.   Intelligent Building Middle East (IBME) will run from January 17-19 next year at the Dubai World Trade Centre and will be co-located with Light Middle East | Intelligent Building Middle East and Intersec to create MENA’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology which will span 13 halls ......read more

Kalimat Group Opens Dialogue with Spanish Culture with three titles During FIL 2022

UAE Publishing house launches translations for ‘World Book Capital’, ‘Fridu, Friducha, Frida: A day with the family’, and ‘Why does Fernando not want to grow up’ December 5, 2022:  During Sharjah’s participation as Guest of Honour at the 36th Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico, Kalimat Group showcased three storybook titles and held a storytelling session to strengthen cultural relations between the two countries. The children’s book, ‘World Book Capital’, authored by Bodour Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group was translated into Spanish to make it accessible to the Latin American population, it was accompanied by the two Spanish children’s titles ‘Fridu, Friducha, Frida: A day with the family’, and ‘Why does Fernando not want ......read more

October Passenger Demand & Forward Bookings Signal Continuing Recovery

5 December 2022:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel continued in October.  • Total traffic in October 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 44.6% compared to October 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 74.2% of October 2019 levels.  • Domestic traffic for October 2022 slipped 0.8% compared to the year-ago period as stringent COVID-related travel restrictions in China dampened global figures. Total October 2022 domestic traffic was at 77.9% of the October 2019 level. Domestic forward bookings remain at around 70% of pre-pandemic level.  • International traffic climbed 102.4% versus October 2021. October 2022 international RPKs reached 72.1% of October 2019 levels with all markets recording   strong ......read more

MEBAA Show 2022 Commences Tomorrow, with Packed Agenda to take Business Aviation to New Heights

- The ninth edition will feature the most diverse range local, regional and international exhibitors and industry leaders to date   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 5 December 2022 – The business aviation industry is preparing for the much-anticipated MEBAA Show 2022, which begins tomorrow (Tuesday, 6 December) at Dubai Airshow site (DWC). The show will run until Thursday 8 December, bringing industry leaders from across the business and private aviation industry together for what promises to be the most exciting edition yet.   This year, the show will feature the most diverse range of exhibitors to date, with a large number of local, regional and international exhibitors. It will see the return of major players such as Airbus, Boeing, Comlux, Bombardier, Embraer, Gulfstream and Dassault aviation, along ......read more

Jaguar TCS Racing Reveal I-type 6 – the most advanced All-Electric Jaguar Race Car Ever

• The new Jaguar I-TYPE 6 is the most advanced and efficient electric Jaguar race car ever, designed to win the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship  • Lighter, more powerful, and faster, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 will set new performance benchmarks for an all-electric race car with a top speed of 200mph • The Jaguar I-TYPE 6 features regenerative braking so powerful it has no conventional rear brakes • Technology transfer from the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 will support reimagining Jaguar’s future as an all-electric modern luxury brand from 2025 • All-new asymmetric livery from Jaguar's Creative team means unique cars for drivers and a distinctive new identity for the Gen3 era • After Jaguar TCS Racing’s highest ever points haul in Formula E last year, returning drivers Mitch Evans ......read more

RAK Hospital Celebrates 15 Glorious Years of its Foundation

5, December 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Hospital recently celebrated 15 successful years of its operations in UAE. Set up in 2007, RAK Hospital is recognized all over the Arab region for its innovative healthcare procedures and ground-breaking surgical expertise. The 15th-anniversary celebrations witnessed the entire RAK Hospital staff and respective family members come together to reflect the inclusion in diversity which has become such a proud hallmark of civic society in UAE. A wide range of cultural events and activities marked the occasion. Moreover, the sheer magnitude of talent on display was astonishing and was cheerfully applauded by one and all in the audience. The highlight of cultural events was the fashion show by angels-in-white, whereby the doctors shed their white coats and sashayed down the ramp with ......read more

The Most Valuable Socks in the World by FALKE are Available in Dubai

FALKE is the first clothing manufacturer to produce socks from the finest and high-quality wool, the vicuña      Treat someone you love to a pair of exclusive vicuña wool socks from premium knitwear brand FALKE.  If you want a present that is nothing but the very best, placing a pair of FALKE vicuña socks under the Christmas tree is your very luxurious bet. Made of vicuña, the wool of rare Andes animals, this product is the highlight of the Luxury Line collection. FALKE is the first clothing manufacturer in the world to produce legwear from this high-quality wool, considered one of the most expensive and warmest fibres in the world. The socks is presented in an elegant wooden box, resembling the Peruvian Vicuna’s fine hairs, in time for Christmas.   The "fibre of the ......read more

DaVinci Gourmet in Collaboration with Evolvin' Women Unveil Signature Drink Recipe Book Created by CSR Program Participants

A closure and networking event held at LOWE Dubai, on 3 November saw all  12 participants awarded completion certificates and a grand showcase of drinks created over the course of the program   December 2022, Dubai, UAE:  Kerry and DaVinci Gourmet partnered with Evolvin’ Women to deliver an impactful CSR program training for 12 women to become baristas and mixologists of the future. Evolvin’ Women, a company signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, works with unemployed women from urban areas and less privileged economic backgrounds in Africa to acquire relevant industry skills and knowledge to secure jobs in the hospitality sector in the UAE. With this valuable international experience, the program empowers individuals to return to their home countries and support their local economies and ......read more

Veolia Joins BEEAH Group and Masdar to Operate and Maintain Region's First Waste to Energy Plant

Sharjah, UAE, 5 December 2022: Veolia Near & Middle East, the global leader in optimised resource management, BEEAH Group, the Middle East's sustainability pioneer, and Masdar, the global leader in renewable energy solutions, have formed a joint venture to operate and maintain the Sharjah Waste to Energy Plant – the region's first of its kind at commercial-scale. The facility, owned by BEEAH Group and Masdar through their joint venture, Emirates Waste to Energy, can process 300,000 tonnes of municipal waste every year while producing 30 megawatts (MW) of low carbon energy, enough to power up to 28,000 homes and offset up to 450,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. Sharjah currently has a 76% landfill waste diversion rate. With the plant now operational, it will enable 100% landfill waste diversion, making Sharjah ......read more

Ready, Set, Live! Sharjah takes Pole Position in the Fight against Cancer

Relay for Life encourages people to register and take to the ‘starting blocks’ to make a difference for cancer patients and survivors   Sharjah, 05 December, 2022:  As we build up for the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event dedicated to saving lives from cancer, Relay for Life, people in Sharjah and around the globe are excitedly getting ready to participate in this multi-disciplinary and interactive event. The theme for this year’s fundraising relay event is “Ready, Set, Live” and supports the ethos of FOCP by focusing on bringing life, positivity and support to cancer patients by empowering them and creating an influential community around them and their families. This unique 24-hour relay organised by Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) in collaboration with the ......read more

Investcorp to Acquire Marble Point Credit

5, December 2022 -- Investcorp, a leading global alternative investment firm, today announced it has agreed to acquire Marble Point Credit Management LLC (Marble Point), a leading US-based CLO manager. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The proposed acquisition of Marble Point is a significant milestone in Investcorp’s 40-year journey of growth through diversification, geographic expansion and building scale. With $50 billion in total firm assets under management after completion of this acquisition, Investcorp is well-poised for the next phase of its evolution and development,” said Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp. With $7.8 billion of assets under management, Marble Point is a specialist asset manager focused exclusively on managing CLOs and portfolios of broadly syndicated ......read more

Expo Khorfakkan to Host the Jewels of Emirates Event for the first time, elite Emirati Designers in

Sharjah, 4 December 2022:  Expo Khorfakkan is all set for the first edition of the Jewels of Emirates exhibition, which is to run from 8 to 11 December with the support of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the supervision of Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS). The event boasts a host of elite specialized Emirati companies and designers along with some of the brightest local brands in the realms of gold, silver, diamonds, pearls, precious gems and classy watches. The event's will stand out for showcasing a variety of the most sumptuous and one-of-a-kind golden designs that evoke the aesthetics of the Emirati heritage and blend sophistication, originality and modernity. The local designers will present a fine selection of the latest trends of diamond-encrusted gold designs and the finest of luxury watches and precious ......read more

105th Super Saturday Mahzooz Draws sees 1,548 participants take Home a Total Prize Money of AED 1,829,200

• Lucky numbers are 5, 12, 15, 34 and 44 • 33 winners shared 2nd prize of AED 1,000,000   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 04 December 2022: Mahzooz’s 105th Super Saturday draws changed the fortunes of many participants on December 3rd 2022. The draws witnessed 1,548 participants take home AED 1,829,200 in total prize money. Operated by EWINGS, Mahzooz, the UAE’s favourite weekly draw in the UAE has produced 30 multi-millionaires and over 213,000 winners in a span of two years.   The Super Saturday draws saw as many as 33 participants matching four out of five numbers and sharing the second prize of AED 1,000,000, securing AED 30,303 each. 1,512 other winners matched three out of five numbers and received the third prize of AED 350 each.   As always, the weekly raffle draw saw three ......read more

UAEBBY Introduces a Mexican and UAE Mix through 'Folktales Reimagined' Exhibition at 36th Guadalajara International Book Fair

Creative expressions of 10 Emirati and Mexican artists unveiled as part of Sharjah’s Guest of Honour programme December 4, 2022:  The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and the Mexico chapter of International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) have collaborated with the House of Wisdom in Sharjah and the Guadalajara City Museum to promote intercultural dialogue with the launch of the ‘Folktales Reimagined’ exhibition at the 36th Guadalajara International Book Fair. Inaugurated by Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), founder and honorary president of UAEBBY, the exhibition is part of Sharjah’s Guest of Honour programme at the book fair in Mexico which concludes on December 4, 2022. ‘Folktales Reimagined’ was first launched on the ......read more

Bollywood Actor Anil Kapoor Inaugurates the Brand-new Malabar Gold & Diamonds Outlet at Fujairah

 Inauguration of the brand’s new showroom at Fujairah was done by Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor on the 1st of December.  The showroom located at Hamad Bin Abdulla Road is Malabar Gold & Diamonds’ second showroom in Fujairah.   With an impressive network of over 295 outlets spread across 10 countries, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, the 6th largest jewellery retailer globally, unveiled their new showroom at Hamad Bin Abdulla Road, Fujairah on the 1st of December. The showroom was inaugurated by Brand Ambassador & Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor in the presence of Mr. Abdul Salam K.P, Vice Chairman of Malabar Group; Mr. Shamlal Ahamed, Managing Director - International Operations, Malabar Gold & Diamonds; Mr. Veerankutty K.P, Malabar Group Executive Director; Mr. Mayankutty C, Senior Director of ......read more

Global Village Celebrates 51st UAE National Day with Traditional Performances under the Theme “Brighter Together"

UAE, Dubai, December 2, 2022: Global Village welcomes guests from around the world to celebrate the UAE’s 51st National Day with inspiring performances by a special 33-piece orchestra, playing classical Arabic music, until December 4th. The hour-long show entitled ‘Nation of Sun and Moon’ begins with the UAE’s national anthem ‘Ishy Bilady’ as the musicians honour the UAE’s unique heritage and achievements through a selection of traditional songs and tunes. A violinist and harpist also perform popular Emirati songs to commemorate the UAE National Day celebrations. Alongside these performances, and showcasing the spirit of tolerance of the UAE, the Global Village Main Stage hosts a number of cultural shows from the 27 pavilions represented at Global Village. Celebrating National Day ......read more

Happy National Day

“In a world dominated by crises, conflicts and pandemics, the UAE has created the safest and the best socio-political and economic environment that is helping global communities to come, invest, live, work and do business. The 52nd UAE National Day comes at a time when the whole world has realized how the country’s leadership has provided its leadership in managing multiple regional and international crises – that now reinforces the country’s position as the safest place to live, work and do business in the world.   “In the latest report, the International Monetary Fund said that the UAE will record 6 percent growth in its Gross Domestic Product, up from 3.8 percent last year – that makes the UAE one of the fastest-growing economies in the world this year – at a time when the rest of the ......read more

Authors Introduce Students to Emirati and Arab Cultures during Visits to Mexican Schools

As part of Sharjah's Guest of Honour programme at Guadalajara International Book Fair December 3, 2022:  As part of Sharjah's Guest of Honour programme, at the ongoing Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), the emirate organised four school visits to introduce Emirati and Arab literature to Mexican students aged between 14-19. As part of the 'School visits' programme launched by the book fair, it is aimed at providing an opportunity to thousands of students in Mexican schools as well as the University of Guadalajara to meet authors, illustrators, and media figures participating in the annual book fair. The students will learn from these professionals about their works through workshops and discussions. The programme also focuses on instilling reading habits among the younger generations. Over the ......read more

IPA President Calls for Equal Opportunities for Women, not Equality with Men

During a panel discussion at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico December 3, 2022:  Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), called on women of the world to appreciate what distinguishes them and celebrate their unique energy and strengths. She stressed the need for equal opportunities for women, not equality with men, urging parents to raise their daughters to believe in themselves to achieve their aspirations. Her comments were made during a panel discussion titled 'East and West: Women in the World' held at the ongoing 36th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) in Mexico, where she shared her inspiring journey in the publishing industry and as president of the IPA. Speakers in the session moderated by Marisol Schulz, Director-General of FIL, ......read more

Cotton On: BODY Opens Its Third Store at Nakheel Mall The Palm

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Australian Active & Lounge wear brand for women, Cotton On: Body opened its store at The Nakheel Mall on The Palm Jumeirah on Tuesday, 29th November.  With the brand’s first two stores in Deira City Centre and Ibn Battuta Mall, the women's lifestyle brand has now expanded to Nakheel Mall, The Palm.    Designed for women Cotton On: BODY’s global fashion-led range includes activewear, intimates, sleepwear, loungewear and swimwear.  To celebrate the launch of its third outlet just in time for the Christmas and Winter season, Cotton On: Body is launching a new collection of comfortable yet cozy loungewear and sleepwear along with Christmas-y sleepers and Pyjamas sets.  From fabrics to silhouettes, BODY range of products effortlessly combine style ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Hosts a Unique Line-Up of Events to Celebrate the UAE National Day

Dubai, UAE 30 November 2022:  The Mohammed bin Rashid Library hosted a series of cultural and entertainment events to celebrate the UAE 51st National Day, including musical performances, national exhibitions, poetry recitations, and various workshops and lectures for families and individuals. “The National Day holds a precious occasion to our hearts. It reflects the strength of our national cohesion and confirms our sense of belonging and loyalty to the UAE and its wise leadership, renewing our pledge to follow the values and principles set by the founding fathers. As part of our social responsibility at Mohammed bin Rashid Library, we strive to instill the values of unity, solidarity, and patriotism in the hearts of future generations through all our cultural and entertainment activities that cater for all segments of ......read more

Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 30 November 2022

Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 4.8 billion in total during the week ending 30 November 2022. The sum of transactions was 1,600.  176 plots were sold for AED 998.19 million, 1,052 apartments and villas were sold for AED 2.32 billion.  The top three transactions were a land in Al Jadaf sold for AED 124 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 80 million in Business Bay, and a land sold for AED 124 million in Al Jadaf in third place. Jabal Ali First recorded the most transactions for this week by 81 sales transactions worth AED 285.43 million, followed by Al Hebiah Fifth with 50 sales transactions worth AED 141.87 million, and Al Yufrah 2 with 6 sales transactions worth AED 8 million in third place.  The top three transfers for apartments and villas were an apartment was ......read more

KHDA Inaugurates Raffles World Academy's New Hub of Excellence in Creative Arts and Sports

• HE Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General, KHDA and the KHDA team toured the carnival and facilities at Raffles World Academy, Dubai’s leading IB school  • More than 2500 people attended the colourful UAE National Day celebrations hosted by the Emirati parents of Raffles World Academy     Dubai, UAE; November 20, 2022: His Excellency Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), was the guest of honour at Raffles World Academy’s UAE National Day celebrations. He inaugurated the school’s state-of-the-art 600-seat multipurpose hall, a new hub of excellence for the school community, designed to enhance learning and achievements in creative arts and sport. Dr Abdulla Al Karam toured the facilities along with a team of KHDA officials, ......read more

Jaeger-Lecoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina 'Peaceful Nature' Series

JAEGER-LECOULTRE ENRICHES THE RENDEZ-VOUS SONATINA  ‘PEACEFUL NATURE’ SERIES WITH A NEW TRILOGY OF TIMEPIECES    • A joyful ode to nature, deeply imbued with traditional Oriental symbolism and showcasing some of the timeless crafts of Jaeger-LeCoultre Métiers Rares® atelier: lacquer work, miniature-painting and gem-setting    • Uniting the artistic traditions and craft skills of East and West, intricately decorated dials and highly sophisticated mechanisms celebrate femininity in refined and timeless style.   Inspired by Asia’s centuries-long artistic tradition of depicting the natural world, Jaeger-LeCoultre enriches the Rendez-Vous Sonatina ‘Peaceful Nature’ series with three new timepieces. An exquisitely feminine expression of time that ......read more

Sultan Bin Tahnoon: The Memory of our Heroic Martyrs will remain in Our Hearts and Minds Forever

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 November 2022: In a speech honouring Commemoration Day, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Frontline Heroes Office, paid tribute to the nation’s heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the UAE, saying they will remain in our hearts and minds forever.   His Excellency expressed his sincere gratitude to those who, over the years, played such important roles in enabling the UAE to achieve the progress it enjoys today. He said, “Today, and every day, we remember in reverence our fallen heroes for their courage, their dignity and what they sacrificed in order to keep the UAE flag flying high and preserve our nation’s security and safety."   His Excellency said that the nation's fallen heroes have become a beacon ......read more

104th Super Saturday Mahzooz Draws: 9 Winners Land AED 1 million, 111,000 each

• 3 other raffle winners cashed 100,000 each   30 November 2022, Dubai, UAE: The 104th Super Saturday Mahzooz Draws changed the lives of 9 second prize lucky winners who received AED 111,000 each after matching 4 out of 5 numbers, collectively landing AED 1 million. Beside those 9 winners, 3 fortunate participants scooped up the Super Saturday raffle draw’s prize of AED 300,000, split equally among the three of them.    While the windfall means different things to different winners, all 12 second prize and raffle winners are grateful and excited about their change in fortune.  The AED 1 million second prize has been historically shared with dozens of winners every week, up to 70 winners at times. However, on Saturday 26 November, the second prize was claimed only by 9 winners, hiking up the ......read more

Union Coop Remembers the Brave Martyrs on Commemoration Day 2022

Union Coop affirms that Commemoration Day is an eternal memory that expresses pride in the sacrifices of the nation's martyrs Dubai, UAE:  Mr. Abdulla Mohammed Rafea Al Dallal, Managing Director, Union Coop affirmed that ‘Commemoration Day’, also referred to as ‘Martyrs Day’, which is celebrated on November 30 every year, is a source of pride for what the people of the UAE have done to protect the homeland, hoist the flag, maintain stability and peace in the region, and secure the people, by acting as an impenetrable fortress and an invincible shield. He pointed out that the participation of institutions and societal groups in national events indicates the true meaning of loyalty to wise leadership and promoted a spirit of belongingness to the UAE. Moreover, he indicated that Commemoration Day is a ......read more

HLB HAMT Launches Employee Volunteering Initiative to Promote Sustainability

‘HLB HAMT Heroes’ by the UAE-based audit and tax advisory to encourage employee engagement with the community and clients to support environmental causes and provide guidance on ESG initiatives across mid-tier corporate entities. DUBAI - November 29, 2022: The UAE-based audit and tax advisory firm, HLB HAMT, today launched a unique and pioneering initiative - 'HLB HAMT Heroes’, in line with the United Nation’s International Volunteer Day, which falls on December 5, 2022.  In solidarity with the UN’s initiative that highlights the power of collective humanity to drive positive changes through volunteerism across the globe, the ‘HLB Hamt Heroes’ will demonstrate the best of its dedication and commitment towards taking up social causes and will create impactful results in the UAE’s ......read more

Theyab Bin Mohamed Witnesses the Signing of a Strategic Partnership between Etihad Rail and Borouge and Chairs a Meeting with Representatives from the Private Sector

• Theyab bin Mohamed: This strategic partnership comes in line with Etihad Rail's efforts to provide logistics solutions to the country’s largest companies, to transport goods through the rail network at reduced costs and time • Sultan Al Jaber: the partnership underlines the partners’ commitment to the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative • Etihad Rail to transport 1.3 million tons of polyolefins annually via rail for Borouge • Partnership includes the development of a rail freight terminal in Al Ruways Industrial City, where Etihad Rail’s freight services will reduce the time required for transporting Borouge’s products to 4 hours, compared to 12 hours via other transport methods   29 November 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: His Highness Theyab bin Mohamed bin ......read more

Gulf Islamic Investments Launches a $100million Shari'ah Compliant Debt Fund

- Fund launch to support high growth GCC and Indian companies looking to expand in GCC region   Dubai, 29 November 2022.   Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), UAE based leading Shari’ah-compliant global alternative investment company is launching a $100million Debt Fund – GII Debt Fund-I (“GDF-I” or the “Fund”).   GDF-I will focus on supporting high growth companies in resilient sectors such as Consumer, Healthcare, Education, Logistics, Technology, and Technology enabled businesses in the GCC region and high growth Indian companies looking to expand in the GCC and internationally.    Total VC funding activity reached record level of $2.6billion in 2021 in GCC region with UAE and KSA leading with major reforms and policy innovations presenting growth ......read more

More Style, Tech and Comfort – MG's Popular RX5 SUV is Reborn

• All-new 2023 MG RX5 now available for sale across the Middle East • Completely new and stylish interior inspired by the intelligence and originality of home design • Great value SUV offers a wide range of hi-tech features   (29 November 2022, Middle East) – A new, second generation of MG Motor’s popular MG RX5 SUV has now arrived in the Middle East. Available in three trims, the all-new 2023 MG RX5 will strengthen the British-born brand’s increasingly popular model portfolio, offering customers even more style, technology and travelling comfort at great value prices.   Incorporating 22 stylish design enhancements, eight performance upgrades and 25 configuration upgrades, the all-new 2023 MG RX5 is designed to provide a healthy and comfortable, safe, efficient, intelligent, ......read more

The Big 5 2022 to Set Global Construction Industry on Dynamic Transformative Trajectory

• Strongest government support to date for expansive exhibition and summits agenda • 10 core event touchpoints to stimulate innovation & talent advancements • Global brands exhibiting for the first time at the event and region   Dubai, UAE – 29 November 2022: As Dubai gears up to host the 43rd edition of the Big 5 – the largest and most influential construction event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia – the organizers, dmg events, say the 2022 exhibition and conferences line-up will be a watershed for the construction sector during unprecedented challenges and transformation.   When the Big 5 opens on December 5 at the Dubai World Trade Centre for a four-day run, it will bring together over 2,000 exhibitors from 60 countries and host 20 national pavilions, including ......read more